Hi, Pat, thanks for your kind words.
These beads are indeed rolled in salt - I really
Press the salt into the surface of the beads and
Roll them by hand, between my fingers - which is
Why most of them are not spherical. I discovered a long
time ago that any technique that requires allot of precision
is not for me, thus I never make round beads. A little ironic since
my family's business is bead rollers - tools to make very precisely
shaped beads. LOL!
Anyway, I have to confess that at least 50% of the
results I get with those beads is in the clay. It's Pardo.
I've tried the salt technique (I didn't come up with that idea,
It's been around for a long time) with different clays, and
Pardo just makes nicer beads. Oh, I also bury them in baking soda
when I bake them. Pardo doesn't have much color shift when baking, but
burying them totally eliminates it.