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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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  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Sunday Morning”   2 days, 18 hours ago

    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.

  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Mother and daughter necklaces”   2 days, 21 hours ago

    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.

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  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Self portrait”   2 days, 21 hours ago

    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.

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  • Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Failures”   2 days, 21 hours ago

    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 [...]

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  • Deb Harding
    On August 4, 2019 Deb Harding said:

    Hey Crystal. Got your wire message. I’m doing pretty good actually. Not really beading much but buying beads is another story. I know I have been saying this for years but I am actually in the process of getting my entire house reorganized. Hopefull I will make some jewelry then.

    Hope you are well. Loved your bracelet.

  • kye
    On April 3, 2019 kye said:

    Hi CC it’s so good to hear from you. I tried sending you a message last night but I guess that didn’t go through. We’ve missed your positive presence in the Design Gallery. I sure hope you find the precious time to bead and post again. Hearing from you made my day.
    ♡kye♡

  • Moogie
    On January 8, 2019 Moogie said:

    Hi Crystal! My car was an Altima, 2013 I think. I had an Altima before that & I guarantee I’ll be getting another! I still want to test drive in case they changed something. They have a great ride & the seat fits me—very comfy. I get the big engine cuz I like to zip! Should have been a race car driver…Thank you for your thoughts. I do find that I’m a bit more sensitive than usual. And I’m a little nervous driving an unfamiliar car in Houston traffic. It happens to be a Nissan Rogue. Drives nice but I’m just not an SUV chick! Anyway, so nice to hear from you❤️

  • Moogie
    On December 10, 2018 Moogie said:

    Hi Crystal!! Thinking of you ❤️

  • Moogie
    On November 5, 2018 Moogie said:

    Miss you Crystal & hope life is going well. ❤️

  • Crystal Canary
    On October 19, 2018 Crystal Canary said:

    WOW! It’s been a long time! I’m greatly missing my time here at Lima visiting with everyone (not to mention beading & creating) and wish life would ’put on the brakes’! Missing you all! :)

  • Crystal Canary
    On May 16, 2018 Crystal Canary said:

    Have fun beading everyone! I’ll be away for a couple of months. Take care :)

  • kye
    On February 16, 2018 kye said:

    I sent you a couple messages CC.

  • Moogie
    On January 13, 2018 Moogie said:

    Hi Crystal! So glad to see you’re back! Hope you have a nice stretch of “normal” life ahead!
    Big hug,
    Moogie

  • Moogie
    On December 20, 2017 Moogie said:

    Hi Crystal! How are you? I see you peeking!
    ❤️ Janet


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