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  • Rocky D
    Rocky D on “Patina Queen”:
    “Were did the leaves come from. If you don't mind me asking?…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “whirlpool”:
    “More "ooh" and "ahh"! Forget about finding needles to accommodate those seed beads-my eyes would not…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Nice idea. Really like the ones with the red pearls--they have a oriental touch to…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Easy Does It”:
    “Sometimes simplicity has a lot to say! You could create a hold variety of pieces,…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Again, just wow! I'm going to try the spiral-love the look of it!…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “odalisque”:
    “Wow, this is so gorgeously intricate. And there's no earthly way I could ever come close…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Finally”:
    “This is beautiful, especially the PC focal. Love the colors!…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Finally”:
    “I just love that you made so many of the components. I especially like all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, you are so funny, I'm chuckling now...surely not simple. Beautiful design with such intricate…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spiral Dance”:
    “The square/spiral wire combo holding the cab is amazing! Including the instructions really helps all…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “whirlpool”:
    “Robert, this is so beautiful! I really like the pearls and tiny seed beads wrapped…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spring Birds”:
    “All of YOUR support is a tremendous comfort. Sometimes we can feel so alone in…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “OK....this is totally the look I'm trying to achieve, but sadly never do! I'm in…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Finally”:
    “Love the focal. Gorgeous bracelet. I really like the multi-strand components. Just lovely.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Finally”:
    “I loved the dandelion focal when you showed it previously, but seeing it in the finished…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “odalisque”:
    “Another beautiful design. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow Robert. This is a gorgeous design and the workmanship is excellent. Into my…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “These are all beautiful Moogie. I didn't realize you could do kumihimo with larger beads…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “I agree-wow! This is a wonderful necklace. I like how the patterned silk ties in with…” read »

  • Michelle
    Michelle on “Tangerine Dream”:
    “Thanks y'all !…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “Just the thing to finish off a lovely outfit!…” read »

  • No Photo
    S KatollakaSue on “Easy Does It”:
    “Wonderful, simple everyday piece! Could be some lucky buyer's signature piece!…” read »

  • No Photo
    S KatollakaSue on “whirlpool”:
    “Wow! Copper, pearls, tiny seeds - what's not to love? A fave!…” read »

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    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “20/0 seed beads are antiques, mine were made in the 1800's. Greasy is the…” read »

  • No Photo
    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “I'd never before been even the slightest bit worried, and then recently I was on…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “whirlpool”:
    “Ok, I was wondering about the green opals. Thought I was going blind or something... Second, I've…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “odalisque”:
    “Robert, nice to see you again. I was thinking the same thing as Donna--who could come…” read »

  • No Photo
    Robert J on “whirlpool”:
    “how did green opal get into the materials? *sigh* The seed beads are so small I…” read »

  • No Photo
    Robert J on “Spiral Dance”:
    “lol. oh god no, not any more. I did at one point have…” read »

  • No Photo
    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “woohoo. can add them back this way. …” read »

  • No Photo
    Robert J on “odalisque”:
    “oh crap it took the in process pics away for some reason. They may help simplify…” read »

  • No Photo
    Joy9sage on “Swirling Earrings”:
    “I am assuming these are double-sided? I do love them.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Beaded Hairpins”:
    “I can see the young girls going after these for prom. The are so creative!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Easy Does It”:
    “This is perfect! I like the more simple designs. Your wire work with the…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Finally”:
    “Beautiful design with your dandelion focal! The colors are so perfect with it.…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “3 Kumihimo”:
    “Janet, I always love your Kumi necklaces. They are always your best work, because you have…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spotted Necklace”:
    “Wow, I love the colors and your use of the ribbon. Just a beautiful, cherry, colorful…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “whirlpool”:
    “Ditto to comments above. I am truly a novice when it comes to wire work. You…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Spiral Dance”:
    “Thank you for the steps on making the beautiful pendants. You are quite an Artist and…” read »

Green For Growth

About this design:

Green is for new life, balance, growth. So here's hoping that I will achieve some balance and stability in my life and to the continued growth of all the new friendships I have been lucky enough to find here on Lima Beads. And that this new year brings a new life for me.


New Jade. Light & dark green dyed freshwater pearls. Bali style silver bead caps and large silver bead. Silver findings. S-lon cord.

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  1. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    :) :) :) !!!!!!!!!! Ya done good!!!! ;)

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    LOL! Glad you approve. Thank you! :D

  3. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Pretty! The greens go so well together.
    I too am grateful for you and all our LB friends.

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Julie. :)

  5. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    This is just a fabulous design – - love all the beads you chose, too. It’s somehow symetrically asymetrical !

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I moved stuff on the bead board so much trying to get a non-boring design.
    Thank you.

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Love Love Love that green! Great design. I am ditto-ing Julie’s comment…I too am grateful for all of you here on LB. All your kind comments make my day!

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Rowdy Girl. Its a great place…its been extremely good for me in a lot of ways.

    Love your name on here btw. Used to have a dog named Rowdy Yates. Best dog ever.

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Deb, this is a beautiful design! I am thankful for all my friends here at LB, too! May we have a blessed and “lucky” 2013!

  10. Frida
    Frida says:

    ohh this is simply fabulous Deb, I luv it :D

    I’m so glad to get to know you all here at LB! Yes hope this year will become the start of something new and fantastic.

  11. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    I just started posting this month and everybody has had something nice to say about all the designs I think aren’t that great. Is that a light green frosted
    heart betwixt all those other greens it’s beautiful and great for Valentine’s or St. Patty’s. I’ve been LMBO at all the hilarious quips everyone uses.

  12. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Jennifer, beauty is in the eye of the beholder! If you like something, say so. If not, leave it alone. LB is a wonderful community of beaders who support each other. Happy Beading!

  13. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous.. Green is my fav color and so smoothing. I too see it as new life and growth. Hope 2013 brings all that you desire.

    On another note, I thought of you tonight. ha ha I was @ Michael’s. They had the most beautiful brown oblong wood beads w simple flowers etched into them. I loved them but didn’t buy since they were not 40% off. I also hit the bargain bin and all that was left was a lone lampwork bead. All the bargain hunters scooped them all up. Lol

  14. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I feel lucky to have become a part in the LB community recently. To be able to share designs, techniques among such talented women. Thank you ladies. I’m new and appreciate everyone’s comments, suggestions, tip, etc.

    Now for the uncensored me. Holy crap! I didn’t just read what I think I did.

  15. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Hi everyone! Just back from eating dinner…lean cuisine again. I resisted going and getting a big juicy burger, good for me!!

    I’m glad my little comments have inspired everyone to say how much they appreciate LB. I think its important that we let each other know and that Kevin and Ali know how much we love this place.
    Jennifer…I read your comment…were you referring to your own designs not being so great and getting compliments? That’s what it sounded like to me. I’ve had that feeling at times also. But my thoughts on that are everyones work deserves merit. Everyones work
    is different, everyones idea of what looks good is different. I can also appreciate a design that I might particularly want to wear myself. So these ladies are here supporting everyones unique sense of style and lecel of workmanship. I know that my work has improved 10x since I discovered Lima. So every compliment I get I appreciate and I try ecen harder.

  16. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh and thank you for the compliments here.
    Love all you ladies/chickies.

    Jennifer the green stones are all new jade.
    Peggy I got.those oblong stones with the flowers last week at that big sale.

  17. celticivy
    celticivy says:

    Another good color combo, love the different shades of Greens!

  18. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Deb, you are far better than I when it comes to eating healthy!
    I am with you…we all have different tastes and asthetics when it comes to jewelry designs. We all have something to share and something to learn. I have grown so much since coming to LB. Love all of you chickies!

  19. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    WHAT sale? ha ha

  20. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well I did have corn muffins….with butter. But I haven’t really eaten that much today.

    I really don’t think Jennifer was talking about “other people’s” designs. I think she is feeling like I did in the beginning…I would read the comments and think these ladies cant be talking about my stuff…what are they looking at???

  21. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That 2 for sale where stuff was basically 40% off. All reds were $2 & greens 2 for $7. I usually shop only 3 sections. Findings/chain/cord, metal beads/spacers, & wood & pearls. Not much else really.

  22. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Deb, your stuff has always been great!

  23. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    @ Michael’s? if so, I never saw.

  24. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I’m sorry you missed that one Peggy. I stocked up on cheap cheap metsl stuff thanks to my Mom.

    Oh no Susie…

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Ohh! Loving the greens! And I’m agreeing with Crazy beader about being symmetrically asymmetrical…I love it!

    And yeah, LB, it’s staff and customers are simply the best! The positive vibe and helpfulness of everyone here……makes it feel like “home”, if you know what I mean. :-D

  26. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Mary. :)

  27. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Deb, love this!! Especially love the chunky new jade. Stunning!!! And, a big thank you to everyone on the site who give encouragement, feedback, and inspiration!! I know of no other site that is such a special, ‘friendly’ space. Thanks Kevin, Ali, and all the LB staff for creating an awesome LB world!!!

  28. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks so much Jacki.

  29. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Deb, I had to post even though its past midnight! Your bracelet is beautiful! I love the colors and those fresh water pearls are divine!
    It’s such a joy to share with all the wonderful people here at LB. Wishing you and all my dear friends the best of experiences in 2013!
    Nighty -night and pleasant dreams!!

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    DbnRose says:

    This is really lovely Deb. Great work.

  31. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Maria I saw this last night but was so sleepy I couldn’t type a coherent sentence (have trouble with that when I’m awake…tiny keyboard) . Anyway thank you for the compliment. I’m glad my description with this bracelet sparked a “how much we love LB and appreciate everyone here” conversation. That is very important to me…

    Thank you also DbnRose.

  32. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    Everyone here at LB is great….but just wait until the Easter Egg hunt comes around! That is when you see the true colors of the beaders on here and the amazing amount of beads LB really does carry….that is what brought me here and the people are what makes me stay! Who knew one little online bead store could become such an obsession! ;)

  33. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Obsession is right. I had no idea when I followed that link on Pinterest for the ribbon slide bracelet that I would be spending so much time here every day!

    What happens during the easter egg hunt….true colors sounds ominous…you don’t mean bad I’m sure!

  34. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    LB far exceeds the other social media sites. I am actually productive on here. :)

  35. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    The egg hunt is legendary. You’ll just have to wait and see!

  36. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I can’t wait to be a part of it. And I hate waiting…. ha ha ;)

  37. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Hurry, hurry Springtime! Beautiful contrast in textures and colors. Love it!

    Y’all are so right about how great LB is. I’ve been reading and posting on this site for ages and it always one of the first things I check each morning. There have been many times when I’ve finished a design that I had fiddled around with and changed so much I could no longer tell if it was worth keeping or should go into the closet. This wonderful group of on line beading friends have come to my rescue more that once when I’ve posted photos of questionable designs. Three cheers for Lima Beads and all of the on line friends! :D

  38. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    BTW Deb…..The Easter Egg Hunt is crazy making! You’ll love it! :D

  39. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks Nancy.

    LOL I’m.looking.forward to this egg hunt.

  40. Laud
    Laud says:

    I never paid much attention to new jade, but it’s really pretty in this bracelet. The colors are scumptious. P.S. I haven’t been around long enough to know what happens with the egg hunt, either. Looking forward to finding out.

  41. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    ;) ;) ;) … the egg hunt….your gonna love it!

  42. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thank you Laud. You and Becky both describe beads with food adjectives…cracks me up but also I worry about your digestive systems. LOL! JK!

  43. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Lovely bracelet!

    This IS a great site, love the positive, encouraging interactions, challenges & exchanges of ideas.

    Perhaps Wenche has rubbed off on you a little in this one….

  44. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks. Yea I love this place. Wenche…that’s the woman that uses the beautiful box clasps. LOL her work is incredible. I just spend hours everyday looking at designs….just soaking it all in.

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