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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 »

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    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 »

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    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”:
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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”:
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    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...”:
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  • 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 »

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    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
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    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
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  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

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    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”:
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    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 »

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    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”:
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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
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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”:
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    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
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Octopus Garden In The Shade


About this design:

Finally figured out a design that I could use the octopus focal, I have had for awhile now. I think all the different shades of blue go together. What do you think?

Components:

Brazil Amazonite ovals, czech glass rondelles and drops, Conch shell puff coins, turquoise barrels and small rondelles, Indonesian recycled glass and lampwork rounds, antique brass beads, spacers and clasp.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Fabulous. Love the octopus focal!

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Darn! I thought the other piece was my favorite. This one is even AWESOM-er!!! The little cluster of buds is SO darn cute!!! I like the mix of stones and shells and glass!!! (and brass shells!)
    And also thanks for the Beatles earworm! :)

  3. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    Wherever did you get that pendant? It’s precious & so darn cute. I love your design! I like those little flowers all together.

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    What a fabulous focal and I love the ocean-y blues with it! Whereever did you get those recycled glass rondelles? They remind me of bubbles (I coulda used them a few days ago!) and just accent that octopus brilliantly!

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    I think you did a marvelous job, what are those buds?

  6. miss e
    miss e says:

    I think it’s great! I love the all the beads together. It adds a nice texture!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I saw that octopus at Michaels and almost bought it 2 different days! This is fabulous!!!

  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments, it’s always such a wonderful feeling reading them.

    The pendant came from Michaels, Jennifer. I got it over two years ago though.

    Gail the recycled glass rondelles are from yuki designs on etsy.

    Asia those buds are glass from a local bead store here in Calgary. They kinda look like petals, but the hole runs side to side instead of front to back. Or another bead they remind me off is teardrops but only half of it. If that makes sense.

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Your welcome Julie for the earworm :)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Another fantastic piece….you are on a mega creative roll girl!

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I thought I recognized that pendant (cant believe you didn’t buy it Becky). Another fantastic piece Wanda.

  12. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great focal and design! Love the colors, too! You’re on a very creative roll, Wanda!!

  13. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Needs, Deb and Maria for your lovely comments :)

  14. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Looks like you discovered this in the ocean, Wanda ! All those blues work so well together and with the focal – - -

  15. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    The oceany colors are wonderful here with your cool octopus pendant! I love the song too!

  16. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thank you Paula and Angela for you kind words :)

  17. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Yup, I’m kicking myself…. :)

  18. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I could have sworn I saw it in mine recently.

  19. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Wanda, I love this piece. The soft blue is so nice to look at and wearing would make anyone feel special. Great look, you rock.

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