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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 »

  • 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 »

The traveller


About this design:

Made the clasp myself, drilled a hole in the coin with the Dremel.

Components:

African brass bead( Swellegant patina), Czech glass rectangle, Javanese seed beads, Amber, melon+dice pewter beads,chain, S crystals in copper and sunflower, pave bead, knitting ribbon,stripped electrical wire 14 gauge for a clasp, Russian coin as a dangle.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Beautiful! The color and textures really make this a statement peice.

  2. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very boho! LOve your style!!

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Fantastic. Love the design.

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you :D

  5. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Wowza! This is awesome! Love your design!

  6. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    LOVE it!

  7. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    What kind of bit are you using on the dremel to drill through metal?

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Love this Asia! Love the mix of metal findings. Love the mix of colors and sizes and shapes. The ribbon makes it soft and the coin makes it personal! Awesome piece!!! :)

  9. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    This is so cute! Love the colors and textures! Though it was a Russian coin :-)

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Jolene, I used one of the bits that came with my Dremel, it was supposed to be a multipurpose, but I still had a really hard time going through the metal, had to stop a few times because the coin was getting hot, I also used the olive oil as lubricant, I’m sure that there are special drill bits for metal, I just did not bother to get one.

  11. Frida
    Frida says:

    Great design!! Ohh hope I soon can afford my own tools… Tink maybe a metal drill would work better, and maybe drill with water?

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Okay Frida. You don’t need a special drill. Get a good 14volt drill or 18volt. The trick to drilling metal is using the appropriate drill bits. Ones made for metal. Cobalt bits will cut hardened steel. Also to make it easier you can use a tap and with a hammer start a little indentation for the drill bit to grab. Drill slow and use an oil lubricant. You would use water for glass and there are special bits for that also. Good drills I reccomend are Bosch, Makita and Hitachi. When you buy your drill find a good salesperson who will talk to you about the different bits and also settings on your drill. Most drills have a kind.of
    guide on the chuck that show what size drill bit.for.that setting. You could also get.an electric drill but that restricts mobility….upside to.electric is they are stronger. But there is no “metal” drill. There are hammer drills which you use on concrete, and impact drivers which can drive screws into the hardest wood.

    And yes Asia there are bits for your Dremel that are for.metal. If you are going to use it for that you really should invest in them or you risk vurning up the motor in it.

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Made a boo boo….the settings guide on the drill is for driving in screws. My Mom’s cheap Black & Decker had a drill bits guide.

  14. Frida
    Frida says:

    Thank you for info Deb :D Great info! My dad has a big workshop and lots lots lots of tools but that aint like having own tools… Tap and a hammer, very good tip.

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Yea I just read that the other day. Wish I had known it sooner because the bit will slip on metal so if you have a little something for it to grab.

    Yes having your own tools is great. My ex left with all the tools in 2006 so I’ve had to buy my own. I have more and better tools than him now!!!

  16. Frida
    Frida says:

    Thats good my friend, that you have more and better tools than him, and I bet he aint looking so good in Hitachi as you do ;)

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    LMBO!!!

  18. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Heckuva way to get revenge, Deb!! LOL–Frida–that’s cuz he doesn’t know the secret that you gotta also wear pearls! :)

  19. Frida
    Frida says:

    LOL :D we better not tell him ;) However there are few men that can carry pearls and still be very “maleish”, still we can use pearls and drill a drill as any man :D

  20. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    This is in my favorites b/c of the great bracelet, and the excellent drill conversation.
    And maybe I’m inspired for a new creation: ‘Pearls & Drill Bits’!

  21. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you, Deb thanx for the info about drill bits, I was just to lazy to run again to the hardware store, I also tend to buy too many things there. I’m glad you have better tools then him, you deserve that, LOL at conversation ;)

  22. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well I missed the entire end of this conversation. Durn….

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