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Radiance

This piece is a great example of creating a versatile focal component using spikes/fringe. It could work with silk string, leather cord, chain or a...


Garden Drops

This floral antique silver chandelier piece is perfect for a pair of statement earrings. You can add all the same color drop or mix it up like I...


Spring Fringe Necklace

This focal component can be used as a single piece to be centered in a necklace design or combined to make a 3-piece focal. These would look great...


Ladder Tassel Pouf

This necklace can be recreated with any bar connector and tassel combination. Don't be afraid to use a lot of tassels, the more you can fit on the...


Mediterranean Bib

Using these bar connector slides makes creating a statement necklace easier than ever! You can combine as few or as many as you like (I stop at 20)...


Summer Wind Keychain

Designed by Andrea P.
This wood pendant is from Lima's new artist Summer Wind Art. I thought I would make a whimsical keychain to display how...


Elephant Festival

Elephants are my favorite animal so it is fitting that I was inspired by the Elephant Festival in India to make a easy to toss on necklace...


Cloud Sky

I think the name explains it all - cloud sky. The Tibetan pearl beads with brass are the perfect compliment to this cobalt charm chain that almost...


Skull & Chevrons

Add some edge to this fun Zola Chain with little skulls!


Multi Color Tassel

This Zola multi color crystal chain does the work for me! All I did was add a dark leather tassel and a super earthy kyanite pendant to 3' of this...


Paint Drops

As I was trying to untangle this chain when it arrived in our shop I held it up, realizing that I should make a necklace that looked just like...


Full of Beads Bracelet

Seed beading is not, I repeat not, my forte, so when I saw this chain I was very excited. All I needed to do was add a hook & bright blue tassel. I...


Ponytail Holders Featured in BeadStyle Magazine

One of the projects features the Nunn Design ponytail holders. This is a simple project, yet the results are stunning!


Blossoms Earrings

I love working with openwork pieces, they are just begging to be embellished :) For this pair I went sweet and simple, dropping a small pearl...


Peonies Bracelet

While I would not consider myself to be a pink person, these rondelles spoke to me and said "string me on brown suede, please." I know that sounds...


Birds of a Feather Bracelet

How great are these bird buttons! I was sitting in the photo room talking with Andrea, trying to come up with a plan for the Czech daggers....


Northern Lights

These highly reflective lights look great with a little added embellishment or on their own. I chose to create a bib combining wrapped and un...


Blooming Sunflower

This leather flower could easily be replaced with another leather focal or 2 hole focal of a similar size. I love ladder necklaces, especially with...


Naturally Funky

Using wood beads in a design allows you to go bigger without making an uncomfortably heavy piece. This necklace feels nice around your neck and...


Driftwood Triangles

Triangles are everywhere I look right now. These wood triangles are great because not only do they fit the geometric trend they also have a very...


Daydream Catcher

As soon as I saw this patinated component hit our shelves, I knew what I wanted to do with it. This rarely happens, I am usually left pondering...


Nouveau Necklace

This Art Nouveau focal is reminiscent of the beautiful paintings and stain glass art of the period featuring mossy greens, bronzy metallics, iris...


Tibetan Earring Ideas

I love making "simple" earrings out of small, interesting focal pieces.


Flared Boho Sparkle Earrings

These earring are so easy to make but so impactful once combined! I love the colors and the flared shape of the earrings. These could be worn with...


Garden Layers Necklace

I love the combination of colors in the Zola Elements line of embellished pieces. They are colors that work together easily but not always colors...


Antique Damask Necklace

The swirling sands in this pendant were begging to have some color dripping off the the bottom loops. I stayed with the same style and theme for...


Tribal Sunset Necklace

The possibilities are endless with these focal components! These two pieces felt similar to me, so I decided to stack them :)


Into the Woods Charm Necklace

This necklace is Inspired by the woods surrounding our home. I wanted to make an elegant collection of "woodland" treasures.


Rainbow Serenity Necklace

I just love these tassel caps! The loops around the bottom make it so easy to make a cool tassel for any project. I chose to funk up my tassel a...


Journeys Tassel Necklace

The warm colors, texture of the tassels, and raw handmade quality of the African brass beads work well together and give me the feeling that I've...


DIY Arm Party

I was inspired by the Lima Beads chain and wearable products so much that I had to make something with it. I also love the current trend for...
Components: Crystal clay, chain maille, rhinestone chain, Nunn cuff blank


Purple dewdrops

Simple yet elegant Crystal earrings
Components: Sterling silver jumper rings and briolette amethyst beads


How To Make Your Own T Shirt Cord

I have gotten a couple of comments on my up cycled t shirt designs and want to share a how-to for it.
Components: Old t shirt


Blossoming Beaded Flower pendants or rings

I love beaded flowers they are my favorite thing to create. I've been looking for leaf and petal beads everywhere. Lima beads is the best place to...
Components: These are the different kinds of czech beads I used to make my flowers. Czech top drilled lentils 6mm 1 hole Czech tear drops 4x6mm Czech Teardrops 8mm or 6x9mm Czech Petal Shaped Beads 8x6mm Czech Pointy Droplets 11x8mm Czech Leaf Drop 8x12mm Czech top drilled lentils 13mm Czech daggers 3x11mm - small size Czech curved leaf 12x14mm-small petals Czech carved leaf drop 12x17mm


Fiesta Earrings

Inspired by my love of the tropics and my annual Bead Cruise! I'm smitten with pineapple images and had to make my own pineapple charms! Charms can...
Components: Pineapple Charms, Czech glass flowers, 6mm Czech glass rondelles, copper flower spacers, gunmetal earwires, 22 gauge steel wire (use gunmetal color wire if you don't have steel.)


string of pearls

saw a similar picture on a resort ad
Components: beading wire 3mm silver balls silver bicones white potato pearls black agate 6mm balls silver crimps magnetic clasp


The Lavender Bouquet Necklace

How I do love the color of lavender! This necklace was inspired by the wonderful look and smell of fresh spring lavender, which is known for its...
Components: Czech bellflower beads, Czech maple leaf beads, Swarovski 10mm crystals, Swarovski 6mm and 4mm bicones, Czech 9mm flat flower beads, Swarovski 5mm pearls, Czech 12mm button flower beads, 9x6mm faceted aqua quartz rondelles, Czech 8X5mm rondelles, 6mm green Jade beads... etc.


New Raku

I went to my local library and picked up more than needed. Included was a book on jewelry clays. They used old eyeshadow on certain projects, but I...
Components: Old Eyeshadow and P.C. or other jewelry clays.


Summer Days Triple Wrap Bracelet

This bracelet started out with the Sunshine & Sand Woven Cord. It reminds me of a top thats sun-bleached from wearing it all summer long. I...


Textile & Metal Bangle

Now that fewer layers of clothing are being worn and the sun us shining more, I feel the need to layer my wrists with bracelets. I had an idea in...


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