There is tons of room for experimentation with this process for making beads. Try using different types of beads and paints, and let me know how it goes.
- spherical, cylindrical, barrel shaped, or other approximately round beads. I bought mine here
- spray paint, wood stain, anything you think will change the color of your beads in an interesting way so long as it's laser etch-able. I bought Flat, Satin, and Gloss spray paint, and all three worked well. TOOLS
- laser cutter/etcher with a rotary attachment
- bead jig (see next step)