Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Work in Progress: Totally Egyptian

This week I’m really excited to be working on a piece with a very Egyptian inspired palette. I’m putting my new rainbow ruby seed beads to good use, along with cobalt, turquoise, and topaz standing in for gold. The palette is fashioned after the broad collar on Tutankhamun’s funerary mask. It’s one I’ve been meaning to do for ages now, and I can’t believe that I waited this long. I suppose part of it was fussing over a pattern, but I finally found the perfect stitch to use.

Egyptian Beadwork in Progress


I’m already several hours into the project, and it’s coming along very nicely. I love the antiqued look that the ruby beads bring to the beadwork. I only wish that I had some turquoise Picasso to match. This one is part of my big secret project - the reveal is only a few months away!

What are you making this week?

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