Sunday, March 29, 2009
Caught in the swishing waves...
Last weekend we took a little walk down the beach at Pass-a-Grille and picked up several shells. One in particular was speaking to me which set my mind to reeling on how to capture it in wire. It was not all that pretty at first. It was bleached out but underneath all that scale was much hidden potential. I gave it a tumble in some polishing grit which revealed a bit of it's glory, but when I threw it in the shot to harden the wire is when even more of the beauty was discovered!
Being a newbie at the wire wrapping/sculpting, this was probably MUCH too challenging a task for me to bite off...but I was determined! LOL The picture doesn't really show it all that well, but the swirls at the bail remind me of how the waves look as they are breaking as the top tips forward and tumbles onward!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I enjoyed creating it!
Captured in 20ga square sterling silver.
Measures approx. 2 2/4" from bottom of shell to top of bail.
I thought I'd take this little guy down to the beach and get a pic of it looking more at home! A much happier shell, indeed!