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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 »

Purple Rain


About this design:

My daughter Jenny's birthday is this Saturday and she asked for a necklace in purples. I used black gun metal chain and findings so I had to come up with a bail in black for the amethyst teardrop focal. She loves it!

Components:

Amethyst beads in assorted shapes and sizes (most from LB), assorted glass and crystal beads, black gun metal chain and findings, magnetic clasp

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love amethyst, it looks great!

  2. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    BTW, she already has it on! Couldn’t keep it a secret since she’s visiting with us this month and has watched me create it!

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    Margareta says:

    Another amethyst lover :) This is so abundant and black metal suits amethyst so very well!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Beautiful bail, love the Amethyst with the black gun metal, fabulous design!

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

    Lovely necklace! Beautiful design, too!

  6. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Wow this is GORGEOUS Lindy!!! Great focal and I’m loving this with the gunmetal, your daughter is very lucky to have such a talented mom! Happy Birthday to her!!!

  7. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    This is breathtaking! What a wonderful gift for your daughter! :D

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    Brenda H says:

    Terrific design! Is the pendant dogtooth amethyst?

  9. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Thanks for all the inspiring comments! As for your question Brenda, it is dogtooth amethyst or some people call it cheveron amethyst.

  10. Diane Cauley
    Diane Cauley says:

    OMG! I love the purple with the gunmetal! Very inspiring design :)

  11. Skittles mommy
    Skittles mommy says:

    Gorgeous! I am sure your daughter was excited to get this!

  12. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This is something else … I’m sure she’ll wear it with pride. SLS

  13. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is beautiful! She’s very lucky to have this made for her!

  14. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Stunning!!! I can see why your daughter loves it so much!!

  15. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Gorgeous!

  16. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Good Morning Ladies! Thank you for all the inspiring comments last week! I’ve been quite busy this past month spending time with my visiting daughter and granddaughters.

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Linda, what a stunning necklace for your very lucky daughter! I love the gunmetal with purple & your fab design! Great bail, too! :D

  18. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Thanks Lynn! Glad to see you back on a regular basis! Missed you!

  19. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks, Linda! Hope you are enjoying your visit with your daughter and granddaughters! :D How old are your grandgirls?

  20. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Jordan is 6 and Audrey will be 4 on Sept 1. It’s been so much fun! Unfortunaly they go home to CA on Saturday :(

  21. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Pic of the girls!

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  22. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What beautiful girls — such wonderful photos and lovely names, too! You must have such a wonderful time with them, Linda! :D

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