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Woodland Storytime

About this design:

I wanted to make a necklace that seemed to tell a story with texture. I also wanted to use one of the round Lumber Toggles as a focal in a necklace and the owl seemed to perch itself so easily upon it! I tried several new things with this necklace: knotting chain and silk ribbon together, using a bead cone to finish the silk and chain, and attaching a pendant to a toggle using chain instead of a jump ring.

See the step by step instructions for some details about using a cone with silk and chain.

I really love the different textures of the cable and leafy chains, the silk, the copper bead, and the ceramic all working together.


Earthenwood Lumber Toggle and Owl pendant, Patricia Healey copper bead, copper plated chain, silk ribbon, copper cone and findings

Additional Images:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Using an eyepin or length of wire with a loop at the end, attach the last link of each chain end after knotting the chain and silk together.
Step 2:
String a cone onto the eyepin/wire and slide down so the wire loop and ends are hidden inside the cone.
Step 3:
Make a wire wrap on top of the cone and trim the end of the wire.

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    WOW!!!!! This is soooo nice!!

  2. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    So creative and cute. Love it!

  3. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    Very pretty! I love all the components you used that green is fantstic!!!

  4. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Very, very cool!!! I think you’ve accomplished your goal beautifully….the colors are gorgeous and it all works together so well!! Straight to my faves!! :-)
    BTW, thanks for posting the instructions!!

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    The title matches this piece beautifully! And it’s a very unique design – absolutely love it! Straight to favs! :D

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    Science Chick Runs Sibes says:

    I concur with CC-Sue–very unique design. Beautiful color choice and textural combinations.

  7. Shelly m
    Shelly m says:

    this is stunning! beautiful design, colors, and texture!

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Wow! This is way too cool. into my favs. i love it

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    This is so fantastic! Being an “earth girl” myself, this woodsy piece speaks to me! Love all the different components and how they create a perfect combination! Fav!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    very nice! nice combo of textures/finishes! …I recently bought the leaf chain in gunmetal for an ‘owl babies’ bracelet for my daughter and it is even nicer in person than the photos show!

  11. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    This is exquisitely beautiful! Love, love, love it! 8O

  12. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Gee, what can I say about this beautiful, earthy masterpiece? It truly is a work of art. I love everything about it — the colors, the overload of textures, the earthiness of it, it even has movement. It’s like wearing a magical children’s storybook around your neck!

  13. earthenwood
    earthenwood says:

    Thanks everyone!

    The silk ribbon is so pretty to accent with… adds instant texture with minimal effort!

    And that leaf chain is really fun! I like to take off the individual leaves for really tiny details for earrings and other jewelry pieces. There are about a million of them in a foot of chain! It felt really decadent to use a whole length for a necklace.

  14. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    You did a beautiful job on this one, simply stunning!!

  15. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    stunning necklace!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Unbelieveably spectacular! So much visual and textural interest in this! Straight into my faves! :D

  17. DMYJewelryDesign on etsy
    DMYJewelryDesign on etsy says:

    This is stunning! I love it !!

  18. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    This is incredible … and your pics in the instructions were great. Thank you! SLS

  19. gggailggg
    gggailggg says:

    Love, love, love this!

  20. Steph
    Steph says:

    great piece

  21. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Absolutely wonderful color and texture. :)

  22. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Very creative indeed, tells the story of a paradise island :)

  23. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    I like everything about this fantastic woodsy necklace! Great texture and material mix!

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    K H says:

    Great example of asymemtry!!!!!

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    Judith Ann Boyer says:


  26. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    I so like this, and I am very fond of owls too!!!!

  27. Gabriela B
    Gabriela B says:

    It is the most beautiful woodsy jewelry I have ever seen, you were surely in a holy moment when you created it, marvellous!!!

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