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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love the mix of metal and your bead and color choices are perfect....great design!…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thank so much, everyone! And if you want to delve more into coiling, then getting and…” read »

Let Your Heart be Touched

About this design:

First of all, Merry Christmas to my LB friends!
I was cruising the last Jade Scott shop update and managed to pick up this pendant. It's different for me, and doesn't quite hang correctly. Maybe I need to provide some sort of counter-weight in the back to keep it from drooping a bit? Ah well...The little red beads are vintage German glass, and oh so fragile! One cracked before I even strung it!
So, do I keep it or sell it?


Jade Scott resin pendant, vintage German glass, Czech glass, pressed glass flowers, brass heart bead, natural brass lobster clasp.

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  1. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    What if it were to hang the long way ( like a pendant) with some bead dangles at the bottom? That way it would not tip.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I have to agree with Chicky Suz….I would hang it vertically, with perhaps a nice heart dangle or larger heart pendant. Love those beads!

  3. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    So sweet and charming. You could also make it shorter so it is more like a choker.

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I like it hanging the way it is so maybe shorter would fix the hanging crooked situation. Which side hangs lower?
    By the way, I.think you should keep it.

  5. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    I vote for shorter as well. Maybe adding a couple of the red beads to the flower side to add some more weight would help it hang straight?

  6. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Thanks for the comments!
    It hangs straight left to right, but the pendant leans forward top to bottom. You can kind of see it in the first photo. I was thinking I could balance it out by adding a dangle or 2 to the back of the pendant.

  7. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I definitely like the idea of shortening it and maybe only having 2 flowers instead of 5. You don’t want to take away from the focal. Since its tipping from front to back removing some flowers shouldn’t matter??? As far as keeping it? Would it hurt to sell it. I always use the adage that if a piece of mine doesn’t sell in a reasonable length of time, its meant to be mine. Its really sweet.

  8. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh! I see what you mean now! The holes are drilled too low. They should have been drilled at the top of the tab. You could put new holes in the tab, it looks like there is room, and then hang dangles from the old holes. If you are uncomfortable doing that, what about wire wrapping it a bit so that you could hang it from the top? You could then use the original holes for tiny dangles.
    Those red beds are fantastic and fit in so well with the saying that its definitely worth finagling to get it to hang right.

  9. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    I really love this! I like the idea of the pendant hanging straight down and having the clasp latch at the top of the jumpring where it says LET…then add some dangles to the end of the pendant…or just a red, glass heart dangle…or some type of heart. I love the flowers and the other beads where they are at and think it is good long! :D

  10. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Wire wrapping is a fantastic idea to keep the focal from flipping.

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I think all are great ideas! Thanks for all the comments!
    I am partial to the pendant hanging as is, that way it’s easily legible, but Jess’ idea is pretty neat as well. The wire wrapping would work, I think, but I am also looking at an entirely different way to hang the pendant…so many choices!

    The necklace is about 18 inches long…which is choker length for me(I like my necklaces about 19-20 inches long!)

    I’ll let you know how things progress!

  12. Asia
    Asia says:

    Susie, this is a lovely design, what if you changed the jump rings to a smaller size, I know that you are using it as a clasp catch, but I think that a smaller ones might stabilize the pendant, I like it horizontal. I would keep it to myself if the vintage beads are fragile :D

  13. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Beautiful Susie! Love it the horizontal way, and your colors are so striking!

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