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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 »

Sun Flower in Autumn colors

About this design:

I just had to have this Shibuichi clasp when i bought it, but I had to wait for the right inspiration to find the home for it! Here it is with gemstones in autumn colors and some heat treated copper discs in matching colors (thank you Shannon for buying these discs for me!)


Faceted Pink Aventurine, Faceted Carnelian, Faceted Smoky Quartz, bronze glassbeads, dark brown seedbeads, brushed heat treated copper discs and a Shibuichi Sun Flower Clasp.

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    Mary Ellen Parker says:

    technically these are Autumn colors .
    But, your wonderful design reminds me a hot Summer evening ! that time of day when the bright colors of the Garden are muted by the the coming night.
    a Perfect design for a Summer Romantic !!!!
    m.e. :)

  2. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:


  3. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    Gorgeous … I love the play of colors and shapes of the stones and the copper discs against the Shibuichi Sun Flower Clasp, which is gorgeous in its own right.

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    very nice! love the warm colors! all go so well with the beautiful clasp!

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wenche, this necklace is gorgeous — the clasp is perfect with these colors! Mary Ellen is right — even though these traditionally are Fall colors, they are perfect any time of year! :D

  6. ameryllis
    ameryllis says:

    i love the sunflower beads its really beautiful

  7. Violet
    Violet says:

    GORGEOUS, Wenche, !!!!!! I love the large stones and the clasp is beautiful…. perfect any time of the year !!!!!

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Fabulous design and in some of my favorite colors. Definitely an “any-time-of-year” necklace.

    What is the size of the beads?

  9. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Thanks to all of you!! I like how you see it and describe it Mary Ellen! The beads are 14 mm, LRC.

  10. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Wow Wenche, you really have hawk eye for extra nice clasps! And these colors, in my mind I want to think more hot summer days evening than autumn ;) .
    Well, we are having SO much snow on the ground that I am wondering if it is possible to melt that amount of snow during next months!

  11. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Thank you, Arja! Same here – lot of snow, but we can dream!!!!!

  12. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Oh my, this is heavenly! Surely it generates enough heat to melt the snow around your house Wenche!! :)

  13. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Whew, this is a beauty. Just love that clasp and can see why you got it.

    Also, so nice to see those colors with the 24 kt gold heat treated copper disks that I got for you! I’m thinking you must submit to BT for their next edition! Love it!! SLS

  14. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Wenche! I think you must be the Queen of Clasps and how to show them off to best advantage. Lovely work!

  15. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Beautiful!! Love the fall colors! :)

  16. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Thanks to you, my dear beading friends!! You make my day! :-)

  17. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Gorgeous necklace, Wenche! :D

  18. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    beautiful mix of colors!

  19. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Great! & best of all, it looks WARM (which many of us crave right now). ZZ ;) ZZ (that’s a shivering emoticon)

  20. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Wenche, this is fabulous! You’ve done justice to that Shibuchi clasp – wow! :D

  21. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    WOW!!!! This is a stunning piece. Submit it to some magazines!! Just, wow!

  22. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    Thanks to all of you!! Yes, I think I will try to submit this to BT. If you like it, maybe they will too!? :-)

  23. Gina P - Delta Chick
    Gina P - Delta Chick says:

    This is FABULOUS!!!!! You are truly a gifted artist!

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