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The Perfect Time to Try Resin

Posted by Kevin on June 30 at 01:33 pm

All Resin is 20% off through Wednesday July 6th. Get yours now! If you’ve never used resin before, it’s easy! You can create custom components to make your designs your own. We’ve added several tips & techniques today to help you get started.

Today, we’ve published several new tips & techniques to answer some of the most frequent questions we get about resin.

Technique 1: How to seal materials for use in resin

Before using porous materials like paper or photos, you need to seal them with a crafting glue to prevent the resin from seeping in. This technique will tell you everything you need to know. See it now.

Technique 2: Preventing bubbles in your resin

This is the #1 question we get about resin. Bubbles are annoying, but easy to prevent. See how.

Technique 3: Fixing a surface mistake

Lima Studios Crystal Clear Resin is self-healing. If you make a mistake, you can always sand the surface and paint a new layer of resin over it. No one will ever know! See the technique.

 

Fairy Deals for Fairy Day!

Posted by Steve on June 24 at 10:23 am

Hi everyone! In celebration of Fairy Day, we’ve got some special deals for you! Fairy day is the “official holiday for fairy collectors, believers, artisans and the young at heart.” You can read more at the Fairy Day web site… and don’t miss Ali’s blog post on the Fairy Doors in Ann Arbor (where the Lima headquarters is).

Special Fairy Deals

We have 10 fun fairy items on sale below, and here’s how it works: you have until Sunday night (6/26) at midnight to add these items to your shopping cart and place your order. After Sunday at midnight, the prices to back to normal. And the only place to get the special price is right here in the blog (they are listed at normal price everywhere else on our site). These items are available on a first come first served basis, and we can’t offer rain checks–so don’t wait to get your fairies!

Happy Fairy Day! And remember to place your orders by Sunday night!

Green Girl Pewter 1000 Wishes Fairy 18x43mm

Green Girl Pewter 1000 Wishes Fairy 18x43mm

Piece: $6.00 (-7% off!)

This expired on June 27. Watch for more deals soon!


Green Girl Pewter Fairy Button 23x21mm

Green Girl Pewter Fairy Button 23x21mm

Piece: $6.00 (25% off!)

This expired on June 27. Watch for more deals soon!


Green Girl Pewter Dragonfly Fairy 63x57mm

Green Girl Pewter Dragonfly Fairy 63x57mm

Piece: $11.96 (20% off!)

This expired on June 27. Watch for more deals soon!


Green Girl Pewter Forget-Me-Not Fairy 16x22mm

Green Girl Pewter Forget-Me-Not Fairy 16x22mm

Piece: $6.00 (25% off!)

This expired on June 27. Watch for more deals soon!


Stampt Antique Gold (plated) Fairy Door Link 18x6mm

Stampt Antique Gold (plated) Fairy Door Link 18x6mm

Package of 2: $0.75 (21% off!)

This expired on June 27. Watch for more deals soon!


TierraCast Antique Copper (plated) Fairy Wings 5x13mm

TierraCast Antique Copper (plated) Fairy Wings 5x13mm

Piece: $0.44 (20% off!)

This expired on June 27. Watch for more deals soon!


TierraCast Antique Gold (plated) Leaf Fairy Charm 10x21mm

TierraCast Antique Gold (plated) Leaf Fairy Charm 10x21mm

Piece: $0.90 (25% off!)

This expired on June 27. Watch for more deals soon!


TierraCast Antique Gold (plated) Woodland Fairy 11x25mm

TierraCast Antique Gold (plated) Woodland Fairy 11x25mm

Piece: $0.90 (25% off!)

This expired on June 27. Watch for more deals soon!


Vintaj Natural Brass Whimsical Nouveau Fairy Charm 17x25mm

Vintaj Natural Brass Whimsical Nouveau Fairy Charm 17x25mm

Piece: $1.20 (25% off!)

This expired on June 27. Watch for more deals soon!


Vintaj Arte Metal Fairy Flight Link 42x35mm

Vintaj Arte Metal Fairy Flight Link 42x35mm

Piece: $2.16 (20% off!)

This expired on June 27. Watch for more deals soon!


Stampt Metal Last Chance Clearance

Posted by Kevin on June 23 at 01:24 pm

We’ve been selling Stampt Metal for almost 3 years now. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true… Although the line is popular, we feel that it’s time for a refresh. We’re putting almost 200 items on clearance for 50% off. This isn’t a sale — when they’re gone, they’re gone FOREVER! You can see the full selection of clearance items on the Stampt Metal Last Chance page.

We have some exciting additions on the way to the line of Stampt Metal. We plan to have lots of new styles and also a huge selection of pieces in raw brass and copper.

Why raw brass and copper? Because it’s more fun to play with! You can color it in a lot of different ways, even torch it if you want to! A few weeks ago, we added Gilders Paste, which is a great way to add your own touch without a lot of work. I also have some exciting news to share on this front — In the coming months, we’ll be adding a line of Patina to the shop. You’ll be able to treat these raw metal pieces in all sorts of fun ways.

For now, pick up some old favorites for the last time. I’ll keep you posted about the new stuff on the way!

Create & Learn at Lima Beads

Posted by Kevin on June 04 at 05:33 pm

We’ve added a whole new section to our web site today called Create & Learn. We’ve made improvements to the design gallery and fresh picks, plus we’ve added a brand new tips & techniques section. We hope it can become a place to learn, teach, collaborate, and meet new friends.

We’ll be filling this section out with tips & techniques and step-by-step projects in the coming weeks. We’re adding a lot of new products that may require a bit of instruction like this week’s Stamps, Blanks, & Gilders Paste. This new section will give us a venue to show all the cool stuff you can do with these products. Let us know what you think, but remember, it’ll be a work in progress for the next few weeks! :)


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