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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 »

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    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 »

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    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 »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Moogie, this is a great necklace to showcase each and every component of this great necklace!…” read »

Sari Dreams


About this design:

I have loved this turquoise sari silk since I first saw it but it was always sold out. As soon as it was restocked this time I nabbed it. I had a handmade lampwork bead I had bought from a local artisan that matched perfectly as the focal. Everything else just fell into place.

Components:

Turquoise sari silk, lampwork bead, silver plated chain and other assorted odds and sods from my stash.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Gorgeous :)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This is lovely…that focal bead is stunning!

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Gorgeous piece! I just love it!

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the sari silk through the chain! A fave!

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love it!!

  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    I am so glad you posted this piece! I’ve been fiddling with the silk for the longest time, not knowing what to do with it. I really, really like it with chain and charms.

  7. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Too cool for school! I would love to watch you do these types of designs. Did you “invent” this
    method? It’s just adorable,and so in Vogue.

  8. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    Thanks for all the compliments! I got the general idea from a book called Bohemian Inspired Jewelry by Erin Seigel. I knotted 2 pieces of silk a few times, glued and attached some fold over ends and wove it through all the links on a 7.5″ chain. Attached the finished ends of the silk to the last links on the chain with a jump ring and added a clasp. Add whatever bits and pieces you want with wrapped loops and Voila! Here is another I did with the ruby silk.

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  9. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Love this bracelet..the focal bead is beautiful! You have my 2nd favorite jewelry design book (after Heather’s). I love working with the sari silk also.

  10. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    Love it, beautiful work.
    I have been trying to weave ribbon into chain, to no avail, you have done it beautifully!!!!

  11. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really a lovely piece.

  12. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Thanks,Janet! I love the red one as well.

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    Meredith B says:

    I love turquiose and I love Sari Silk so what else is there to say

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    M Kershaw says:

    Hi there , I love it !!! Where did you find the chain that you used ? If you don’t mind sharing you resource …

    Thanks Michelle

  15. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    I got it a few years ago at Michaels but any larger link chain would work. I am thinking the copper chain on sale on LB would be beautiful.

  16. Leda C
    Leda C says:

    Right now, I am completely addicted to making chunky bracelets! I also make my own lampwork beads and buttons in my studio at home, and I love it!

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