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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 »

  • No Photo
    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 »

Land of the Midnight Sun

About this design:

This piece was inspired by a beautiful 'paisley' large vermeil chain as well as the large toggle clasp, which is positioned in the front. Labradorite with yellow flashes became the stone of choice (so pretty with the vermeil!), as well as multi-colored stick pearls in a dark hue and a few white pearls.

New technique on this piece became a way to hang those wavy vermeil disks in all sizes from a headpin with a 1 mm ball on the end. They look so neat and dangle from the end of the headpin so nicely!

Middle picture shown in natural light so you can see the true colors of the stones. It's a long piece to wear so I didn't show it on a jewelry bust!


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  1. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Love it these long open necklaces are becoming a fav of mine!!! very lovely! Into my favs with the rest!!!!

  2. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is so beautiful also, I just can’t stop looking at it.

  3. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    So beautiful!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  5. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    This is lovely, Shannon! And what a nice name you’ve picked for it!

  6. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Thanks you guys for checking this one out.

    Forgot to mention that this clasp didn’t have the hole at the bottom originally. I thought it just needed a long dangle from the bottom of the toggle. SO, guess what?! I pulled out a new tool that I’d gotten some time ago to punch tiny holes in metal and it was super easy. Not sure what I was waiting for.

    Glad it turned out good because that was an expensive clasp to make that my ‘first try’ with that tool! Now I’m thinking of all kinds of things I want to use that punch for! LOL. SLS

  7. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    ditto BEAUTIFUL! Gotta get me a punch…today I used a corn cob holder and a hammer and block…well …when it needs a hole…you just wing it!

  8. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    LOL, Sali Jo, you made me laugh. I can just picture you with your corn cob holder. I know, I had improvised for far too long too! Get the punch, you won’t be sorry! SLS

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Very pretty!

  10. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    Lovely necklace. Stunning combo of colors and textures.

  11. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Love everything about this necklace, the asymmetry in the design, the combination of stones and metals, fabulous piece!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Fantastic, Shannon! Lovely components and great design! :D I think I’ll have to get one of those punches…I’d probably smash some fingers trying to use Sali Jo’s corn cob holder/hammer method! LOL!

  13. Cecilia-Gems of Heaven
    Cecilia-Gems of Heaven says:

    Love this one too. It’s gorgeous Shannon.

  14. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    the wavy discs w/ the ball-end headpins look like open-faced flowers w/ a single stamen. very nice – could we get a close up of one!

  15. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Hmmm, I hadn’t thought of them looking like a flower, but you are right! Sure, let me take a picture in daylight and I’ll repost a close up so you all can check it out. :-) SLS

  16. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Okay so where do we find the whole puch thingy?? I have tried a ice pic and hammer, a drill and no luck I really could use that punch Shannon…whole punch I mean!!! LOL

  17. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Beautiful! ;)

  18. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    The punch pliers are available in a lot of places. I ended up ordering mine online from one of the Big Box locations as my LBS didn’t have them.

    If you haven’t seen them in local stores near you maybe you can use one of your Bead Trend certificates to buy a pair, Deb? Ice pick and hammer is almost as scary as a corn cob holder, and way to easy to hurt yourself! That punch is soooo easy. It will only punch light gauge metal items.

    BTW, I’m getting so into punching holes, watch out, I ordered a heavier duty screw down hole punch to make holes in thicker metal items. My mind is reeling with items that need that extra hole in them to finish the item! :-) SLS

  19. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Thank you so much my freind!! I appreciate it!!!

  20. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Very lovely!

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