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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    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 »

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

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

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

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    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
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    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

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    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 »

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    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 »

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    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

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    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
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About this design:

It's been a while since LB had these leather beads. I liked their looks, but how to use them? Tried smaller stones, but the leather beads just looked way too large. I'm pretty happy with this combo.

Components:

Leather beads, ocean jasper, gold-plated rondelles, mookaite nuggets, brass chain, sunburst toggle, seed beads. (All LB except the jasper and chain.)

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Bettys Beads
    Bettys Beads says:

    Love the leather beads…don’t remember them. Your design is great.

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Would of loved to have gotten my hands on those leather beads. What perfect colors you have placed them with! Stunning!

  3. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I would never guess them to be leather. Gorgeous piece.

  4. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    This is fabulous and BOLD! Those leather beads always reminded me of colorful ‘medicine balls’ :)
    I imagine they aren’t as heavy, thought. You SHOULD be happy with your combo!! Very nice!

  5. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    OH!!! I have some… I’ll have to find them and then “steal” your awesome idea!

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Definitely remember seeing those leather beads and wondering what in the world anyone would do with them – - you have provided the ultimate answer, Laud ! Great design and a perfect focus on the beauty of those leather beads – -

  7. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Such unique beads! Love your design to showcase them beautifully.

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    I do remember I have a couple of those, you made a great design with those huge beads, just like Julie I might steal the idea ;) :D

  9. franny
    franny says:

    Asia I like this a LOT!…..really wanted those leather balls but missed out, love how you’ve played them up….& of course I approve of the many coloured mookaite match….a fave for cert’

  10. Asia
    Asia says:

    Who would not approve of mookaite I love Laud’s design, she made a quite a statement piece .

  11. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Hi Laud~~~~this is one of you best designs ever! It’s so unique and stylish.What a creative comtination of materials. Wow!!

  12. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    MAGNIFICENT! Never saw the leather beads before but they are gorgeous. I can’t imagine any setting other than the one you put them in. You set them off wonderfully.This is truly a show stopper of a piece that belongs in a gallery.

  13. Laud
    Laud says:

    Glad you all like this one. I really scratched my head to find a way to make the beads important, but not overpowering. Thank you!

  14. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I was always drawn to the leather beads…but not sure how to design with them…you gave me the answer…love it!

  15. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    I love leather and these beads are fantastic. Love the design.

  16. CAS
    CAS says:

    Oooooohhhhh … aaaaahhhhhh … stunningly spectacular Laud!!! I’d wear this in a hot heartbeat, and I’d steal this design too if I’d gotten some of those leather beads when LB had them.

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Wow….these don’t even look like the leather beads anymore. Fantastic design Laud.

  18. Jmc
    Jmc says:

    I saw the leather beads, but that was before I had a LB account. I love what you did to them. :)

  19. franny
    franny says:

    Laud this is wonderful!….silly moi!….so sorry that my short term attention span had me crediting Asia (who is also very talented) with your beautiful piece!

  20. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Hey Laud,
    Is this a piece for you? Wouldn’t blame you if it was! I was checking on Etsy to see if it would put too much of a dent in my bead budget but it wasn’t listed. I rarely buy jewelry for myself, but this could be one of the exceptions.

  21. Laud
    Laud says:

    I think I’ll hold onto this one for a while. I have a few more leather beads. Maybe I could make a piece to suit you?

  22. Laud
    Laud says:

    Another thought: I could just part with the beads.

  23. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Really? I’d love to fiddle around with those beads!!!

  24. Laud
    Laud says:

    I’m not sure. I only have four more beads. If I decide to pass them along, I’ll PM you, okay?

  25. S Clifton
    S Clifton says:

    Love the colors .

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