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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 »

Twisted Aventurine

About this design:

This is the bracelet and earrings I'm going to submit to the Wheels for Dix etsy. Green is THE color this year!

Do we sell them as a set or individually???


16mm green aventurine beads. 20 gauge and 24 gauge non-tarnish silver craft wire.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I have some big chocolate pearls. I think I’ll wrap those next.

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Lovely! I’m in love with that technique. Those are really pretty aventurine, my nuggets and rounds (had for years) are all light green.
    As far as selling together or separate, I’ve seen it both ways. I think when a bracelet is very expensive the earrings are.offered separately. At least thats the way is seems to me.

  3. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Julie, these are gorgeous!!!

  4. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I love the look but I don’t know if I could ever manage handling the wire. I have a terrible time just twisting up the ends of memory wire on a bracelet…. or is that a different type of wire? Did you take lessons or learn by trial and error.

  5. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Deb, Here’s my problem. I got the aventurine really cheap. (You’d be proud of me!!!) The only other component is the wire. It took me about 3 hours.

    So I don’t have a lot money or time involved. How do I price these pieces???

  6. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Fabulous work Julie!…I think I would try to sell as a set.
    Pricing…Well there is your 3 hours of time and the cost of supplies….What if you hadn’t got the supplies at such a great price? What if someone would like you to make another? If you had to purchase more supplies….could you match it at the same price? Hope I’m being helpful. :)

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    The so-called formula is
    So 3 hours × whatever you think is fair wage and materials. I think on the wheels pick I said we should probably dismiss profit and we really don’t have expenses.

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Julie, these are so beautiful and unique! It’s totally up to you if you want to sell as a set. I’ve lost a few sales because I didn’t have matching earrings! I think Terri is on track with pricing.
    Thanks for your support on the Wheels project!

  9. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    This is the same message I sent on the Wheels of Dix Fresh Pick.

    I tried to send pics to but I got an “undeliverable” message. HELP! What am I doing wrong?

  10. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    These are just lovely, Julie. Think you should sell them as a set. Just wish you could get some brighter photos that showed the colors better – - -

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Julie, loving the bracelet, looks like a lot of work,As for the e-mail address it is google, I made the same mistake!!!

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says: Julie, you need to pretend these stones were full price retail when you bought them. 16mm stones are $$$. Customers don’t know your supplier’s sales. This is a unique talent and should be well compensated. I think the bracelet should be at least $49 and earrings at least $20. Think about that if you were buying and maybe adjust up but not down.

  13. J Pilkington
    J Pilkington says:

    Just gorgeous! I’ve made similar bracelets but have only done the plainer wrapping with the single wire going around. I LOVE how you alternate with the fancier links!

  14. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Gorgeous set, Julie!

  15. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Love this design, excellent wirework!

  16. Frida
    Frida says:

    Great Job, Julie!!! Love it :D

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