Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Work in Progress: Hippo Rope

I’ve got two projects rolling on the bead tray this week. I’m just putting the finishing touches on a wonderful custom necklace, and in the margins I’ve started work on one of the final Egyptian Gods pieces.

Tawaret the hippopotamus goddess is my latest inspiration, and for her I’m going to try and recreate the Egyptian Sa amulet in necklace size, using 8/o seed beads. I’ve included some lovely dark amethyst in the palette, as it seemed like just the right color for a mama hippo. There’s also cobalt blue, black, and emerald green. I’m a little worried that the green might run out on me before I can get the length that I want, but I can always make this a clasped necklace, rather than the pull-over I was hoping for. I’m keeping careful track of length and beads as I go.

Rope Necklaces in Progress

The new collar design that I was working on last week (and the week before that) turned out great. The scalloped edges came out much better than I expected, and even though it wasn’t what I imagined, I’m really happy with the look. I might even do it again some time. My only regret is not including more lime green - it contrasts so perfectly with the blue daggers.

Thoth the Scribe Collar

What are you working on this week?

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  1. Not sure if my comment went thru or not, so I will tell you again. I love this necklace. Are you going to have a tutorial to share or sell for the pattern? Really like it and the colors are my favorite combo.

    1. Thanks, Judy! I will definitely keep the design in mind for future tutorials, though I'll want to use it at least once more to work out any kinks in the steps.


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