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?

3 comments:

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.
Jackie