Each one is hand painted. I have a degree in fine art painting, so this is right up my alley. I could do a million more of these, but those orders are calling my name and demanding my time.
The backs are Vintaj pendants. Dapped and textured; transformed into bezels. Check out Mary Hettmansperger's latest book for tips and tricks on texturing metal. (Wrap, Stitch, Fold & Rivet) Wish I had picked up a texturing hammer at Bead & Button. You can find these little pendants in my etsy shop.
I'm digging playing with metal and have ordered some new tools. And I am thinking about treating myself to a bronze metal clay class here in town for my birthday in August.
And speaking of Vintaj, check out the cool little scrapblog album on their blog. They included Humblebeads in there!