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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...”:
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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 »

  • 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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Thistle


About this design:

I've had this lovely pendant for quite some time. I started out with the pendant and the chain and added a little this and that.

Components:

Ceramic pendant, wood, tagua, copper & brass, pewter charms, agate and carnelian sticks.

Additional Images:



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  1. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Gunilla, I love this! Very pretty and different — the agate and carnelian sticks are a great addition to the overall design.

    Where did you ever find the little leaf and pinecone beads — they are so cute.

  2. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Ok, great, guess I’d better go shopping then!:-) SLS

  3. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Wow! This is nice, Gunilla! A very nice mix of beads and findings!:-)

  4. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Absolutly wonderful..I am going to try some bead wraps on chain..sice I’ve bought afew at LB..I just need to get to it..you all inspire me to get going!!! Great necklace!!

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    kitty mom jb says:

    wow – i love the thistle pendant. my family is from scotland. where did you get it???

  6. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thank you! The pendant is made by Mary Harding. She has her own website and a shop on Etsy too.

  7. Jameth
    Jameth says:

    I always love your designs. It’s sooo pretty and vintage looking. *fav*

  8. Pam
    Pam says:

    Love this!

  9. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    So very Scottish. I love it.

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    Brenda H says:

    Gorgeous necklace!!!!! The ceramic pendant is fabulous! Thanks for the info., her work is amazing.

  11. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    You have outdone yourself AGAIN Gunilla! Very romantic gypsy feeling….

  12. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thank you everyone! The first version was without the sticks. It didn’t look quite right, it needed a splash of color.

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    This is awesome, my hubby FLIPPED when he saw it, he’s Scotch/Irish. I love it, he loves it (and he usually doesn’t show an interest in these things, unless it’s to be supportive of me)….It’s the BOMB!! In my faves, quick, fast, and in a hurry!! :D LOL

  14. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thanks Ravin! Please thank your hubby for me too!

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Just did so, he said “You’re very welcome, you’re extremely talented.” How are you today?

  16. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    This is gorgeous – such a unique design.

  17. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    I’m fine thanks. I’ll talk to you later Ravin, I’ve got my mother in law visiting today.

    Thank you Leigh!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    The pendant is amazing – I’ll have to check our her website.

    Your overall design is so well balanced and highlights the pendant perfectly. The gemstone “sticks” are a lovely enhancement.

  19. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Right into my faves! The pendant is beautiful and unusual, and “a little of this and a little of that” makes for a great statement. It’s very earthy and primal looking, which I love.

  20. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Thank you! I left the wire wraps a little messy too, more like knots, didn’t want it to look too clean.

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    kitty mom jb says:

    Thank you for the info on the pendant. I love etsy!!! One of these days I’ll post some pictures – all I seem to be doing these days is collecting pretty beads!!! LOL!

  22. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Great design…love that clasp, very unusual; at least nothing like I’ve ever found! :-D

  23. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    You’re welcome! Don’t tell my husband – I collect pretty beads too!

    Thank you Elaine!

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    R Biwald says:

    Hi Gunilla,

    I did some research for THISTLE and found your beautiful stunning necklace. Do you sell also your items? If yes what would be the price for this Thistle necklace? If the necklace is yours would you be able to reproduce one? I live in USA, Florida. Thank you so much for your response. Regina

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