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Designs by Gail Layne

Butterfly Wishes

Not my usual style but I wanted to make something for a friend that was down. She loves butterflies and pink so the Grace Lampwork pillow was...
Components: Fuchsia Impression Jasper, Ruby Crazy Lace Agate, Grace Lampwork pillow, Dogtooth Amethyst, all from LB. Unicorn beads, lampwork rondells from GlassbyLeese on Etsy, leather, gold filled chain and charms from stash.

Red Hot Lava

I've never used red in a design before so you can imagine how surprised I was at all the different beads I had accumulated in the same shade,...
Components: Leather, recycled glass beads, filagree circle connectors ( patinated with black onyx) from LB. Black & white wood beads, Keshi pearls, whited lined red lentils, White Howlite, glass bead caps, pendant from Slade Studio Supply on Etsy, painted bone button.

The Dunes

The focal from Captured Moments was called something else but it immediately reminded me of the colors of the beach.
Components: Larimar, Magnesite, recycled African glass from stash. Czech glass spacers, flowers, antique copper chain and clasp from LB. Focal from Captured Moments on Etsy.

Warm Glow

I'm obsessed with the metal African Trade beads, especially the shade and patina differences between strands. So, I decided to make a whole piece...
Components: Various sizes of White Metal African Trade Beads, Brass Bicone AfricanTrade Beads and pearl metallic leather, brass saucers (LB).

Summer Love

I bought the daisy from Jess at Sweet Birch Designs on Etsy just because it struck my fancy, I had no plans for it whatsoever. It ended up being...
Components: Daisy focal from Jess at Sweet Birch Designs on Etsy, rounds from Beads by Earthtones on Etsy, rondelles from Glass by Leese on Etsy, Czech Glass spacers from LB, African glass, Golem beads, Gold Filled spacers, chain and clasp from stash.

Midnight Desert

As usual, this started out as something different. It was to have a pendant but when I hung it, the pendant seemed like too much clutter so I left...
Components: African Opal, Blue Impression Jasper, African paper beads, buckskin leather lace, variegated brown hemp, all LB. Grey Marble and Brown Snowflake Obsidian from my stash. Squared rounds from Outwest on Etsy.


Loved the ceramic beads from Happy Fallout but since they're pretty simplistic, I thought the design should be too. The beads are on beading wire...
Components: Ceramic beads from Happy Fallout, Chalk Turquoise, Tibetan shell beads, Leather Lace and Sari Silk from LB.

Morning has Broken

Loved the leaves from Missficklemedia but, because of their irridecence, were they ever hard to pair other beads with! When I finally settled on...
Components: Rough Citrine nuggets, Abalone sticks, Kazuri Pit Pats and Mini Shales, Czech glass rounds, copper chain and wire (LB), Missficklemedia leaves.

Sedona Sunrise

As soon as I opened the Rustic Ruins beads from Jess I knew I wanted to put them with amber and turquoise. This was probably the fastest piece I...
Components: Polymer clay beads from Jess (SweetBirchDesigns on Etsy), Chalk Turquoise, Amber, patinated copper chain, copper paddle pins.


Put this together yesterday when it was pouring rain for the third day (better than snow, I suppose) and dark as night out at one in the afternoon....
Components: Gaea ceramic beads, C-Koop enameled leaf (both LB) raw copper beads, clasp and chain from stash, PC beads from Beads by Earthtones.

Ancient Treasure

I was surprised by the size of the dragonfly and thought it would be turn out big, clunky and awkward. Instead, it turned out to be something I...
Components: Dragonfly focal from Angel Whisperer on Etsy, ceramic striped beads from Outwest on Etsy, Gaea beads, C-Koop beads, brown leather, copper plated clasp and chain, all from LB. patinated copper connectors from Miss Fickle Media.

New Years Resolution

A bit of a departure for me, but it's meant to be a cheerful reminder that things will get better even when it doesn't seem so. I had planned to...
Components: Blue leather from LB, African beads and button from Ebay, Carved wood beads from stash, Bracelet bar commissioned from Suzieqbeads on Etsy.

Bye Bye Blackbird

This is the last of my cut chain from the lariat necklace with the wrong measurements fiasco. At least I was able to use up most of the chain. The...
Components: Copper plated chain, clasp, jump rings and leaf charm, copper branch connector, black chain, gunmetal bird, Czech glass flower and bead. All from LB.

Copper Field

For some reason this Patricia Healy button just makes me smile. Soooo, what better use for it than one of my favorite bracelet styles! It's...
Components: PH copper button, rust waxed linen, TOHO opaque ultra luster green hybrid seed beads (all LB), closed copper jump rings.


Loved these penguins from Jettabug Designs so much I wanted to keep them but since I bought them for a penguin loving friend, it just wouldn't be...
Components: Smokey banded agate, White Howlite, niobium earwires with sterling silver ball (all LB), polymer clay penguins from Jettabug Designs, gunmetal rondelles.

Weaving Experiment

I was attempting to apply the technique used for making the rollo chain and leather bracelets to a necklace using ribbon instead of leather and I'm...
Components: Vintaj art metal filagree, black rollo chain, variegated ribbon (all LB), antique button.

From Paris with Love

Years ago my mother brought my grandmother back a silk blouse from Paris. Gram cherished that blouse and when it finally wore out she cut the...
Components: Czech Glass beads and flowers, brass bezel and clasp, Gram's button, dark purple epoxy clay, bronze fairy dust.

Unchain My Heart

This is an attempt to salvage chain cut while following a pattern in a book for a lariet necklace. The measurements were waaaaay off, (I double and...
Components: Black and copper chain, copper connector, jump rings and clasp (all LB), copper heart from stash.

Raven Haven

I got so excited when I saw this pendant that I forgot to look at the measurements. I've never done anything with this large of a pendant before,...
Components: Labradorite, Blackstone, Brown Zebra Jasper, Golden Feldspar, Matte Black Rollo Chain, Black Clasp, Hand Carved Jasper Pendant

Rocky Road

The middle strand was originally for the Narwhale but it didn't look ocean-y enough. I liked the combination though so I just added a couple more...
Components: Silvery-gold African trade beads, Czech tiles and beach glass, bronze spacers, Labradorite, Green Aventurine, iris brown Czech glass crow beads, lost wax cast bronze clasp, Aquamarine rondelles .

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