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  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love this, and your pendent is outstanding!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Hey Lynda, I know I wrote a comment but I don't see it here... So, I love…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

  • Snnje B
    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Oh you are so good with polymer clay! Did you play with Playdoh alot as a…” read »

  • beadinggma
    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” 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

16" strand
Was $42.90You save 25%
½ strand (loose)
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Antique Copper (plated) Falling Ring Chain

Measurements: 5mm

per foot: $12.40

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:


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