Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Herringbone Collar Update

This week’s bead tray has changed only slightly from last week, as I’m still working on a curved herringbone collar. After a few more inches of beadwork on the original, it became apparent that the curve was a little too extreme, so it was back to the drawing board.

I added a few more rows of beadwork, which required some additional colors as well. In my first attempt, I had arranged the opaque Czech seed beads by color, but some differences in size became apparent, so I had to rework the pattern. This put all of the red and white beads together, so I included a single row of topaz to make things look a little more Egyptian.

Egyptian Herringbone Collar in Progress

With the additional rows, the beadwork is taking a lot longer, and I’ll be at it for several more days at least. I took a very brief break to make some beaded beads for a side project, just to keep from getting bored. They need one more coat of lacquer, and then it’s back to the collar full time.

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