Sunday, March 15, 2009

Faux Turquoise

Here are some faux turquoise beads I made recently. They will be a component of a bigger project soon, but for now, here's the beads I made with a simple technique. I just chop up turquoise clay (adjust the color to suit your turquoise taste, as it comes in many shades) in a small food processor. Press the small chunks together enough so they hold into a bead shape but still have the crevices. I added some brown chunks and olive green chunks for variety on a few of the beads. Bake, then rub black and or brown acrylic paint into the crevices. Wipe off excess paint. Buff and polish.

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