I really like making these "lei" necklaces, and I'm enjoying playing with different shapes and decorative features. Today I have a new teal and aqua lei made with small rectangular shapes. I used an iridescent micro-glitter mixed with translucent for the center of the rectangles, and solid color clay for the "frame." To bake, I bent the shapes across a small wooden dowel. They came off easily after baking, and there was no shine nor other marks left by the dowel.
The black and white lei features ruffled circles. I used a black glitter embossing powder in translucent for the center of the canes. It really added sparkle and these beads look especially pretty in the sun.