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"Bluebird" Necklace & Bracelet Set


About this design:

This necklace features a beautiful blue house bezel from Cindy Kovar at Captured Moments that I collaged with a piece of an antique book and an aged bird charm, sealed and filled with ICE resin.

The chain is made with wire-wrapped links of honey jade, rainbow new jade, copper and glass beads. Little pops of colors are from seed beads in complimentary colors.

Components:

Ceramic house bezel, antique book paper, bird charm, LimaStudios Crystal Clear Resin, Honey Jade, seed beads, copper wire, rainbow jade

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  1. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Quite an interesting design! So many lovely elements but it flows. The pendant is wonderful, the wire wrapped beads are perfect, as is the color palet. Bring on Spring!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Honey with a touch of blue….Lovely and earthy!
    Love your wire wrapping too!

  3. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I wouldn’t know were to begin in making a wonderful pendant like this–your efforts paid off as it is beautiful. The wire wrapping over the beads create a special element within the piece. Nice job! (Love that little bird too!)

  4. Shhh
    Shhh says:

    Lovely, your wirework has a very polished look. I like how you incorporated both messy links and formal neat links in the same piece. And I don’t normally like yellow so much, but here I like it a lot. Very lovely piece.

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love, love the wire work on the chain! Add the darling birdhouse pendant and you’ve got a great design.

  6. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely design!

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

    Gorgeous!

  8. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Impressive!!! I love your design!

  9. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors and the wire wrapped beads are awesome!

  10. ErinM31
    ErinM31 says:

    I love the wire-work! :)

  11. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    I love that this piece seems heavy with the wire work and light with the bead choice. Wear with pride.

  12. Beading Hippie  Shawn
    Beading Hippie Shawn says:

    Very very nice!!

  13. BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    BeadlingatMonsterPajamas says:

    Ditto to all the above. I find your wire wrapping impressive.

  14. Miss Molly
    Miss Molly says:

    Thanks everyone! :)

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I love it!

  16. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    AWESOME! Love the blues and yellows together. Your wire work is perfect! I like the mix of tiny tight wraps on some beads but loose “sloppy” wraps on others. Great contrast! and btw: I am SO going to “borrow” your idea! ;)

  17. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I love those honey jade (not really yellow) beads. They’re a soft orange, more than yellow – AT LEAST on my computer. From what I hear different comps. have different colors. And I LOVE the bracelet. Just love it. I’m not sure about the pendant with this one, but you did a great job on it. Since I’m not ‘sure’ just let it be …………

  18. A Rozmin
    A Rozmin says:

    Love your colors and wirework!

  19. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    So pretty. Love the wire work.

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