Glass Vessel–“Orange Lip”
One of my favorite shapes to create, glass vessels are so much fun because of what you can do with them. They can be long and tapered like this one, or squat and chunky, even shaped like a beer stein or animals horn!
Vessels can include handles–a single, double, or even three, or can be left without any. The lip can be dramatic or subtle, in a contrasting color or even the same color glass as the body, but in a transparent or opaque version of the same color! Adding frit (small chunks of glass) or twisties (two or more colors of glass twisted together) can add to the uniqueness of each vessel.
Vessels have been around since as early as the Neolithic and are known as amphora. They were produced to hold products both wet and dry, but mostly wines and olive oils. Versions created in miniature could be for exotic scents to be displayed on a lady’s dressing table, or wire wrapped into a beautiful necklace, ready to hold a sweet petite love note…
Vibrant orange lip with yummy swirls of silver glass on a muted purple base creates a unique vessel to hold a love note, or even a drop of fragrant oil.
This fabulous vessel bead is 16.9mm wide x 39.4mm long and was created on a 5/32 mandrel. A cork is included, but not shown!