I was working on a special order vessel this weekend along with some more of the "redware" type beads I was so excited about in my last post.
This is the final vessel. After a couple of false starts, we wound up with the perfect thing for the person who wanted it. Her business includes the word "spiral" and there's one on both sides.
Then, on to the faux redware beads. I tried a couple with a blue background, attempting to inscribe hearts and other shapes.
I was using Ivory to do the inscriptions and I think that was my first mistake. Ivory is not as "stiff" as the brown and they turned into shapeless blobs so you won't be seeing them here. I knew I could do this "branch" pattern. I love the way they look and expect them to become more refined as I go along.
I had googled redware to find old patterns and made some quick sketches of things that I want to try as time goes on.
I do think these or some variation of them will be my "hometown" charm. I can't wait to make a full bracelet of them - 'course then I'll have to go buy the right clothes to go with them. Oh the perils of jewelry making!