more on that bead -
I made it for a buddy of mine, for her 30th.
we spent the day stamping out the beads with a specially made cookie cutter and marking into them with a pin.
I was going for a wabi-sabi approach.
as we got toasty by the fire, so did the beads.
we glazed them with a home made glaze from a crushed wine bottle.
And then we fired them.
strung on silk cord with a snug bronze bead, thats all there is to it.