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Pitch Black Garden

I did this one for a Challenge. Everything had to be black except the clasp. I do tend to wear black a lot and it was perfect timing to put this...
Components: Lima: Czech- button, stud, O-rings and black silk ribbon, strung on Irish waxed Linen thread.

Sunrise Surprise

On my table for weeks... finally assembled it last night. Had no intention of sharing it until I saw Kat's All That - Tequila Sunrise...
Components: Fun lampwork beads orange red, with orange and yellow swirly dots. Lima crystals, and Swarovski fire opal bicone crystals, Silver plated metal spacer beads and toggle. And some misc coordinating beads for the dangles.

Go Long Green Tea

So this is Green Tea necklace I was talking about in my pick yesterday. I have the hardest time taking decent photos of the long...
Components: Various Czech glass beads mostly purchased at Lima, Brass beads and chain purchased else where.

DanglingTrumpet Flowers

This is one of the pairs of earrings I made for this months earring challenge over at Earrings Everyday. Feel free to hop over and see the other...
Components: Lucite, leaves, trumpet flower and daisy, Fluted lily bead cap. Swarovski crystal. Recycled earring posts.

Dragonfly Dusters

Earrings Everyday challenge. Yep I played in this one as did Lynda, of Fresh Baked Designs. BTW I Love her earrings! Didn't find out about it until...
Components: Misc. Czech glass beads, Vintaj items (most purchased at Lima), crystal rondelles, & round carnelian beads.

Vintaj & Radiant Orchid

Slowly over time...collected different Czech glass and Vintaj pieces. Going with the motto of "Buy the beads, The idea will come" ...Eventually....
Components: Various Czech glass beads purchased else where. Antique brass beads and Antique brass and crystal flower connector. Metallic raspberry rondelles, Vintaj bead caps and pendant purchased at Lima.

Zebra J. & Copper

This is a hefty bracelet. But I love it. The one I made with the square spacers sold immediately. Boo hoo hoo. :(
I put a good price on it...
Components: Lima: Purple Zebra jasper, metallic peacock crystal, copper toggle and two styles of copper spacers. My Stash: Deep green Jade cubes, twisted flat jump rings.

Gold-ish and a little Bold-ish

Loved these Turquoise Zebra Jasper Round beads. (Part of my "Make Mine Bold" fresh pick.) I paired it with antique gold components and fire...
Components: Lima: Turquoise Zebra Jasper Round. Not sure: Fire polished Czech rondels. My stash: antique gold toggle, beads and bead caps.

Coconut meets Tagua

Had the coconut shell chain for quite some time. When I bought it ... I wanted to make something earthy with a ethnic vibe. But there it sat. Until...
Components: Lima: assorted Tagua nut beads. My stash: Coconut wood chain, coconut shell and cat's eye heishi beads, wood beads, leather cord, button (for closure not shown in pictures).

Tutti Fruity Dragonfly

Much like the other ladies I also purchase these dragonfly pendants. I did this one last summer. I have yet to play with my blue one. I have it...
Components: Tutti fruity seed bead mix, Dragonfly ceramic pendant, silver plated toggle and chain.

For Kathy H.

This is a gift I made for my friend Kathy last summer before she started her Chemo treatment and surgery for ovarian cancer. She never took off...
Components: Teal glass pearls, antique brass chain, round links, key charm, earwires and toggle.


Granny Chick AKA Nancy and I have built a lovely relationship here at Lima. She liked the RAK bracelet I did with the link that another Lima...
Components: Lima- Blue line agate, Fresh pearls, rolo chain, butterfly toggle, daisy spacers. And S.S. and pewter Charms, Swarovski crystal. Along with the RAK Link. RAK - Random Act of Kindness.

Leopard w/ Spark-le

As I mentioned in the pick a few days ago this is nothing to write home about...basic beads on a string sort of thing. But I really like it and I...
Components: Lima: Smoky & Jet Hematite Crystal Faceted Rondelle 6mm My stash: Leopardskin Jasper 12mm, antique silver bead caps, red aventurine, antique silver toggle.

A Tweet RAK

After posting the bracelet about the 3 little birdies. I was contacted by a fellow Lima beader asking me if I would like more of the oval...
Components: Lima- gunmetal rollo chain, oval and daisy Czech glass beads. From my stash: Oval connector, cathedral black beads, garnet round beads, antique silver daisy spacers, misc. metal beads and toggle.

3 Little Birdies

Doing Lori Anderson's "and Thanks blog hop" today. Details for the inspiration can be found there....
Components: Lima items: Copper rolo chain, 4mm copper bead caps, Czech coin, fire polished rondelle and Tierra Cast copper heart toggle. From my stash: Oval connector, cathedral red beads, copper daisy spacers, Verdigris Vintaj paint, Bronze and Verdigris Gilders paste.

Sweet Treats

Oh about a year ago I went through a sweet faze. I ended up make various styles of cupcake themed bracelets. Some with the truffles. Sweet and...
Components: Various Lampwork beads, Lima's Rose curved leaves, Czech glass beads, Silver plated jumprings, beads and toggle.

Honey Bee Bracelet

This Honey Bee bracelet came about because of another (ugly) bead (that I could not seem to through away) and another bracelet I made using the...
Components: Various Lamp work beads, Black Czech crystal, seed beads, golden yellow Czech leaves and crystal bicones, antique silver plated twisted jumprings, beads, bee charms, and toggle.


Used up some left over beads with some copper accents. As I get older I am drawn to reds more and more. Love the lobster claw clasp!
Components: Lima: Antique copper lobster claw. Along with dark red oval jade bead, Lampwork bead, Swarovski crystals, Cathedral bead, red czech glass beads, and miscellaneous copper beads and twisted jumprings.

Here Kitty Kitty

Warning: This bracelet is so sweet it may hurt your teeth. Love lampwork beads and Cats. Found this kitty it was so stinkin' cute. Had to have it....
Components: Lima: Dragonfruit pearls, gold luster wild berry seed beads. Along with various Lampwork beads, czech pink hearts and white flower beads. Clear crystals, metal bead caps, and flower toggle.

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