Thursday, April 18, 2013

Warrior Goddess Collar

Although many of the lesser known Egyptian gods offer very little in the way of inspiration, some of them are instantly appealing. Anat was one of Egypt’s borrowed goddesses - a fierce warrior and wife of Set. I knew right away that only a collar would do for her, and it had to have daggers.

Anat the Egyptian Warrior Goddess Warrior Goddess Bead Palette


I put together a palette of black, red, and dark topaz for the netting, and cut into my new strand of triangle daggers. It wasn’t until the beads were loose that I realized they’re actually double-drilled, but I was already committed. The color and shape are perfect for the spear-wielding goddess.

I made this collar quite short, fitting close to the neck like armor. I love the shape of the fringe beads with this piece. The angular shape is a much better fit for the protector of the Pharaohs than a traditional dagger bead.

Anat the Warrior Necklace


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10 comments:

  1. This is so inspirational. I love your design. Quite intricate and beautiful. Dita.

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  2. What a lovely collar ! The triangle daggers are beautiful and I love the way you have used them so that they lie flat on the collar .

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  3. I really like the way you added the embellishment beads. Sets it off perfectly.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  4. I also like your toggle. I really like findings that complete the design of a piece and are not just forgettable functional storebought afterthoughts. Truly a piece for a strong woman.

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  5. Vaya trabajo bonito. Me encanta!. Tiene que quedar espectacular.
    He cumplido un añito con mi blog y quiero disfrutarlo con todas vosotras, pásate por mi blog y comparte mi primer video. Espero que te guste. Un beso

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  6. I so totally love this! It reminds me of my trips to the Egypt room here in NYC!

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