Do What You Love With Passion!

It's been said that if we do what we love, it stops being a job and becomes a passion. I love to write as much as I love to design jewelry. With this blog, I will share both with you!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Welcome to Artisan Whimsy's Owl Challenge

Submission by Laren Dee Barton,

Category: Jewelry, Necklace


Little Hooty Owl is a handmade ceramic from Marla James of Marla's Mud, an Etsy shop. The six red medallion beads are handmade ceramics by Lisa Lilly Hughes of Huzee's Beads, an Etsy shop, as well.

Necklace was designed October, 2012 without knowledge of this upcoming challenge.  It is my pleasure to enter it for your consideration.  It was my desire to make the necklace holding Little Hooty Owl feel very organic and tree-like, that this necklace make a strong statement of Earth, Nature and Animal. Additional photos and the materials used in this design are included in the following photographs and conclusion:

Little Hooty Owl measures 1 3/8" x 1 1/2".  The drop of the entire pendant section is 2 1/4 inches, wire wrapped and permanently attached to the body of the necklace.  High quality antique brass chain is secured with hook and loop closure.  Necklace is strung with all natural stones, natural betel nut round tube beads, red faceted crystals and brass metal spacer beads. Necklace measures 30 inches in length. A 2" extender has a wire wrapped bead hanging down the neckline.

Little Hooty Owl is available for purchase at Laren Dee Designs.

Thank you - have a great day!


Cheri said...

So cute!!

Jean A. Wells said...

I really like your necklace. I have studied it quite closely as I am considering voting for it. This is hard. It is certainly in my favorites.