I had to make an emergency trip to my second favorite bead store in town, Bead Haven, to find a really nice brass closure for this . Mission accomplished but it got in the bag before I could take a picture.
These are some of the off-white Alamo inspired beads I made from polymer clay. I stamped both sides by squeezing thick sheets of clay between two different stamps then cut them out and roughed the edges with crinkled aluminum foil. Next the clay was tinted with alcohol inks and then baked. Last I spray two coats of an archival quality acrylic protectant so the alcohol inks will not react to perfume or hairspray. There were several things about the Alamo that inspired me; the carved limestone, the rough hand hewn wood and the wrought iron decor on windows, gates.... That is why I included the wood beads and the brass components. I am very anxious to see what Emanda will do with these beads!!