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Climb the Ladder

I was down to a very short piece of wire on the spool...so I made some beaded eye pins, hooked them to chain, added some leaf dangles for pizzaz!...
Components: E-beads, artistic wire, antique gold chain, leaf links


Mermaid's Tale

Used that PC and glass cabochon I had made and never used for this month's Art Bead Scene blog challenge. You might head over there the next couple...
Components: leather cord, beading wire, glass and howlite beads, PC pendant


Pale pink and turquoise

This is the necklace I was thinking about when I did Dill's 1st challenge. This is pale pink peruvian opal slabs with soft Africa turquoise,...
Components: Pink Opal, African Turquoise, and SS findings.


In Memory of a Feline Friend

A friend of mine just lost his sweet kitty. He asked me to create a necklace that would incorporate the four stones he buried with him that had...
Components: Lapis, Aquamarine, Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz, Onyx, Pyrite, black leather cord, all from LB, 20 and 18G silver filled wire from my stash for my clasp, end coils and jumprings.


Summer Ice

Summer Ice was one of my first designs of this season. The weather in Acapulco is very hot so as I started to combine my beads, I was drawn to the...
Components: Materials: Satin metal Rolo chain, tiny silver plated rectangle chain, Satin metal crasp, 10mm clear and dotted Czech glass beads, Czech clear ice chips, pressed glass. Shiny 4mm, pewter metal rondelle separaters, 7mm round glass frosted bead.


Why KNOT??!

I have been trying pearl knotting. I have another necklace in a half finished state...only because I ran out of aqua shell pearls. I really like...
Components: Labradorite rounds. Swarovski crystal pearls. Black crystals. Rhinestone spacers. Gunmetal spacers.


Renaissance II

Another one of my Renaissance pieces; love the red but next time will try using blue or purple. On August 9th I will be in a fair -fundraiser for...
Components: Picasso Turbine Czech glass beads 11x10, Rondelles-Oxblood Picasso 6x9mm, Hematite rounds Czech glass 8mm, Gunmetal chain and toggle clasp.


Salmon Reused

I'm posting this as inspiration -- supplies don't need to cost a fortune... also I haven't done much else, being away on holiday.

I posted a...
Components: Salmon skin (cured by me), tin can cut into shape to keep it stiff (middle layer). Waxed linen, ceramic beads, Toho beads (LB), quarz chips, fake suede lace.


Amazon Knot

This is a 2 bracelets and 1 collar necklace put together to creat this 20" necklace.I got the idea from a magaizne,I was reading how to put old and...
Components: Amber chips and round bead, Cat Eye beads, a brass pearl holder


Blue & Brown Faceted Agate

Agate is probably my favorite stone because of its variety of depth and semi-translucent qualities. I’ve had the blue nuggets for so long that I...
Components: AGATE: 20mm blue/brown faceted nugget, 14mm faceted brown, 10mm faceted blue/grey, 8mm faceted cobalt (LB); Czech faceted rondelle Sunday Breakfast (LB); Parawire 18 & 20 gauge Vintage Bronze (LB); Ant.Brass oval cable chain, 18g AB jumprings.


SURF'S UP!

Still have paper beads. I love the colors and the feeling of this.
Components: Paper beads, resin beads and turquoise beads from my stash; sari silk and seed beads from LB.


DIY Tutorial - Dangle necklace

The Pictures are not really sharp - they will be replaced tomorrow.

Dangle necklace with rhinestone brooche, crystals, pearls ect.

I have...


Birds in the Tree

I was curious about the paper beads so when I saw a strand at a flea market, I bought it. I Love the colors and the lightness and lightheartedness...
Components: African paper beads, some red beads I've had forever, bird pendant and cross from my stash and seed beads and jasper rondelles from LB.


Amethyst Dreams

I was up late last night because our dog isn't feeling good. So I stayed up as late as I could to make sure she got outside when she wanted to. I...
Components: SS and Amethyst focal(very old). Dogtooth Amethyst thin oval, Golden Pyrite 3mm faceted round, 11/0 seed beads in antiqued marble black, opaque frosted lavender, gilded marble lavender, Tierracast antique silver clasp all from Lima Beads


Silver Business

Another piece that came together in quite quickly and is also pretty simple in design.


The Key

A friend had sent me this key and for months it remained in the envelope in which it came. I really had no intention of using it but it somehow...


Celeste

Had been sitting on these pieces awhile and not for the life of me I would have thought it would have been so simple to put them together. I guess...


Mellow Yellow

This piece took me sometime to figure out , I did not know weather I wanted it to be separate hanging pieces or attaching each one by chain links....


Two statement necklaces

Two different necklaces made over the same concept.

Not a typical limadeads piece...but I show it to you anyhow :-)


Necklace on new mannequin

I have got a new mannequin...and now I am showing it off..LOL :-)

The necklace is a couple of months old...I just havent featured it here before.


Agrigento

The Gaea focal reminded me of ancient Greek pottery. I combined it with classical elements and brass in order to create a vintage old-world necklace.
Components: Gaea focal, pearls, jasper, brass, Czech glass, seed beads, shells, brass clasp.


Bronzed Heron

The focal is bronzed and verdigras patina brass which I found at a show. My goal was to make an understated piece so the focal could stand out....
Components: Torquoise, bronzite and tourmaline along with turquoise picasso czech trilobites and turquoise seed beads surround the heron focal. The copper clasp from lb.


Rainbow Falls

When I saw these Rainbow Agate Druzy beads, I knew I just had to have them. Yesterday I pulled out these new arrivals and wondered "what am I...
Components: (LB): Rainbow Agate Druzy 8mm, Czech matte iris druk 6mm, Czech FP matte faceted 4mm, Ant Copper oval cable chain; From stash: purple aventurine, Swarovski crystals-2 colors, matte copper seed beads, Ant Copper plate focal, copper head pins, AC lobster clasp


DIY tutorial statement necklace

Modern colorful statement necklace.

I have made a DIY tutorial for this necklace. It is the first tutorial, I have ever made, and you are...


BUTTERFLY AS PEACOCK

the Pendant - a butterfly - again!
Components: Porcelain butterfly pendant, Amazonite, Czech beads and clasp from LB; Amazonite spikes and burgundy pearls from a friend who was destashing.


Summer Fun

Well, this is my first post--finally purchased a camera! Just a simple linked necklace that reflects my amusing interpretation of...
Components: Golden Sari Silk, Czech flower coins & faceted rondelles (LB); Misc jasper, dyed magnesite, dyed quartz; AntBrass jumprings, eyepins, links; Parawire (LB); Bird in Cage Focal (HL).


Seahorse Pendant

Wanted a vacation to the beach, this was all I could afford.
Components: Vintaj Natural Brass Altered Blank, Vintaj Patinas


Midnight Garden

This necklace has a variety of czech glass, SS beads and light jade spacers. In the light/sun the czech glass pops.
Components: LB czech glass, SS from my stash picked up everywhere and 3mm jade spacers. Along with a SS plated clasp.


Becky Inspired

This design was inspired by a pick Becky did called Giddyup Palomino. In the description she asked, what to do with Tiger Eye. Well I myself have...
Components: Tiger Eye nuggets and rounds, Sunset Jasper rounds, Bronzite rodelles, ceramic rondelle washer beads, antique brass chain, spacers, beads, bead caps and clasp.


Sea Side

I need feed back. When I first made these today I thought they turned out great. But the more I looked at them I thought they looked kind of...
Components: Shell, colored broken shell pieces, two part epoxy resin, costume charm( used for the bail), hemp cord.


FLY AWAY

I wanted to do a piece that spoke of tranquility.
Components: Earthenwood Studio pendant, Czech glass from LB, wooden beads, Amaonite beads and chain from stash and TC clasp.


Agate necklace

The agates remind me of wet beach on a rainy day, which is why I accented the watery green and dark blue veins of color.
Components: Crazy Lace Agate, Czech glass, little tubular gemstones of forgotten identity...all from Lima.


Leaf of Many Colors

I have had this ceramic leaf for a while and it's been in a few pieces. I wanted this to be it...I think I like it.
Components: ceramic leaf, teal blue Indo beads, fuchsia waxed linen, buckskin strap, lobster claw, dangles


Scarab in Blue

I don't know what this scarab is made of..I picked it up at a local bead store.It's been a couple of different necklaces..even a bracelet. I hope...
Components: blue scarab, assorted polymer clay beads, assorted glass beads, brass beads, yellow acrylic links, dupioni silk ribbon, hook


Colorful necklace

Just wanted to show you the matching necklace I've made for the bracelet I posted earlier :-)


The Dunes

The focal from Captured Moments was called something else but it immediately reminded me of the colors of the beach.
Components: Larimar, Magnesite, recycled African glass from stash. Czech glass spacers, flowers, antique copper chain and clasp from LB. Focal from Captured Moments on Etsy.


RED HOT

The one remaining bead from the bundle I bought from Asia inspired this necklace.
Components: Asia's bead, Czech beads from LB, gray resin beads (that I never thought I'd find a use for) some small black beads that I've had forever and chain from my stash.


Elephant in Blue

Raiding the $1.00 tray at Walmart again I found the cool Elephant pendant that looks like a resin and the large carved beads, which are plastic. I...
Components: Elephant pendant. Large carved beads. 2 Aventurine rounds. 2 red creek jasper rounds. 4 blue haze agate rounds. 10 amazonite rounds. 5 mookiate sticks. Large and small natural brass beads. Pale aqua wedge stones??? Aquamarine maybe. 2 bumpy copper beads. Aqua seed beads.


Blue fan necklace

Last week the pendant set arrived from Lima, and happened to coordinate with the blue glass beads from the previous week's shipment.
Components: Gemstone fan, glass beads, bits and pieces from the collection.


Ariel Ocean Necklace

This 5 strand necklace reminds me of walking on a white sand beach with turquoise blue water as far as the eye can see. Washed up on the beach you...
Components: Natural Turquoise, African Turquoise, Brass square beads, turquoise Seashells, White coral, Gold beads, Apatite stones, Agates, Swarovski crystals, Blue glass, Rustic gold/bronze cast turtle, seahorse & starfish.


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