Oh, and I forgot to post these few pics, from a class Patricia and I took with Grant Diffendaffer, courtesey of the San Antonio Polymer Clay Guild. He specializes in lathe-turned beads ... http://diffendaffer.com/
Grant is an excellent teacher as well as a visionary clay artist, and even took the ribbing from all us "older ladies" very well.
me, Grant, and Patricia
Patricia at the River Walk in San Antonio
Dinner at the River Walk