German Bead Babes Go Challenge!

Today is the German Bead Babes Go Challenge:   Blissed out by… your favorite song!  The hosts of this challenge are Stefanie of Stefanies Sammelsurium,  Janna of Palimpa Lim, and Nicki of Nicki’s Reef.

We were to pick our favorite song, and create  jewelry with this song in mind, then have a blog hop of all the participating artists.  I have many songs I like, and for this challenge, I chose “Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” by the Fifth Dimension.  I am not of that generation (just a bit younger :-)), but for some reason, I like it, and it gives me a good feeling.  If you want to listen, click on the album photo below to open a Youtube video of this song :

It makes me smile to think that these crazy hippie kids in the video are now law abiding Seniors in their 60’s  looking towards retirement :-).

I have always thought about making lampwork vessels (aquarius – the water bearer), but never got around to it. So, this challenge spurred me to do it, and here is the vessel pendant I made:

I basically made a hollow bead at the end of my mandrel to fashion the vessel. I guess it will take some practice. With a tiny hole, it caves in on itself, and if I get it too close to the flame, it gets all wonky. So, I kept it as simple as possible for now. And I used the wire wrapping technique that Jodi of Beadworx kindly shares on her tutorial.  It can be filled with essential oils or perfumes. And here is the list of participating artists to visit:
1. Janna Harttgen – Palimpa-Lim

2. Stefanie Teufel – Stefanies Sammelsurium

3. Nicole Keller – Nickis Reef

4. Berit Borchardt – Berit Borchardt

5. Rebecca Anderson – Songbeads

6. Maryse Thillens – Glassbeadart Lampwork

7. Krista French – French Elegant Jewelry

8. Linda Djokic – Lutka and Co

9. Karola Stein – Karolas Fundstuecke

10. Doris Radlicki – Doralila Beads

11. Jenn Judd – Jen Judd Rocks

12. Saskia Kaffenberger – Perlendistel

Thank you Nicki, Janna, & Stefanie for this fun challenge!


  1. This is so pretty! I don’t know the song but I am so impressed with this vessel – it is amazing.

  2. Oh my god. Linda. This is breathtaking! And you picked a song that always lightens me up:-)

  3. Perlendistel says:

    wooooow what a amazing work!!

  4. Wow, Linda, I wish I could do this! The vessel is Amazing!!!!! I don’t have words for it! But I am green with envy because I really, really wish I was able to do such a great (lamp)work.
    Thank you so much for particiating – it is an honour to have you with us!

  5. Wow! that is a neat bead!!

  6. Wow this is so cool. I can’t believe you created this vessel. So cool. And the wire work totally struck me. I love wire stuff, so I am all excited about this. Thanks for participating, and I hope you will join in next time as well. Nicki

  7. oh…how wonderful is this little *think*. Amazing, cool and simlpy beautiful. I like this very much.
    LG Karola

  8. what a gorgeous pendant!

  9. oh das ist auch eines meiner liebsten Lieder, so fröhlich und unbeschwert und dein Vessel ist fantastisch – ich liebe es

  10. So cute. I love the pendant. The color ist great! Berit

  11. Absolutely awesome piece!!!

  12. That is a gorgeous bead Linda!!!! Great work.

  13. Oh Linda,
    that’s a fantastic vessel, so perfect and how you managed to make those perfect tiny roses all around! Wow! I am deeply impressed!!! I have your wonderful hollow beads hanging on a window charm before my desk and I always admire their perfectness!

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