This is a bead embroidery project based on the scarab beetle amulet found in King Tut's tomb. It uses a scarab focal, seed beeds and bugle beads on a Pellon backing with wool felt facing.
This is a unique, one of a kind piece of beadwork. It uses a combination of techniques: bead embroidery, bezel-set beaded stones and focal, and fringing. It was not made from a commercial pattern. This type of beadwork can be done by anyone with patience and imagination to produce a myriad of different works of wearable art. The pattern for the shape was cut from a piece of posterboard and drawn onto the beading fabric with a sharpie. The larger focal elements were placed and glued then bezeled with peyote stitch. Then filling in the other empty spaces was based on photographs of a gold and precious/semi-precious stone inlaid piece of ancient Egyptian grave goods. Bead colors were chosen to attempt to re-create the original inlay of lapis, malachite etc. A purchased closure was used to finish.
- Sasha A. added Beaded Collar: Scarab to Jewelry 22 Mar 20:03
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- Regina R. entered her project Beaded Collar: Scarab to Dremel Multi-Tool Contest 15 Mar 22:58
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