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"Owl" Always Be Your Friend

About this design:

This piece, which contains many elements from my Pick of the same name, was created for my best friend, who loves owls. I did a lot of customization for this one- the circles in the focal are actually large Vintaj JumpRings that I hammered and textured to create the look of rustic links. The connectors holding the chain were one piece of filigree that I cut in two and sanded the edges on. I also hammered the hook to match the hammered Circle I used as a clasp. The patina was a mix of Vintaj Moss and Marble, touched with a mix of Marble and Jade, then finished with Vintaj Glaze mixed with Pigment Powder in Green-Purple-Blue.


Vintaj Natural Brass: Headpins, Eyepins, JumpRings (etched and regular,) Diamond Trellis Filigree, Perching Owl Pendant, Foliage Bead Caps, Fine Oval Chain, Small Flat Cable Chain, Peanut Cable Chain, Hook, 21 MM Hammered Ring, Twisted Square Vintaj Parawire in 21 gauge, Peridot Briolettes and Rounds, Serpentine Rounds, Swarovski Crystals ( from a mix, unsure of color...maybe Peridot?)

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  1. Rocknitjewelry
    Rocknitjewelry says:

    Beautiful design. Looks very vintage. I’m sure your friend will love it!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    Just commented on your FP not knowing you made a necklace, fantastic :D

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

    Ditto all of the above; the fall of the chain is so graceful; delicate and beautiful.

  4. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Very retro looking! Love all your customizing.

  5. puppychick  labratbecky
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  6. Laud
    Laud says:

    It was worth all that work. Gorgeous piece!

  7. Warped Wire Studio
    Warped Wire Studio says:

    Very nice!

  8. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    Thank you so much, everyone! I liked how the hammered Jumprings/links turned out, I think I’ll use that technique again in the future. =^__^=

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    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Veery neat work, LOVE it, would definitely wear it! So vintage and ornate, just what I long for right now (it has been so much Nordic simplicity and leather for me lately!).

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