Monday, December 12, 2011

Mandala Neck Piece

Mandala Neck piece by Roberta Warshaw
Mandala Neck piece, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.
Well, the show is over. I won't find out what was sold for a little while yet. The Art Center needs to tally up their receipts. I do know I sold some pieces as there were some blank spots on my section.

I had a great time at the show and met lots of interesting people. I even met a woman who was wearing a genuine Ford and Forlano neck piece. I had all I could do from asking her if I could touch it but I was restrained and just oogled it! I hope she didn't think I was nuts but it was the first time I had ever seen one up close and personal!

So now back to work. I am currently working on a round series of pendants. I call this my Mandala Series. Many years ago Mandalas were all the rage. This piece is a combination Zentangle/Mandala. I really like it. I have been trying to get the channel to work and have had many failures but I think I finally have it figured out. My channels were always a tiny bit too small for the cord. This time I used the thickest setting on my pasta machine for the inner channel and it was perfect. It gives more solidity to the piece as well.

I don't like flimsy pieces and so here I have used the thickest setting on the pasta machine both for the top and the center and the second thickest setting for the back piece.

Every time I try something new it takes me 5 or 6 times to get it just right. I am also experimenting with brass wire coils as beads. I really like the warmth of brass with polymer. Of course gold would be nicer but that is quite out of the question.

7 comments:

Ann Gorbett said...

This new series of beads is really stunning. Love the simplicity of the black and white.

Chris said...

Love the mandala! Hope you sold lots at your show.

Saturday Sequins said...

Roberta, this is stunning! Fantastic work.

Also, congrats on selling pieces at the show! Off to check out Ford Forlano now....

MÂȘ Reyes said...

Es una preciosidad, te ha quedado genial. Besos

Norma's Clay said...

Gorgeous!! Love it.

montucky said...

This is just beautiful!

Rev. Lynn DeLellis said...

Lovely artwork