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  • 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 »

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

"Fit For A Queen"

About this design:

I have never been much of a fan of filigree. However, There have been several Filigree pieces on here that are gorgeous. They sparked me into creating this set.
Now I can't decide what to do. I have the plain necklace with bracelet and long earrings. To store it I hung the earring on the necklace. I really like the way they look on the sides. So I made a second set of earrings. Now I'm not sure what to do. I was thinking about a tiny toggle, so that the long pieces could be part of the necklace or worn as earrings.
Plus I can't think of a name for this set. I think "I don't like filigree" was a bit negative LOL and "I didn't like filigree until I saw someone elses beautiful design" is a bit long! LOL


Brass chain, copper colored brass wire, brass filigree, swarovski crystals, vintage earring used on the bottom of the pendant.

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  1. JulzJewlz
    JulzJewlz says:

    Here are additional photos of the bracelet and close up of the smaller earrings.

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  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Indecision is the key to flexibility. Don’t make up your mind until you have to. :D

    Very opulent looking. “Fit for a Queen” might be a good name…? Love it!

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Well,,,,filigree is hot right now. I like this. I really love the bracelet!! The name “Fit for a Queen” sounds like a royal winner to me!!

  4. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Have you tried it on? Walked around a bit? Is it too heavy with the extra filigree? Maybe just the hearts on the sides?? to balance off the large filigree?? Maybe offer both sets of earrings?? Just randon thoughts…fill agree?

  5. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    PS I love filigree, so I’m liking all of this!! :)

  6. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Wow, what a beauty!!

  7. JulzJewlz
    JulzJewlz says:

    I think “Fit for a Queen” is the perfect name for it! Thanks! I agree waiting a bit to make up my mind is a good idea. It’s been done for a week now so waiting isn’t a problem.
    LeighAnn~You are right filigree is hot right now. That is why I bought these pieces. I just wasn’t sure what I would do with them.
    Dragon~I have tried it on. It looks gorgeous either way and it is extremely light weight. The small earrings don’t look as good on the necklace. Yes I was going to offer both sets. They go together and I don’t have anymore of these pieces.
    Thanks Karen!
    The bracelet is way cool!! It is light weight, I bent the squares so that they would fit around the wrist, instead of flat on the wrist.

  8. JulzJewlz
    JulzJewlz says:

    The official name for this set is now “Fit For A Queen”. Thanks L.R. Chick!! Great name!

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    This set looks beautiful either way, Julz! Love the design! :D

  10. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Beautiful set!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Love the necklace both ways with or without the earrings so I think you should find a way to be able to use it both ways! Gorgeous design and Perfect title!

  12. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    This is a beautiful set! Filigree can be a bit difficult. Yet at times the perfect accent piece. I think I would give it time to be certain what you wnat to do. It’s when I rush or force something that I end up redoing it. Try to figure out a way to make this as versatile as you want it to be.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Wow! Fabulous design, however it ends up!
    This is definitely one of those pieces that you have to leave for a few days and think about.
    Personally, I’m thinking add the smaller heart/leaf filigree to the necklace to balance the focal. and keep the big earrings as earrings.
    Can’t wait to see what you decide!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful set!

  15. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    what a beautiful creation !!!

  16. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    This is beautiful! Maybe you could use brass lobster claw or the round ones to hook it on the necklace and the to the earrings? You could cover them with a tiny bit of filigree to disguise the clasps. I don’t know…just an idea! Or, little tiny hooks…they could be hidden very easily in the back of the filigree??????

  17. JulzJewlz
    JulzJewlz says:

    I found some tiny hooks that would be perfect to convert them from the earrings to the necklace. I will have to get them and see how they turn out. Thanks for all of your suggestions and comments!

  18. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is a very elegant necklace!!!!!

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    This is great so glad you changed your mind about the filigree style. So pretty and it is a good name.

  20. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Filigrees are nice but I do understand your thoughts about them very well. I have had some filigrees on my table such a long time but do not know how to build them up to something! You did it well and the name is perfect :)

  21. JulzJewlz
    JulzJewlz says:

    Some beads and findings have to just sit on the table or in the drawer and marinade for awhile!! I know I’ve had these for close to a year. I am so pleased with how they turned out. I definitely have changed my mind about filigree!

  22. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    They sure are pretty!! and fit for a queen! :)

  23. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Beautiful set, you did a fabulous job!!

  24. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Beautiful set! :D

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