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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....


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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  1. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

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

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    Beadaholic1 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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