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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
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    “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
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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
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    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

  • Moogie
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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 »

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

Because of K.H., to Harriet


About this design:

Thanks to our wonderful teacher last night, K.H., I came up with this necklace that I call "Circles of Hope". It made me think of Harriet. I have a separate line that's religious based and all of the proceeds go to local families dealing with cancer and head trauma. I thought of you Harriet because maybe you could do a "Circle of Hope" line, or similar and donate the proceeds to whomever or whatever. Just an idea. Thanks so much for teaching me this technique K.H....I so appreciate it!!

Components:

Seed beads, crimps, 7 strand wire and Vintaj brass ladder style chain from LB....which is an extrememly strong type of chain for those of you who don't like the wimpy weak chains. I pulled on it very hard and it didn't budge at all.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

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    K H says:

    AWESOME!!!!!! I was going to call them Rings around the Rosey – but that seems trite next to your idea. You go girl!!!! KH :)

  2. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    What a fabulous design and a worthy cause! Great idea!

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    Brenda H says:

    Great necklace! What a wonderful thing to do!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Gorgeous necklace for a great cause

  5. Glassy chick Sonal
    Glassy chick Sonal says:

    Fab Necklace!! May I request for instructions please :)

  6. Nicki - Taylored Designs
    Nicki - Taylored Designs says:

    Glassy chick…I learned how to do this last night from K.H. who posted a beautiful necklace in the design gallery. You just take seed beads and 7 strand wire and a crimp bead…..wrap the 7 strand wire through all the beads twice, and go 2 or 3 beads extra when you pass through the crimp bead. Pull tight, crimp and clip the extra wire. I found the easiest way is to put the crimp bead on the strand first, put so many seed beads on one side of it, flip it around and put the same amount of seed beads on the other side of the crimp bead. Then you start stringing your wire through the beads again. It’s easy once you get the hang of it.

    Please don’t give me any credit for this technique….I just learned it last night from K.H……thanks again K.H.!!

  7. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Beautiful work, and a great inspiration!!! Thank you for sharing this with us Nicki. Obviously —FAV!!!

  8. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Gorgeous! Love it!

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a beautiful design and terrific idea, Nicki! :D

  10. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    This is fab, Nicki! Now I have to go see how K H inspired you…thanks for sharing the instructions!

  11. Violet
    Violet says:

    This is a gorgeous design and great technique.. Such a wonderful thing to do for Harriett !!!!!!

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Gorgeous..at first, I thought the links were hammered metal!

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