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I Love Lima Bead's Glass!


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Hi ladies.
No interesting designs,really. I'm showing these simple bracelets,so you can see the quality of Lima Bead's Czech Fire Polished Glass.I think these beads are very pretty,and their prices are great! For anyone who hasn't ordered any..they are MUCH nicer than they look on the site.
(The light blue and light green remind me of Mystic Quartz) ;)

Components:

Czech Fire Polished Glass in 12,10,and 8mm,and gp spacers.

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    So sparkly and shiny…they must look gorgeous on. I agree I love Lima Beads Czech glass.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    I love the selection of Czech beads that LB carries. The blues and greens have wonderful sparkle and shine but my favorites are still the fuchsia and cantaloupe combo. Give them a try if you haven’t already. :D

    BTW your bracelets are a good showcase for Czech FP glass.

  3. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Thanks girls. I will check those out,LRC. I LOVE the 2 tones!! Made a huge bunch of stretchies for my oldest/dearest friends. We’re all early 60′s so the lack of a clasp is great,while still being relevant. ;)

  4. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    I love the czeck glass here at LB, great quality. Think you braclets are pretty! Your friends will be happy :D

  5. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Czech not czeck it should be…

  6. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Thanks Frida. That word is a killer,isn’t it? ;)

  7. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I’m like you. I have fallen in love with the bling of crystals… and LB has THE best selection and price of Czech glass. I’m especially fond of the luster colors. I am also one to make 3 or 4 or 5 that mix-and-match so I can stack them together.

    An idea: Pick one “focal” bead for a pop of interest. I’ve used silver filigree, glass “add a beads” and even a big pearl. Adds a bit of whimsy. :)

  8. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    J Shane..thank you so much! I can see that in my mind. Excellent idea.
    I’m going to Hobby Lobby tonight,and will look for some interesting. The large bead will give me a hiding place for my knot. I have a problem with that.
    Cheers!! ;)

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    JC Hamm says:

    So simple and so beautiful and classy. :)

  10. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Nancy,
    I think that’s how and why I started using another type of bead. Sometimes you can hide the knot in a silver spacer bead, but when I use tiny heishi like you do, that doesn’t work. I *know* that no one else is looking close enough to see the knot, but it drives me crazy! It will take a bit of searching, but go to “find Beaders” and click on my name and search my designs and find the one called Victoria. That’s still my FAVE piece.

    Keep sending the designs with Czech glass because we all like new ideas. Eventually we’ll get everyone addicted! :)

  11. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love Czech glass beads us well :)

  12. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Hey, J Shane…I did find the Victoria bracelet.
    I actually put the beads in my wish list after being inspired by them.
    Thanx again!!

  13. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I just wanted to.add.to.Julie’s idea. Understand its not MY idea but one I have seen. Do the focal bead like she said and on either side some smaller maybe metal bead to.frame it. Go to Slashknots etsy store and look for her heirloom collection of sretch bracelets. They are stone but that is her pattern. She has some amazing pieces.

  14. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Thanks for that idea,Deb. I can use all the ideas I can get.I had a look,and her stuff is great!

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    OoooooH!!! your choices of glass are beautiful!! I am like Julie–I really love the lusters-I have the big luster prairie green and the stone blue and right now I am just hoarding them! I try to hide the darn knot inside a bead, too, but it doesn’t always work. Nobody else sees it, but you’re right, it is frustrating! :)

  16. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Thanks Becky,and I know what you mean. I feel like everyone is zooming right in on the knot.
    It’s so silly,but every time I hide one,I do a little fist pump. (Yessssss!!) What a dork. ;)

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Isn’t her stuff gorgeous? I want it all but I want to make it myself. I swear I’ve seen some of LB beads and pendants in her work.

  18. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    One of the ways I hide the knot is to use the cube seed beads. They come in many colors, they are great accent beads and a wonderful place to hide the knot. :)

  19. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Thanks LRC! I really appreciate all these great tips. It’s so nice of everyone to help one another. I find it easier when the cord is thinner,but Not sure I trust the lighter weight cords yet.
    You would think I was designing “real jewelry” for the Queen.LOL It’s nice to talk to other people that know where I’m comin from. ;)

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