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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 »

  • 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 »

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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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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” 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 »

  • Moogie
    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...”:
    “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 »

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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 »

  • 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 »

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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 »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” read »

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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 »

Midsummer Night


About this design:

The days are getting shorter and the nights a little longer so I wanted to capture the woodlands before the summer is gone.

Components:

Ceramic pendant by Spinning Star studio, wool beads, Czech glass, batik ribbon made by me, and copper and brass findings.

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

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

    Beautiful – perfect name for this piece – it has an ethereal glow!

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love that pendant..and the wood beads and batik ribbon are a perfect touch! Gorgeous, Del!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Beautifully woodsy!
    Love that cute little visiting bumble bee. :-D

  4. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks Judy, Wanda, and Mary. He was a very sleepy little bee.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Very pretty….the ribbon matches the focal perfectly!

  6. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    The ribbon does bring it all together nicely. Pretty design altogether.

  7. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks Beadaholic and Warped Wire. I love batik fabric and I make a lot of quilts with it. It has a very tribal feel to it and some of the designs are so intricate.

  8. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is just a wonderful design! All the pieces/parts fit beautifully.
    :)

  9. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Del, It doesn’t get much better for me–I think this is awesome! You captured the woodlands perfectly. I love everything about this from the batik fabric, to the wood beads and CZ nuggets, and that great pendant and twig bar! By the way, I searched forever to find the bumble bee in your design only to feel really silly to see that he was sitting next to your necklace admiring it! I do hope one day to be as creative as you. Fantastic work and vision here! :)

  10. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I was looking all over the bee, too!Love this design. The title captures the mood of the piece, and all the components are spectacular. Beautiful!

  11. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks Cindy, Crystal and Elis Mom. The bee was just sitting there on my bleached out deck rail and he wasn’t moving for anything. So I just staged the necklace around the little fellow. I thought he went well with the design.

  12. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    So pretty and love your visitor.

  13. Dill
    Dill says:

    Gorgeous colors and I love the ribbon you made!

  14. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Great design!

  15. Karen aka kidsauthor
    Karen aka kidsauthor says:

    So earthy, love the ribbon with the wood beads, very creative piece and the bumble ties it together!

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Beautiful! You have nailed the feel and balance of this piece!

  17. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    So much to enjoy in this necklace…love the colors…so calming and earthy.

  18. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Thanks everyone for your generous comments. Happy Beading.

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