This polymer clay bead I actually made quite a while ago. It is an experimental one - I was just playing with a new technique.
Overall, I am pleased with the design, but have two problems it.
First, the shape is not ideal. I think I got a bit carried away with the details and perhaps misshaped the bead in the process. Or I was not careful enough during baking. Whatever the problem was, this is the one easy to fix.
The second thing is more serious - I do not remember exactly how I've got this effect with the dimensional details. I know what tools I used, but I seem to be missing some crucial step (or steps?), and because of that the whole technique fells apart. I just cannot reproduce it!
Back to the studio...
...And take notes next time...
Forgot to say: the bead is about long 1.5" and 0.5" in diameter (4 cm by 1.2 cm).