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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 »

  • 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 »


About this design:

The earrings were the starting point for this set - -saw a similar design on another website and just had to try it myself. The simple design of the necklace was inspired by the seed bead necklaces that Jolene posted last March. Also, this is my first experiment with magatama beads - - decided to use them just in the center of the necklace, then used size 8 and 11 seed beads on the sides and back. Finished length 18 inches.


From Lima Beads: black magatama and seed beads. From Other Sources: 8mm Czech olivine tortise triangles, 12 mm Czech olivine triangles, green glass beads and rondelles from my stash. Finished with black chain and findings.

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  1. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh WOW! Love, love, love these! Absolutely freakin gorgeous! I want!! The style reminds me of Art Deco. Seriously striking!!

  2. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Thanks, Gail – - hadn’t thought of them as Art Deco, but I am always drawn to anything that is from that era !

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Very nice! I love the look the magatamas give the piece, and the green is so striking against the black. The design of the earrings is perfect for those triangles. Gorgeous Paula!

  4. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Paula, I LOVE this set!!! The magatamas are so fun to work with. Love the design and the color combination.
    PS-I sent you a reply.

  5. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Will look for your message, Jolene – - and thanks for the inspiration for this necklace !

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous!! I love how magatamas stack! :)

  7. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    So very pretty! ;)

  8. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Very lovely :) What size magatama did you use?5mm?

  9. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Glad you like the design, Julia – - the magatamas are 3mm.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Green and black are one of my favorite color combos! Love the triangle Czech beads…but then, I am a big fan of ALL Czech beads! LOL This is a great design, and love the use of magatamas!

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    So pretty!

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Gail is right this is very Art Deco looking. Love the translucent green czechs! And magatamas stacked again!!! How have I missed that they stack like that!! I want matte colors!!

  13. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Gosh, Deb, with you were close enough to come over to my house – - have some matte iris brown magatamas and need an inspiration to use them ! And those little beads just line themselves right up like magic – - -

  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    You want inspiration…go look for Bead Me Up Buttercup, Songbeads, the Curious Bead Shop, Smitten Beads….all have facebook & Etsy stores. They use a lot of matte peanut seed beads in their jewelry. Similiar to magatamas…they are the perfect texture/filler/ending in a necklace.

  15. franny
    franny says:

    classy but wearable anywhere, anytime…love the translucent green with black & geometric design!

  16. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    thanks for your kind comments everyone ! And thanks, Deb, for the “leads” on where to find some new inspiration – - -

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