Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Work in Progress: Mummy Collar

This week I’m working on a new ‘traditional’ netted collar, using a palette inspired by the Egyptian god Osiris. I’m on my third attempt at getting the right pattern, and finally things are moving forward.

Originally, I had wanted to create a pattern within the white and beige sections to mimic overlapping linen wrappings, but couldn’t get things to flow the way I wanted. In the end, I decided to make these sections wide, and split the remaining colors into halves instead. So far I’m happy with the results.

Netted Egyptian Collar in Progress


This piece will put the new collar technique to the test again, as this time I’m using beads of all the same size and shape, with the exception of some emerald Japanese seed beads that I hope to use in the final row. Next the plan is to tackle some shaped netting and more complex patterns.

What are you working on this week?

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