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I live in the Southwest with my hubby, dog, and birds. My first exposure to beading was almost 30 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 “Aqua Dream”   14 hours, 7 minutes ago

    I find rectangular beads hard to design with, but you used them in a magnificent way. I especially like how you paired them with cubes & triangle seed beads, using a geometric idea within the piece. Love how you used the wire lace, placed the beads inside, then used the spacers to section off each–very captivating!

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  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Marrakesh”   14 hours, 19 minutes ago

    Beautiful set! The stick pearls used as a second strand are fabulous in this design; and those square spacers caught my eye right away. Love the rich colors–Very nice work.

  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Spiral”   14 hours, 26 minutes ago

    Welcome to the gallery! Great design–the dark color of the Czech UFOS really plays well with the patinated spirals. This necklace really does have some type of ethnic feel to it, and will draw lots of compliments for sure!

  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “From a festival of wrap bracelets!”   14 hours, 36 minutes ago

    Love them all! The layered effect creates loads of interest especially with the variety of beads you used. Extra plus that they can double as necklaces!

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  • kye
    On February 16, 2018 kye said:

    I sent you a couple messages CC.

  • Moogie
    On January 13, 2018 Moogie said:

    Hi Crystal! So glad to see you’re back! Hope you have a nice stretch of “normal” life ahead!
    Big hug,
    Moogie

  • Moogie
    On December 20, 2017 Moogie said:

    Hi Crystal! How are you? I see you peeking!
    ❤️ Janet

  • Crystal Canary
    On September 25, 2017 Crystal Canary said:

    Lima Buddies,
    I’ll be away taking care of some necessary business and am glad things are finally returning to normal. Hope to be able to ’pop’ in occasionally and see what everyone is up to–this site can become an addiction! Take care–Crystal :)

  • dolllady aka Pam
    On September 25, 2017 dolllady aka Pam said:

    Crystal, your bracelet is the perfect piece to help you heal! Just your eyes toward the sky. When my brother died, my mom was having a very hard time. On the way home she begged God to show her if my bro was with him. There had been a big storm in the Brownsville that day, but God sent a double rainbow for her. I am doing better about my fur baby, but was having a rough day missing her Friday. I went to dinner with a friend. On the way home there was a perfectly complete rainbow. That told me she was with God and doing well. :-D It brought a smile through watery tearfilled eyes.

  • dolllady aka Pam
    On September 13, 2017 dolllady aka Pam said:

    Thank you for your message! I still sense her presence at times and getting fewer each day. I picked up her ashes on Monday after dropping off some medicine Mom needed. They are still in the cardboard box. I got sick the day after I put her down. I went to the doc yesterday. I think I waited too long. I got a big shot of prednisone and take huge doses for the next 10 days. Hopefully the allergy and sinus infection will clear up soon. I have seen mom since the 5th.

  • dolllady aka Pam
    On September 12, 2017 dolllady aka Pam said:

    dolllady aka Pam On September 9, 2017 dolllady aka Pam said: Delete
    Thank you Moogie and Crystal! She was a tough fighter. The last 2 months we had 2 major battles. One was her breathing poblems caused by her enlarged heart. Her little heart almost filled her whole chest leaving just slivers of lungs. We got her breathing settled down a huge amount. Then she developed diahhrea. Her kidney blood work showed 2 levels off the top of the charts and and the phosphorous was off the charts low. I took her home with phosphorous to sprinkle over her food once a day, an antibiotic, a probiotic and a prebiotic. One was once a day sprinkled over her food, and the other was a paste. Her little bottom was so red and the bottom of her tail had a large red hairless patch. I used butt paste on her tail and bottom. The worst part was I had to pull her neck skin up and insert an IV needle to give her additional fluids twice a day. By the time a I found a good spot to hang the fluid bag she refused to let me do the fluid push. I had to force feed her using a baby spoon for about 3 days before she decided to eat on her own. We got the diarrhea cleared up and was going good for a few days. Then she stopped eating again. She got to the point over Labor Day weekend she could barely walk on Sat. night. Sun night she couldn’t stand on her own until she got her sea legs but wouldn’t walk and her head was leaning to her left. I held her about 4 hours Sunday night and all night Monday night. I knew I couldn’t keep putting her through anymore. I think the giving up her food was trying to tell me what she wanted. I know it sounds crazy but every night I prayed with her at bedtime and would sing Jesus Loves Me(you) when we had storms that scared her. I talked to about going to heaven to see God, Jesus and daddy. She died 5 days short of the 11th anniversary of Dad’s death. I feel her presence yet in the house. I went to see Mom Tuesday and haven’t been back since. I came down with either a sinus problem or a cold on Thursday. I just went Thurs to Walmart to get some dinners to pop in the microwave and some drinks. I’m feeling a little better today. Moogie, are you home yet and how is your knee? I’m feeling for you. I don’t know about Irma yet. Poor Florida, but who knows where it goes after that and how badly. More prayers added to my list. This has been a weird year! Once again thank you for your thoughts.

  • dolllady aka Pam
    On August 3, 2017 dolllady aka Pam said:

    I keep trying, but life just keeps throwing things at us. Our new one is trying to get her eating on her own and get some kidney functions closer to normal and not affect her enlarged heart. Both Chiquita and I are fighters and together we’re a force to be reckoned with, so that keeps the morale up.

  • dolllady aka Pam
    On August 3, 2017 dolllady aka Pam said:

    Yes, that is my furbaby Chiquita two or three year ago. She was sitting on my mom’s lap while I hung azalea garland above our garden room windows and sliding patio door. She loved sitting on mom’s lap when mom was at home with us.

  • Moogie
    On July 31, 2017 Moogie said:

    Thanks for your sweet note Crystal. You touch my heart❤️❤️❤️


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