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