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“My 400th Pick!”

Description from Elaine aka Belly Chick: I'm sure this is going to sound completely corny but this pick is dedicated to the great people at LB; for allowing me the opportunity to 'unlock' my creativity and helping me to 'open my wings and soar' with my new-found hobby. I never thought of myself as a terribly creative person but I am surprising myself with the pieces I have made already! Thanks, Lima Beads!!


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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Elaine, congratulations on your 400th Pick!!! Here’s to many more!!! This is gorgeous and the gold pieces you picked are very appropriate for the sentiment you wrote, which is very lovely. :-)

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Wooo Hooo!
    Congrats on #400! Wow!
    Beautiful pick. the charms really are perfect. we want photos of your jewelry!

  3. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    WOW!!!!! Congrats on the big 400!!!!!!

    Great pick, too!

  4. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    congrats on #400…here is to the next 400! :D

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    DOG Chick aka Angela says:

    Incredible to have chosen 400 picks! Go get em tiger! Love the colors and the sentiment attached. My thanks to LB too for creating such a wonderful website!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    fooooooooouuuuuurrrrr hundreeeeeeeeeeeeed!!! wow, that a lot of pickings! :)

  7. CAS
    CAS says:

    Whoooopppp … whoooppp … whoooopppp! Congratulations Elaine on #400!! Your statement says so much, “LB” has unleashed a wave of creativity in many of us, myself inculded, and it’s beautiful of you to express it for us. :D

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Elaine, this pick is beautiful! Congrats on pick #400! Both the colors and the sentiments are rich…yep, LB is amazing as to what it has enriched us all to be!
    The butterflies have emerged!

  10. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Here’s a couple of the necklaces that I promised I would post, the one made with Unikite, which is not quite finished yet, and my first Chickie Nest made with Garnet and shell:

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  11. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    very pretty necklaces!!!

  12. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Thanks, ladies, for all of your wonderful comments!! :-D

  13. CAS
    CAS says:

    Beautiful necklaces Elaine!! Wowie!!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Oh, Elaine more beautiful jewelry! Thank you for sharing! Your pick & the sentiment is so sweet, too. Lima has been a great way to expand my circle of friends, and to learn from others!

  15. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:


    CONGRAGULATIONS on #400, WOW… such a beautiful Pick, you’re inspiring me to take another look at the montana and mexican gray agates, they mix so well with the lovely gray rainbow jasper (which is quite reddish)!!!!! I agree with you about LB inspiring us, I learn so much from everyone’s Picks – I now really love more “subdued” stones such as labradorite, rosy white ocean jasper and fossil coral :)
    and by the way, thanks much for posting two pics of your necklaces, both are very gorgeous!!!! that garnet and shell necklace with the birds nest turned out so sweet, way stunning! the other necklace is lovely as well!!!!! thanks for sharing!!!!! :)

  16. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Thanks again, ladies! I agree with everyone else about widening our circle of friends and knowledge. I cannot believe how much I have learned about gemstones in the last few months; I thought my brain was full!! Hehehe. :-D

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Elaine, thanks for posting the pix of your necklaces!!! They are both gorgeous! Love the nest that you made — very pretty with the garnet and shell! :-)

  18. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Thanks Lynn!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Elaine – you would never know that you are a “newbie”! Your necklaces are beautiful! I love the use of the filigree piece. Always wondered what to do with it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  20. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    OH BOY!!! 400!!! Way to go….. Not corny at all!! All of us feel the same in one way or another!!!!
    You do have alot of natural talent too!!!! Your pieces are really pretty!!!!

  21. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Belly..congrats! I think that we started at the same time. I now have a whopping 65 picks! Oh well…I’m proud of you. Thanks to LB for bringing us all together, too.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Don’t feel bad – I started before her and I’m at 95…

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Way to Go!! That is a fantastic nest necklace!!! Nice job!

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Gorgeous necklaces Elaine! I love your color choices, designs and creativity…another amazingly talented chickie!

  25. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Belly Chick, What a milestone for you!! You’re amazing and your jewelry is beautiful! I agree with you – we’re all lucky that LB came up with such a unique way for us to discover our own untapped resources! To play and dream and share it all right here – And to get to know lovely chicks like you – that’s the BEST part! :)

  26. Karen H aka Fancy Chick
    Karen H aka Fancy Chick says:

    I love your nest!!! Gorgeous! I cannot believe you have done 400 picks! you go girl!

  27. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Ah…you are all making me blush now! I’m sure my necklaces are not near as sophisticated as all of yours are. I’m still trying to figure out the best ways to finish pieces and attach different elements, etc. So I really have started from scratch! Thank you so much for your encouraging comments! :-D Hugs all around!! :-D

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