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Spiral Seed Beads in Pink, Red and Gray

Another seed bead necklace with removable pendants. Red Kitty face (face on each side) and Lucite flowers. After making the necklace I checked out...
Components: 8/0 seed beads translucent pink, 11/0 seed beads red, transparent pink and raspberry red, glass cat face and lucite flowers, toggle clasp

veterans day

red white and blue swarovski crystals
Components: made in memory of all all veterans that served our county

Lariat in Bright Orange and Blue

Winter is so drab here - so I wanted to make something bright and cheerful. Neon orange beads and bright blue beads caught my eye.
Components: 11/0 Toho seed beads in neon orange, 11/0 blue seed beads, and 4 mm bright blue barrel beads, superduos in creamsicle color

Holiday shows

The 2 holiday shows that I participated in were successful and exhausting. They were great fun! To my surprise some of the best sellers were the...
Components: A multitude of parts and pieces. Ideas and encouraging words from y’all and of course Lima Beads! Love this store and allowing us to blog!

Czech glass pretties

I just loved the shape and smoothness of these Czech glass beads so wanted to created different styles.
Components: Czech glass horse eye beads, Zola beads and charms

Inspired by Elaina

I saw the original version of this Elaina...and thought it would be perfect for the Black Tourmaline link I liked so much. Plus I...
Components: Quartz Crystal points, Black Tourmaline link..LB, crystal chain..LB, Met.Titanium crystal chevron..LB, silver lobster

Somemore Vintage Tin Earrings

I love this lady's tin floral pieces....especially since their mismatched. All I did with these was connect the two pieces....instant earrings!
Components: vintage tin pieces, enameled leaves and copper ear wires

Mystery Tree for Winter

Decorated my Mystery Tree for winter. Did this to announce the posting of my website. Please see my profile. Thank you all for egging me on.
Components: Bead tree made with goldstone beads from LB and various other beads. Oh - and a little snowman pin.

Sarah's Sleek Bracelet

Simple sleek bracelet using even count peyote stich, a row of picot along the edge, and a row of little pearls strung along the edge from picot to...
Components: 6/0 Dark red Picasso seed beads that I bought here at Lima. 11/0 pearl colored seed beads, 15/0 silver lined seed beads, 4mm silvery gray pearls, 1 rhinestone button.

Stargazer Necklace

For this necklace, I made bead links with these gemstone stars and tiny crystals & attached them to a piece of chain. You can make this necklace...

Mystic Twilight Necklace

For this necklace, simply string your favorite beads onto a piece of waxed linen and attach to chain.

Beaded Chevron Necklace

For this necklace, I made bead links with seed beads & attached them to the chain in a chevron pattern.

Emerald Isle Earrings

To make this plain pair of hoops stand out, you just need to simply slide on your favorite beads!

Beaded Fringe Earrings

Easily transform these paddle pendants into a pair of statement earrings by adding a bead link & some chain!

Silk Wrap Bracelet

The silk ribbon and large hole beads are great for making a quick, trendy wrap bracelet.

Starburst Earrings

It's easy to transform these simple chevron focals into a unique pair of statement earrings with just some Czech glass, wire, and a bit of chain!

Woven Hemp Bracelet

These beaded woven tubes are great for creating a quick & unique bracelet. For these bracelets, you just need the woven pieces and some hemp!

Budding Lilac Stretch Bracelet

It's easy to make these pre-made stretch bracelets uniquely yours by simply adding tassels & charms.

Calypso Earrings

These Czech glass cluster earrings are super fun to wear and are sure to instantly brighten up any outfit!

Wanderlust Bracelet

For this bracelet, I made bead links with seed beads & attached them to chain with a focal link. These bracelets are simple to make and you can...

New Years Eve Earrings

To make these duster earrings, I made bead links with tiny crystals and attached them to the bottoms of pieces of chain. I love the dramatic effect...

Beaded Hemp Choker

For this necklace, use hemp and your favorite large hole beads. Once you've mastered the square knot, it's a very quick necklace to make.

Waterfall Necklace

This delicate focal necklace is made with apatite chips & seed beads. I love how the gold stainless steel chain really makes the apatite stand out!

Crystal Cave Necklace

For this necklace, I wire wrapped gemstones, pearls and crystals around a crescent focal. The addition of the rock crystal points really make it...

Daydreamer Necklace

To make this unique focal necklace, I simply attached these crescent pieces together, and wire wrapped them with crystals.

Blue Magnesite Necklace

For this necklace, I strung turquoise magnesite nuggets onto waxed linen & attached to deer tan leather lace. It's simple to make and I think the...

Sugar Plum Bracelet

For this multi-strand bracelet, I made bead links with the pearls and attached them to chain. I Love how great this color combination looks with...

Simple Pearl Focal Necklace

This delicate pearl necklace is an elegant, stylish addition to any outfit, and it's very easy to make!

Tahiti Necklace

The heishi beads I used for this necklace add a fun pop of color to these great new metal focal pieces.

Dragonfly on a Green Sprig

I must have made bracelets with this focal, I think three or four times. This is the first time using leather.
Components: green sprig focal, Dragonfly button..LB, Green Aventurine...LB, 2mm leather cord, LB, copper leaf..LB, Gs Hypo Cement

Beach Girl Earrings

Wire wrapped earrings. 18 months ago I made a 4 year plan to move to Oregon. But things started happening and it looked like the move was underway....
Components: 16 faceted teardrop briolettes in a sea grean/blue color (or whatever color you favor.) I used pre-made earring hoops, or you can make your own. 24 guage gold tone craft wire for all the wrapping. 2 small pieces of gold tone chain. 2 gold tone ear wires.

Chop Stix

Love stick beads!
Components: Jasper stick stones, ceramic discs for spacers, sime bead caps and leather strap pieces

"O Tannenbaum"

Christmas tree Lariat (more like a scarf) with optional loop. I like to make the herringbone stitch with an even number of beads so I shifted each...
Components: 11/0 seed beads in many colors and finishes

Brown and Green Lariat with Mood Beads

Another spiral necklace for my daughter. Wanted this to be a long one so she could tell when her mood changes. Ha. The mood beads are fun to play...
Components: 11/0 seed beads brown and green, mood beads, 6mm peridot colored glass beads, amber purple ab glass chips

Atlantis Cowl

I think this is a great way to use the new sari silk cord. One skein can create two shorter cowls or one that is double layered. This is a great...

Sari Wrapped Embellished Cuff Bracelets

Transform a simple cuff bracelet into a unique, trendy accessory by simply wrapping it in sari silk & sewing on your favorite beads!

Wild Rose Necklace

Create this fun statement necklace by using some Czech glass beads and metal components.



Change of Plans Earrings

Wire wrapped earrings made from 2 glass stones I found on a walk, probably the kind that go in fish boals. They are not perfectly matched. All my...
Components: Two glass oval stones. 4 Clear square crystals. Crystal bicones. Silver 16 gauge craft Wire.