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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
    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 »

pink cadillac


About this design:

I like the way the components of this piece contrast on the one hand (i.e. the warmth of the copper teardrops versus the black-icy hematite) and unify on the other (i.e. the rose quartz and copper in color, and the two faceted round stones in shape and texture.)

I may have a hard time parting with this one. :)

Components:

Faceted hematite from LB, copper ovals, faceted rose quartz, copper clasp.



Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Valley Girl says:

    I think its lovely… love the copper and black combo.. A total fav!

  2. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Ohhhh – another nice one from you!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Very nice !!!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    I haven’t been on here much lately. Love this!! It is beautiful as usual another classy piece.

  5. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Love it I would keep this one!!! Beautiful beads.

  6. Frida
    Frida says:

    Pretty´!!!

  7. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Gorgeous contrast here. I simply adore those copper beads. Killer!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    I say, KEEP IT!!!!!! :-D
    You are so right about it contrasting and unifying all at the same time! Perfection!!

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    Copper Penny says:

    I can see why you would have a hard time parting with this one. It is beautiful, very bold.

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    WAY cool!! Such a great combo!

  11. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    I would definetly keep it, just gorgeous…I really like your designs, you are very talented. Into my faves it goes…

  12. Cecilia-Gems of Heaven
    Cecilia-Gems of Heaven says:

    Susan – quite honestly, I probably would not have thought to use rose quartz in this piece but looked at what I would have missed out on? It all goes together so beautifully. Another hit from you. Into my faves as well. That’s one of the things I love about this LB site, it allows us to see the creativity of fellow bead lovers and think outside the box. Keep em coming …:-)

  13. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    this is so beautiful!

  14. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Thanks everyone. The encouragement and support here is so incredible!

    Cecilia, the rose quartz stones I used were kind of unusual–the had a deeper, dusky tone than most of the more pastel stones I’ve encountered. I think that’s why I was inspired to use them in this combination. :)

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a fabulous combo, Susan! I love your design and vote that you keep this one for yourself! :D

  16. Violet
    Violet says:

    This is beautiful, Susan… I agree with Lynn, you have so many beautiful things for sale…. Keep this one for yourself… you deserve it !!!!!

  17. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Susan, in your description you already described exactly why this is fabulous! Nothing more to say! This is a fave :)

  18. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Fabulous color combo. I never would have put these stones together on my own – WOW. You are encouraging me to think outside the box!

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