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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 “Unfinished Business”   2 days, 7 hours ago

    Here’s a thought for #1. I think you have the makings for three different necklaces here. What you did with the donuts and leather is wonderful! Keep it intact. The middle-eastern beads are beautiful–they should be the focal center of a necklace by themselves.

    You could create a double strand linked necklace by taking the green donuts [...]

  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Shawl Pins”   2 days, 8 hours ago

    Betsy, well you know how I feel about these! I am so glad you reposted them. Now I can put them in my favs! Funny, I didn’t notice the bubble wrap the first time–I was too busy admiring your work! I really like how you created a wood-grain look on the one. These will certainly add [...]

  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Tear Drop Earrings”   2 days, 8 hours ago

    The drops are lovely in this simple design. You could even switch out the drop dangles to any color or add more to your liking, since the horse-eye is open in the back. Very cool idea!

  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Too much?”   2 days, 8 hours ago

    Fantastic idea framing the drops with the wire in the same shape. I do love the wrapping idea, but the color does detract from the ceramics. Incorporating Deb’s thought, you could wrap around the top wire that holds the drops so they don’t slide around–just leave enough room to allow them to move and swing freely. [...]

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  • Beadling
    On November 6, 2014 Beadling 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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