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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
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  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
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  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
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  • 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
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  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
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  • Fresh Baked
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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
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  • 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 »

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  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Moogie
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  • 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”:
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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
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  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
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  • 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”:
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  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Bronze Beauty”:
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  • Fresh Baked
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House by the Shore


About this design:

Cool, northern waters and shorebirds--lake or ocean? Take your pick.

Components:

Earthenwood Studio Homestead pendant;wild horse picture jasper; abalone; shells; Czech drops and chandeliers; freshwater pearls; antique brass bird chain; Vintaj love knot toggle; ceramic rounds; seed beads

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Jbeadz
    Jbeadz says:

    I love the look! It’s so different!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love this, it almost looks like you are telling a story with the necklace :D

  3. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Very nice! I agree w/ Asia, looks like there is a story…. sunbleached wood, late summer/early fall colors, a string of birds across the sky…. (like that bird chain!).

  4. Laud
    Laud says:

    Asia, that’s what I was thinking. Near the clasp (the sky) the colors are blue-grays. Then it warms up (sunlight) and cools down with browns and greens by the focal (earth).

  5. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Oh, this is great fun!

  6. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love that this necklace tell a story! Wonderful piece of jewelry.

  7. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Laud…. this is so awesome…. I want this necklace. Is it for sale or are you making it for yourself or for someone else as a gift????

  8. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Beautiful Laud! You’ve outdone yourself ;)

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    DbnRose says:

    I love this . It is breathtaking, Exquisite a dream come true. Wow…….

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thank you all so much! In the midst of the egg hunt, I know everyone’s distracted, so I appreciate your taking the time to comment.

    I spent many years along Lake Huron. The pendant reminded me of the old, weathered house where I stayed. Last fall, I took a trip to New England, which started me thinking of the north Atlantic shore. Still, I didn’t have exactly what I wanted for the necklace until I found the ceramic beads last weekend.

    Granny, I’ll send you a message.

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I was going to say you can send it straight to me but Granny got to you first! :) Brilliant design!!

  12. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    ME third!!! This is one of your best! I also see the “story” in the beads. That’s what speaks to me.
    I keep admiring the homestead pendant but am clueless about what to do with it. You have totally found the right place for this piece. :)

  13. Laud
    Laud says:

    Aargh! I literally can’t make any more of these! LB sold out on the pendant….

    Am I disappointed? You bet.

  14. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    You can always take up ceramics and make your own focals… they’ll be dynamite!

  15. Laud
    Laud says:

    Y’know, I was thinking about that. I always thought of ceramics as figurines or housewares, which weren’t my goals, but making jewelry pieces could be fun. Hmmm…

  16. Frida
    Frida says:

    Beautiful, the bird ads movement to piece!!!

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