Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Work in Progress: Cobalt Lariat

I haven’t made much progress in the timetable department since last week, and I still feel as if I’m just spinning my wheels as the to-do list gets longer and deadlines get closer. Hopefully things will start to smooth out as the holiday seasons gets nearer - I wouldn’t mind being organized and on schedule by then!

I have managed to move on in beading though, and I’m really excited about my current project. The design is an old favorite - a chevron chain lariat with fringe. This time I’m using Ptah the god of craftsmen as my inspiration, which gave me lots of room to play with accent beads. I’m looking forward to incorporating some new bone tubes and a few glass scarabs, along with lovely cobalt blue white-hearts.

Cobalt Blue Chevron Lariat in Progress


What are you working on this week?

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3 comments:

  1. I'm working on a lariat as well! Mine will have 3 ropes all together, made from various techniques. I do love the colors you are using, they show up well with the chevron chain. I look forward to seeing how the white hearts end up in the final design.

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  2. I love the piece on the tray by itself. Could you please tell me what that pattern is please?

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    1. It's a variation of basic Chevron chain - one of my personal favorites. There's a tutorial for the technique here:

      http://www.inspirationalbeading.blogspot.com/2012/04/beading-tutorial-simple-chevron-chain.html

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