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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 »

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About this design:

ok.. I went ahead and made the knew I would.... not quite as intricate as the one suggested by Shannon..but still quite a nice finish I think.

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  1. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    ooooooooooooooooooooooooo, its perfect for this – now it’s COMPLETELY your piece of art! I love it, I don’t know of a pre-made one that would have been any better. Contrats. on this beauty!

  2. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    wow…absolutely breath taking !!!! Wonderful wirework and the hand made clasp is perfect…Deffinatly a show stopper piece :)

  3. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    speechless…blinks…wow…fave I bow to your wire working greatness and throw you many flavorful kudos!! :D

  4. Shannon J
    Shannon J says:

    awww you girls are so sweet.. Thank you!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    It’s so romantic! I love it, wonderful!

  6. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Shannon, Your wirework on the clasp is excellent as is the rest of it on this piece. I love the colors..Fave

  7. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is really nice, and the wire work is great.

  8. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Your wire work is amazing! The clasp you created perfectly complements your gorgeous necklace!

  9. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    WOW, you did it! And it’s sooo much better than a pre-made one for this necklace. Looks like you followed the general idea of the one that I suggested to you but made it your own which is so special. Love it, and it goes with the style so well. Now, are you going to sell it or keep it for yourself? :-) SLS

  10. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    Wow Shannon – awesome clasps. It really compliments the necklace. Love this design

  11. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Shannon you do beautiful work never steer from your feelings!

  12. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Shannon, this is beautiful, I love the clasp very nice wire work. fave!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    8O I’m speachless!!
    I bow to your creativity and ability!!!
    WOW! :-D

  14. Shannon J
    Shannon J says:

    Thank you all!! This piece has definately been an ongoing process..learning every step of the way..
    Shannon .. I think this one is already sold… My good friend Kyla wants to give it to her Mom on her 50th wedding anniversary this summer..she hasnt seen the clasp yet but Im hoping it will cinch the deal.. find out today ..fingers crossed!

  15. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Shannon, your friend Kyla will love the clasp! What a nice present for her mom and her wedding anniversary. I had a feeling that it was going to be sold or would soon be sold. This is a FAVE … It’s a gorgeous piece!!

    I need to get off my duff and make the one from Lisa Niven Kelly that is similar and post it so you can see it. Stay tuned!! SLS

  16. Pam
    Pam says:

    Love your wire work – Beautiful!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Shannon, I love this I would like to see a close-up of the pendant if at all possible. This is so beautiful. Love all the delicate wire work.

  18. Gunilla B
    Gunilla B says:

    Wow, what a beauty! Absolutely wonderful!

  19. Shannon J
    Shannon J says:

    Ok one last close up.. or 2 and it is sold for sure!!! *dances* *sings I’m in the money…..*
    its a good day today

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  20. celestialdesigns
    celestialdesigns says:

    Just BEAUTIFUL!!

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