Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Making A Shell Basket
Here I sit late into the night, well morning, trying to decide whether to put feet or a handle on a shell basket I just made. I was inspired to make the basket after I unwrapped a scallop shell I purchased in a shell shop. I bought this shell before we went scallop diving a few weeks ago. I just love shells and the shape, texture, and color of this scallop shell really appeals to me.
Betty's watching me while I decide whether to put feet on the basket. I used the sculpture clay and made this basket which is fairly large measuring 9.5 by 11 by 8.5 inches.
Butter is wondering what I am doing and tries to distract me from working so intently.
I get the basket up on a couple of two by fours to see what the feet will look like.
I attach the feet and then realize I better keep the basket on the two by fours because the feet will probably collapse if I don't. I'm wondering if four feet are enough for the size of the basket.
I wonder if I should add a handle. No, I think the basket will look nice without a handle obstructing the inside. I envision a dried floral arrangement in the basket with shells, sea grass and other seashore related items. Time to make a blog post and then catch a few hours of sleep. Comments, suggestions, and questions are welcome.