A disaster in my craft room turned into an uncovering of some paint I forgot I had tucked away. Nothing special, just some paint. So I decided to try my hand at some wood bead painting. I have enough in my stash to experiment. At first I painted a single bead, and then decided to go the way of the ombré. Each bead was carefully hand-painted and then sealed with a satin clear coat. I strung them in the same way I designed my SIMPLE necklaces, but instead used a natural (undyed/treated) leather cord. I think they turned out really beautifully. More will be added to the shop in the coming weeks. I definitely need an orange one, myself.