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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 »

Necklace or bracelet?

About this design:

This started out as a necklace and is un finished. Which I'm not sure about now. Not sure if I like the pendant hanging from a jump ring only. I have a hard time putting together necklaces so thought maybe a double strand bracelet. Comments would be appreciated.

I added to pics of my foster kit kats. Monte & Bella


peanut seed beads, copper findings, Rhyolite - octagon shape(?), copper flower , aquamarine beads. LB (which I cannot remember the name of )

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What absolutely darling kittens ! Looks to me like the pendant is a little big for the necklace, but I love your idea for a double-wrap bracelet. Really pretty beads from what I can see in the photos.

  2. JustImagine - Val
    JustImagine - Val says:

    Peggy, I love what you have started here. The colors are so pretty together. Maybe adding a double chain or leather cord and put the pendant on that and make it a multi-strand necklace.

  3. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    Now – what I would do – forget the pendant, use one of those multi-colored redd-ish beads as a pendant with a 6mm jump ring with either leather strings or linen or both and mabe with some of those small seed beads on them. I like the colors very much – but that pendant has got to go – LOL

  4. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    P.S.- and hang the new pendant from 2 or 3 6mm jump rings or one large one, so it isn’t, like you say, right up against the necklace

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I love all the colors and textures together! I’m with Val and make a double stranded necklace with leather or suede to compliment the beads. You could make your own wire wrapped bail instead of using jump rings.

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I think the multi strand idea with one strand being more substantial (like leather) would balance the size and presence (weight) of the LR pendant. The kittens, however, are perfect as is. :)

  7. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Thank you all for your comments and input. I would have never thunk’ of a multi strand with leather or chain. brilliant :)

  8. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Becky – the kitties are pretty perfect . Only a couple more weeks until they are ready for adoption. I’m going to miss them

  9. JustImagine - Val
    JustImagine - Val says:

    Can’t wait to see your finished piece! :) You got this!!!

  10. Laud
    Laud says:

    I vote for necklace. The pendant’s pretty big as a dangle on a bracelet unless you want to make a wide leather cuff. The stones you’ve picked are lovely though somewhat delicate. Chunkier elements like chain or leather would add balance.

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the pendant, voting for necklace as well, but the kitties are stealing the show, how adorable :D

  12. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I love the pendant too! I vote for a necklace also and dido Laud’s comment about adding chunkier elements. Your kitties are adorable :)

  13. Vibrant Jewels
    Vibrant Jewels says:

    If you put the darker colored rhyolite nuggets nearer to the pendant, it would look more balanced. Also if you had a couple of weightier elements – like smaller pendants in the mix – or on another strand, it would be more balanced. I love the color mix though – very unusual!

  14. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Beautiful colors! You could do a beautiful wrap bracelet with what you have minus the pendant but a multi-strand necklace like the others have suggested with heavier elements and leather would be awesome!

  15. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I agree with everyone. Necklace. Multi-strand. Great colors.
    I made a piece with the big heart from Lipstick Ranch. Same dilemma. I ended up with the pendant from the main strand and then a longer but smaller strand “below” it for a frame. Maybe that will work for you. Don’t give up on the focal pendant… it’s too much fun!

  16. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Oh! LOVE the kits. I want them! Don’t think baby Darcy is ready for little ones yet. At 1 year and 1 week, she is still too self-absorbed! :)

  17. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I love your design and colors so far and I too vote for necklace. I like the idea of the multi strand with leather or chain but my first thought was to use the LB silk ribbon to add softness to the iron pendant and still give a substantial presence to the more delicate strand you’ve already made. Just a thought.

  18. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I love the colors and I would go with the necklace with the silk ribbon.

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