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Fall Hoot!

About this design:

I had patina'd the blank a long time ago, and let it sit. Then I got the melting pot, and applied some UTEE, and liked the results. I used waxed linen for the first time, and I can say I don't like the way it feels! But the overall piece looks nice. I may redo with peach Griffen silk instead.


Brass owl pendant, rubber beads, Fire Agate, Czech glass, red creek jasper, wood beads, waxed linen, brass wire, brass clasp.

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  1. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Love your sense of style – you’ve created another unique piece!

  2. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Superb for the sweater !

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    I love the beads that you used to compliment you beautiful owl and the slight asymmetry. :D

  4. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Susie, this is lovely. There’s just enough red and green to make it Christmasy looking.

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love what you designed and used to compliment the little owl. Beautiful, Susie!

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love how the components compliment each other. The wood beads really ground the piece and really add to the fall colors. The owl is adorable and your patina is work is fab!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I think it is perfect! :)

  8. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Love it! :) Looks like I’m not the only one who loves owls! ;) Your owl necklaces are fabulous Susie! Love em!

  9. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    And nice to see that you share my dislike of waxed linen! ;) Ick….I have a love hate relationship with it…I can’t stand the way it feels but love the effect that I get with movement…sheesh…what’s a beader to do? I have noticed that over a little time the stickiness fades…especially as it’s worn…It is just a super pain to work with… I keep wanting to wipe my hands off!

  10. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely and great design!

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I LIKE working with waxed linen. :) But then, I handled things like snakes and slugs as a child…..

  12. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Fabulous necklace design! You did a great job with the patina. Did you make the brass clasp? I just made a ton of components with brass wire, we must be on the same wavelength. ;)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    LOVE this mixed media design, Susie!

    I’m like Becky, I LIKE working with waxed linen. I also handled snakes, snails and such as a kid, still do……it takes all kinds of kinds. ;-)

  14. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I just didn’t care for the stickiness! Plus, I think I needed a heavier ply…the wood beads slide around too much IMO…but I think I got the linen from way back when, when LB sent samples along with your order. So I had nothing to loose by giving it a try….

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