These are gorgeous! I'm totally digging your beads. Do you use bead rollers or hand form your beads?
thanks!I hand roll almost everything. Here are examples where I used a roller:http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=24573022the big beads here:http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.92359212.jpgthe tiny guys here:http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=17365930these were started with hand-rolled pieces, stuck together, then finished in a roller:http://ny-image3.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.84360411.jpgI find it's harder to figure out exactly how much clay fits in the roller than to just do them by hand. The roller sometimes "unrolls" them as well and then the bead falls apart.