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  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “I looked at the time on my message, it's not really 2:46 am! It's still the…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “Very groovy, Annie! I have to ask, is it choker style? I imagined campfire and guitar…” read »

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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

Down to Earth


About this design:

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 checking the drape. Then I used some really pretty crimp tubes which promptly let go when I picked it up. After that I forgot to put the chain on and well, you get the picture....

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.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    It’s gorgeous Gail! What a lovely array of colors. Perfect for Fall!

  2. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I am Ooooo-ing and Ahhhhh-ing! This is fantastic!! I love the colors, and that dragon’s blood focal with the leaves is so perfect. I would wear this in a heartbeat!

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    This is so lovely Gail. And as I read about your mishaps it reminded me of some of mine. But you’ve created another wonderful piece of art. The colors are perfection.

  4. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Just love the earthy quality of this piece.

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Everything that could go wrong did…. Been there done that more times than I care to acknowledge. Glad you persisted cause it turned out great. Love the design and the colors are some of my favorites. :D

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thanks everyone, you all made my day! I think the jinx on this piece is ongoing. I posted it using my laptop and everything looked fine. When I came back on with my iPad the colors look horrible! There is an awful mustard yellow cast to everything when looking at it on my iPad that really isn’t there at all! I hope it’s just my particular IPad and no one else is getting those colors!

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    What a choice array of delicious colors!!! Love it!! Now don’t trip wearing it. :)

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Gorgeous colors, perfect for fall, LOL Becky ;) :D

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous, Gail! Love all the different gems in it, and your placement of them. Fabulous fall piece!

  10. franny
    franny says:

    this is such a pretty mix of stones…i love what you’ve accomplished despite all those mishaps!

  11. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Lol Becky! You know, that very same thing popped into my head! It might be a good idea to wait a while before I wear it..

  12. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Very pretty, Gail – - but do be careful wearing it ! (Know exactly what you mean about some projects being full of silly mishaps – - -)

  13. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Gail, this is absolutely gorgeous! I feel your pain…I have definitely had beading days like that! My last few..well…I understand COMPLETELY! Enjoy it and be careful! ;)
    Becky, you are too funny…

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Love, LOVE this Gail!
    Sorry it was a such a bugger to accomplish. But you know, it’s a somewhat of a comfort to know that others have been there……AND I HAVE! :|
    The aggravation was worth the outcome in this case.
    Well done!

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I saw this yesterday and couldn’t comment at the time. Remember thinking “that’s pretty”. So today I get to click on the close-up photos…my gosh those are some grogeous beads/stones!! Just amazing colors!! That is a beautifully designed necklace.

    Sorry to hear about all the little jinxes. Boy could I tell some tales.

  16. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Beautiful combo of colors! Fab Fall necklace!

  17. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thank you all sooo much! I been feeling like I’ve been in a slump lately so your positive comments really are appreciated!!

  18. Laud
    Laud says:

    Lovely–well worth all that trouble! (There are pieces that just refuse to go together. Either the crimps let go or you see you’ve missed a bead too late or… It can be maddening.) Hang in there. You’re doing great.

  19. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Beautiful colors (my fav), love the style. Great selection of beads.

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