Have you ever noticed that many of Elaine's pendants and dangles don't have glaze on the back? Elaine dips some of the beads and pendants but many of her flatter designs have glaze that is carefully painted onto the surface. This leaves the unglazed clay exposed on the back of the piece, a feature Elaine (and I!) love. The raw clay is part of the loveliness of Elaine's beads but it can also be canvas for other embellishment.
I have used Diamond Glaze to attach images to the back of the heart and tree pendants in this image...the tiny blossom dangles have rub on scrapbooking words on them. All are sealed with a thin layer of Diamond Glaze. The surface is now waterproof and permanent and has a nice, shiny look.
If you'd like to try this for yourself you can order any Elaine Ray beads or pendants and you'll get a teeny sample of Diamond Glaze to use at home. This offer is only good for orders placed on-line, but you can pick your order up at either store if you are in the Raleigh area.