Bead Soup Blog Party #7 Reveal

Time for the first reveal at the Bead Soup Blog Party # 7.

First off, I was thrilled with all the beads, charms and bits that my partner Debra Behrends (Hopeful Journeys) shared with me.

So much good stuff that I could not fit everything into my limited design time.

BSBP 2013 D

BSBP 2013 C

BSBP 2013B

(The raw materials.)

Next up, I’d like to thank Lori Anderson (Pretty Things) for hosting this event and at the same time, to thank all the party goers who make this such a blog blast. Reserve some time for blog hopping. It’s a treat. Participants links are here.

A few words about my design process. Mostly I just sit down and make stuff. Not much for sketching, or grand design planning. I trust that the piece will come into being and to be what it needs to be. And, that it will appeal to someone, somewhere.

BSBP7 Blue Lucite Necklace by The Beading Yogini

BSBP7 Etched Flower Bead Necklace by The Beading Yogini

BSBP7 Butterfly Necklace by The Beading Yogini

BSBP7 Hummer Necklace by The Beading Yogini

(The finished goods.)

Thanks for taking a peek.


Challenge of Music 2013

The Challenge of Music Blog Hop… it’s time for the reveal.


Thank you Erin Prais-Hintz (Tesori Trovati-Treasures Found) for hosting and inspiring this creative blog hop.

This time around, the challenge was to create a piece using instrumental music.

I am a music fan and have an eclectic music collection.

I like classical, but it just didn’t fit in with my design for this round.

So, what would be a good fit?

Quote ” It is not a coincidence that the name Nightmares on Wax is an acronym for NOW,

as they describe their music as

“the sound of N.O.W.” to exemplify raw honesty and artistic freedom. “

YOU WISH <<< You Tube Link

You Wish

by Nightmares on Wax

You Wish Doll Side View by The Beading Yogini

from  In A Space Outta Sound

You wish doll full body by the beading yogini

(mixed media)

Materials used: Cholla wood, drift wood,  recycled doll, serged silk ribbons, brass bells, metal charms, yarns, cords, glass beads, epoxy clay,  and mylar wings. Thanks for lookin’ & see what the other participants have been up to >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Erin Prais-Hintz

Alenka Obid

Ali McCarthy

Alicia Marinache

Amy Severino

Amy Grass

Carolyn Lawson

Cece Cormier

Cynthia Riggs

Ema Kilroy

Emanda Johnson

Emma Todd

Erin Kenny

Evelyn Shelby

Evie and Beth McCord

Gerd Andersson

Holly Westfall

Jennifer Justman

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Jess Green

Judy Campbell

Karla Morgan

Kay Thomerson

Kristina Johansson

Lola Surwillo

Lynn White

Malin de Koning

Mallory Hoffman

Mary K McGraw

Melissa Meman

Melissa Trudinger

Michelle Escano

Michelle Bourbonniere

Michelle Heim

Michelle Mach

Molly Alexander

Molly Schaller

Monique Urquhart

Niky Sayers

Pam Farren

Rebecca Anderson

Sally Russick

Sharon Palac

Sharon Driscoll

Susan Kennedy

Tari Kahrs

Tracy Stillman

Veralynne Malone