|old faux fossilized bone bead made in 1996|
|new faux fossilized bead before curing, sanding and antiquing|
I make a log of scrap clay and cover this with a sheet of black clay set at the thickest setting on the pasta machine. My faux bone is simply layers of translucent alternating with ivory (white with small amounts of yellow and brown), rolled and cut, stacked and rolled again. Being careless with the edges gives me a more pleasing sheet. Being precise makes me feel more professional. I try to combine both, lol! You'll see more on the video. If you would like me to demo the bone stack, leave me a comment and I'll be happy to do a blog on that.
I realize this video isn't in the best focus and my hands wander a couple of times. Next video will be more professional, I promise!
A few more images of faux fossilized bone beads in the Wind Whisperer necklace: