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You'll have a hoot wearing this necklace.
Now for sale at http://www.artfire.com/users/jarofdreams.

EDIT: Thanks to those of you who commented! Your suggestions helped make this transformation possible, and I am much more satisfied with it now. I got rid of the wooden beads and split up the leaves. I added a few honey-yellow beads near the owl to give it some variation and took off the stone and capiz so the owl was truly the focus. Those pieces will be useful elsewhere. This is attempt number two at using the light box, but the first try with paper instead of fabric. I'm getting the hang of it, but I really need stronger lights.


Made using the ribbon and pendants I purchased to enhance my beading collection. Photo taken with my first attempt at a lightbox, and I don't like it much. I'll have to shell out some cash to make a better one.

I wanted to keep the browns and whites together, but the silver around the pendant kept throwing me off. I used real wooden beads and attached leaf beads to act as branches.

Initially when I saw the owl pendant I thought about sending it to my Labyrinth swap partner because it reminded me so much of Jareth's owl form. But I liked it too much and she doesn't really wear jewelry anyway... >.>

I don't like how smooshed everything is but because I'm stringing everything on ribbon, I couldn't think of anything but medium wooden beads. I like the ribbon because it's smooth and it gives it a look of sophistication in a sense, but I'm not happy with this final product. Any suggestions on how to improve it would be great. =)

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Mary · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 8 projects
I love this! Definitely inspiring Happy
Yuki E.
Yuki E. · Sacramento, California, US · 9 projects
this is sooo cool!
Emily C.
Emily C. · Fort Worth, Texas, US · 4 projects
it's gorgeous! lol i actually have that pendant and i've been meaning to make a necklace out of it- lol i won't copy you, but you've certainly inspired me! Happy
Ariel Greenwood
Ariel Greenwood · Lake Elsinore, California, US · 108 projects
Love it! Very forest...
I have the same leaf beads, aren't they the best?
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
wooow he is great now, and a much better pict! i like him too. so beautiful and so lovely!
Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel
Beautifully balanced with the chain through x
Jo Anne  A.
Jo Anne A. · Layton, Utah, US · 11 projects
Beautiful! I love it!
SparrowFae · Carthage, Missouri, US · 41 projects
Awesome! You did great! I would buy this in a store! ~first one to fave~

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