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  • 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 »

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

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thank so much, everyone! And if you want to delve more into coiling, then getting and…” read »

twist and shout

About this design:

Another variation on a previous theme: combining copper and bronzite. I like the sense of movement that's created by the non-traditional shapes in this rendition.


Bronzite twisted rectangles, copper trapezoids, copper spacers and copper s-clasp

Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Me too love the movement that was created by the non-traditional shapes, it’s an outstanding piece absolutely stunning!

  2. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    How amazing – love this. Those copper trapezoids are so great. Susan, you find the greatest pieces to use in your designs. FA-VO-RITE!

  3. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    I love this one. The nontraditional shapes really work for a fantastic look.

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Another beauty!! Great job, I love the way you are sanding the cooper! :)

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:

    Oops!! LOL the copper NOT the cooper!! :)

  6. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Stunning!! Love these beads, they look fabulous together…Fave!!!

  7. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I love those trapisoid copper beads and of course the bronsite it’s a winner! Into my favs!

  8. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Great design!!! Elegant lines and beautiful earthy colors..a winner!!! :D

  9. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Susan, where do you find these amazing components!?! Absolutely crazy for all your designs. Love love love it.

  10. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Judy B, I can’t take credit for the brushed surface, the beads come that way.

    OK Jacki, I google, google, google. I follow dozens of useless links for every good one I find. :)

    Thanks for your kind comments, ladies!

  11. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Susan this is beautiful, love how you mixed the different forms and colors…a show stopper !!!

  12. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    What a fabulous necklace! Love it!

  13. Violet
    Violet says:

    STUNNING !!!!!! The bronzite and copper is a perfect match, and the shapes are amazing !!!! LOVE it !!!!!

  14. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Another winner from Susan!! A fave!! :-D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Now see!! I would not have known what to do with beads of this shape. This is amazing! I love the geometrics of this!!

  16. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    These beads go together so excellently!!

  17. Claire F
    Claire F says:

    Your coordination of colors, design, is stunning! What a gorgeous necklace! Into Favs.:)

  18. doktordesigns
    doktordesigns says:

    Thanks, everyone. Today is my 50th birthday. I work for a very enlightened company where everyone gets his/her birthday off…and I’m going to spend mine doing my favorite thing: making jewelry. :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Happy Birthday Susan!!!!!!!! :-D
    Have a great day and have fun beading!!! :-D

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Happy Birthday Sue!

  21. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Happy Birthday, Susan!. It is a gorgeous piece!! :)

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Happy birthday Susan enjoy your day!

  23. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Happy Birthday, Susan! I hope you enjoy your special “beading” day. Can’t wait to see what you create!

  24. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a gorgeous combo, Susan! I love these colors and shapes together! :D

    Happy Birthday wishes to you, Susan!!! I hope you have a fabulous day beading!!! :D :D :D

  25. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very nice, and love all the shapes of the beads..

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