Pink Hot Butterfly, My New Watchface Necklace

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Whew!! All done.

Took 3 days on and off to make two necklaces with watchfaces and metal butterflies. I am only showing you this one, Pink Hot, since I need to retake the photos on the other one.

I started off with this silver metal butterfly. I wanted it to be the focal point. I added one of my recycled watchfaces in black. Then I weaved through the butterfly a ball and chain to hang the brass bell. Used gold plated chain links, oval shaped. To balance the left side, I added a couple of black 11/0 seedbead loops and dangled 2 tiny keys.

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For the peyote tubes, I made two of each color. Gunmetal gray, hot pink and black. Used 8/0 Dyna-mites from Fire Mountain Gem and Beads. (14 seedbeads across/9 rows) The tubes slide over the chain. Can be grouped together or spaced further apart.

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I will probably list this necklace at Etsy. Here are my Etsy-ready photos.

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Necklace measures 22″.


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Original design by This Year’s Dozen. Please do not copy or post elsewhere without my permission. Thanks.

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7 comments on “Pink Hot Butterfly, My New Watchface Necklace

  1. Kokopelli says:

    Hey, that color combo looks really great! Very ladylike.

  2. Connie says:

    Hi Donna,

    Like this necklace a lot–I liked especially how you used the peyote beads with the chain–neat! I love the chain you used too….looks strong yet still delicate. Gosh, yet more ideas for me….LOL…have a great day! 😉 Connie

  3. don_mae says:

    Thanks so much, both of you.

    I have enough ideas to make stuff for 2 lifetimes. You are probably the same way. I keep a separate journal just to sketch my Ideas.

    Wait until you see what I finished today.

  4. melanie says:

    how would I look at your etsy shop?

    • don_mae says:

      Hi Melanie.

      Here is the link to my current shop on Etsy.

      http://www.justknots.etsy.com/

      I just registered a new name and will be setting up a new shop very soon. As soon as I can get it stocked. Please do come back. I will post the details. For now, I have macrame purses and a few jewelry pieces in my Just Knots shop. Thanks for asking.

  5. digipicsphotography says:

    Donna, what is copyscape?

    • don_mae says:

      Mainly I use it to see what content from my blog has been copied or quoted. I found quite a few sites using my projects including photos without linking back to my blog. Not sure if it will help but I have started to disable Link Back/Ping capabilities on new posts with my original designs.

      I use the free service. http://www.copyscape.com/

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