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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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

Bohemian (wire) Rhapsody


About this design:

Practicing the wire wrapping still;) My friend bought me a bag full of beads and things. This is what I came up with! I hope you all can help me out with what's in this lovely necklace. I have added Turquoise, Tiger's Eye, Shell, and some metal beads. I really like how it all came out, though i got really frustrated alot!!

Components:

Unknown Stones, Turquoise, Shell, Metal 4mm, Wire, Seed Beads.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    I am going to take a wild guess and say that the round burnt reddish orange balls are red jasper? and The middle stone a different type of jasper? I know alot of you will be able to tell me if I’m wrong (or right;))

  2. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Very nice….looking at the closeup photo those reddish beads are red jasper. The focal stone is a type of orbicular jasper..kind of looks like a rough leopardskin jasper. Great design.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Your wire wrapping skills very good! With practice it will get less frustrating. (Although there are days when it can still drive you crazy. Sometimes the fingers just won’t do what you want them too!)

    I love the fact that you use smaller stones in your jewelry designs. You’ve inspired me to look beyond the tendency to use large stones in wire wrapping. Thank you! :-)

  4. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Great job on this necklace, Jess! It took me a LONG time to get comfortable with my wraps, and I STILL get woogly ones now and then!

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    SpoonLady aka Christina says:

    Beautiful! I love the color combinations!

  6. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful necklace! I love the combination of colors. My first instinct was to say the large center stone is leopardskin jasper. Are the small brownish beads ones that you questioning? They look like tiger eye. Your wire wrapping looks great.

  7. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    Okay so I got two leopard Jaspers and I thought it also looked a bit like Agate? Thank you all for the compliments! Glad to hear I’m not alone in the wire mess ups;) I actually find the wire the most fun!

  8. Jane MS
    Jane MS says:

    This is really beautiful.

  9. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    2 red jaspers;)

  10. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Love this necklace. It’s dainty,but has lots of color.Your wraps are very good. Don’t worry about perfection.It takes time to get comfy with certain gauges of wire,and different wrap techniques. I can see you’ve already mastered simple loops,and that’s great. Believe it or not,the simple loop is one that lots of peeps have most trouble with.You need just the right angle,and eyeball the right amount of wire for the loop.If you’re not happy with your work,just get some cheapo copper wire,and practice when the mood hits you.

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Wraps are tough. just face it and relax. :) we all have bad days! you did a great job! I have found that using a bent nose pliers to hold the loop and then wrapping at right angles to that and basically against that keeps my wraps lined up. Looks like you have a good method to use!

  12. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    This is a gorgeous design! I think your wire wraps are wonderful! I’m with Nancy Mc – I have the most difficult time with simple loops. 8O Mighty fine work here! :D

  13. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is a beautiful piece! I empathize with your wiring! I ‘m a beading novice and once I used a whole spool of wire on one necklace! Practice, practice!

  14. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    NY Bella that’s my plan!! Practice and more practice;) Martha Thank you. Becky I will be working on that right angle!! I have been using the bent nose pliers, without them I’d throw in the towel!! I reckon I’ll break down and buy an expensive how to magazine at the craft store this week;) I think the wire wrapping will be my forte’ as I find it calming (mostly). Of course I love making the leather wraps as well.Variety is good:) Have a great day ladies!! We have 2 day left of summer before school starts and my kids are driving me bonkers, so it’s an outside kind of day…off we go:)

  15. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Sorry, I can’t help with the stones. Do love what you’ve done with your gift bag, however! The color palette makes this necklace a versatile piece of jewelry.

  16. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    thank you FB:)

  17. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is beautiful, and the wraps look fine to me ..

  18. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    OMYGOSH I just saw this was on the front page!! I’m so excited:) Thank you!!

  19. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    Awesome necklace! congrats on front page :)

  20. TheBohemianCowgirls
    TheBohemianCowgirls says:

    Thank you:)

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