The Beading Yogini

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Art Bead Scene August 2012 Challenge

Written By: admin - Aug• 11•12

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.

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  1. Lottie says:

    Truly fabulous

  2. Love the seed bead: a hint of red in a soothing palette all the hues of ocean water. The little white fabric strips remind me of the gently rustling sailcloth.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for the comment. You stated the what I felt when I designed this piece better than I could.