View Full Version : Vessel addiction

Anne Londez
07-09-2002, 08:09 AM
My name is Anne and I am Vesselaholic...
and I hope this pic showa too...


Anne Londez
07-09-2002, 08:11 AM
and another one


Anne Londez
07-09-2002, 08:12 AM
I said ANOTHER one... I'm tired today :rolleyes:

Mike E etc
07-09-2002, 08:40 AM
I like the vessel, very nice. I like the flow a lot.
Anne, if you use the uploader you can preview your message and image to see if it did upload. Once you use the uploader you copy and past the url into the IMG bar. Read the url for extra code if the image does not show.
Mike E

Anne Londez
07-09-2002, 08:47 AM
Thanks Mike but there is something that I am doing wrong and I don't know what it is. I am not uploading the images as they already are on my website, merely copying the URL using the IMG button. Why don't they appear ?

Mike E etc
07-09-2002, 09:01 AM
Hi Anne,
All the uploading options at WC are from your hard drive. In other words all the images you want to upload have to be on your computer, not on some one else's server. What I did here was to copy the image to my computer then upload it back to WC. Hum:confused: I hope this is clear.
Mike E

Anne Londez
07-09-2002, 09:28 AM
OK, I understand now... so this one should appear...
Thanks :clap:

07-09-2002, 09:51 AM
By jove, I think she's got it!

Anne, those are wonderful. That purple vessel is just wonderful. Are you making them mandrel sized vessels or hollows? B2

Anne Londez
07-09-2002, 09:56 AM
Hi Beth
These are hollow, made using the technique described by Heidi. It took me a long time to try but now I can't make anything else...

07-09-2002, 11:07 AM
Great vessels! I, too, am a vesselaholic.

I do have a question though: I've noticed that some vessels I've seen (in pictures) look as though they aren't *true* vessels. In other words, they couldn't really hold liquid or anything. Solid as opposed to hollow. Is this common?


07-09-2002, 11:58 AM
Beautiful vessels ladies! Anne, I love the purple one- the detail scroll work is quite impressive. Tink, your color choices are great. The little touches of silver also add a lot.
Great job! This makes me want to leave work, and go try my hand at a few more vessels (i've made 2 up to this point and both were...errr...wonky- a grand understatement).

Rose Queen
07-09-2002, 12:00 PM
Lovely, lovely, lovely vessels! And welcome to WetCanvas, Anne and Tink!

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07-09-2002, 12:09 PM
Wow! That dark purple vessle is amazing. (Does it need a good home?) I love the shape, colors and raised details. Keep those photos coming!


Anne Londez
07-09-2002, 02:22 PM
Sorry Valorie, it's sold already. One of the cases where my heart breaks at the idea of sending it away...:(

To answer Tink question, both kinds of vessels are quite common. Some are made on large mandrels or even larger hollow mandrels so that the cavity is bigger.

07-09-2002, 02:33 PM
WOW!!! Everyone's vessels are amazing!!! I've just got to get out and make one! I keep telling myself everyday that today I'm going to make a vessel, then I just end up making just beads. I finally got my husband to cut some large manrels up for me a couple of days ago, so I guess I don't have any more excuses, huh! Keep those pics comin'!!!!

07-09-2002, 03:19 PM

Wow, great vessels!! :clap: :clap: The swirls add an extra special touch. Darn, I wanted that purple one!


07-09-2002, 03:22 PM
Nice, Tink! Love the little touches of silver & the cool shape! :clap:


07-09-2002, 03:26 PM
These vessels are all beautiful......:clap: :clap: I'm amazed at the detail in so small a piece...

Carol Saker
07-09-2002, 05:09 PM
Hi Anne,

The green vessel is sweet, but the purple vessel is mouthwatering!


Fantabulous vessel! I am quickly running out of adjectives for everyone's stuff! :eek:


07-09-2002, 05:28 PM
Heidi really opened a door with her vessel info.. It is divine to see the number of delicious little pieces you are making..
Annie Londez I hope you have found an Aromatherapist to share your addiction...I have a bottle I made set onto a necklace and whenever I'm traveling, I have it handy to lift out the cork and take a whiff of something to keep me going... Are you wearing one of yours?

07-09-2002, 06:44 PM
Beautiful Vessels Anne and Tink! Everyone else has already pointed out all the things that caught my eye. The beautiful colors. shapes, scroll work, flowers and silver. I have a question for Tink about the silver handles. I love the look, so clean and un-fussy. Did you have to solder the silver ring around the neck? :confused: How you do that?? (if you want to share your tricks that is)

07-09-2002, 07:24 PM
Originally posted by cankeep
I have a question for Tink about the silver handles. I love the look, so clean and un-fussy. Did you have to solder the silver ring around the neck? :confused: How you do that?? (if you want to share your tricks that is)

Well, it's not as great as it might seem. I know NOTHING about wire work. Yet. I've been working on various methods for making my vessels wearable.

This particular one just has a chunk of heavy gauge fine silver wrapped around the neck. It SHOULD be sterling. It should also be SOLDERED or something. Believe me, the back side doesn't look as good as the front. LOL!

If anyone has any pointers for doing this kind of thing correctly, cankeep and I are all ears!!! :cool:

07-09-2002, 10:20 PM
Me too! I love vessels. This is a hollow vessel with reduction powder and gold aventurine.


07-10-2002, 01:11 AM
Gorgeous vessels ladies! I really like the one with the long, thin end!:clap:
Hugs to all for great "eye-candy!"

07-10-2002, 01:15 AM
amy- beautiful vessel. I love the shape and texture.

07-10-2002, 02:15 AM
Beautiful vessels everyone!!!

Shirley C.
07-10-2002, 02:20 AM
Yeow, what inspiration! All of your vessels are wonderful! I still haven't tried a vessel yet, but it's gonna happen soon I just know it. (The attempt, that is - no guarantee on the result...)

Anne Londez
07-10-2002, 04:20 AM
Thanks Kate and everyone

I am not yet wearing one of mine as I haven't found the time to devise a wire wrapping method I like. I am too busy making more vessel :)

07-10-2002, 03:19 PM
Great vessel, Amy! :clap:


07-10-2002, 08:08 PM


07-10-2002, 10:40 PM
I am new here to Wet Canvas, this is my first real post.

Had to add to the addiction of vessels! I love to make them!!

The ones that have been shared are just lovely!

I am sharing one that I made for my Grandma.

Hope this works:


Jodi Lindsey:p

07-10-2002, 10:48 PM
Hi Jodi,

Welcome to WC! Nice vessel...I've seen others of yours, & love the twist you put on the bottom. :clap:


07-11-2002, 12:56 AM
I love all the vessels. Here are a few.
The first one is made on a mandrell.
The second one is hollow and the third
is hollow with a flat bottom. I"m not
sure if I have made any real beads
lately {the ones that are round} and
go into necklaces and bracelets.



07-11-2002, 01:17 AM
Gorgeous, Bobby! I particularly like the hollow one in the middle!

I'm kind of working on a tutorial for blowing. When I initially went searching for info, I had a heck of a time finding anything...

Keep up the great work!

07-11-2002, 01:36 AM
great vessels bobby! I like them all, but I love the shape of the middle one!

07-11-2002, 02:01 AM
I haven't made a vessel in a long, long time. You all have inspired me.
Anne-love both you posted, but i especially like the purple. Rich!
Tink-way fun. Love the silver findings you added.
Amy-yummy silver and goldstone texture.

Here's one I dug out from my files. All made with Glass Alchemy boro colors.

07-11-2002, 02:09 AM
Wow, how did I miss this thread:confused:

Tink...you steal my dreams...Oh...

07-11-2002, 02:42 PM
Bobby, I love all 3 of those...gorgeous color! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Lauri, not sure if I've ever seen a vessel from you, or a frog...coolio! :clap:


Anne Londez
07-11-2002, 02:52 PM
Great vessels Bobby, I love the third one particularly.
And cute frog Lauri.

07-11-2002, 02:53 PM
Originally posted by Harold
Wow, how did I miss this thread:confused:

Tink...you steal my dreams...Oh...

Wow, Harold! :p You're makin' me blush!

I've had really rotten luck with vessels this week, though. I think my reach is exceeding my grasp. In other words: I NEED A BIGGER TORCH!

07-11-2002, 03:05 PM
OK, you self-professed vesselaholics ... what's the secret? It seems every time I try to make one, it comes out all wonky looking. I should take a picture and attach it because I've done a couple that are good for a laugh.

Seriously - any hints you can give us? All the pics here are gorgeous!


Kathy Champion
07-11-2002, 03:08 PM
Beautiful vessels...I'm in awe! I too am making vessels but like Kelly so far mine are definitely more wonky than wow. Must practice...have one due the end of this month!


07-11-2002, 03:18 PM
Let's see... I've had my best luck with a combination of coiling and blowing. I build a neck (bead that has been marvered into a tube) near the end of a 1/4" stainless steel tube mandrel. Next, I build a coil on the bottom edge of the neck. Build the coil up, up, up, then heat and fold it in on itself at the bottom, essentially creating a hollow coiled body OFF the end of the mandrel.

Heat, marver, shape, repeat.... When everything feels/looks balanced and 'right', puff air into the tube. Gently. It's a lot of fun!

Anne Londez
07-11-2002, 04:57 PM
I use a method similar to Tink's but I build two coils, the second one right on theend of the mandrel and I join them. Then I blow the bubble and shape it carefully. The secret is to try to lay the glass as evenly as possible so that you won't have weak spots that pop up. It also makes the vessel easier to balance.
I also use sometimes a marble mold or a stump shaper to shape, but lightly.

Kathy Champion
07-11-2002, 07:18 PM
What kind of glass are you using and what are you blowing into?

Anne Londez
07-12-2002, 06:21 AM
I'm using Moretti and when I said "i blow the bubble" I meant I let it expand from the hot air that's trapped inside, while heating evenly the whole bead to get the glass to soften everywhere at the same time so that the bubble is even.
You can also use hollow stainless steel mandrels, build a gather on one end and blow. It takes a lot of practice to do that correctly though.

07-13-2002, 06:25 PM
Good tips - thanks!! I guess I'm just baffled as to why I can make wine bottle stopper tops with no problem, but that shape in a vessel just eludes me. I know it takes practice, practice, practice, though!!

Laura Brito
07-13-2002, 07:28 PM
Hey everyone! WetCanvas would like people to refrain from posting their pictures to a thread started by someone else that posted a picture, they would like us to each start a new thread with the pictures from each of us, it sorta takes the limelight off of the person who started it. So each of us should start a thread for our vessels separately. I hope this makes sense! We are just all so used to doing it like this that it seems second nature I guess! hehe, unless someone starts a thread and says share yours here too, we should not post pictures of our own to it. It is sorta a WetCanvas Etiquette.


Lori Robbins
07-15-2002, 11:54 AM
Thank you all for inspiring me to get off my butt and then back on it in front of a torch, hehehe
Very pretty, all of them!