dip dye beads
This strand of beads has hung in my workroom for a long time. I was getting bored with them so I decided they needed some help.
Since my husband uses a lot of ink for all of his drawings, I borrowed a jar with a bit of glass and several drops of ink. Go here for a really great how-to on dip dyeing.
The wood is pretty porous and absorbs a lot of the color so it's a easy and fast drying project.