March 2012 Art Bead Scene Challenge

MAR ABS 3 Gray Pendant Side by The Beading YoginiThe Art Bead Scene Challenge for the month of March was painted by one of my favorite artists, Vincent Van Gogh. I admit, I’ve never been to France, but I did have a pen pal from Paris when I was a youngster. The correspondence didn’t last very long. I didn’t know French and she didn’t know English. So it goes. Later on, I did study French in high school and I remember certain phrases, but I’m far from conversational with it. I do like the sound of it and would travel to France if the opportunity ever presents itself. Meanwhile, I’ll just travel vicariously via art and paintings and hang out in the Mojave eating bonbons and sipping french wine.

March 2012 Art Bead Scene LeMoulin A Poivre

Street Scene in Montmartre: Le Moulin a Poivre by Vincent Van Gogh

Oil on canvas

34.5 x 64.5 cm.

Paris: February-March, 1887

Of course the blue, white and red of the French flag popped out for my color palette on this design, along with the grey. And who can resist the temptation of including a windmill and perhaps a catchy phrase in French. Materials used on this design: self made double sided focal bead using a bamboo tile and a vintage (1949) copy of The Berlitz Self-Teacher French book (it had some funky little illustrations too), seed beads, jumprings, magnetic clasp, linen cord, lampwork glass beads, bone beads, and a beautiful strand of small labradorite beads. Check out the other fabulous challenge designs on the flickr group.
MAR ABS 2 Gray Necklace by The Beading Yogini
MAR ABS 4 Gray Necklace by The Beading Yogini
MAR ABS 5 Necklace by The Beading Yogini
MAR ABS 1 Windmill Side Pendant by The Beading Yogini

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – BTW

Bead Table Wednesday, time to post what’s on your bead table today. I melted some glass last week and put together some sweet little lampwork glass bead pendant necklaces. I picked up these Tim Holtz Pen Nib findings at the craft store and thought they might work into something easy and different. Here’s the final outcome of this little project >>>>>>>>>

Lampwork Bead Write Home Charm Pendant by The Beading Yogini

Write Home Chocolate Lampwork Charm Pendant by The Beading YoginiWrite Home Copper Bubble Lampwork Charm Pendant by The Beading YoginiWrite Home Purple Lampwork Charm Pendant by The BEading Yognin

Tray of Lampwork Bead Charm Pendants by The Beading Yogini


5th Bead Soup Blog Party Hop

Because I’m sort of a visual gal myself, I’ll cut to the chase. But before I do, thanks to Lori Anderson (Pretty Things) for hosting the Bead Soup Blog Party Hop. My wonderful trading partner for this round, Morwyn Mullins (Another Country Beads). And, all you fabulous jewelry designers and artisans who make this fun party a success.

Get hoppin’ – “Visit Pretty Things for the complete list of participants”

Here’s a small sampling of some of the beads that Morwyn sent my way. Saved a few for a rainy day       (not sure when that’s gonna happen around these parts.)

5th bead soup sampling from Morwyn

Cream Poppy Necklace Side 2 by The Beading YoginiCream Poppy Necklace Side 1 by The Beading YoginiSucculent Necklace by The Beading YoginiSucculent Focal by The Beading YoginiSerenity Necklace by The Beading YoginiSerenity Necklace Focal by The Beading YoginiGenuine Love Necklace by The Beading YoginiGenuine Love Close Up by The Beading YoginiHematite Love Necklace by The Beading YoginiLove Focal by The Beading YoginiElephant Dream Earrings by The Beading YoginiOne more for the road and wishing you safe travels to the next blog. Enjoy!
Bling Skull Earrings by The Beading Yogini

She is…

OLD HOMESTEAD by the Beading Yogini

she is by the Beading Yogini

She is… my latest find. I found her hanging around in an old 5th wheel RV. Just goes to prove that you find the strangest things out in the desert (like that time I found Jesus in an old double wide.) She required a paint job. After painting her, I decided she needed some more body work, so I layered her with tissue from old sewing patterns. Much more vintage looking. However, I’m still contemplating giving her an artwork tat. Then I found her the perfect bryn WALKER natural heavy linen tunic (for $ 1 at a local thrift shop – I’m sure she won’t mind if I borrow that tunic once in a while.) Of course she needed a name and as serendipity would have it, a name did surface in the nick of time… Sarepta. I’d never heard of that name before, but I was looking at some old family photos that my s.o. had just received. There it was, his great-great-grandmother’s name. Looked up the meaning, and it means tranquil, serene and peaceful. In the background, the soup continues to simmer for the 5th Bead Soup Party Blog Hop on March 3, 2012. Stay tuned.

simmering soup by The Beading Yogini