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Topic: Beaded Collar for Goddess Pumpkin :)  (Read 2135 times)
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« on: July 12, 2013 10:40:17 PM »

For Alchemy class, in the Harry Potter Craftalong, I needed to craft something inspired by the symbolism of a peacock.  Peacocks symbolize immortality.  What animal could be closer to immortal than a cat in possession of 9 lives? 

I use cotton crochet thread for my warp threads.  When I started beading I followed the directions and used sewing thread for my warp threads and then they would break on me.  Sewing thread is FAR too weak for loom beading.  I used button thread as my weft.  It's VERY strong.  Cheesy  But only ONE thread.  Two threads is too thick to pass through seed beads.  I used iridescent "peacock" colored seed beads for the background, and pearly white beads for the border and pattern.  I used a pattern that, had I used two colors to make it, WOULD have been a continuous infinity symbol, but with only the one color it looks like the links of a chain.  As though by putting on the enchanted collar, with chains wrought with moon beams, I am encasing an immortal creature into the mortal form of a cat.  I LOVE the look Pumpkin gave me when I was taking a picture of her in her new collar.  It's very haughty. Smiley  When I finished beading I wove button thread on the cotton crochet thread warp to make a strong fabric to sew around the bars of the collar clasp.  I used a used clasp, salvaged from an old collar because I couldn't find my bag of clasps when I finished beading. 


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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2013 01:42:22 AM »

Beautiful and it looks great on your cat!  I love her expression.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2013 09:58:46 AM »

Oh, that is wonderful, it looks beautiful on your cat (who is gorgeous, as I'm sure you know).

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2013 03:21:13 PM »

This is great! The design is awesome and I love the beads you used!

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2013 05:29:16 PM »

Thank y'all very much.  Cheesy  She knows she's a queen. Smiley  And my son is bugging me to make him one (as a bracelet) now.  giggle Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013 12:14:01 PM »

Very pretty, Pumpkin and her collar Smiley

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