This week I’m working with one of my favorite collar techniques, but one that I rarely use because it takes a long time to stitch. When I sat down to make a collar for the Egyptian god Min, I had already settled on a palette, and was planning to make a new netted collar. Unfortunately, the palette that I had my heart set on just didn’t look right, now matter how I patterned it. The basic ideas I wanted to convey with Min’s necklace were fertility (plants) and roads. I needed a technique where I could have smooth bands of both brown and green.
I finally decided on a double Chevron chain, and although the collar turned out just right, I was disappointed that it didn’t have any room for those delicious green white-hearts. This piece is just waiting for the clasp to be secured, and then it’s on to a ring or two and something for Neith.
Last week’s ankh pendant turned out splendidly. I admit I was a little worried that the black and white 8/o core wouldn’t work with the other stripes, but I love how it all looks in the finished piece.
What are you working on this week?
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