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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 »

More Tubes


About this design:

I finished playing with the rest of the tubes. I think that will be it for a while. One of the necklaces is made with round tubes and the others are squares. The light blue sodalite has steel beads between the tubes. Where, you ask, did I get the steel beads? They were cut from ball chain!
All of my silver beads were the wrong size so I just snipped what I wanted off two sizes of ball chain. (tee hee)

Components:

sodalite and red agate square tubes, mookait round tubes, brass spacers and clasps, silver filled trigger clasp, brass and silver jump rings

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Love all of them. What a clever one you are…then you had to be to teach kindergarten.

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    All very nice,LRC! Of course,I’m especially fond of the Agate,with it’s wonderful orangy glow!! Yum yummy yum! ;)

  3. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love them all! I am especially enamored of the sodalite version!

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    JC Hamm says:

    They are all gorgeous, I would have a hard time trying to make a choice! So I guess i would take them all. :)

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I like the sodalite, too! An under valued stone for sure. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love them all, thanks to you I have some tubes in my bag :)

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I love all of these, Nancy — great colors & fab designs! Clever use of the ball chain, too! :D

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Everyone. I just might have to go on another tube marathon…..some day. There is a great variety of them so I can’t ignore the ones I haven’t worked with. :D

  9. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    I love all your tube designs. But the orange agate is definitely my favorite.

  10. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    My fav is the second earthy pinkish one. Nice work! I would wear all of them.

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Very nice,indeed! The orange gets my top vote!!

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Such wonderful necklaces, Nancy. The design patterns remind me of a beautifully colored Morse code. And I love how you’ve used ball chain bits.
    How clever of you to even think of cutting these apart!

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for all of the nice comments. It is a real boost to get the day started this way. :)

    Lynda, I spent several years teaching art at a small private school. My budget was very limited so I learned to look at things from a totally different perspective. My motto was: I’ve done so much for so long with so little now I can do anything with nothing. Everything is fair game! :D

  14. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    They are all lovely but I love the mookaite best.

  15. Frida
    Frida says:

    They are wonderful :D

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