Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Work in Progress: Neverending Collar

Just look at how neat and tidy my bead tray is right now! I’ve decided to put away the ever-growing culled bead RAW panel that I’ve been working on between projects until I’m back down to just one thing on the go. The herringbone necklace, which I still haven’t quite finished, is awaiting the final stage of beadwork and photos, so I’ve been able to set it aside as well and really get a fresh start on my workspace. Now I just need to find a new tray, as this one is really on its last legs.

Turquoise Collar in Progress

I’m still working on the new collar design, making a little bit of progress at a time. At this point I’m kind of regretting not including a pattern, as it’s getting to be a bit dull just adding blue beads over and over. I really wanted to get the perfect sequence of stitches down first before playing with colors. I’m looking forward to starting again with a much more exciting palette.

What are you working on right now?


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  1. I like how the diamonds get bigger as it goes from the neck edge to the bottom. Really pretty.

  2. Thank you! I'll finish it...eventually.

  3. I made a beading tray from a lap tray I bought at IKEA. All I did was put some suede down, which I bought as a leather coat from a 2nd hand store, and it works lovely. I can put the whole tray away. Plus I can use the "legs" up or down, depending where I'm working. I also discovered a boot tray at Home Depot, snow boots, which I'm trying out now. I'll cover it with the left over leather I have from the 2nd hand store. It's allot bigger than the lap tray from IKEA.I also have a couple of metal trays I bought at the 2nd hand store. So I'm able to work on several different projects. I just slip the ones I'm not working on under my bed or table. No mess, no fuss.

  4. I just found your blog. Your work is really BEADiful :^) I love it!


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