Friday, February 27, 2009

It's so interesting to look back at your work

As I was cleaning the other day, (Did I say the "c" word?), I happened across one of my very first vessels.
Now, if you know me, you know I love vessels and I love to use up my scraps and nubs of glass.
I was so surprised to find this vessel huddled in a corner,
covered by a book,
so that it wasn't visible unless you moved the book to c-l-e-a-n.

I have to admit, I was impressed with this vessel. It wasn't blown. I shaped it on the end of a big holed mandrel.
Best of all, this vessel is full of scraps. There is a partial twistie that didn't go all the way around the lip.

Creatively, I added dots that were supposed to be roses.
I was a real newbie when I made this vessel.

I took the rest of the cane, and swirled it around the vessel making "roses" and lines for decoration.
Here you can see that I even rolled the vessel in frit and tried to add a point at the end with a dot of clear.

I think I made this for an exchange but decided it wasn't good enough to send in.
Now, I'm glad I kept it!
Any suggestions on how to wire wrap this vessel so that I can wear it?
I really like it!
What a wonderful memory to touch and hold.


angelinabeadalina said...

It's so cool, Mallory. I love the roses! Can you wrap wire under the lip, wrapped so that you have a hook on each side for attaching silk ribbons or braids?

rosebud101 said...

That sounds good, Ang! I will have to try it! That might actually work!

Sue Choppers-Wife / said...

I know how you feel...I've held on to a couple experiment pieces for the same reason and tossed them somewhere out of sight. And it's a delight to find it, like an old friend :)

Deb said...

That is a fabulous wee vessel Mallory, it has a wonderful charm all of it's own!
I have a number or early beads that I just can't part with for various reasons...they are in my box of 'keepers' :o)