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Violet Flutter Necklace

About this design:

The Poison Tree butterflies match Missficklemedia’s patinated pieces so well, I just had to come up with something. I tried to create a flutter with this necklace using segments of chain and gemstone beads in shades of violet, green, and copper.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 2 Missficklemedia violet satin round 10mm
  • 1 Missficklemedia violet brushed rondelle 11x17mm
  • 1 Missficklemedia violet oval toggle clasp
  • 2 Missficklemedia peacock blue link16mm
  • 1 Poison Tree pink butterfly 33-34x27-28mm
  • 5 dark purple line agate faceted freeform slab 25-37x24-28mm
  • 4 chrysoprase tumbled nugget 12-20x19-16mm
  • 15 Chinese turquoise (stab.) tumbled nugget drop 5-10x13-23mm
  • 10 ruby and sapphire multi stone faceted round 6mm
  • 3 natural lemon jade round 6mm
  • 2 antique copper (plated)18 gauge jump ring 4mm
  • 7 copper 2” headpins 22gauge
  • 2 4” lengths of artistic wire bare copper 24 gauge
  • 2 6” lengths of fantasy hand dyed silk ribbon
  • 1 2” length, 1 1” length, 1 8” length and antique copper (plated) falling ring chain

Additional Images:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
I wanted make the chain appear thicker and full of flutter so I folded it in half and joined it with a jump ring. I did this with both the 2” length and the 8” length. Once you do this with the 8” length, now making it 4”, string a length of gemstones to match and fasten to the end of the chain. Then connect to the toggle ring.
Step 2:
I wanted to further soften the appearance of the necklace so I added bits of ribbon above the butterfly and on the left side of the necklace. I also added charms into the chain.

Buy Products from this Design

16" strand $42.90
½ strand (loose) $21.95

More Photos & Ideas »

Antique Copper (plated) Falling Ring Chain

Measurements: 5mm

per foot: $9.90

Also available: per foot, per foot

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Orchid Betty
    Orchid Betty says:

    Love your designs, always so creative and unique, this one is absolutely stunning!

  2. Linda Talbott
    Linda Talbott says:

    This is simply gorgeous. I love the butterfly, and I think you totally achieved your goal. All the components and beads you included showcase the butterfly beautifully.

  3. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is so pretty, I love all the colors too…

  4. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    I love this one too … just beautiful, breathtaking! SLS

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Be still my heart! Ali, this is exquisitely GORGEOUS! 8O

  6. Jan D
    Jan D says:

    Very unique and beautiful… Great job!

  7. K Kinte
    K Kinte says:

    Excellent design & imqaginative use of components.

  8. K Kinte
    K Kinte says:

    LOL! I meant–excellent design & imagination,Ali! Love the color combos.

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    Kay A says:

    I’m new to your website: would you be willing to add a approx cost for these projects.

    The necklace is just breathtakingly beautiful!!

  10. jdbeast1
    jdbeast1 says:

    You are so inspiring, Ali. Love this necklace.

  11. desert beader
    desert beader says:

    Love the dark blue, goes so well with denim.Very creative, fanciful design. Love it

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    M Young says:

    Very pretty. Love the colors.

  13. M bennett
    M bennett says:

    so very lovely…love the ribbon..

  14. Ghostykitty
    Ghostykitty says:

    My favorite colors, goes with everything. Beautifully creative in texture, color, materials and design. Big A+

  15. doggiedoodoo
    doggiedoodoo says:

    big fan of contrasting colors, designs and textures – excellent excellent work – so far you are the Stephen King of jewelry here – when I read him I wonder ALOUD where DOES he get these SICK (in a bad way) ideas – with your jewelry I wonder EXACTLY the same thing except sick in a GOOD way -

  16. Y Bennett
    Y Bennett says:


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