"Tree of Life" Lavalier
Made for my Etsy shop. I have to admit, this bead was *fun* to make- the colors seemed to explode on the surface of the bead as I worked on it.
This necklace features what I call "Watercolor Beads"- I hand shape a bead out of properly conditioned polymer clay, cure it in the oven, sand it and smooth it. After all of that, I dye/paint the surface of the bead with a mix of inks, dyes, and liquid paints and then coat it with several coats of Varathane to make it colorfast and weatherproof.