The Beading Yogini

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Archive for July, 2011

Inspired By Nature Bee Challenge Necklace

The Inspired By Nature Challenge this week: BEES…………………………………………………………………………………………………. Honey Dipped! Of course who could resist adding an image of a bee. The design process for this was lots of fun. I’ve included a bee image and focal bead created from one of Catherine Moore’s Character Constructions rubber stamps. The focal bead is made out of […]

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Bead Table Wednesday July 27, 2011

My Bead Table Wednesday photo shoot for July 27, 2011. Unfortunately, the table has been in this state for several days. It’s been a busy week so far. In one area of my non beading life, I assist a friend with mock trials. We had four jury sessions yesterday and that pretty much consumed twelve […]

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Fiddleheads Necklace

Another challenge piece here for the Inspired By Nature jewelry series by Heather Powers. This weeks theme is the Forest Floor. It’s been some time since I’ve been for a stroll in the forest, perhaps five years or more. So, it took me a while to remember, then I recalled that when I lived in […]

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Tree Challenge Necklace

Here’s my entry for the Inspired By Nature weekly challenge: Trees… the idea of trees is pretty inspiring, especially so here in the Mojave Desert. My favorite tree isn’t really botanically a tree, although it is referred to as a tree. Have you figured it out yet? Of course, it’s the Joshua Tree. Otherwise known […]

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Seeing Red In The Garden Necklace

Surprise, it’s not a micro macrame jewelry piece. This necklace was created for the Art Bead Scene July Challenge. Each month a work of art is featured and used as inspiration for the design process. This month, the art is Morning in the Garden at Vaucresson by Edouard Vuillard. ┬áLovely color pallet to play with […]

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Feather Challenge Micro Macrame Necklace

It’s week two of the Inspired By Nature Challenge and this week, the spotlight is on feathers and or birds. Who wouldn’t be inspired by the rich hues of peacock feathers. I decided to run with the colors and create a micro macrame focal center piece for my necklace. The rest of this necklace just […]

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Sketchbook Project 2011

Last year I decided to participate in the Art House Co-op Sketchbook Project 2011. It was lots of fun to throw together my sketchbook using journaling, collage, drawing and painting techniques. The sketchbooks of the participants travel around the USA and many have now been scanned and loaded into a digital library. I really enjoy […]

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On The Table

It’s Bead Table Wednesday (group created by Heather Powers) and this is what’s cookin’ on my table today. Lots of fun at the hot torch the other day. Now, for the really fun part… pulling the beads off the mandrels and cleaning the bead release out of those tiny little holes. Really, it’s a meditation […]

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