Roll out clay to approx. ¼" thickness on craft sheet. Cut out shapes as desired. (We used 2 sizes of round clay cutters, pinched at one end to form an egg shape.)
Using photo as a guide, poke hole through sides of clay cutouts with ceramic tool. Let clay harden for 10-12 hours, turning over periodically to allow even drying on both sides.
Paint background as desired, and let dry. Sketch details with pencil, and fill in with paint. Let dry.
Brush on a thin layer of gloss glaze, and let dry.
String clay cutouts and beads onto beading cord. Tie cord ends to secure.