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About this design:

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.

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Oh my, this is so pretty – so original as well. I love it.

  2. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    This is fabulous, Gail ! Love what you’ve done with the cord (an idea I might just have to copy). Your lampwork beads are a real find – - -

  3. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    Great design, and the focal is gorgeous!

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Great design and color! :)

  5. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    I love how you worked the cord into this design, and the colors are fantastic. Gorgeous piece!!

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love this!! beautiful beads and I love how you curved the leather through the purple beads! MN Vikings colors BTW! :)

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    Rocknitjewelry says:

    I really love what you’re doing with leather cord. Very cool design. I love being able to make jewelry to enhance an outfit whenever I need it. I haven’t been on here for awhile and you asked about some chain I made on a redesigned necklace. I made the chain out of fine silver wire that I fused into circles and then pulled into odd shapes with nylon tipped pliers. I love making my own components to add to my jewelry. It helps to set my designs apart. I still have many more skills I want to add. So many designs, so little time!

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gail what a fantastic bead and the design, have to check the store :D

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thanks everyone! This was a really fun piece to make and it looks really cool with the shirt :-)

    Rockinit, Thanks for the info!

  10. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Lovely necklace Gail. I really like the way you used the cord.

  11. Gemme Designs
    Gemme Designs says:

    Very cool design!!!

  12. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    I agree that weaving the cord in and out of the wire wrapped beads is totally awesome! I love this design and the colors are great together.

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