Friday, September 04, 2009
With the Best Bead Fall show fast approaching I thought I would give you all a little sneak peak of what I'm bringing to the show. Click the pic to see it better. Sorry for the link out I tried 3 times to upload the picture here but blogger was not cooperating.
This is a small vessel pendant. It is 1 1/6" long (27mm) by 5/8" wide (17mm)
The dragon decoration is completely built by slip trailing. For more information on this technique see this Slip Trailing tutorial. His neck and tail create the attach points for the necklace where they come away from the base vessel.
The underlying bead/vessel is white porcelain. The dragon is done with various colored porcelain slips. It was then finished with mother of pearl over the top of the glaze.
This will be available on my website if it does not sell at next week's show. Hope to see you at the show. If you want more information on the show visit the Website for the Show Here