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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 »

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    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

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    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 »

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    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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    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 »

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    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...”:
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  • 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 »

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    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
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    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 »

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    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
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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 »

Ocean's Delight


About this design:

I had a stash of bronze pearls and was waiting for inspiration. I paired them with gold & bronze glass beads & gold crystal bicones which looked pretty but not particularly unique. Was in a Chico, CA bead store on Friday when I happened on a strand of periwinkle blue cut glass, the next thing I found were blue & bronze & gold pony beads and a fab artisan glass focal bead and some sea life charms. Took my finds home and an idea sprouted as soon as I laid them out. My creation is a 5 strand bracelet with an Art Deco gold toggle clasp. I included a photo (the last one) of how the bracelet looked in the beginning.

Components:

Artisan glass focal bead, gold/bronze glass beads, gold Swarovski crystals, gold spacer beads, Art Deco gold toggle clasp, periwinkle blue cut glass pieces, light bronze freshwater pearls, gold sea life charms, Blue & gold pony beads

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    Love these colors.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great color and design! Isn’t it amazing how one little thing can inspire you create a marvelous design? Love the charms! :)

  3. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Thanks:) Yes, I still get surprised when something comes together, LOL! Thanks for the nice words ladies:) appreciate you!

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is gorgeous! The colors play off each other so beautifully, and that focal is…Wow!

  5. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    These colors are wonderful together as are all the different elements.

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

    Beautiful – a real eye-catcher! Truthfully, I like the first design, as well -

  7. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Cat, that focal is great! The blue you’ve added really creates a backdrop for the sea life charms. Don’t you love when the beads almost design themselves when laid all together on the table? Very nice! :)

  8. GemVibes aka Cat Tayler
    GemVibes aka Cat Tayler says:

    Thanks Crystal Canary:) I was going to go with a focal bead that showed an Ocean theme but thought maybe it would be too much, kind of glad I didn’t. Yes, it is sometimes like magic the way the beads come together like they are designing themselves. So fun!

  9. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very cool!

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Lovely! The blue really set everything off beautifully!

  12. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Wow, gorgeous, love the blues, sea life charms and gold/bronze beads together!!! 8)

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Have to agree with Judy, I like the first version too — but if you want to go for blue, beige is not quite the thing… and blue is a special color! Lovely mix of everything!

  14. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the colors :D

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