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Owl obsessed necklace and earrings set

Make a wise and woodsy themed set of jewelry for fall - consider using wood chips instead of cotton when wrapping this woodsy necklace for a seasonal gift!

Owls inspire me. Soon after this porcelain bird flew into my sight, it found its way onto my necklace. I chose components appropriate for a forest home -— wood rondelles, a porcelain link pressed with textured woodgrain, a veined leaf with an earthy, woodsy glaze, and an acorn button. It’s easy to turn your infatuation into jewelry with a theme.

SUPPLIES

necklace 18 in. (46 cm)

  • 50 mm ceramic long lumber link
  • 38 mm owl pendant
  • 20 mm leaf charm
  • 18 mm acorn button
  • 4–6 9 mm filigree tube beads
  • 8–12 8 mm large-hole wood rondelles
  • 4 in. (10 cm) 24-gauge wire
  • 8–10 in. (20–25 cm) chain, 8 mm links
  • 18–22 in. (46–56 cm) leather lace, 2–3 mm wide
  • 2 7 mm jump rings
  • 5 mm jump ring
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

earrings

  • 2 20 mm leaf charms
  • 10 6 mm bicone crystals, in five colors
  • 2 8 mm chain links
  • 10 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) head pins
  • 2 5 mm jump rings
  • pair of earring wires
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters 

Ceramic lumber link and leaf from Earthenwood Studio, earthenwoodstudio.com. Filigree tube beads from Vintaj, vintaj.com. Check Etsy or your local bead store for supplies, including many different owl beads and acorn components, to create a custom look. 

MAKE THE FOCAL PIECE
Gather your owl and lumber components and your 24-gauge wire. 
Owl obsessed necklace Step 1
1. Cut a 4-in. (10 cm) piece of wire. Using the largest part of your roundnose pliers, make the first half of a wrapped loop. Attach an owl pendant and complete the wraps. 
Owl obsessed necklace Step 2
2. Make the first half of a large wrapped loop and attach the center hole of a lumber link. Complete the wraps, loosely wrapping the wire over the previous wraps.
Owl obsessed necklace full
An acorn button serves as the unalloyed clasp for this woodland necklace. 
BUILD THE REST OF THE NECKLACE

1. Cut an 8–10-in. (20–25 cm) piece of chain and an 18–22-in. (46–56 cm) piece of leather lace.

2. Open a 7 mm jump ring and attach one hole of the lumber link on the focal piece to the chain. Close the jump ring. Use a 5 mm jump ring to attach the leaf to the chain.

3. Attach a 7 mm jump ring to the lumber link’s remaining hole. String the lace and tie a knot. About 3⁄4 in. (6 cm) from the first knot, tie an overhand knot.

4. String a filigree tube bead and two wood rondelles, tying overhand knots between each. Repeat until the necklace is within 2 in. (5 cm) of the finished length.

5. Make a loop large enough to accommodate the acorn button and tie a knot.

6. Open the end link of chain. Attach the button and close the link.

ADD SOME EARRINGS
Choose crystals to coordinate with your owl pendant. 
Owl obsessed earrings
Make a pair of earrings to coordinate with your necklace. 
Owl obsessed earrings Step 1

1. For each earring:

 

On a head pin, string a bicone crystal and make a wrapped loop, loosely wrapping the wire over the top of the bicone. Make five bicone units.

Owl obsessed earrings Step 2
2. Open a chain link. Attach a leaf charm and the bicone units. Close the jump ring.
Owl obsessed earrings Step 3
3. Use a 5 mm jump ring to attach the dangle and the loop of an earring wire. 

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