Sunday, February 28, 2016

Work in Progress: Something New

I’m finally working on a new project this week, and I’m starting to steer towards my old creative groove again. I sat down over the weekend to catch up on my YouTube subscriptions and finally finish up the threads on the collar I’ve been working on. Apart from a little custom work, I hadn’t made any progress at all for most of February. Once I got that out of the way, I picked out some beads for a nice, easy mini collar. I decided to splurge a bit and use some white-hearts to really keep the inspiration going. I like how the project is looking so far.

White-heart Mini Collar in Progress

The turquoise collar isn’t quite finished. If I want to make it wearable I’ll need to add some straps, but for now it’s just going to reside in my UfO pile. It might make it into an Ugly necklace, or maybe I’ll finish it and wear it someday. The good news is that I learned everything I needed for the project, so I’ll be able to work up a tutorial for it – as soon as I’m ready to take on such a lengthy project again.

Unfinished Star Collar

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  1. I'm working on beading a blue squirrel! Well, there is a Blue Dog you know! Your beaded collar is wonderful!

    1. Sounds like a fun project! You can never go wrong with blue.


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