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I live in the Southwest with my hubby, dog, and birds. My first exposure to beading was 25 years ago when I purchased some thread and acrylic beads. Life got way too busy and the beads went into storage. Through a friend, my love for beading was renewed and out came all the supplies! Now I’m a certified beading ‘addict’ and you can’t imagine the supplies I now have! Hubby jokes about “the house foundation cracking because of the weight of all those stones!” I love to bead and especially love working with gemstones and deco Czech glass. I also enjoy creating a variety of styles and designs.

I am so happy to have found Lima Beads and all their great products, and all of you wonderful beaders out there! Thanks for all the inspiration you have given me!

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  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Pumpkin Patch”   10 hours, 49 minutes ago

    Simple is perfect for those lovely agate beads. I noticed right away how you turned the agates and placed the opposite color in between them–nice effect.

  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Beaded spiders”   1 day, 12 hours ago

    I want one for my desk!

  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Waiting for summer..”   2 days, 9 hours ago

    Wonderful piece! Really like the back leather straps and the seed bead wrap treatment you added to them. The Czech flowers look great in this design. Love the rustic feel of this necklace!

  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “More…”   2 days, 10 hours ago

    Leather is a wonderful element to work with, but you have taken it to a higher level in these designs. Really like the rich teal color of the last one–did you use special leather dye? The dual-strand connector on the first one is outstanding–I’ve never seen anything like it before. Perfect with the one slide and [...]

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  • Deb Harding
    On May 14, 2016 Deb Harding said:

    Hey Crystal!! Just saw your message. I appreciate the.thoughts :) Hope you are doing good.
    Your bracelet is A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!! btw

  • Moogie
    On May 11, 2016 Moogie said:

    Heh heh! I ❤️ Gems!
    I work on an IPad & the heart is an emoji that actually works on Lima comments. Most of them don’t. They just appear (or not appear) as a blank space. I was surprised when the heart worked. Are you familiar with emojis?

  • Moogie
    On April 3, 2016 Moogie said:

    Thinking of you, Crystal

  • Moogie
    On March 3, 2016 Moogie said:

    Praying that all is well. Send private message if ya need to talk. I’m a good listener

  • Crystal Canary
    On February 29, 2016 Crystal Canary said:

    Dear Friends,
    So much for peaceful, pleasant beading time…another emergency has confronted us, and I’ll be away for awhile. Needing some quiet time, but none in sight. Take Care everyone. Crystal

  • Moogie
    On February 12, 2016 Moogie said:

    Thanks for the note, CC! Did I mention that my hubby and me are watching DS9 now?!! We have a routine now that we eat dinner or lunch and watch an episode together. We first watched Babylon 5, then just finished ST Original series and finished the 3rd episode, 1st year of DS9!
    Sounds like we have alot in common! I also have been buying beading ”stuff” for a couple of years now. So much so, my hubby Mark put the brakes on me :( But it’s a good thing because now I can concentrate on actually making designs! I’m about to open an Etsy store. Just decided on my business name: JGB Rainbow Designs. That way I can include some dyeing in there too–fibers, scarves, whatever else I come up with.
    Gotta work on jewelry now!
    Janet

  • BeadlingatMonsterPajamas
    On November 6, 2014 BeadlingatMonsterPajamas said:

    Thanks for adding me as your beading pal and for your kind words! I look forward to seeing more from you too :D


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