I have been out of town for over a week with no crafting supplies available, so was ready to play when I got back home. CC Swaps is hosting a bead swap, and although I have not signed up for it, I thought I would play around with some ideas. I tried some clay beads (top picture) and some paper ones (bottom Picture).
I added rub-ons and irridescent threads to the top paper bead. The left one was done with clear glass beads and copper embossing powder, and the right one with platinum UTEE and Purple glitter.