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Designs by Kathryn R

My Heart in my Hands

I love the LB heart in hands link so linked up some rose Swarovski bicones and LB silver lined crystals to a silver filled chain for a dainty...
Components: See above


Sweets for the Sweet

Just some simple strung necklaces using mostly LB components.
Components: LB Czech beads: opaque red and silky mauve fire polished; Vintaj Vogue Watchful Heart glued to Satin Gold Lace Leaf focal for weight; Zola Hands of Love link; my Czech Heart beads, gold beads; LB clasps


Stoney Bird

I’ve had this crazy horse stone bird for years and never used it until I got inspired by Lima Beads’ heavy antique silver chain, antique silver...
Components: #7830 chain, #41398 leaf, #39041 Greek toggle, antique silver jump rings, all LB. My stone bird charm.


My Last Snoflake

My last snoflake made with LB crystals and snowflake frames. I also used some sapphire and AB clear Swarovski crystals. I decided with this one to...
Components: See above.


Another Snoflake

Another snoflake i just made with Blue Luster Crystal Teardrops and Czech Beach Glass Mercury Luster beads, snowflake frame, finial beads all...
Components: See above


Snowflake

I made some smaller snowflakes with LB snowflake frames, wonderful Czech beads and crystals and finished with the finial beads. I also used some...
Components: I just love the mercury finish Czech beads and crystal teardrops that LB has. I used the Moon Dust rondelles with Ivory Mercury Finish rounds on one and the Beach Glass English Cut on another.


Reggae Penguins?!

And Now for something completely silly. Yah mahn. These little fellows were longing to go “up North” to Jamaica, but told me they needed...
Components: LB African donut beads, lampwork penguins, trade beads, findings from my stash.


Glass Heart Treasure

This hand blown heart by a North Shore artist was a gift from a friend at work when I retired 2months ago. Lima Beads has the perfect leather cord...
Components: LB royal blue 2 mm leather cord and silver plate cord end, 3 mm; silver plate magnet clasp from my stash.


Simple & Tweet

I’ve wanted to knot some large hole freshwater pearls with leather. This LB Bird charm inspired me to try.
Components: Black leather lace 1.5mm, large hole freshwater pearls, SS hook clasp that I glued the ends in with LB Super New Glue.


Simple Dainty Gold-filled

I wanted to make a simple autumn feel set and needed just the right beads for it. Lima Beads has them.
Components: Gold-filled chain and findings from my stash; Lima Beads faceted round carnelian beads- 6mm and mm.


Ghostie Chain Gang!

I saw these Czech Opalite Tulip beads online with a fun idea, so ordered LB Orange Recycled 6mm Round Beads and put together some lil’ ghosties!
Components: Silver plate stainless steel earwires, jumprings, headpins; Czech opal tulip beads, Swarovski flatback crystals, LB Orange recycled glass beads, green seed beads


Heading South

This is a simple necklace using Lima Beads’ antique brass chain and components
Components: Zola peacock oval link brass chain; Vintaj Vogue natural brass Plumed Leaf that I hilited with LB Gilders Paste; Vintaj natural brass bird charm and filigree teardrop I polished a bit to bring out hilites; antique brass jump rings. I had a Vintaj filigree ring I’ve been waiting to use and it seemed to fit.


Rustic Asymmetric

I love LB’s Zola patina brass beads and charms I bought a while ago. After stringing some with a few genuine turquoise beads and connecting to a...
Components: LB Zola patina green beads and bird charms, LB 2mm natural dark green round leather, antique brass 3mm cord end, and a couple of my own brass cord ends used as spacers. Also an antique brass toggle from an old stash.


Bees still need flowers!

I’ve had these Lima Beads Satin Hamilton Gold honeybees for a while, plus the LB ear studs & findings. When LB had the great sale I fell in love...
Components: LB SHG findings and Czech beads


Fairy Garden Lariat II

I've been planning and designing and redesigning this for my daughter for a long time. Finally figured something out.
Components: Czech beads, seed beads, gold filled beads, freshwater pearls, on silk pearl-knotting thread.


Fairy Garden Lariat

I’ve been bitten by the fairy garden bug, and mine is still in the planning stages. But I’ve been longing to use the Czech, seed and lampwork beads...
Components: Assorted glass beads, silver plate crimp and cover, Beadalon white fine beading wire.


Remember the pollinators!

This is a pearl necklace I made last year for my sister using LB Beadalon fine wire and antique gold bee findings. The preciosa glass bead spacers...
Components: Freshwater pearls and fire polished honey beads, LB Beadalon stringing wire, LB antique gold bee tag and charm, LB clasp.


Ode to The Dalai Lama

I was looking for a focal to use with some big carnelian beads and chalk turquoise barrels that I’ve had just waiting for the right focal; and Lima...
Components: Large carnelian nuggets (H/D), medium chalk turquoise barrels, pewter spacer beads, LB antique silver chain and my antique pewter clasp.


#1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Bracelet

My friend is a big fan of the Alexander Mcall Smith books about a brave and brilliant detective, Precious Ramotswe! These Lima Beads African glass...
Components: TierraCast ant. silver bead frame, Zola ball drop, African recycled glass aqua and lemon zest rounds, African recycled glass mini rings, thread-wrapped beads, stainless steel clasp, white microfiber cord - all from Lima Beads. I also used a couple of my own crochet beads plus one of my hand painted wood beads and silver plate spacers.


My Lil Buddy (with little Lil Buddy)

I found a perfect portrait of my kitty Boots (aka Bootsie, Boot-scootin’ Boogie, the Bootster) in a Russian hand painted black agate bead! Lima...
Components: Lima Beads 2mm silk string, smoke; LB 2mm silk string, latte; copper findings.


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