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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love the mix of metal and your bead and color choices are perfect....great design!…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thank so much, everyone! And if you want to delve more into coiling, then getting and…” read »

Can't Leave Halloween Alone!


About this design:

The last time I did any crocheted wire I swore I'd never do it again. So much for that statement.

Crocheted black wire with dark beads make a nice spooky necklace especially when you include a skull and spider.

Components:

various dark beads including glass, metal, stones, lava and bone, pewter skull and spider

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    The computer and I are having a dispute about who is running the show…. It is squirrely and I’m stubborn…… ;)

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ah HA!…. I won that round. It wanted to include two photos of the entire necklace but I out foxed it and deleted one! :D

  3. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I like all the dark glitteriness!

  4. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Ha ha ha ,LRC. This is both funny and chic! Love the assorment of stones. You are so creative.Kudos to you,fellow beader. :)

  5. Kate
    Kate says:

    OooOOoo! With that skull on the end, whew! I can totally see Morticia Addams wearing this one!! Right??

  6. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    I sure like the crochet look, maybe I will try it someday. It does look hard though. Very nice! I was going to say very pretty until I saw the skull. Hee!

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Glad y’all like the necklace. It isn’t too hard to make just tedious.

    Rocky D, this necklace is made of three strands of single chain crochet braided together. It uses 45 beads and 26ga black craft wire. If I can find the information I’ll see about posting the web site where I found the instructions.

    You are so right, Kate. It would look just right on Morticia. :D

  8. Kate
    Kate says:

    @Little Round Chick: I’ll see if I can convince Ali to get a wire crochet Tip N Technique up one of these days…Much like you I think she may have sworn off THAT technique ;-)

  9. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    i love this look! Have no clue how to crochet though… Oh well…I might try it someday. Anyhow…beautiful necklace!!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Rocky D
    Rocky D says:

    Thanks so much for the info. I am excited to try it.

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Great necklace, thanks for the link :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely necklace Nancy! Don’t you love doing the crochet necklace i love doing them at times I’ll do these alot!

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Nancy, what a delightfully spooky design! Love the items you’ve chosen to include in your crocheting! Since I have no idea how to crochet, I’ll just have to admire this while staring at it in awe!!! 8)

    P.S. Congrats on winning the war with your computer. ;)

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Lynn, I don’t crochet either…. :D

    It’s a single chain crochet which isn’t too hard but I am no whiz at it. I learned to finger crochet back in the bronze age so this is the same idea using a hook.

    As for the computer….. I refuse to give in to an inanimate object even though it has 2+ gigabytes of memory. It’s faster but I’m smarter or at least more inventive. :D

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    franny says:

    ooooh!..love the cobwebby look of the crochet wire…perfect home for that spider & skull!…delightfully creepy!

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the compliments and comments everyone.

    It is a great technique for seasonal necklaces. I did one for Christmas with silver wire using crystal ice flake beads, red fire polished Czech glass and a sorta olive greenish jasper. Looked purty good. :D

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