So I made all these cool beads and then tried to come up with a name for them. That is the hardest part (for me) naming and pricing. I had a hundred ideas and then decided to go simple. These beads (and one bracelet, so far) have been colored using pencils; plain old Prismacolor pencils out of a box. So here are my Pencil Box Beads! I love 'wonky' shapes and these certainly are, plus I have more in the oven that are even more organic.
Along with the pencils, I used Inka Gold and Guilders Paste. Someone (not sure who) mentioned using mineral spirits; I tried but didn't like the results. Perhaps I was doing it wrong; I did order a blending pencil from Dick Blick's so that might give a different nuance to the the child-like quality of these beads. Thanks for stopping by, more to come!