A closer shot of my materia. Made with clear-plastic Christmas balls from Michael's, painted with translucent stained-glass paint in the six main colours. I would've like them to be a touch more see-through, but translucent paint can only be applied so thin while not looking like crap. They look great if held up to the light, but fairly opaque under camera flash and when in the bag. Some string around the stems underneath them keeps them from all spilling out.