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Designs by Gail Layne

Down to Earth

Well, I finally completed a fall piece but it seems I was exceptionally accident prone while assembling this. First I dropped the whole thing while...
Components: Dragon's Blood coin, Carnelian Nuggets, Turritella Agate, Black Lace Agate, Brecciated Jasper, Picture Jasper, Rhyolite, Rainforest Marble, Brass chain, beads and leaves, brass plated bead caps and clasp.


Dancing Leaves

I started out to make a Fall necklace then a wayward chalk turquoise bead from another project rolled into my area. I kinda liked it with the...
Components: Carnelian coins and 4mm rounds, turquoise nuggets, chalk turquoise 4mm rounds, black Czech leaves, SS beads, clasp, bead caps and leaf, SS plated leaf and bird.


Blue Danube

I've been trying to do something with Lapis for a while but everything I put with it just seemed to distract from it rather than accent it. I loved...
Components: Lapis, Black Czech Glass Squares and Blue Goldstone from LB. Lampwork Bead from Sky Valley. Golden Czech Glass beads from Art Bella. Black chain, gold filled wire, findings and clasp from stash.


Night Sky-Revised

I posted this about a month ago but wasn't really happy with it. I just thought it needed something. So I added a few somethings!!! What do you think?
Components: More cathedral beads.


Sunset

Well, I had this purple shirt....Then I saw this lampwork glass on Etsy and loved it. It just happened to be a perfect match for the shirt.
Components: Lapidalite Jasper, Amethyst, Gold and Pearl Leather and hammered disk from LB. Silver Beads and Riverstone from stash and Lampwork bead from Canyon Echos on Etsy.


Dragonfly

Here's my take on the bracelet design Peggy shared the tutorial on a while back.
Components: Glass button, Dragonfly ToHo seed beads Copper jump rings, teal Irish waxed linen.


Mystical Forest

It started with the button.....I loved the button but what to do with it? It was big and rather bulky. Kind of overwhelming in fact. So what do you...
Components: Brass chain, connectors, wire and decorative jump rings from LB. Czech glass beads and peacock from Etsy. Button from EBay.


Cactus Flower

As usual this didn't end up anything like it started out. My goal was a casual, everyday type necklace. I really enjoyed that the two pendants were...
Components: Copper plated chain clasp, pendants and beads, Czech Glass blue rounds from LB. Moukaite nuggets and rounds, Grainstone rounds, Sodalite ovals from stash. Handcrafted copper tube bead from Etsy.


Angel Baby

Fell in love with the button but wasn't sure what to do with it. Started fiddling around with the leather and ended up with this.
Components: Suralya and Pearl Leather, Larimar, Yellow Jade, Blue Lace Agate, Beryl Morganite, all from LB. Jet crystals and antique silver plated hearts from stash.


Buttonhook

Just a basic button bracelet except when I went to make the button loop, it looked wayyyyy to big for the bracelet. I tried beading the loop, but...
Components: Unicorne Beads Smoke on the Water Rondelles, grey 1.5 mm metallic leather (LB), antique button from eBay, various spacers and silver beads from stash.


Caverns of the Heart

This was originally going to have a second smaller short chain with grey moonstone dangles but when I completed this section I thought that maybe...
Components: Metallic silver quartz sticks, amazonite rondells, Czech glass jet Picasso squares, gunmetal chain and clasp all from LB, gunmetal heart, blackstone and apatite from my hoard....er...stash.


She Sells Seashells

I've been on a roll experimenting with new methods and styles. I'm no longer rolling. I thought I'd take Ali's Glass Necklace and turn it into a...
Components: Recycled glass, waxed linen, (LB), charms, shells and clasp from who knows where and focal from a tag sale.


Night Sky

I've had the lampwork beads for a while but nothing seemed to go with them. When I saw the links and large rounds on Etsy I immediately pictured...
Components: Gunmetal chain, clasp and tassel from LB, links, large plated beads and lampwork beads from Etsy, smoke cathedral beads.


Acorn??

More earrings with my odd little beads. Unfortunately I think these came out looking somewhat like an acorn, although the guy in the house doesn't...
Components: Odd little bead, brushed silver plated rounds, antique copper bead caps, SS ear wires.


Carousel

Found these beads at a tag sale. They're kind of a brushed silver with copper veins running through. They are also slightly ridged and an odd...
Components: Antique copper findings, SS ear wires, odd squatty bead.


Leaf in the Wind

The leaf was labeled antique copper but was actually brass. Of course I didn't notice until later. After the difficulty I had getting the pendant...
Components: Apatite, Yellow Jade, and New Jade rounds, Kyanite pillow, antique brass plated leaf, antique copper plated chain and findings, (all LB) lampwork focal


Purple Rain

Took a stab at Kadie & Ali's rhinestone and leather bracelet. It was pretty easy to do but having a clipboard to hold it still came in handy.
Components: Pearl metallic leather, gunmetal rhinestone chain, purple Irish waxed linen (all from LB) stash button.


Storm

It started with the focal and then a couple stray pieces of chalk turquoise. Pretty soon it had a life of its own!
Components: Amethyst, Ametrine, Amazonite, Impression Jasper, Lapidalite Jasper, Blue Quartz (rainbow), (all from LB) Seafoam Glass Tigereye, Chalk Turquoise, Sterling beads and components.


Ring Around the Rock

Made these for a friend who has gone out of her way for me a couple of times. Problem is, she just started wearing earrings so I'm unsure of her...
Components: Sterling Silver components, Larimar, White Howlite, both from LB.


Ice Please!

These Czech Cathedral beads just look so crisp and cool to me. The fact that its been hotter than blue blazes the last several days had nothing to...
Components: Czech Cathedral beads in silver/clear, various findings.


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