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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 »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Moogie, this is a great necklace to showcase each and every component of this great necklace!…” read »

Smokey And Snakeskin

About this design:

I love green snake skin, it's so versatile. My love of smokey quartz is just as strong so I am glad they go so well together. Will start next week on more adventurous designs but for now have been sticking to the KISS principle as advised by little round chick. (Keep It Simple Stupid - LRC was kind though and changed the stupid into sweetie).


Smoky Quartz, Green Snakeskin , and Sterling Silver

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    I would love, love, love to wear this piece!!

  2. Chicky ChaCha
    Chicky ChaCha says:

    This is so pretty Bree—love this. Is this for yourself? You did a great job—just like you do picking in the garden!!!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful Bree you did a fabulous job like it!!!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    The motto is a good one. You have been a busy little darling. Miss Faith is not going to be able to catch up to you. You are smokin down the road. I knew once you started with all your picks you’d be a natural and just never quit. You go girl.

  5. Breezy Chick aka Bree
    Breezy Chick aka Bree says:

    Thanks ladies…. I think I will keep it Mary but will have to buy a nice brown or white dress to go with it… lol… it never ends. Hey Faith, you can do it, just spread your beads out on the table for a few days and something will come to you.

  6. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    very pretty!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Bree my problem is I don’t have very many beads yet. Left over from the necklace I made and some smokey quarts and tourmalated and a pale green tourmalated. I gotta get on the stick. Ted’s hospital trip and bad back sort of put the brakes on me doing much. Have to clean house get up a tree and sing carols etc. Just have so many things that are everyday that piled up. Ugh!!

  8. Breezy Chick aka Bree
    Breezy Chick aka Bree says:

    Lol… Faith, your doing all the stuff I’m supposed to be doing but I’m beading instead. I’ve got 1 1/2 days to clean the house from top to bottom, get all the Christmas baking done (am going to freeze it) and make a huge batch of passionfruit curd to put in jars and decorate before I go on 4 days of night shift and visitors start arriving. But here I am on LB gas bagging.. I’ll panic later :-) Glad to hear that Ted came out of his op ok, keep me up to date with his progress. Perhaps you should draw up a bead wish list and leave it lying around your family and friends to see… lol, it’s worth try and I’m sure your deserving.

  9. Breezy Chick aka Bree
    Breezy Chick aka Bree says:

    P.S. I guess that’s why fresh picking is so much fun, it’s affordable and you can dream about what you’d put together if money allowed.

  10. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    I still have to remind myself to this day to keep it simple (and I have been beading for over 6 yrs now) – I get tied up in doing elaborate designs that end up looking crazy sometimes. I always try to remember that simple is classic and elegant – Just like this piece. Great Job!

  11. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    I think Snakeskin is quickly becoming my new favorite gemstone. I love what you’ve done with this necklace, pairing the flat ovals with the rondelles at the end. It is simply beautiful.

    By the way, I will have to take a picture of my bead wall. I have too many beads; it’s hard sometimes to think of what to use next. My bead wall resembles a small bead store. :::sigh:::

  12. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Another Gorgeous necklace, Bree!!! I see you like the same colors I do!!!

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Love the necklace. Love the colors. REALLY love the shell, too. It makes a great display piece. :D

  14. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Bree, what a beautiful design and color combo! Terrific choices!!! Love your photo lay-out, too! :D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    This is a winner in my books Bree!!
    You are so right, Snakeskin jasper goes very well with Smoky Quartz! Thank you for pointing that out!!! :-D

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