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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 »

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

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

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    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 »

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    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 »

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

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    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 »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Moogie, this is a great necklace to showcase each and every component of this great necklace!…” read »

Oooo Blue Calsilica oooO


About this design:

My original idea was to buy some copper washers from the DIY store but they didn't have any so I made my own with 16g wire.
I kept it simple, nothing "fancy schmancy"!

Components:

Blue Calsilica Jasper, 16g & 20g Copper wire



Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Just thought, these Blue Calsilica would look great with some Turquoise roundels wouldn’t they? :)

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    This is gorgeous, Spiral Chick!!! :D Love your homemade “washers”! But I do miss your signature spiral……. :-(

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Turquoise rondelles would look great with these stones! Great idea! :D

  4. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    I like what you made better than washers! Lovely bracelet.

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    K H says:

    Great bracelet and earrings! Both of the DIY chains have outlets near my office, but alas, they are on the other side of a major “road deconstruction” project. I am looking forward to a day when I can get to those stores (and a few others) without getting so frustrated that I forget what I am looking for.

  6. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    WOWZA this is SO pretty! I have always loved blue and copper..but this with the wire work is very very cool!

  7. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    You still haven’t said if you use jigs……….

  8. Pam
    Pam says:

    Love it! Beautiful!

  9. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful, beautiful! I love it:)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Just my style!! Blue Calsilica Jasper and Copper are perfect together!
    And copper washers from the hardware store……who knew??!!!! What a great idea!
    However, I’m sort of glad the DYI store was out because you made fantastic connectors yourself!
    Great ingenuity!!

  11. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Awesome!! Another item to add to my favorites!

  12. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Spiral Chick~ I love this design! How did you make the flat rings?? Did you take regular copper jumprings and hammer them??? Or did you do something different? Very attractive!!! :)

  13. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    With your “signature” style so accomplished (an gorgeous), have you thought of “signing” your pieces? An artistic trademark, dangling from the end of the bracelet, maybe a free-form, flowing, copper “somethng”????
    Trademarking is a valuable tool in marketing one’s work.
    Or, not……your work stands well enough as it is without anything else.
    That you work your wire free-form without assistance, adds to the artistic, one-of-a-kind, signature style that would “brand” easily. (IMHO)

  14. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Beautiful!

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thanks for the lovely comments :)
    Sali Jo ~ No I don’t use jigs :)
    Classy Chick ~ I didn’t have any copper jump rings so I coiled the wire by hand, cut them, filed them then hammered them , very time~consuming! Washers would have been soo much easier :)
    seashellsally ~ that’s a good idea! I could attach something, maybe a little spiral (no!) :)

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    A spiral was my first thought, Spiral Chick! LOL You could do an “S” — for Spiral! ;-)

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love, love, love the colors and the combo. You do such fantastic work Spiral Chick.

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thank you LRC, you make me sound like Mother Theresa ;) Only kidding!

  19. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Careful, Spiral Chick, or we’ll have to change your name to “Saint Spiral Chick” because you’re so perfect! LOL

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    You can call me Saint, Lynn LOL :)

  21. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    How about I just call you “really talented” ?!! Really nice design. :-)

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thank you Happy Chick!

  23. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Gorgeous again!!!

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