I wish you all could just see them in person. You cant scan them and get the same results because the graphite reflects so much:(
Tell Copperrein I am following her now:) I also bead but I dont have the funds to use her beautiful beads if they were for sale:)
They are for sale...but I understand. We are also up near cleveland ohio, which i find a strange bit of synchronicity. my suggestion is to use photography. i believe that /dehk wrote a short tutorial on photographing traditional works in /tutorial I believe that wouild get you better results...but im biased.