I'm trying to model this medieval wall sconce, in particular this vertical strap component:
So far I have a 3D Bezier curve with depth and extrude applied:
I have added a second Bezier curve with which I intend to taper the strap:
I select the main strap object and assign the taper object to be the second curve:
I cannot seem to adjust the taper curve in such a way as to achieve the desired effect.
Is this a good approach for this situation and if so, what can I do to get a proper taper on the strap? Are there other, "better" methods for this effect?