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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 »

  • Sophiebug
    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 »

My Weekend Projects


About this design:

This weekend was spent playing with wire and using beads in my stash in a different way. Got a couple of books at B&N to give me some inspiration and learn new techniques. These are a few of my favorites from the dozen or so I did! More to come.

Components:

various Czech crystals, gemstones, Artistic Wire

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Looks like your playing paid off. These are really neat! :D

  2. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Cindy, these are all fabulous, but I particularly like the green pendant. You have inspired me to try this, too ! Thanks for sharing your projects – - -

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    JC Hamm says:

    Wow these are so beautiful.Awesome work!!!!

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    DbnRose says:

    These are beautiful. I would like to try my hand at something like this too, just have not been brave enough. Great work.

  5. Kate
    Kate says:

    Agreeing with Crazy Beader (ut-oh…) I love the green one the most. But all of these are such great feats. You’re a master of the bendable wire, Cindy!!

  6. Kate
    Kate says:

    Umm, I also like that gold-y wire one a lot. Love the spirals!!

  7. Noor
    Noor says:

    All of them are nice but the green one is amazing.

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I love them all! You do such nice work, Cindy!!

  9. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    These are great…fully loaded as they say!!

  10. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Gorgeous!! I love the purple, it looks as if it was made only to be worn by royalty!

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    N radon says:

    Very impressive playtime you had. They are lovely and the purple IS royal-looking!

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    Looks like you are doing just fine :D

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Great wirework! Like everyone else I like the green one.

  14. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Thank you everyone! I sold the purple one to a co-worker; as soon as she saw it “It’s mine!” She wore it right then on a chain she already had on.

    One of the books I got is “Build Your Own Wire Pendants” by Kimerly Sciaraffa Berlin. The green one is modeled after the one on the cover of the book. I like the free-form style, but if you ask me to wire wrap a cab or un-drilled stone I fail miserably! :p Still trying though.

  15. Frida
    Frida says:

    Awesome! Love your work here Cindy :D

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    These are adorable!

  17. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    They all are very nice, I love the purple one best..

  18. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Cindy….you’ve outdone yourself,with these beauties. Can’t pick a fav..as they all have a life of their own. I can see I’m not the only beader who wants to branch out and learn this art.
    It’s very inspirational.

  19. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    All are fab! Green’s my fave, though!

  20. WaterburyJewels
    WaterburyJewels says:

    Great colors and style!

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