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About this design:

Purple-Hoot finally arrived. He's so adorable. Of course he needed lots of purples and I used the tans to highlight his eyes. I tried adding some green, but wasn't happy. I hadn't planned on using the AB Czech, but they added some sparkle and texture.

Thanks again Granny for the inspriration. Go to Granny's Fresh Pick called "Olive Playing with Beads" and scroll down in the comments to see her necklace with Hoot's teal cousin.


Kylie Parry Purple Hoot Owl. Rustic Charms Little Moon w/Star charm. TierraCast Celestial large-hole bead. Lilac pearls 8mm. Raspbery pearls 8mm. Hamilton Gold pearls 8mm. TierraCast Spirals 8mm. Purple & green zebra jasper 14mm. Czech Ivory Picasso oval w/star window 14x10mm. Czech AB Amethyst round 6mm. Czech Everglads rondelles 6x9mm. Silver corrugated barrels 6mm. And a lot of odds and ends that now have a good home.

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    Julie this is so gorgeous, I want that owl so badly now :D

  2. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Love this..such a great combination of color and texture and of course..little hoot is adorable.

  3. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Love it…

  4. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    Oh I love this! All the colors are amazing!

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    This is fabulous, Julie! My Hootie came the other day, but he’s the patina blue. Thanks for the inspiration to you and Granny!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    LOVE how this all came together! Purple Hootie has found the perfect collection of beads to make himself a home.
    Finally get to see what the little guy looks like in a design, as well as the purple and green Zebra jasper. Thanks for sharing!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Very very cute, Julie!! I have that hoot and one or two of those beads on my desk for creation today!

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  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I want that purple hoot! Love your design!

  10. Leigh D
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