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Purple Rain

About this design:

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.


Pearl metallic leather, gunmetal rhinestone chain, purple Irish waxed linen (all from LB) stash button.

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love it!! I use a clipboard, too! It makes life so much easier! :)

  2. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Very cool. I like the contrast of leather and rhinestone. It’s very stylish and fun.

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    First off that button is gorgeous :-D Did you color it or was it like that already? I saw some just like it on etsy, but they were only in antique silver or brass. I just love everything you did with this Gail, from the color of the thread and leather to your fantastic button. Fabulous!

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Very pretty ! Love that button!

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Gorgeous work. The button is beautiful.

  6. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beautiful :)

  7. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very cool. Nice choice of colors

  8. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Gail, you have won me over! I like Kadie and Ali’s bracelets, but didn’t really think about the design because I’m not really into bright and colorful. However, your PURPLE has convinced me to try this! It looks so elegant here. I think the button is at least half of the glam! :)

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Thanks for all the kind words! This was a fun project to do and a nice break from another project that has me momentarily stumped.

    Wanda-The button has a touch of silver gilders paste on the raised bits, but is otherwise as is. Wish I remembered where it came from…..

  10. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    Beautiful work and the button from your stash sets it off perfectly! :)

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    This piece has it all….nicely done Gail!

  12. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Thanks Gail!

    KATHERINE T says:

    Oooh oooh ooo Verrry nice, thank you for posting it!

  14. nutz4beadz
    nutz4beadz says:

    Lovely design.

  15. Kadie
    Kadie says:

    Love it! I am a big purple fan, and it looks beautiful here with the rhinestone chain!

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