I formed these three beads into a round shape, then added sprigs of clay to form plant life that might survive in a tropical forest. I textured the background of the bead to resemble lava. Then I glazed a variety of greens and yellows with blue accents.
(3) 16 mm hole to hole and 19-20 mm at their widest. The Stringing holes are 3-4 mm.
I make all ceramic beads in my home studio here in Fort Worth. I make small batches of various shapes, sizes, and textures.
Each batch of beads fires differently because I fire my kiln outside. Between the barometric pressure and humidity/temperature fluctuations, duplications of batches are rare.
Each batch of beads I create are unique. I typically work with multiple clay types: a white stoneware, a porcelain, a red clay, and a brown clay and sometimes I mix these up to get new clay bodies.
Each glaze will take on the color of the clay to some degree and so the same glaze will look different on each clay body.
I also tend to mix colors much like a water-colorist (which I used to do before pottery) so the glazes rarely look similar unless the beads are from the same batch.
So if you see a bead which you love, purchase all you can from that batch because that wonderfulness may not ever happen again.