Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Halloween in July part 2 - a beaded skull

Production of the Halloween range has begun, and one of the first pieces I've created is this beaded skull:

Beaded Skull - a Halloween decoration

This piece is the result of a series of sketches, in which I was working out how to make the skull look right. In my designs, I often draw something out as a line drawing first to see whether it would work in wire, as the construction of my wire pieces is basically made up of a series of curved lines. I always drew skulls face-on, and, as a line drawing, that always made them look too monkey-like.





However, while watching Buffy (series 7, which has a hand walking up a skull in the title sequence),



I hit on the (now obvious-sounding) idea that the skull did not have to be symmetrical face-on image, but could be a side-on image instead.





Thus, this design was born - a simple line drawing in copper wire, adorned with glass beads. Click the image below to go to the listing:

Beaded Skull - a Halloween decoration

10 comments:

woollywotnots said...

This was really interesting. I love seeing all your sketches which reveal your thought process. Thanks for linking on my blog! :-)

Sneddonia said...

Thanks! And thank you for inspiring me to post this :)

Tamara Dozier said...

Thank you for becoming a follower to my blog.

I really enjoy seeing your sketches. It's always interesting to see how the creative process works with other artists. Love your art, btw. :)

Teena in Toronto said...

Happy Halloween!

Happy blogoversary!

Sneddonia said...

Thank you, Tamara and Teena :D

Torie Jayne said...

They look great and i like the process sketches, x

Elise said...

Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

It's all perfect !

Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

katty said...

I love this blog specially becuase I really like halloween, the party and i love to go out with my litle girl, she really enjoy to ask in every house for a candy.
In the night the party is only between my husband and i, usually i buy viagra and my husban is a real machine.

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