My thought process was that beaded beads are really "in" right now, but I have no interest in beading around another bead, I did that a few times when I was young (like middle school) and got over it. I did recently use this air-drying clay stuff recently for a larger piece ("Clambering") I am finding that in that size it can be very fragile. It's made by Crayola and called "Model Magic." I plan on continuing to experiment with it but here are the earrings that I am having a great time wearing:
And I am moving on to playing with more "twisty" shapes. I have been fantasizing about getting into beaded sculpture for a while so I think this may be an oulet for me.