A Study of Vessels Leads to Beads
by Delia Stone.
My wire work took me today off down a little rabbit hole today. As many of you know I have been studying and experimenting with the idea of wire vessels.
It seemed natural to me when I was holding the domed lid for vessel number two in my hand to want to finish it off as a bead.
The lid looked like a half of a globe so it was easy to imagine it rounded out in the form of a bead. I was, therefore, compelled to create a wire bead today to satisfy that desire.
This is my first wire bead and it’s a little lopsided.
I was going for a random look with the pearls again, hoping that this attempt at random studs would be more appealing to me than my last attempt on vessel number two, but really I think I was happier with the studs on the vessel than I am with the ones on my bead.
Ahh well. There is plenty of time for experimentation and copper is abundant.
I will continue to play with it until I find the right feel that I’m going for.
That aside I am pleased with my first attempt to create a wire bead and full of ideas on how to make the next one better!
Gorgeous and interesting
Beautiful wire bead, Delia – your work is always exquisite.
I love the rows of carefully tiny wraps, the small pearls, and the oxidation.
I would have been torn between making it a bracelet element (as you did) or a pendant with some sort of drop / dangle.
by: Patricia C Vener
And also reminiscent of something mysterious and archeological. I like them a lot!
by: Rebecca Stone
What a fascinating idea, Delia! I love your little vessels. Nice work.
study little vessels
Who would have thought this study would lead to such pretty and interesting little vessels? They are so ey catching.
by: Delia Stone
Thank you everyone! I appreicate your kind and encouraging comments. 🙂