More than a few of the beads I make are little shaped slices of flower canes. They, mostly, have no backgrounds to them and I guess that’s a bit of a trick. So I made a couple of videos about how I do that.
The first takes a petal cane – which could be anything, including a chunk of plain clay – I made from the scraps of blends in my box through making a flower cane. The second makes two types of beads from that cane, preserving the no background bit and resulting in flower shaped slice beads.