These were extraordinarily fun. I mixed up my favorite jade recipe (a light, soft green, thank you). I made two separate textured sheets, cut and layered. Over it all I painted on some caramel Adirondack ink from Ranger. My immediate reaction was, OMG, I've ruined everything, but I took a leap of faith, cured the beads. I sanded, polished, sanded, polished. I LOVE THESE. That old fossil-y, ancient peoples look is just what I was after. Also, they are very light to wear. I kept the design simple to highlight the beads. Enjoy.