The Beading Yogini

* macrame * lampwork beads * jewelry*

GEaring uP Bead Soup Blog Hop 2014

Written By: admin - Mar• 05•14


FLy mE tO ThE mOOn

Written By: admin - Dec• 08•13

Haven’t posted in a long while. Just busy with life.

A quick view of two recent micro-macrame necklaces.

Blue Moon Necklace by thebeadingyogini











Simple and sweet, and on the way a new home.

Ceramic pendants by Birgitta Lejonklou (AngelWhisperer on Etsy.)

tan moon necklace by thebeadingyogini

2nd Annual Challenge of Travel

Written By: admin - Aug• 31•13

Here we are for the 2nd Annual Challenge of Travel. This challenge is all about the “Staycation” . In reality, the “staycation” concept actually motivated us to take a real vacation this summer in order to escape the never ending heat at home. Haven’t been able to take a real vacation in like 10 years. We ended up hitting the road in the camper and relaxing on the beach with family in the Pacific Northwest.

Here I am enjoying nature’s sandbox.


The actual “staycation” would involve disguising myself as a “tourist” and heading to “The Strip”.

I live just on the outskirts of fabulous Las Vegas. Yup, Cha Ching!

But, that’s not the Las Vegas I know and love. I prefer the outdoors and the wonderful Spring Mountain Range. Fortunately, I can see the mountains from my yard and live about 5 miles from Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Furthermore, my yard of sorts is a little known tourist destination “Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery”.

So my inspiration for this challenge and many of my creations…literally right outside my door.

I love the colors of the desert, the turquoise blue skies, the rusty and brown colors of the earth and mountains.

The green shades of the native desert plants. I chose a piece of turquoise for the focal on one necklace.

The other necklace incorporates a piece of cholla wood skeleton with a crystal point.

So hop on over to our wonderful blog host site (Erin Praise-Hintz)  for this challenge – Treasures-Found/Tesori Trovatti
and see what Erin and others have done on their “staycation”.

Bead Hoarders Blog Hop

Written By: admin - Jul• 20•13

I do admit that I hoard beads.

Actually, not so much on the beads, but more so with pendants and charms.

As a lampwork glass worker, I can always make beads, but ceramic pendants are a different story.

Love these moon faces by Birgitta Lejonklou.

Of course Buddha’s are another favorite.

And, micro macrame necklaces are my favorite pieces to create.

Thanks for stopping by and see what others have created by hopping on over to Lori Anderson’s blog for the complete line up of participants.

p.s. thank you Lori for hosting yet another fun blog hop.

Full Moon Inspiration

Written By: admin - May• 28•13

Recently inspired by the full moon on the 25th.

Full View Moon Cuff Bracelet by The Beading Yogini

Finally completed this cuff that I started last August for the 6th Bead Soup Blog Hop.


Moon Cuff Bracelet by The Beading Yogini

This bead embroidered bracelet features a ceramic focal bead by my favorite ceramic bead artist,

the talented jewelry designer Birgitta Lejonklou (AngelWhisperer on Etsy.)

long view moon cuff by the beading yogini


More Knots

Written By: admin - May• 18•13

“And it stoned me to my soul

Stoned me just like Jelly Roll

And it stoned me

And it stoned me to my soul

Stoned me just like goin’ home

And it stoned me”

(Van Morrison)

 TriPurpleFlatWrapRock by The Beading Yogini

To The Point

Written By: admin - May• 14•13

Recently ordered some Linhas Setta cord from and tried it out on a quartz point.

This cord is great for working with stones.

It is waxed, so it’s a little thicker and more substantial than C-Lon cord.

That wax gives it some gripping power. I’m liking it very much.

KG1 Crystal Wrap by The Beading Yogini

KG2 Crystal Wrap by The Beading Yogini


Bead Soup Blog Party #7 Reveal

Written By: admin - Mar• 30•13

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

Written By: admin - Mar• 01•13

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

The Hands Of An Artist

Written By: admin - Feb• 27•13

Look what I got my hands into yesterday afternoon.

I was a henna canvas for artist Kelly Hilger at Just Breathe Wellness Center.

Happening here this week the Vegas Face/Body Painters Jamtacular Expo.