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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 “Frosty Leaf”   20 hours, 59 minutes ago

    Monica, thank you so much for the information! I will copy it and keep it for future reference. I will see what I can find at the local stores and then possibly online. I saw the beautiful landscape photo you included in your last post of the twig display rack (which by the way, is awesome!), [...]

  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Night with the Gypsy”   1 day, 3 hours ago

    Wonderful necklace with a lot of movement and color! I purchased some of those recycled teardrops too–they are wonderful! You did a nice job incorporating them into this design. Very nice!

  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Frosty Leaf”   1 day, 3 hours ago

    Monica, where do you get the sheet metal? Can you just buy it at a store like Home Depot? I really love what you are creating here–these are fantastic–absolutely beautiful!

  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Bleu Zone earrings”   1 day, 7 hours ago

    Perfect for the necklace! I like the dark dangles on the bottom too

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