Being one of those kind of people who like to swim upstream, as in I do not want to use walnut shells strictly because that's what everybody else is doing. I decided to put my own spin on things as I'm prone to do.
It has taken me a couple years now to figure out how to make it work the way I wanted it to but this morning I dug out the pieces of wood I wanted to use in Liu of Walnut shells, and this is what I have accomplished so far…
We start with the base. As you can see I'm already trying to figure out how to place that wood/Juniper slice. Look closely and you'll notice that there is one standing up on the left side also.
Moving right along, I didn't use the same technique that they advocate in the books I Kind of improvised it my own way.
First I attach the wood by the bottom, and then on the next round went over the top of the wood. It was a little tricky because the wood wanted to flip and flop around a lot until I got around to putting a row along the top but I think it's going to be okay.
Since I don't usually do sculptural work, and I don't like holes in my baskets where things can fall out I decided to add in some beads to close the holes up a little.
This is all I have so far it's round is taking me almost an hour as this will be a large basket, or at least larger than I usually make.
Stay tuned girls and boys I'll post pictures as soon as I get a little further along.