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Ishtar's Collar


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This full color 36-page PDF is one of my most elaborated tutorials. Lots of illustrations, pictures and explanations how to create your very own beautiful Ishtar's Collars. Hints and tips are also dispensed. Every step is thoroughly explained. This design is taking further 3 major techniques from Kate McKinnon's books Contemporary Geometric Beadwork Vol. I and II to which I contributed as part of the editorial team. You will explore: - the horns - my horns are smoother than the 'regular' ones - the Modified Helix Skirt, built on a variation of an Elegant Guide Round. - the MRAW band combined with Tila beads You will also learn how to make the open work at the top of the necklace, and to make slits for passing ribbon through, and how to add the little flowers at the bottom of the beadwork. This project is for advanced beaders, but a motivated intermediate beader will certainly be able to make it, and see her / his skills grow while having quality beading time making a beautiful design. It is very pleasant to make, and builds up faster than one might expect. For kits, check out, available in 3 different colorways. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Peyote Herringbone Right angle weave the techniques are well explained and illustrated SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The collar measures 13 1/2'' by 1 6/8'' (33.3 cm by 4.5 cm); it's closed and adjusted to the desired length with ribbon

Recommended with this pattern

  • seed beads size 8/0 in one color
  • 6 different colors of Delica beads, a total of 30 gr. max.
  • 10 g. Tila beads

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In this shop you will find patterns of designs made by me, Cath Thomas, using stitches such as Peyote, Herringbone, RAW, Square Stitch, Diamond Weave and other Stitches and variations or combinations of those techniques & 3-Dimensional shapes. My book Diamond Weave, written in collaboration with Gerlinde Lenz, can be found on Amazon in selected countries, or from the press - CreateSpace, and soon digitally here on Craftsy, I started beading in 2004. Off-loom beadweaving and bead embroidery are my favorite beading techniques. I won 3 times a gold medal in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads beading contests, two in 2006, of which one Grand Prize Gold Medal and one in 2016. I also won a bronze medal in 2009 and a silver medal in 2010. I've also written in books and magazines - find out more on my blog:

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