I live in the Southwest with my hubby, dog, and birds. My first exposure to beading was almost 30 years ago when I purchased some thread and acrylic beads. Life got way too busy and the beads went into storage. Through a friend, my love for beading was renewed and out came all the supplies! Now I’m a certified beading ‘addict’ and you can’t imagine the supplies I now have! Hubby jokes about “the house foundation cracking because of the weight of all those stones!” I love to bead and especially love working with gemstones and deco Czech glass. I also enjoy creating a variety of styles and designs.
I am so happy to have found Lima Beads and all their great products, and all of you wonderful beaders out there! Thanks for all the inspiration you have given me!
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Beautiful combination of differing pink beads that create a lovely backdrop for the grey rose focal. Using the gold lava rock adds extra interest and a bit of surprise to the piece. I also need to step outside my comfort zone.
How fun is sharing beads between mother & daughter?! It is great that you both have the same passion for beading. The necklaces are lovely. The photos show two different shades of color. Are they more on the blue side? Either way, they will be especially fun to wear when you both go out together.
What patience to sew these cute pieces with such tiny pieces of felt. Those tiny flowers are adorable with the tiny seeds in the middle. You’ve created a nice depth by stitching the ‘floss’ over the hair felt–love the curls above her cheeks. It’s nice that everyone can share their creative endeavors here at Lima.
Beady, with your creative ability, you will have no problem finding solutions! Balancing weight on both sides often works. Years ago I had the problem of my asymmetrical necklaces swinging around as the heavy beads would pull toward the bottom. Remedy: equal weight distribution. I now have a small scale & cup that I put the [...]