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  • SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love this, and your pendent is outstanding!…” read »

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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 »

  • 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 »

Send Me Brown Flowers


About this design:

Large beads with large wrapped loops formed on either side. The flower is the middle piece of an embellishment from Michael's. (I used the small filigree part in the mint pearl bracelet.) It is tied to the loops and then the strings come through the center and attach the small beads. The necklace is choker length.

Components:

Magnesite turquoise beads large and small. Antique brass flower. Antique brass wire. S-lon cord. Copper.chain.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Cute!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Love the copper and turquoise…great focal!

  3. beadinggma
    beadinggma says:

    Simplicity is lovely!

  4. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    This is too cute! I love the large loops!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    You did an awesome job, your wire wraps are really great and the pictures are fantastic. Loving the colors and what you did with the focal :D

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    I think that PEANUT SEED BEADS would look good in place of the chain ;)

  7. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    @Asia lol!
    Thank you everybody. This did have a large metal bead as the focal but I just didn’t like it.

  8. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I think your upcycled focal is perfect! Love this piece!

  9. Old Beaded Lady Chris
    Old Beaded Lady Chris says:

    Hi Deb,
    I really like what you have created with this
    necklace. Never fails…blue and copper..a winning
    combo. Just beautiful Deb !!!

  10. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very pretty Deb. I think someone said it but you can’t go wrong with copper and turquoise.

    I like how you added the ‘frame’ to the 1st pic. Nice

  11. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Wonderful upcycle Deb! Just an all around gorgeous piece!

  12. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love how the tiny center beads mimic the large turquoise beads. Very appealing design!

  13. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design!

  14. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    Outstanding! Deb, about how big are the magnesite turquoise beads? Your wire-wrapped bead are in perfect proportion to the focal leaves. Wow, you are so talented. I am jealous. I SO WISH I COULD STEAL YOUR TALENT!!

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you so much to everyone. I do appreciate it…especially when it’s a semi MacGyvered piece.

    Lois I think those magnesite beads must be 16mm…they seem to be 1 size bigger than the 14mm shell pearls I have. (if you look close you will see 1 is smaller but it’s hardly noticeable)

  16. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Great improvisation Deb! Love the look! It has kind of a 70′s “Flower Power” vibe with an updated look.

  17. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love what you did here, sister!! EXCELLENT wrap work!! Asia, you nut!–peanut seed beads might work (but I really do like your chain!!!) :)

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    BeadWitchedSara D says:

    Oh, darn! Now I need to go look yet more closely to fin a somewhat smaller bead in that charming necklace. I looked and I can’t tell which one it is for sure. Yup turquoise and copper is a really great combination . . . are these last coup;e of days meant for Native American designs???? Seems like it. Great job!!

  19. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Love this and such a neat combo :)

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