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rust lime ricky

I love chrysoprase !
Components: Bronzite, chrysoprase.


Mardi Gras

I loved the colors indicted in these beads and I really like the Impression Jasper! I wanted to make this just as fun as the beads are, so I...
Components: Mardi Gras mixed Impression Jasper Ladder Pendant fro LB, 4mm square Swarovski crystals multi colors, gold-plated bead caps square, toho beads and gold plated chain with lobster claw clasp...length is 17-18" long!


Pearl envy

As you know, I had made this pendant previously, a stick pearl is the main part of it and then added the other smaller pearls with wire working. I...
Components: Freshwater pearls, silver clasp


Iron & Knotts

Have had some iron letters for a while and made some simple initial necklaces for myself and my friend


spotted lime

I love colored leather and these black and lime glass beads stand out well on this cord


Simple cord & pendant

Pretty pendant I got in upstate NY at a bead booth


Dragonfly

Vintaj dragonfly & key on a very long chain


Tahitian Sunset

Haven't felt like creating much lately, and when I do, my inspiration seems to be on hiatus. I went a purchased a design book, and found...
Components: Resin palm tree pendant, green garnet nugget drops, FW pearls, some sort of jasper, carnelian faceted rondelles, magatama seed beads, copper chain and clasp.


Midsummer Night

The days are getting shorter and the nights a little longer so I wanted to capture the woodlands before the summer is gone.
Components: Ceramic pendant by Spinning Star studio, wool beads, Czech glass, batik ribbon made by me, and copper and brass findings.


VIctorian Queen Bee

A little modern with the Vintaj metal paint and bold agate. A little victorian with crystal, pearls and dark chain. Wire wrap to secure the...
Components: Close material list on my fresh pick of the same name.


South African Golden Tiger Eye

I have held onto these South African tiger eye large carved ovals for 10 years. I have always loved them but now it's time to go. They have...
Components: 18x25mm South African golden tiger eye, 10mm tiger eye rounds, 8mm tiger eye rounds, 4x8mm tiger eye smooth rondelles, brass beads and a TierraCast antique brass tapered toggle from LB.


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.


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