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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 »

Victoria


About this design:

Learning some new links, the simple S link in 16g copper to connect these copper washers (from the hardware store) and LB amethyst beads. The necklace is similar, doesn't contain any washers though. My daughter saw this and asked if she could have it, so I named it for her.

Components:

Artistic wire in copper 16g, copper chain, amethyst barrel beads.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I don’t blame your daughter–I’d want it too! Great design and wirework Cindy!

  2. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Very nice wire work. The beads are set off perfectly.

  3. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Simple and stunning – - love your “pendant”. Betcha your daughter gets lots of compliments !

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    Very attractive & well-constructed.

  5. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    These are both terrific! I like how you used the amethyst with the washers in the bracelet, it softens the industrial look of them. I really love the coil you made for the pendant and your S links are super coo! :)

  6. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I like it; can I be a daugther of yours? – LOL

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Cindy, I love the simple but eye-catching design of these pieces. They will stand out on any outfit that is worn. For me, copper ‘pops’ my visual senses–I just love the warm tones and great feeling I get from wearing it. May I ask, where are you getting the copper washers? I’ve been to HomeDepot, Lowes, and Ace Hardware, and they are telling me to find a store specializing in Lighting! My journey to find these has met with no success! Any help would be appreciated! :)

  8. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I’d think going online to etsy, ebay, etc. would produce some copper washers …. ?

  9. SYD Sydney H
    SYD Sydney H says:

    I mean, you think of the gas you use going to these places and the waiting in line – even with the online shipping it’s EASIER.

  10. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    CC: I got the washers at Harbor Freight, a box of assorted sizes for about $7 I think. They can be heated & hammered, I usually sand the edges on the back to make them smoother.

    Angela: The “coil” on the pendant was actually how the very end of the copper wire was wrapped around the roll of wire! I didn’t feel like straightening it, so there it is. Just made loops. Ah laziness works in my favor again! :D

    Syd: we’d be better as sisters, and I always share with them too! :)

    Thank you all!

  11. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Thanks Cindy!

  12. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oooooo! Fabulous wire work and design! Love the pendant!

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Some amazing washers you’ve found! (Thinking of it, I’ve never seen copper ones either; I guess I’d just make my own…) Love the design, love the wire work! Just hoping the pendant won’t kink — but since your daughter got it, you could easily fix it, so that’s no problem then!

  14. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Monica – one thing I’ve discovered about twisting round wire, is that it gets work-hardened. The pendant is actually very sturdy. I have also thought about tumbling it to make it harder too.

    Harbor Freight, I get my washers there!

  15. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Beautiful! Love the color combo!

  16. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely!

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