I've been madly pursuing (well, I'm not mad, but very excited!) a design tangent from my marbled series of beads using raku or chalcedony twisties and intense heating and marvering. I'm adding silver and reactive colors and getting some fantastic results. Don't these images look positively...reptilian? I'm not sure if they remind me more of animals or some kind of plant life, but I'm deep in this concept now, exploring many variations. I'll have pictures tomorrow.