Here is a porcelain bead which I applied stoneware sprigs and covered with the now (sadly) discontinued Venetian Red by Mayco.
I know I know, I have to get a grip on myself! Or just start making my own glazes, of which I am more than capable. With beads, it is so easy just to open the jar.
When I was painting in watercolors I would never just use a pigment the way I will a glaze. I would always alter it a bit so it was my pigment. I suppose I do this by varying the clay bodies of the beads. Each clay makes for a dramatically different background upon which the glazes drapes itself around.
I have fallen in love with this glaze and this look of a bead and I am not sure how long I will continue exploring this concept. But it sure has been fun to explore! And there are lots of different colors of glazes. I do not have to be so stuck on this particular color, no matter how much I happen to be drawn to it. I bet it would look great in green or blue or purple. But probably not yellow.