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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 »

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    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 »

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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”:
    “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 »

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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”:
    “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 »

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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”:
    “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 »

Ready for winter


About this design:

I was hoarding the GGS hedgehog for a long time, finally decided to use him in a bracelet.

Components:

GGS hedgehog and nut, Sea Shore Glass bead, Jasper sticks, Pyrite are from Lima. Wood beads, lucite,Howlite beads, seed beads from my stash. PC mushroom and handmade copper clasp.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Love the flow of this bracelet, as well as all the special little touches. beautiful!

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the hedgehog! He is cuter than cute and you’ve done him proud!

  3. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Ooo I love hedgehogs, and you gave him a perfect home. This is really pretty Asia!

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Something about the GGS beads that make me want to add some fun into the design, and that’s what I see in this piece! Love how you showcased the little guy with the colors and all your extra special touches! Love it!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I love all the interest in this piece, and the pops of color are perfect!

  6. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    UMMM…WOW! Just WOW…Asia this is such a cute and beautiful bracelet! The colors are wonderful and remind me of a walk in the woods when the leaves are changing but there are still some greenery left too…LOVE THIS! How do you do your clasps? I adore this clasp…I am always trying to find ways to make clasps but I don’t always succeed! (mind if I steal it?) ;)

  7. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Love the colors and the clasp is FANTASTIC!!!

  8. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is a beautiful piece, Asia! Love the colors and your clasp is just perfect!!

  9. Asia
    Asia says:

    Thank you so much everyone, had to pull him out of the shop, he needs to be redone, just noticed after I look at the close up picture. Susie, the clasp is very easy, you start with a spiral and then do messing around with the wire, go under and make a hook that you hammer for strength, then LOS and I use a tumbler for shine and strength, but you can do it by hand too. I used a 16 gauge wire, just because it is a bracelet, I did a few for necklaces and I only used 18 gauge. I can’t give you a tut, I suck at it, like with everything else you have to practice. BTW, if you don’t want to use LOS because of the kids, a hard boiled egg works great, just smash it in a jar suspend your piece from the lid and wait, it gives a little bit lighter hue, but I like it and you can use old eggs too. :D

  10. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Wow…Asia thanks a bunch! I had looked into LOS because I love the look it achieves but decided against it because I still have really little ones that are EXTREMELY curious! I NEVER knew about the boiled egg…I will have to try that! I just tried patinating copper by using vinegar which is really neat! Thanks for the info, Asia it’s much appreciated! PS I tried making a clasp for a necklace and it turned out okay! Will post it tomorrow! I love the idea! It is such a fabulous one! Your ingenuity is amazing! Wish you could bottle that and sell it!!! ;)

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Love this bracelet, Asia! Not sure what part needs to be redone, but you are the artist, so it’s your call!

  12. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Oh my, I almost missed this. Lovely piece as always. I like the mix of colors and who could resist the hedgehog. And the mushroom is cute as well. Great bracelet.

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    Janet Miriam says:

    Gorgeous combo of beads an d colors! What are the large orange beads?

  14. Asia
    Asia says:

    Janet, the pumpkin beads are dyed howlite.

  15. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    Great colors.

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