|Close up of Really Small Natasha Beads|
July 14, 2002: These are raw beads, using the Natasha Logs I made last week I've been rechopping for these small beads. I found that the Natasha Logs I made had design elements too large for the small beads, a small bead would be of one or two colors and not a variety that I had with the larger beads. Reducing a Natasha log will get you stripes on two sides of your bead. So rechopping turned out to be the solution. So since we're not pulling the clay log to make it smaller, we want to avoid those stripes, we're compressing the rechopped clay to the bead size we need. Then do the Natasha bead technique. These beads are 1/3inch - 1cm long when cut off their logs.