Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Work in Progress: Breezy Lariat

The ombre project for the Egyptian God Shu is coming along slowly but surely. Beading time is always pinched down to a minimum at this time of year, but I’m getting in as much as I can. After choosing colors for this piece last week, I decided to go with simplicity and make a lariat for Shu. I concluded that the extra long beadwork allow the palette to really shine, and I could use the striped beads for fringe.

Ombre Lariat in Progress

It took six or seven attempts to get the pattern just right. I tried several different ways of blending the colors, and even switched from Capri blue Czech beads to cobalt Miyukis, but there was far too much contrast between them and the aqua. I finally had to give up and work the pattern without dark blue, but it may still make an appearance in the tassels.

The previous Egyptian Gods piece, Sekhmet turned out fabulous. I’ll need to set aside some time to get her posted as well!

Sekhmet the Lioness Collar

What are you working on this week?

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  1. Beautiful Egyptian collar. I like the airy beading too. I am finishing up a beaded face and hand. It's almost done. Yaaayy.

  2. You are so right about having so little time to bead during this time of the year Sekhmet is a very nice piece lovely colours love doing collars doing a one I got of beadsmagic it is driving me crazy (funny) but I am sticking with it Happy holidays and Happy beading


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