I almost titled this post "Best laid plans...". In a couple of prior posts (Roses In The Wet Lab and Old Friends - Redux) I talked about the felted vessel that I made, inspired by Pam Brisse's Rose Garden bead. After the vessel was dry, I auditioned the "handle" bead that I made as well as Pam's Rose Garden bead. At that point I decided that the vessel was the wrong shape and size for those beads. Back to the drawing board! But not for long... I knew exactly which leaf bead to fetch from my stash and I decided to embellish the vessel with a technique I use for some of my jewelry. I've turned the entire vessel into a garden. This is my most ambitious vessel so far - many many hours and lots of glass and stones - and I've just listed it in my Etsy shop. Come see my Summer Garden!
I've also just listed the vessel that I created using Pam Brisse's "Milky Way" bead. The entire vessel was created based on this bead, and it's one of my favorites! Although Pam called this bead Milky Way, I went in the other direction. Come to my shop to see my Divers Vessel!
And last but not least, here is my Solar Vessel - and wow, is it hot! These colors will brighten up any spot in your room, guaranteed.
And now I'm off for a bit of lunch and some torch work. Have yourselves a fun and creative day!