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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.


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! :)

  7. Rocknitjewelry
    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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