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.
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.
What are you working on this week?
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