Above is a little purse, the strap is all the colors crocheted together. The fringe is from the Beaded Edge by Midori Nishida with coral drops. The closure is a vintage flower and a loop. It is about 3 1/2 inches square without the fringe.
This is the front and back of a little bag that is about 3 inches square. It too has a crocheted beaded fringe (with sandstone), vintage buttons and a small wrist strap. The wrist strap is beaded and I am working on a longer necklace length so that the straps can be interchangeable. The back is just a square design with no overlay.
This is my favorite so far, it is the back and front of a potential bag that has not yet been assembled. I have some great orange beads and grey beads that I am hoping to use, it reminds me of fire.
Melody also does cabochons, I adapted the idea to encompass rocks. these were a couple I had picked up in Terra Lingua TX (outside of Big Bend). The samples below I bought while shopping with a friend and browsing in a rock shop.
Overlay is fun but I can only do it for a few hours in the morning while I am awake and alert enough to figure it out. Now I have to work on creating some of my own patterns, I want to do some mandalas.