A very early morning project – I can still hear a rooster crowing in the distance and I live in the city limits. Lol
I made these big clay beads for a friend yesterday. They dried quickly in the hot sun. This morning I painted them, dried the paint and added white wax and rubbed it in. I strung them on jute rope. This will still need to fully cure a few more days.
For a full tutorial on how I make this type of beads, click here: https://sharsumpaint.com/2022/04/26/pottery-barn-inspired-knotted-cement-rope/
I have had the tray forever. I had painted it gray. I took a little of the same paint as the beads and went over the top and sides. When dry I added the white wax and rubbed it in, distressing back to the gray in places. I used a piece of the removable wall tile stickers from Dollar Tree for the bottom of the tray. I love the Boho look of this paper.
For a more detailed description on how I make clay beads, visit my blog post: Pottery Barn Inspired Knotted Cement Rope