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LimaStudios Resin is Here!

Posted by Kevin on September 30 at 04:39 pm

Today we’re adding a great product to our site — LimaStudios crystal clear resin.

Screen shot 2010-09-30 at 4.49.31 PMIf you haven’t worked with resin before, I promise you that it’s fun and easy. Anyone can do it! If you have worked with resin before, I can promise you that this will be the best resin you’ve ever worked with. LimaStudios Resin is:

  • Crystal clear (and it stays that way)
  • Jeweler’s grade
  • Non-hazzardous, non-volatile, non-flamable — very safe to use!
  • Self-doming
  • Super easy to work with

Buy LimaStudios Resin >>

See Resin Instructions >>

Buy Bezels & Resin Frames >>

Have fun! If you already work with resin, upload photos of your projects in the comments!

Heirloom Lockets at Lima Beads

Posted by Kevin on September 23 at 02:59 pm

There’s something about lockets… It’s the nostalgia of an old photo combined with the feeling of wearing a vintage piece of jewelry. Lockets allow you to carry memories with you. Whether it’s a photo of a loved one or a photo of your favorite vacation spot, these things are never far from your heart when you’re wearing a locket.

Filigree Time Piece Locket

Filigree Time Piece Locket

Today we’re adding a line of lockets that I’m very proud of. They range from large to small, from plain to ornate and when you hold one in your hand, you know you’re holding something of quality.

These lockets are made 100% in the USA by old companies, some of which opened their doors in the 1940s. That’s the thing I love most about this line of heirloom quality lockets — if my grandmother had purchased a locket when she was young, she would have gotten the same product that we’re selling today. These are made on the same machines that they were 50 years ago!

lockets

Our heirloom lockets are made of good quality, thick brass. We have them available in plated finishes like antique copper or antique brass, which feel older and more classic, but we also have more trendy, popular finishes like gunmetal.

Photo Frames

Most of our lockets come with the option to purchase a photo frame kit. This kit includes a photo frame setting that snaps into the locket, a backer for the photo, and a clear piece of acetate to protect the front of the photo. These are optional. You can usually cut a photo, push it into a locket, and have it stay put without a frame, however, if you’re considering using a valuable photo or want it to look perfect, we would suggest a frame kit.

Do you have an old locket — maybe a family heirloom locket? We’d love to see it! You can include photos in your comments below.

First Come, First Served Special Edition: Ali’s Stash

Posted by Kevin on September 16 at 02:49 pm

Ali's Stash

We’ve got an amazing edition of First Come First Served products–you really have to see them to believe them! These are spectacular items at prices you probably don’t see too often. Here’s the back story…

FCFS itemsAli and I go on a lot of buying trips, and we see some truly amazing products. Sometimes, we take a few strands back to the warehouse as samples to buy later. But Ali always finds a way to sneak some goodies in her personal stash to design with, too. (How could a beader resist?)

Over time, she has built up quite a stash of gorgeous beads, pearls & more. I know, you’re thinking “how could you ever have too make beautiful beads,” but I’m telling you, there are too many. So we’re going to sell them as a special edition of First Come First Served! The quantites are extremely limited, and most items we’ll never see again around the shop. So don’t miss out, and check out the deals.

Important Notes

  • The quantities are extremely limited!
  • In order to secure these items, you need to place your order and complete the transaction. If they sell out before you do that, they will be removed from your shopping bag.
  • These items are all FINAL SALE, so we can’t accept returns for them
  • We can’t offer rain checks–when they’re gone, they’re gone! :)

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