6th Bead Soup Blog Party Hop

It’s been a great party so far and now it’s the 3rd Reveal for the Bead Soup Blog Party Hop.

My partner has been very busy, hosting and creating and let’s give her some applause for taking on this task… you go Lori Anderson!!! (Pretty Things)

I received the best soup ingredients to use to stir up some jewelry designs. In my usual fashion, I like to mix n match, and make loads of different jewelry pieces.

(Photo credit for this pic Lori Anderson)

Bead Soup 1 photo by Lori Anderson

So here is my 1st piece of jewelry.

BSBP6#2DaisyChain108 by The Beading Yogini

Daisy Chain 108 is a micro macrame and chain bracelet. Soup ingredients used:

the purple crystals, pietersite bead and bronze jumprings. I added african trade beads, C-Lon cord, copper center piece, copper chain, and a lobster claw clasp. It wears well and fits me perfectly. The temperature was 108 degrees on the afternoon I cooked this bracelet up.

Next up … those square beads

The only items that threw me for a moment were the square shaped light butter colored beads. Eventually my creative muse surfaced a design for those and I think it is a keeper. I added those square beads to a repurposed bracelet medallion. The colors are a perfect match, and I found an old copper colored cuff to mount the macrame bracelet, in keeping with the copper theme. Plus, I got to incorporate some of those little tiny twin beads I’ve been wanting to play with.

BSBP6ButterBracelet4 by The Beading Yogini

This next copper necklace is a departure from my macrame pieces.

Although I did manage to throw a wee bit of fabric into the design.

It features a peace pendant charm.

BSBP6PeaceTimeNecklace3 by The Beading Yogini

 BSBP6Peacetimenecklace1 by The Beading Yogini

It can be worn lariat style as well. Soup ingredients used on the copper necklace: textured copper ring connector, copper clasp, spotted lampwork glass bead and the small woven copper connectors.

BSBP6PeaceTimeNecklace2 by The Beading Yogini

Here’s what became of the sweet little round, etched ribbed lampwork bead, a few of the shell beads, the copper bead caps, the purple/green crystals, the purple cord, the white cord… I added flowers shaped amber crystal beads and a few small etched lampwork beads. A cute little macrame, slide closure bracelet.

BSBP6RibbedSliderBracelet2 by The Beading Yogini

I think I’m keeping the next piece for myself. Those Marsha Neal ceramic pieces ended up as a necklace and earrings.

My favorite color too.

BSBP6Breathe1Necklace by The Beading Yogini

If you follow along at all, you know how I often like to make the back of the piece as wearable as the front.

So goes for this necklace.

I used a Tim Holtz metal piece for the flip side of the pendant.

I’m also in love with that little Tierra Cast Buddha head bead.

BSBP6BreatheNecklace2 by The Beading Yogini

What became of those Czech glass purple striped lentil dangle beads?

A little pair of earrings and macrame necklace, using one of those vintage cloisonne beads for the focal point.

BSBP6FlightNecklace3 by The Beading Yogini

BSBP6FlightNecklace1 by The Beading Yogini

This seed embroidered cuff bracelet features a beautiful moon faced clay bead by Birgitta Lejonklou as the centerpiece.

BSBP6 seed bead cuff by the Beading Yogini

I added Lori’s pietersite beads and the small shell beads are going in this design too. Oh, and lots of tiny seed beads and thread.

Time and life sort of became very busy for me, so watch for the completed design on this at a later date.

And here’s a gallery page of photos with a few different views of all of the designs.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop. Participant list as follows:


Hostess, Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Agi Kiss, Moonsafari Beads

Alice Peterson, Alice Dreaming

Alison Sachs, Beads by Earthtones

Amanda Dittloff, Passion Smashin’

Andra Marasteanu, Bijoux de Monanage

Angie Szlovak, SweetBeads

Anitra Gordy, Leelu Creations

Ann Sherwood, Ann’s Blog

Arlene Dean, A Glass Bash

Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution

Barb Solem, Vivi Magoo Presents

Barbara Blaszczyk, laboratorim Flory

Becky Pancake, Becky Pancake Bead Designs

Beth Emery, Stories by Indigo Heart

Bianca Odenthal, Zydies Glasperlen

Birgit Klughardt, GitesBeads

Bobbie Rafferty, Beadsong Jewelry

Bonnie Coursolle,  Jasper Gems

Cece Cormier, The Beading Yogini (YOU ARE HERE)

Charlene Jacka, Clay Space

Cherrie Fick, En La Lumie’re

Cheryl Foiles, Get Your Bead On

Christie Murrow, Charis Designs Jewelry

Christina Miles, Wings n Scales

Christina Stofmeel, Feng Beads

Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design

Cindy Cima Edwards, Live to Design

CJ Bauschka, 4 His Glory Creations

Claire Smith, Embergrass Jewelry

Cynthia Riggs, Cynth’s Blog

Dana Fowler, Trunk Full of Treasure

Dawn Pierro, Turtle Moon Designs

Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia

Donetta Farrington, Simply Gorgeous

Dot Lewallwn, Speedie Beadie

Eileen Snyder, Dorset Hill Beads

Elizabeth Bunn, Elizabeth Beads

Eva Kovacs, Ewa gyongyos vilaga!

Evelyn Duberry, Sheba Makeda

Fay Wolfenden, Torch Fairy

Fen Li, Bead Flora Jewels

Gail Zwang, Angel Moose Enterprises

Geneva Collins, Torque Story

Grace Dorsey, Fan of the Flame

Gretchen Nation,  Art Food Lodging

Hannah Annear, Squintessential

Hajer Waheed, My Beaded World

Heather Goldsmith, As I Bead It

Heather Otto, The Craft Hopper

Heidi Kingman, My Bead Therapy

Hope Smitherman, Crafty Hope

Isolina Perez, Isolina Perez

Jacqueline Keller, CreARTelier

Jane Haag, Did You Make Something Today?

Janeen Sorensen, Wild Vanilla Designs

Jean Peter, Jean P. Designs

Jennifer Judd, Jen Judd Rocks

Jennifer L Justman, Soul’s Fire Designs

Joanna Matuszczyk, Bizuteria z filcu

Joanne Brown, Jo’s Jewels

Joanne Lockwood, Jo Bunkum

Joyce Becker, Joyce’s Joyful Gems

Judy Riley, Three Red Beads

Karen Mitchell, Over the Moon Design

Karen Williams, Baublicious

Karin von Hoeren, Creative Ideen

Karla Morgan, Texas Pepper Jams

Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!

Kate Richbourg, We Can Make That at Home

Katrin Lembke, AllesPerle

Kathy Combs, Torched in Texas

Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design

Kay Thomerson, Kayz Kreationz

Kelley Fogle, My Life, One Bead at at Time

Kelly Hosford Patterson, Traveling Side Show

Klaudette Koon, Only Road

Lara Lutrick, Lampwork Beads by Lara

Laura Guenther, Blue Antiquities

Laurie Lalonde, Simply Mod Jewelry

Lilik Kristiani, Soul of My Embodiment

Linda Younkman, Lindy’s Designs

Lisa Chapman, Beach Cat Beads

Lisa Lodge, Pine Ridge Treasures

Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta

Lori Bergmann, Lori Bergmann Design

Lori Dorrington, Lori’s Adventures in Etsy Land

Lupe Meter, Gem’s PC Corner

Lynn Davis, LLYYNN

Malin de Koning, Beading by Malin

Mandi Effron, Craft-o-licious

Mandy Williamson, Mimi’s Beading

Margot Potter, The Impatient Crafter

Maria Rosa Sharrow, Willow Street Shops

Marianne Baxter, Simply Seablime Jewelry

Marina Dobrynina, Savon Feutre

Marjolein Trewavas, Room for Change

Marelene Cupo, Amazing Designs

Marsha Neal, Marsha Neal Studio

Marta Kaczerowska, uhuhu

Mary Govaars, MLH Jewelry Designs

Melissa Trudinger, Bead Recipes

Menka Gupta, Menka’s Jewelry Blog

Michelle Burnett, Reverie and Revival

Michelle Escano-Caballero, The Cabby Crafter

Miko Wiropati, Uniquely Yunikua

Milla Hope,  LB Creative Arts and Crafts

Mimi Gardner, Other Curiosities

Miranda Ackerley, MirandackArts

Natalie McKenna, grubbi

Noemi Baena, fuego, metal, y color

Pam Ferrari, Ferrari Originals

Pam Sears, Crazy Creative Corner

Penny Neville, Copper Penny

Rachel Baron, R. Baron Designs

Rachel Myers, Rockabead Jewelry

Rana Wilson, Definitive Designs by R. Wilson

Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads

Rebecca Sirevaag, Becca’s Place

Riki Schumacher, Riki Jewelry 

Rose Binoya, Ahtee’s Blog

Rossana De Gaspari, Rdegas Blog

Sally Anderson, Wild Sally Road

Sandi James, Do Be Do Bead Do

Sandi Volpe, Sandi Volpe

Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories

Sarah Goode, Pookledo

Sarah Small, blog by salla

Shai Williams, Shaiha’s Ramblings

Shawn Mills, Shawn Marie Designs with Bent Wire

Sheila Davis, Stone Designs by Sheila

Sheryl Stephens, Babble Bead

Shiraz Biggie, Secret Song Designs

Solange Collin,  Ahowin Handcrafted Jewelry

Sonya Stille, Dreamin’ of Beads

Stephanie Dixon, The Dixon Chick

Susan Kennedy, Sue Beads

Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought

Suzann Sladcik Wilson, Beadphoria

Sweet Freedom, Sweet Freedom Designs

Tabatha Dinger, Modernly Created

Tania Hagen, Pelima Jewellery Design

Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse

Terri Gauthier, Blooming Ideas

Terry Carter, Tapping Flamingo 

Tracy Stillman, Tracy Stillman Designs

Vintaj “Asian Lantern” September 2012 Challenge

Take a few Vintaj jewelry components and piece them together and this is what I end up with…


It’s my entry for the Vintaj ‘Asian Lantern” September 2012 Design Challenge.

September 2012 Challenge: “Asian Lantern”
Take your interpretation of “Asian Lantern” and create an inspiring piece using Vintaj Natural Brass, Arte Metal and/or Artisan Copper! Submissions are due by NOON (CST) Friday, August 31. Voting will be open from September 3 – midnight September 7, with the challenge winner posted on Monday, September 10. Editor’s Pick will be posted the same day. Hop on over to the Vintaj Blog between September 3- midnight September 7 to cast your vote.

Asian Lantern Beads by The Beading Yogini

Vintaj Asian Frame photo from Vintaj


I wanted to use the Vintaj brass pieces along with (four) two holed wooden beads and design the lantern in 3-D. It took a little fiddling around to figure out how to make it work without using a drop of glue. Held together by double half hitch knots. Sort of like one of those turkish puzzle rings, but (knot) exactly.


Materials used:

Vintaj materials used: brass flower links, brass chain, asian frames, window frame, Vintaj Patinas.

Also, S-Lon cord, cinnabar beads, wooden bead, seed beads, brass jumprings, brass coin, brass tassle and brass toggle.

Bead Table Wednesday August 15, 2012

It’s been quite some time since I’ve shared a Bead Table Wednesday post.

So here it is.

cactus garden series 1 by The Beading Yogini

I’m calling this one the Cactus Garden Series. I get lots of color inspiration from the cactus and succulents at the nursery.

cactus garden series 2 by The Beading Yogini

The colors fit so well with the southwestern palette. I’ve really been liking the matte seed beads lately.

Other than trying to stay cool, I’ve been attempting  to finish up one more piece for the

Bead Soup Blog Party 3rd Reveal on August 25th.  And kicking around some ideas for the Challenge of Travel Blog Hop.

Stay tuned to see what creations are forthcoming for both of those events.


Art Bead Scene August 2012 Challenge

ABS August 2012 Challenge 2 by The Beading Yogini

Prepare to come about… that’s about all I can recall from my brief sailing days on the Narragansett Bay.

But, if you are going to remember one lesson from sailing,

that’s a pretty important one to recall unless you want to go for a swim or get knocked out.

I do love the ocean and the beach, and here I am, living in the Mojave desert. I have tons of beach, but no water.

I always like to look at the glass as half full.

aug 2012 - fishing boats key west by winslow homer palette copy

Fishing Boats, Key West, 1903 by Winslow Homer

Watercolor and graphite on off-white wove paper

Thanks to Brandi Hussey for sharing the color palette.

ABS AUGUST 2012 Challenge1 by The Beading Yogini

I kept it simple for the Art Bead Scene August challenge with a small fabric and wire wrap bracelet using some black bailing wire (you can find this at the local hardware store), grey fabric cotton yarn, a few metal spacers, one red seed bead and some beautiful labradorite beads. I like how the labradorite reminds me of the reflection of sunlight on the ocean water. This bracelet is light weight and comfortable to wear.

ABS August 2012 Challenge 3 by The Beading Yogini

See what other designs have been inspired by this piece of art at the Art Bead Scene flickr site.

Vintaj “Dragonfly Pool” Challenge August 2012

One evening last week, near dusk, my friend Sarah and I both commented about seeing a cluster of dragonflies in the cactus garden. You’d think the Mojave desert an unusual place to find dragonflies because of the lack of water, but that’s not the case. The desert has many types of dragonflies that can only be found in the Southwest. In fact the largest dragonflies in North America are found in the desert; Giant Darners are six inches long. I see them often in the summer months, but not dozens of them! I wanted to create a piece for the challenge using multiple dragonflies.

Vintaj “Dragonfly Pool” August 2012 Design Challenge.

Vote for your favorite design.

Voting starts today, August 6th through August 10th.

Visit here to vote for your favorite design at the Vintaj Blog.


“Recently I saw a cluster of dragonflies in the cactus garden near dusk.

I see them often in the summer, but not dozens!

I created a necklace for the challenge using multiple dragonflies,

reflecting the spirit of dusk in the desert twilight with just a bit of iridescent metallic color.”


Materials used:

I used the Vintaj Big Kick and the Vintaj DecoEmboss Dragonfly Pond to make a circular backing for a Vintaj Natural Brass Art Deco Dragonfly Pendant. I also incorporated smaller Vintaj Dragonfly Brass Links and a small Vintaj Dragonfly Charm. C-Lon cord, plastic links, round brass links, seed beads, twin seed beads, Magatama beads, antiqued brass chain, round copper link, oval brass jumprings, oval brass split-rings, and lobster claw clasp.