These are my new passion. They are big — with the beads ranging up to 1 inch in diameter — and bold. I love the high contrast of the colors and the more subtle texture of the beads. I did not roll them to a flat surface; instead, the slices lie on top of the bead itself.
I’m not sure where I got the idea for using cane slices as bead caps, but I’m thinking it might be a Donna Kato innovation. If so, thanks, Donna. It is an intriguing idea and I’m sure I’ll go further with it!