I started out my third try with a different brand of clay called Kato clay. I have to order it from the Internet since it's not sold in any stores around here. It's a harder clay, but it's also more consistent, which makes it great for squares and rectangles. I combined the blue and yellow blocks to make a green color, as you can see in the picture.
Next I made the Host and Chalice- after doing this twice in the past month, I was pretty good at it!
Then I added black outlining and the green clay to make a rectangular shape.
Here's what it looked like after 20 minutes of stretching the clay. You can see that the white clay was slightly softer than the other colors, but that was ok because the host was a little big to begin with. Don't let the look of this ugly looking cane fool you. It's what's on the inside that counts! After stretching it a good deal more, I sliced it up into small beads.
Here they are! Finally, a Eucharist bead worthy of the clay rosary! Praise God!!