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  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

Skulls Likes Bling


About this design:

Ooooohh my... dunno if I'm ready with it or if I will make it into two pices. I have had some issues with this. The bigges issue is the clasp, first I had one that I had made but it didn't work, I trashed it in the end... (anger management)... Not that I'm totally unhappy having it this way... Need to think. My hands are tarnished after this piece. The frontside I made first. Then time ran away so the backside is just litlle stuff on, however I had planed to not do so much on the backside ;) I had crazy fun with fronside. Okay I had to restart three times but the last time I just had fun. One can have tha backside in front.
However I might re-work some... The repurposed stuff are seen in pictures ;) You see what it's? Will post a picture of it.
I had big ambitious to do more designs but no time...

Components:

Okey I will do this soon...

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    More pics… So tired today and this wasn’t the easiest thingy to photographing…

    Dunno if it’s still Valentine where you live but here it’s over so I’m late, sorry.

    Happy Valentine!!

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  2. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    More pics

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  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Frida, what an awesome, unique piece! It looks like you did a lot of wire work! I’m not sure what you re-purposed- I’ll have to take a better look!

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    WOW, Frida you are amazing with wire and the amount and variety of bling :D

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Are those 2 silver rounds, watch batteries?

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I cannot for the life of me really figure out what you repurposed but d**n girl this thing is awesome as all get out!!!!!! That skull looks happy as a pig on a poke ( don’t even know what that means) with all his blimgy surroundings. Awesome wire work…jeez your hand must.hurt!!

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wait….a giant paperclip because that’s what is off to the side of the cuff.

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Frida, I am SO amazed at your wire wrapping!!! There are SO many pretties…!!!
    I also think it’s a giant paper clip or 2 or 3.
    However I see the two batteries that Maria is talking about!

  9. Laud
    Laud says:

    This is so interesting! There’s a lot going on in front, so I think you should keep the back simple.

  10. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    :D :D Thank you Maria, Asia, Deb, and Julie!

    Yes paperclip is right two of them, and darn stubborn to work…

    Hahhaha LOL about the batteries, no batteries here but two pyrite stones. But they do look like batteries but I think batteries are toxic?

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  11. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Thank you Laud!

    Yes I think it shouldn’t be more in the back. If I had more time I might have done some stuff different. My first clasp was made of paperclip but I need to do a new one if I will use that… hmmmm..

  12. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Frida, this piece is amazing and beautiful! I wouldn’t change a thing. It is perfect just the way it is. :D

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    WOW Frida! This is amazing! I can see why your hands hurt, but what a fab peice!

  14. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Every skull needs a little bling to brighten its day! This is a really fun piece and I like it a lot. :D

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I saw the big paper clips and the “batteries” :) I’m relieved that you won’t really be walking around with toxic waste around your wrist but only pyrite! :) This is fantastic!! I am going to study it and try some of that fabulous wire wrapping myself! Excellent job, Frida!!!

  16. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Thank you, Jolene, Susie, Nancy and Becky :D

    Think those “battery pyrite” beads are really cute. Got them here at LB :)

  17. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    This is wild and crazy and totally beautiful – - you are amazing, Frida !

  18. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Whooo Hooo I guesswd correctly!! I did not see this battery they were talking about at all.

  19. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Thank you Paula :D

    Deb yes you did guess right ;) :D Do you see the pyrite batteries now?

  20. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well see I saw those things but they didn’t look like batteries to me. The side that’s flat has writing.

  21. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I was going to repurpose and bling-out a mouse skull, but the cats didn’t’ come through :(

  22. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Eeka!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    LOL Eeka :D Never to late though :P

    Deb, think the ladies needs glases thihihhi

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