April Art Bead Scene Challenge

My interpretation of the April Monthly Art Bead Scene Challenge

APR ABS by The Beading Yogini

The real challenge these days is trying to find some time to create. The shortage of time does seems to help me focus and hone down the design process. Nothing too elaborate here with this necklace, but I think it captures the theme of the painting.

Boreas by John William Waterhouse, 1903

Called Boreas after the north wind in Greek mythology, the work shows a young girl in a windswept landscape. In 1904 the Royal Academy notes described the subject as: “In wind-blown draperies of slate-colour and blue, a girl passes through a spring landscape accented by pink blossom and daffodils”.

Boreas April Art Bead Scene Challenge

Materials used, jump rings, C-Lon cord, silk sari ribbon, lampwork glass beads, recycled metal tin, head pins, mesh chain, seed beads and toggle clasp.

APR ABS Full Necklace by The Beading Yogini

Take a peek at other designs on the flickr group.



Button Swap Update

A quick update and a peek at the buttons that I received from my Button Swap partner Jeannie at jkdjewelry

What can I say, gorgeous packaging…

Button Swap packaging The Beading Yogini

and beautiful polymer clay buttons to work with…

Button Swap Received The Beading Yogini

Now, what to create with these buttons?

Thanks to Cindy, host of the Button Swap Blog Hop at  Sweet Bead Studio.

Hippity hoppity…

I can’t believe that it’s almost Easter and I’ve only had time to create one necklace since early March. No time to melt glass, play, or even read very much. On the flip side, I get to be outside everyday, enjoy nature, meet people from around the globe, and on most days my puppies can accompany me to work. I also have the nicest boss and co-workers on the planet. And did I mention the short commute? Approximately a three minute walk… that is if the puppies and I don’t get distracted chasing rabbits out of the cactus patches.

Hippity Hoppity 2 By The Beading YoginiHippity Hoppity 3 By The Beading YoginiHippity Hoppity 4 By The Beading Yogini