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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 »

  • 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 »

Minoan Collar

About this design:

Simple, understated elegance? Not this piece. I had fun adding lots of pretties. Hope it isn't too much!


Magnesite, wood, Czech rondelles, Grace Lampwork rondelles, Earthenwood Studios clasp, antique copper links and crimp covers, glass spirals, seed beads

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    Ed C says:

    While it is notmy style, i like the colormix and overall lok ofthe necklace. So it definately goes inthe like column.

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    Ed C says:

    Sorry for all the errors above. We are on a bumpy road east of the Texas state line.

    While it is not my style, I like the color mix and overall look of the necklace. So it definitely goes in the like column.

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    JC Hamm says:

    Wowie Zowie!! Thats what came out of my mouth when I first set my eyes on this beauti!! :)
    You are an amazing and talented artist. Going in my faves!!

  4. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    This is an absolutely stunning piece, darling! awesome! I love it! :) :)

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    OH! OH! OH! OH! OH! Beautiful colors, gorgeous design, outstanding workmanship!! An incredible work of art Laud!

  6. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Gorgeous seed bead work and overall design. Colors are outstanding. Just wonderful, Laud. I’m learning seed bead stitches and am wondering if what I’m seeing is the Cellini Spiral (tubular peyote stitch)?

  7. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Beautifully composed! Love it! :)

  8. Nafri aka Nanci
    Nafri aka Nanci says:

    Laud, this is stunning. Every time I look at it I see something new. Just beautiful!

  9. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thank you, thank you! Lois, you’re right: It’s Cellini spiral.

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Wow! Absolutley stunning with so many interesting elements! I’d love to see how this drapes when worn.

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  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love it, Laud!! No such thing as over the top. :) You did good adding all the little details!! Fabulous!!

  13. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Just gorgeous Laud! Your Cellini Spiral bead weaving is amazing! Love it! :-D

  14. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Stunning work of art, Laud!

  15. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    What a work of art! I’d like to be over your shoulder when you created this. The seed bead work blows my mind!

  16. Asia
    Asia says:

    Laud, this is stunning, have a feeling that I’m at Evans dig in Crete, the colors are just perfect not to mention the craftsmanship! :D

  17. Gail Layne
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  18. CAS
    CAS says:

    Ooooooohhhhh … aaaaaahhhhhh … x3!!! Gorgeous, utterly utterly gorgeous!!!!

  19. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! Awesome beading!!!

  20. ginAveri aka Dee
    ginAveri aka Dee says:

    Wow, this is a really nice piece. I don’t think it is too busy. I think it is very creative. I love the twisting of the seed beads as the main piece. Very impressed.

  21. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Oh Laud! This is SO Grecian… The blues and browns and whites… The sea and land and sky! The spirals are so lovely, but I like the mix of big chunky colorful stones!

  22. Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings says:

    I love it, lots of desgn features

  23. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Very creative use of beaded beads. Beautiful texture and color.

  24. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks to all for the wonderful encouragement!

  25. Old Beaded Lady Chris
    Old Beaded Lady Chris says:

    Wow !!! This necklace is just fabulous. I love the design. It has that ancient antiqued feeling to it especially with the choice of your beads.
    I just love this piece of jewelry. Wow !!! What a beautiful necklace. Your color choices, the beads and the design just all mesh together perfectly. I’m loving this !!!

  26. RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs says:

    Not sure what else to say but WOW :)

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