Started with what I call my "Mocha Bead" which is made with transluscent clay.
First I tint the clay with alcohol ink (latte, of course). I then work in my leftover coffee grinds which I have roasted in the oven. They give the beads a beautiful look and its a form of upcycling, no?!
After curing I give them more dimension with some liquid clay and chalk,
Ready for final bake.
Don't feel like making your own beads...they are available in my etsy shop: