The process of creating a basket weave illusion vessel is a time consuming one. The base vessels are created 2 different ways. The first is to use a bland turning blank to start with. The other way is to make a segmented vessel out of an inexpensive hard wood. Once I have the base vessel created the next step is to form the horizontal beads. Followed by using a pyography pen to mark off all the divisions of each bead. The final step is to create a pattern design and color the beads in with archival India ink. This process could take from several hours to 6+ hours depending on the size and how many beads are required to achieve the pattern. Below is an ongoing archive of some basket weave illusions that I have created.