These are basic materials I use to make my Raku (look-alike) beads. First is the black Fimo clay. Black seems to work better than brown or purple.
Second is the Fimo Metallic powder or pulver. The colors are very intense and a little bit of it goes a long way. Third is the Perfect Pearls from Ranger. I use Forever Green, Berry Twist, Turquoise, Forever Violet and Perfect Copper (because I only had $20 at that time I bought them). Each set of powder gives out the different effect. The forth one is the Varnish that I use because you have to put the Varnish on these beads.