I live in the Southwest with my hubby, dog, & birds. My first exposure to beading was over 30 years ago when I purchased some thread & acrylic beads. Life got way too busy and the beads went into storage. Through a friend, my love for beading was renewed & out came the supplies. Now I’m a certified beading ‘addict’! I love to bead & especially love working with gemstones & deco Czech glass. I also enjoy creating a variety of styles & 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!
Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Fluorite and Quartz” 1 week ago
Yes, that is a wonderful pendant. I think the soft green Fluorite looks great with it. On my computer, the leather lace looks purple–if so–it ties in nicely with the other colors in the design.
Crystal Canary commented on the Design “The First Rose of Summer” 1 week ago
Althea, such a beautiful bracelet. I like the added touch of elegance with the pearls & cathedrals–perfect with the delicate floral design in the lampwork beads. I totally agree with Beady about the contrast using the transparent glass. Summer is on its way, but its been raining for two days now with total cloud cover & [...]
Crystal Canary commented on the Design “Another African Kazuri and Brass Bead Necklace” 1 week ago
This is fabulous! Stole my heart the minute I laid eyes on it! I really like the way the magnesite beads pick up the stripes in the Kazuri. May I ask the dimensions of the focal bead? It looks about 16-20mm round & 30+ length? You are so lucky to have found all those African beads–I’ve [...]
Crystal Canary commented on the Design “African Kazuri and Brass Bead Necklace” 1 week ago
I’m with the other gals..definitely a bold necklace with a touch of whimsy from the cut log beads. The little unexpected can surely add big impact. Love the Kuzuris & how you balanced them in the design with the larger African brass. Very nice Althea.