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  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Early Sunset”:
    “Really pretty and not overdone. The Tibetan beads really take center stage!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Koi Pond”:
    “How cool is this? You do amazing things with these challenges and this is no exception!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “Oh. My. This is fabulous!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Ooo! What a striking piece! You done good!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Mysterious”:
    “WOW! You nailed this! LOVE IT!…” read »

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    G Layne AKA Gail on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Love the brighter blues pop against the darker hues! Lovely design.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “I just love how you do those wrapped circles! Do you wrap them around something? They…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “More Bones and Leather”:
    “You have good bones! Love everything here! There is a lot to look at but it…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “One the Wings of a Vintaj Butterfly”:
    “One of the things I love about Vintaj is the "old made new" look. Sometimes it…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Early Sunset”:
    “Wonderful color scheme and great design! So nicely done!…” read »

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    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Koi Pond”:
    “This is such a great concept! I love the challenge given to you by your husband.…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I want to say ditto to everyone's comments above. This is so well done. I've looked…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “This is definitely a work of art. Great piece!…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “This is asymmetry perfection. It is so visually interesting. The colors and textures work so well…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Mysterious”:
    “Oh. My. Gosh. Wow. This is incredible. You have rocked my face off, blown my mind...…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “WOW!!! This is amazing! I love how you carried the necklace design down under…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Dads Key Fob”:
    “Love this stylish key fob idea for men. No more misplacing those keys! :) …” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Mysterious”:
    “Isn't it exciting when you find a treasure unexpectedly? That glass bead is stunning! …” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Donna, I just love the way you combined the Tibetan agate beads with the Czech ivory…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “It is wonderful the way you combined all those rich-colored blue elements into this beautiful asymmetrical…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Beautiful necklace - love all the blues together.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I am very taken with this necklace. It is so ethnic and pleasing. I…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Mysterious”:
    “Love it, love it, love it. From the mystery focal to the chainmaille to the…” read »

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    C Wathen on “Hidden Treasures”:
    “Likw your designs and having the directions are nice.…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “Thank you! ;) What intrigues me is the wire wrapped part. I am just…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Mysterious”:
    “Thank you so much for all the kind words!! :) :) :) …” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Thank you for all your comments and kind words. Hey, Little Round Chick, you should me how…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Tibetan Life”:
    “You all are such artists! i really am starting to spread my wings. Your kindness. is…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Mysterious”:
    “Kye, another amazing piece of magic! Love everything about your wirework and moss agate to match…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Mysterious”:
    “Everybody loves a mystery and this is no exception. The focal is unique and gorgeous.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tibetan Life”:
    “WOW! This is fantastic and definitely exotic! Love the color, the beads and the…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Beautiful color, great design. Love it!! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “pclrbecky Please feel free to borrow part or all of the design idea. I'm a…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Mysterious”:
    “Wow, I love this! That focal is exceptional and you've complemented it perfectly.…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Very, very nice, Donna! I love the asymmetry and the balance!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “I love it!!! I might have to ask your permission to steal a bit of this.......…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Mysterious”:
    “Very, very cool!!!!!!!!!!! I love your wire/maille work but in this piece it is the…” read »

  • SilverCords aka Judy
    SilverCords aka Judy on “Mysterious”:
    “This is just stunning--the stones and metals work perfectly! I wish I knew how to…” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Mysterious”:
    “matte moss agate and chain mail. You had a happy muse!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Multistrand necklaces are so hard to get right. This one is really pretty. The tree of…” read »

Violet Flutter Necklace


About this design:

The Poison Tree butterflies match Missficklemedia’s patinated pieces so well, I just had to come up with something. I tried to create a flutter with this necklace using segments of chain and gemstone beads in shades of violet, green, and copper.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 2 Missficklemedia violet satin round 10mm
  • 1 Missficklemedia violet brushed rondelle 11x17mm
  • 1 Missficklemedia violet oval toggle clasp
  • 2 Missficklemedia peacock blue link16mm
  • 1 Poison Tree pink butterfly 33-34x27-28mm
  • 5 dark purple line agate faceted freeform slab 25-37x24-28mm
  • 4 chrysoprase tumbled nugget 12-20x19-16mm
  • 15 Chinese turquoise (stab.) tumbled nugget drop 5-10x13-23mm
  • 10 ruby and sapphire multi stone faceted round 6mm
  • 3 natural lemon jade round 6mm
  • 2 antique copper (plated)18 gauge jump ring 4mm
  • 7 copper 2” headpins 22gauge
  • 2 4” lengths of artistic wire bare copper 24 gauge
  • 2 6” lengths of fantasy hand dyed silk ribbon
  • 1 2” length, 1 1” length, 1 8” length and antique copper (plated) falling ring chain

Additional Images:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
I wanted make the chain appear thicker and full of flutter so I folded it in half and joined it with a jump ring. I did this with both the 2” length and the 8” length. Once you do this with the 8” length, now making it 4”, string a length of gemstones to match and fasten to the end of the chain. Then connect to the toggle ring.
Step 2:
I wanted to further soften the appearance of the necklace so I added bits of ribbon above the butterfly and on the left side of the necklace. I also added charms into the chain.

Buy Products from this Design

Antique Copper (plated) Falling Ring Chain

Measurements: 5mm

per foot: $12.40
Qty:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Love your designs, always so creative and unique, this one is absolutely stunning!

  2. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is simply gorgeous. I love the butterfly, and I think you totally achieved your goal. All the components and beads you included showcase the butterfly beautifully.

  3. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is so pretty, I love all the colors too…

  4. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I love this one too … just beautiful, breathtaking! SLS

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Be still my heart! Ali, this is exquisitely GORGEOUS! 8O

  6. Jan D
    Jan D says:

    Very unique and beautiful… Great job!

  7. K Kinte
    K Kinte says:

    Excellent design & imqaginative use of components.

  8. K Kinte
    K Kinte says:

    LOL! I meant–excellent design & imagination,Ali! Love the color combos.

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    Kay A says:

    I’m new to your website: would you be willing to add a approx cost for these projects.

    The necklace is just breathtakingly beautiful!!

  10. jdbeast1
    jdbeast1 says:

    You are so inspiring, Ali. Love this necklace.

  11. desert beader
    desert beader says:

    Love the dark blue, goes so well with denim.Very creative, fanciful design. Love it

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    M Young says:

    Very pretty. Love the colors.

  13. M bennett
    M bennett says:

    so very lovely…love the ribbon..

  14. Ghostykitty
    Ghostykitty says:

    My favorite colors, goes with everything. Beautifully creative in texture, color, materials and design. Big A+

  15. doggiedoodoo
    doggiedoodoo says:

    big fan of contrasting colors, designs and textures – excellent excellent work – so far you are the Stephen King of jewelry here – when I read him I wonder ALOUD where DOES he get these SICK (in a bad way) ideas – with your jewelry I wonder EXACTLY the same thing except sick in a GOOD way -

  16. Y Bennett
    Y Bennett says:

    Suweet!!!

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