Pips: Newbies!! Faux Ceramics These pendants and beads are all made with "Basalt" which has a lovely soft green colour with tiny inclusions and when sanded and buffed really looks like Ceramic Clay. I created the picture by "drawing" in the clay and then painted into the texture with burnt umber acrylic paint. Waited for that to dry and then sanded the excess away. I love the slightly aged look to this.