Monday, June 4, 2012

Upside Down Flower

New bail idea #1 by Roberta Warshaw
New bail idea #1, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.

I decided that this flower looked better upside down. What can I say. I like to mix it up sometimes.

I am also trying to add more wire work to my pieces, hence the new bail idea. I like the idea of the bail being added this way rather than attached inside the clay. I have not had much luck adding the metal into the clay and keeping it interesting as well.

I gave up a long time ago on adding the metal with a piece of clay over it. Or with a clay bail. I had a piece come back to me with the clay bail broken. That was when I decided not to use clay bails anymore. Metal is so much sturdier as well as decorative. I think the addition of metal, especially with clay gives it more substance as well.

So I keep trying new things. After all that is what we do, right?


MÂȘ Reyes said...

Es precioso, me encanta como te ha quedado. Besos

Davinia said...

The spiral on the bail goes so well with the spirals on the flower. It's a really beautiful pendant Roberta.

BluMoon said...

Lovely pendant Roberta, I think the flower looks great this way. I never make clay bails either I use wire or largejump rings in various ways.