Yeah, I know it's supposed to mean a big-holed bead that is meant for leather or a pandora type bracelet. And what got into me here - - - I really couldn't tell you. This bead is actually about 3" long and made of Terra Cotta Earthenware. It's still in clay form and hasn't been fired yet. The bead is hollow so once it's fired it will be relatively light and will look great on a long necklace with maybe another bell shape and a beaded tassle fringe. I'm debating with myself as to whether I should paint it African Zulu style with lots of different colors or whether I should cover it entirely with an Opal White kind of paint that will let the red bleed through on the higher spots. Maybe I should make several of these beads and try a couple of different styles. For an artist I have to tell you I hate making decisions like this - LOL.
I'll ask you guys - Which painting style do you think?