Thursday, January 16, 2014

Work in Progress: Nile Collar

This week I’ve been working on a new Egyptian Gods design for Thoth, the ibis god of scribes. It’s been slow going, since the design I chose requires a lot of prep-work. I had planned to save this idea for the next challenge, but I couldn’t resist giving it a try, especially with all of the potential it has for lots of stripes. I've been eager to turn my wavy square stitch bracelet into a necklace for ages, and this seemed like the perfect time to try - especially since many of the other pieces I'll be ending the challenge with will be ropes. I wanted a collar that was totally new.

Striped Dagger Collar in Progress

I hadn’t planned on using any accent beads, but right at the last minute I decided to add some lovely blue daggers. I needed to add extra shapes somehow, to give the finished collar a look worthy of an ibis-headed god. I’m also not sure if I’ll stick entirely to my original palette. I’m waiting to see what the beads tell me to do.

Tefnut’s necklace turned out great. I had a hard time choosing just a few accents from all of the great possibilities, so I ended up using them all.

Moon Goddess Necklace

What are you working on this week?

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  1. I can not wait to see where this goes!

  2. A Herringbone rope necklace that I am calling Orange Sherbet. It's white, orange, and lime 2 bead rows with a bezeled lamp work bead I've had for a while. It's turned out really cool.


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