The Beading Yogini

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December Art Bead Scene Challenge

Written By: admin - Dec• 17•11

Here’s the color palette for the December Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge:

ABS Dec 2011 - Chrysler_Building_palette copy

Very art deco, you can read more about the Chrysler Building and the challenge here.

Blue Boro Disc Bead by The Beading YoginiBusy as I am this month, I did want to make something for the challenge, so I made this simple little borosilicate disc bead necklace. I love the shades of blue, so for me, the challenge this month was to start melting and learn to use borosilicate glass. I found that I’m horrible at making boro beads, but boro disc beads are a breeze. The next challenge was to use the boro disc in a necklace design. Wanting to keep it simple and easy, and yet show off the boro discs. Jewelry design is part puzzle solving. I really like it when I can find a way to wear a necklace two different ways. And, of course, I wouldn’t be happy unless I tied a knot or two in there as well. I liked the design so much, I made up several necklaces using assorted colors.

 It can be worn either as a lariat style  or as a hanging pendant style necklace.

Love that blue borosilicate glass.

DECABS Pendant Style Necklace by The Beading Yogini




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  1. It is a lovely looking necklace Cece! Beautiful, simple and strong. Great interpretation!

  2. Helene Heintz-Murray says:

    Lovely. Beautiful work on the beads! Are you going to sell these in the shop? I do so love blue. Also I am trying to make a marcame mandala and have only been able to find a spanish tutorial on youtube that does not seem to have the lengths of the cords. Are there any books out there with instructions (cavalini knotting as well) I am having trouble finding good resources where I am ane I would live to hear of some of yours!

  3. Helene Heintz-Murray says:

    apologies cavandoli

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