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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 »

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    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 »

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    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 »

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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 »

A Very Symmetrical Design


About this design:

I had this marvelous idea... It bombed. Had another idea... it didn't work either. So there I was with 2 copper circle pieces in search of a new design.
I finally came up with another idea and it worked!

I had the gorgeous Czech beads and I wanted to combine them with the fabulous copper chain from LB. The necklace worked out fairly well but the ear rings? What a pain in the wazoo! Ear rings, simple ear rings, and they didn't want to be put together. I fussed with them made a couple of false starts and finally got somethings acceptable. I probably should have shelved them and saved my self a lot of frustration.

But the Czech beads are sooooo fabulous.....

Components:

copper wire, copper chain, Czech fire polished beads, tiny crystal beads and seed beads

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    You are right they are fantastic, so is the design :D

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I like the little earrrings. They have character! The necklace is just as FAB as your other pieces. I like a symmetrical piece for a change! ;) I also like how you alternate the pieces within the circles.

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Asia.
    When I went back to buy the extra beads only 3 strings were left. I thought about buying all three but decided to leave one string for some other lucky beader. :D

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Julie. Ear rings with character…. OK I can accept that but they may get taken apart so I can start out fresh. :D

  5. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fabulous design!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    This one is definitely my favorite. I love how the Czech beads are encircled…love the Czech beads!!

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    JC Hamm says:

    I love your design and the color of those czech beads are truly beautiful.

  8. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    Beautiful design. Czech beads are the best!

  9. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    One thing you could do to the earrings without gutting them is to slide one bead onto the fishhook in place of the little coil. I think they are fabulous as is, but I have done that trick on some of mine and it can really help sometimes. :) The necklace is superb!! DOn’t you dare touch that! :) !!!!

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great design!

  11. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Very nice design, I don’t know what your other ideas where but whatever it took to get to this was worth it! :D Luv the colors and the harmony of it all!!

  12. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks everyone. This is a great way to start the day. :)

  13. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Czech beads and your necklace showcases them so well. Glad you persevered with the earrings too. Beauties!

  14. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I love your mistakes!!!
    favorite colors!

  15. Frida
    Frida says:

    Gorgous design :D Love the earings too!

  16. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    WOW…LOVE!!!!!!!

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