Sometimes it feels like it takes forever to get my polymer clay beads ready to sell. Kneading, rolling, stamping, baking, painting, drying....whew! What a long process. But, before I start feeling sorry for myself I remember what my fellow ceramic clay artists go through to complete one tiny bead. From getting a perfect consistency in their clay to firing, and glazing and re-firing. What an ordeal....all for that perfect tiny bead:) I admit I am fascinated with earthen clay and hope to move towards working in this medium one day. Until then I will be happy rolling out my polymer clay and learning all that I can about this art form. I stayed up late last night forming these beads that are now drying this morning. I've found it more efficient to get my bead designs formed up the night before so they are ready to bake and decorate as soon as I come back to my studio.