I love opening the kiln when a new batch of beads is finished. I usually don't have a lot of time to make and paint beads, but it is one of my favorite things to do. It is really nice to sit all day and just paint!!.
I am not very talented and I can only paint dots on beads, but if you love ceramic beads as much as I do then here is my favorite websites for buying handmade beads: Jangles. She has some beautiful and unique beads.