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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 »

  • Fresh Baked
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    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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  • Sophiebug
    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 »

  • 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 »

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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 »

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    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
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    “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 »

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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 »

  • 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 »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love the mix of metal and your bead and color choices are perfect....great design!…” read »

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The Classic Pearls


About this design:

This is one of those very simple necklaces (sorry, no studs) that is an absolute staple in any lady's jewelry box! :) Instead of knotting the pearls, I put them on beading wire - so far so good. :D

Components:

pearls, sterling clasp

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Very Pretty!!! and very feminine! :D
    I gave similar necklaces to 2 nieces when they graduated from high school. Both wore them to graduation, and now have a pretty reminder of a special day. I agree that a lady should have a nice strand of pearls in her jewelry.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    This is an amazing strand of pearls!! The quality of them looks almost perfect!! Gorgeous!!
    Are they from LB?!!

  3. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    I agree with Mary’s comment that the pearls look perfect! It is quite beautiful, and I believe that sometimes beauty in simplicity, letting the beads speak for themselves is best (of course, not that I don’t also like mixing things up.) Best ~ Linda

  4. Nicki - Taylored Designs
    Nicki - Taylored Designs says:

    Wow, beautiful! They almost look like glass pearls because they’re shape is so beautiful!! Are those round or semi round?? Gorgeous!

  5. therainmaker
    therainmaker says:

    Thank you, everyone! Sometimes simplicity is the best. :) I got the pearls at firemountaingems.com . They’ve got a good selection and great prices. Nicki, these cultured freshwater pearls are actually defined as C/C- grade potatoes! But they certainly don’t look like it! lol! :D

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

    I shop firemountain ALOT!! You can get a great deal on pearls from them. I have to say though, I absolutely fell in love with the pearls from Lima…..they are stunning, if you haven’t seen them in person. I gave a strand to my mother in law, who never orders from online, and she thought they were the most beautiful pearls she had ever seen.

  7. therainmaker
    therainmaker says:

    Same here, Nicki!! Yes you can! That is why I haven’t tried Lima’s yet! LOL! Maybe I should try some, sounds like ya’ll love them! :D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Rainmaker, I most definitely love LB’s pearls!! They’re consistantly smooth and have good luster. Give them a try, I think you’ll love them too!!
    :-D

  9. Nicki - Taylored Designs
    Nicki - Taylored Designs says:

    Funny thing happened yesterday after I saw your strand of pearls…..my husband sells my jewelry at his work, and work of his coworkers approached him about a simple strand of pearls for his wife. Lucky for me I had a beautiful strand from Lima! After making it I realized that I’ve been so focused on mixing colors, textures, etc. in one design, I’ve forgotten how absolutely stunning a simple strand of the same bead can be. Have you ever used those tiny little clear rubber bumpers to put in between pearls when stringing them on 7 or 49 strand? I remember seeing them somewhere, but have never used them. Just curious about them if anyone here has used them.

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    K H says:

    Nicki, I like to space my pearls with seed beads – the smaller seeds give just a hint of color and sparkle between the pearls – the larger ones give a real punch of color.

  11. Violet
    Violet says:

    This is simply ELEGANT !!!!!!! Pearls are one of my passions and the pearls at LB are some of the best !!!!! You must try them !!

  12. therainmaker
    therainmaker says:

    I guess I’m going to give LB’s pearls a try! Nicki, that’s so true. No, I’ve never tried those clear rubber bumpers… KH, that’s a great idea, maybe I should try that with those LB pearls… ;)

  13. therainmaker
    therainmaker says:

    Thanks Purple Chick! I’ve definitely made up my mind to try Lb’s pearls! :D

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

    Simply elegant! Love the beauty of the pearls and the clasp, too! LB has gorgeous pearls in all shapes and colors — be sure to check them out! :D

  15. therainmaker
    therainmaker says:

    Thanks Lynn! i’ll be sure to check out Lb’s pearls!:)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    The simplicity of this is stunning!
    I never used to be a big fan of pearls, but after getting some here, I’m a convert. I like to mix them with czech glass or swarovski’s. There very popular at work.
    I love the peacock color, the pearly whites are gorgeous too! And I just strung berry with moonstone rondelles and daisies.

  17. therainmaker
    therainmaker says:

    Thank you, Gem Chick! I’m going to try some of LB’s pearls. ;) Berry and moonstone… mmmm. :D I also used some of these pearls with blue lace agate? and lapidalite jasper. I’ve got to get it on here some time… :)

  18. Tres Chick
    Tres Chick says:

    Nicki, I haven’t tried the little clear rings yet, but they do look like the coolest. firemountain sells two brands of them: one is called Oh! Rings; the other name I don’t remember.

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