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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 »

Finished Octopus Necklace

About this design:

Big, and heavy, but pretty cool!


Yellow Jade, copper wire, silver seed beads, dark topaz seed beads, copper rondelles, red adventurine, Muscovite, Citrine, yellow dyed jade, faceted maroon jade, and faceted black fire agate.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Ravin this is beautiful!

  2. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Thanks so much Alice! I worked REALLY hard on this, I really like this customer, she’s an absolute sweetheart. I really enjoyed making this entire necklace! :D

  3. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    So very beautiful!!!! Hope your client appreciates all the hard work<3

  4. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Thanks Sonja! She LOVED the Octo, she decided she wanted it on a more elaborate beaded necklace as opposed to a chain once she saw it. We sat down and discussed what she wanted, the only thing she knew she wanted for sure was the faceted maroon jade, she told me to just be creative with the rest, this is the result!

  5. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    i love this ravin you did a great job on it!

  6. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    Great job!!!! It turned out beautiful!!! Glad you went more elaborate with it as well;)

  7. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Thanks Stormy D! And thanks again Sonja! Yah, I’m glad I did too, I love it, heh, if it wasn’t already sold, I’d keep it for myself, lol ;)

  8. Science Chick Runs Sibes
    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    Just awesome, Ravin. I love the octopus and I bet your customer loved the finished work.

  9. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:


  10. Pam
    Pam says:

    Beautiful work!

  11. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Looking good Ravin :-)

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    Copper Penny says:

    Very lovely Ravin, and congratulations on the sale. Your wrapping is great.

  13. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Great work, Ravin! :-)

  14. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    What a fantastic piece of work! Ooh, great wire work, and the finished necklace is so beautiful!

  15. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Just beautiful Ravin. The faceted maroon jade looks so pretty with the yellow jade and octo! SLS

  16. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    awesome job with octo! Congrats on the sale

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Your octopus is so cool. I just love it!

  18. JulzJewlz
    JulzJewlz says:

    Ravin, this is beautiful!! I love that you combined your tiny twisted personality (this comment is not meant to be derogatory it is said with much love, and admiration. And with personal knowledge of a twisted personality) with the beautiful beads.

  19. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    This is so neat!!! Fantastic job on the pendant! He’s too cute!

  20. Carola
    Carola says:

    Very nice…

  21. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Excellent job on your “Octo” Ravin, wonderful wire work!!

  22. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    WooooHoooo!!!Loving this Ravin!!! :)

  23. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Outstanding!!! Applause, applause!!!! :D
    Can you tell I really like this? ;)

  24. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Fabulous Ravin! I love your octopus and the the necklace looks great with it! Lucky friend! BTW, how’d you do on the wire wrapped dragonfly? I made some more with copper wire. I think I’ve got it down now.

  25. Pam E aka funky tulip
    Pam E aka funky tulip says:

    very cool

  26. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Ravin, I just saw this! It’s a WOW!!

  27. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Very cool Ravin!!! you have a neat octopus there.

  28. Lyric Chick aka Bev
    Lyric Chick aka Bev says:

    Ravin, this turned out REALLY nicely. Great sense of design and balance with the beads. Your twisted little twisting fingers do you proud! Hugs

  29. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Thank you so much everyone, as tough as this was, I had so much fun making it!! She lives pretty far from the jockey Lot so only gets into Anderson every now and again, she’ll be getting it on the weekend of the 18th. She LOVES any and all jade, and ANYTHING strange and unusual, so I need to be on the lookout when I do actually have the $$ to start re-investing, heh!

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