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Designs by Kathryn R

Just a simple string of pearls (in teal)

I was eager to get some pretty teal pearls knotted in a necklace to wear with a summer sweater in the same shade, but couldn’t find teal in my...
Components: Freshwater pearls in teal(my stash), C-lon size D thread (LB), Beadalon collaspable eye fine needle (LB), gold filled bead tips, jump rings, clasp(some from LB)

Some more soladite with copper

I redid the bracelet that I had posted before because I wanted to use the cool L B cord ends. Then made a stackable one using the nice L B clasp,...
Components: Listed in description.

‘‘Tis the season...for dragonflies!

I love dragonflies, and got inspired by Lima Beads’ Vintage Vogue Queen Dragonfly pendant and Satin Hamilton Gold earwires. I glued on Swarovski...
Components: LB Vintage Vogue Dragonfly pendants, Satin Hamilton Gold earwires, Swarovski crystals.

Island Larimar

Simple necklace of knotted Larimar beads I purchased from Lima Beads.
Components: LB Larimar beads, nylon knotting thread, mother of pearl pendant, sterling silver rondelles and SS bail and clasp.

Spikes. Yikes.

A friend at work gave me a string of magnesite spikes and said I could have them to create a new design. I found these wonderful copper beads on...
Components: Magnesite spikes, various copper beads and copper chain and clasp.

Birds’ March for DENIM!

Lima Beads got in these Czech beads of birds, I just had to get ‘em! I think the indigo matte beads go so well with dark rinse jeans, so...
Components: LB round leather 2mm cord; various antique copper findings, LB Czech indigo matte coin bird beads.

Super Simple Pendant Necklaces

I fell in love with the Cascades silver pendant and wanted to showcase it in a simple understated way. I also love the look of long chains or cords...
Components: Nunn North Cascades pendant; black round leather cord, silver plated (antiqued by me)rondelles; 2mm smoke and berry silk string, ruby impression jasper pendant with sterling silver bail that I “satinized, ” ribbon ends; Wildflower Bronzite pendant with TierraCast antique gold bail, antique gold plated chain. All from LB except sterling silver bail and rondelles.


I’ve had these wonderful Lima Beads potato pearls foe sooo long, just waiting for the right inspiration for design. Then I spotted the Gaiea...
Components: Lima Beads white potato pearls 9-10mm, Gaea ceramic cerulean rosemary pendant, turquoise Griffin nylon thread, microfiber suede lace, sterling silver hook clasp.

Love That Cord! Choker

Had to make myself a winter bird choker with my woven cord + findings from Lima Beads.
Components: TierraCast Antique Gold swallow charm; Brown & Blue Woven Cotton Cord 6mm; Tierracadt Antique Brass Taj Cord end; Nunn Design Antique Gold lobster clasp and jump rings

Winter Berries for Shona

I knotted this piece for my daughter’s best friend whose birthday is the day after my daughter’s. Weighty and dark enough to wear with a...
Components: Green Girl Pewter Burkett Round Floral Pendant; elderberry freshwater pearls; antique pewter clasp and bead ends; nylon pearl knotting cord, round leather lace

Ack! When will it be summer lariat

I got intrigued by Ali’s lariat and was inspired to try it. I’ve had the little Green Girl dragonfly pendant from Lima Beads for some time but...
Components: 3mm flat faux suede cord; Green Girl Pewter “Fly” Dangle; antiqued fine silver large hole rondel with SUN, 7x5mm

Valentine to my free-spirit daughter!

Used these awesome components from Lima Beads for this Valentine/year-round bracelet.
Components: Red Round Woven Cotton Cord 6mm, Nunn Design Antique Gold plate Square Circle jump rings 12mm, Tierra Cast Antique Brass plate Taj 6mm Cord ends, Tierra Cast Antique Gold Large Beaded Heart, Tierra Cast Antique Gold plate “Daughter” Heart charm, Tierra Cast Antique Gold plate Swallow charm.Nunn Design Antique Gold spring ring clasp, Nunn Design Antique Gold jump rings.


Couldn’t stop at just 1 from the super great Lima Beads products I just got! This one is with antique gold.
Components: Red Braided Leather Bolo Cord, 3mm; Tierra Cast Antique Brass plate Taj 6mm cord ends; Nunn Design Antique Gold Lobster Clasp 12x7mm. Nunn Design antique gold jump rings; and Tierra Cast antique gold plate large beaded heart 12mm.


I designed a Valentine bracelet from the wonderful components I just got from Lima Beads! Love the products on your website!
Components: Red round 2mm leather cord, 1’; Tierra Cast Antique Tin Taj 4mm (inside) cord ends;6mm sterling silver oxidized 20 gauge jump rings, Tierra Cast Rhodium Plate Hammertone Heart Link; and my own small magnetic clasp.


Just purchased these wonderful components (except clasp) from Lima Beads to make a Valentine bracelet!
Components: Red Round Leather Cord 2mm; TierraCast Antique Tin Taj cord ends 2mm; TierraCast Rhodium plated Hammertone Heart Link 14x12mm; sterling silver jump rings that I antiqued myself.

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