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Hardware Copper and Bones

I like to combine metal and bone and/or wood to make jewelry. The copper I chose for this necklace is 1/4 in tubing used to pipe water into ice...
Components: copper tubing, bones, leather, copper toggle


Wild Jasper

I've had these jasper pieces for a very long time and I'm not sure how I managed to overlook them. I love the combination of blue and brown with...
Components: jasper, tiny blue over silver resin beads, steel chain, pewter toggle and daisy spacers


Fused Glass & Lava Rock Mala Necklace

This Mala necklace is made with fused glass, lava rock, and a quartz link in place of the guru bead.


Little Green Man

I love this mask/pendant and I hope I did it justice.
Components: Pewter mask, Prehnite, Green Flourite, Burma Jade, gold link, gold chain and lobster


Raven Pearls

I adore pearls. The bigger the mm the better. I think Raven's Wing is such a rich look with gold and I'm continuously hung up on texture and...
Components: Later!


Safety Pin Link Necklace

Flashback to the 80's with this funky safety pin necklace. I love the charm loops for embellishing, I went with a celestial theme.


African Waters Necklace

African Waters was inspired by the very old "Roman Glass" beads and my desire to use the large sun coin. Combining old with new is a wonderful...


Bali Necklace

I just love to work with the vermeil Bali beads and findings. They compliment almost everything.
I enjoy using the Egyptian inspired colors for...
Components: Vermeil Bali inspired beads and findings, central Swarovski round bead, two black squaredelles


Golden Black Tourmaline Necklace

Gold spacers & chain are used to accentuate the black tourmaline in this statement necklace.


The Reaper's Jewels

Gunmetal & bead chains are linked together with a scythe focal.


Balanced in Blue

I like shades of blue and mixing some of my favorite things. I love long necklaces and tassels and coming up with versions other than using round...
Components: Cobalt chain, silk tassel, acetate oval link


The Rising Sun

I wanted to design a statement piece with the focal pendant I purchased several years ago. I knew the Carnelian Natural Gemstones would complement...
Components: Focal Gemstone Pendant, Carnelian, Copper Chain, Copper Clasp.


Blue Moon

I've always been intrigued by this Green Girl Studio piece.
Components: Aquamarine, Apatite, GGS hare and moon, Rainbow Moonstone....LB, Solar Quartz, Blue Quartz, silver chain and lobster.


Leather Tiger Focal Necklace

Leather cord & African Turquoise accentuate the tiger focal in this drop necklace.


Earthenwood Rose Necklace

Features a pendant by Earthenwood studios found on Lima Beads. I love floral designs and I add new rose bushes to my garden every summer. To show...


Mr. Bluebird on my shoulder

I saw a bluebird nesting in the backyard last week. It seems early, but we’ve had a warm winter here in Houston. I had bought the green garnet...
Components: Lima beads green garnet wheels ( did I say I love these? I love these!). Added Czech rondells and a Gaea pendant!


More Fluorite Nuggets and Beads

There are two versions of this necklace. The only difference is in the wire frame. One has loops and the other circles.

I didn't have any...
Components: 14ga and 24ga red brass wire, fluorite nuggets and beads


Fluorite Nuggets

I found these fluorite nuggets while going thru my beads looking for something else. Not sure when I bought them or who I bought from (LB I...
Components: 14ga and 24ga red brass wire, fluorite nuggets


I Feel Primitive

Hello Lima bearers! I haven’t posted any designs for a long time so I wanted to share this design that I made last year after taking a jewelry...
Components: Enameled copper disc, petrified wood, oxidized sterling silver.


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


Slice of summer

I love long pendant necklaces and wanted to make a new one for summer. I love mixing elements like these- -some unexpected things with pearls.
Components: Knotted pearls, agate slice, Zola coin bead, pewter leaf bail


Victoria

I wanted to design a statement necklace with the Red Creek Jasper set, so I decided to add some filigree pieces to accent the colors in the...
Components: Red Creek Jasper pendant set, Antique Silver Filigree diamonds, chain, Czech glass spacers, Jasper beads, Gold Pyrite beads


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


stormy seas

real hand picked sea shells from florida shores/
by christina and grey rondelles in
Swarovski crystals in grey shine.
clasp magnetic rhinstine...
Components: SWAROVSKI GREY RONDELES, REAL SEASHELLS HAND PAINTED ARTIST CHRISTINA ORIGINALS USA


Butterfly Wings

This is my interpretation of a piece I saw by Maggie Dykzeul in Jewelry Affaire magazine several years ago.
Components: The butterfly filigree connectors are Vintaj and the beautiful focal beads are Czech glass that I bought from LB.


Nesting Wren part 2

Here’s what I chose to do for the necklace.
Components: I used chain, twisted wire and sari ribbon for my pendant!


Under the Sea

Octopus with a treasure of pearls. The octopus was silver.
Components: agates from Lima, octopus from an Etsy store.


Be Still My Heart

Valentine's day is just around the corner. Nice gunmetal & textured black large heart pendant, paired with faceted black onyx and red ceramic beads.


Tribes of the Earth

Don't you love it when a piece comes together so easy?! Two horns for the sides, some black bone discs, and some wood chips..a fun & stylish...


Boho 1

I love boho and tribal jewelry and this is my interpretation of those styles.
Components: The focal pendant is Vitaj brass from LB and the beads are mostly Czech glass.


World Traveler and a Box of Rocks

Several months ago I had an opportunity to buy a 1 pound bag of tigers eye beads. They are from jewelry that had been taken apart and resold as...
Components: tigers eye, chain and chain scraps


Finished item

I posted the pendant not too long ago and I wanted to share the finished item. I made the chain with more of the ancient Roman glass beads. I was...
Components: Labradorite, sterling silver, ancient roman glass


Seedy Sunset

Wanted something with this wood button. Just got these picasso beads that contrasted the button and my mind was rollin'
Components: Orange button (drilled xtra holes), picasso seed beads, shaped wire and pieces of orange suede cord


My happy place

Winter in Houston is so gloomy! I’ve had this pendant for years. Finally decided to dream of being on that sailboat!
Components: The pendant is from an artist on Etsy. All other components are LB. Thx LB!


Winter Greens

This is the first piece of mine that I've shared on Lima Beads. Actually it's two different necklaces, but look good together.
Components: I love the bead colors and textures. they're green garnet wheels and Czech glass, both from LB.


Arctic Thunder Necklace

Statement necklace using Amazonite and Aqua Agate.


Birds in winter

Inspired by all the ice and snow and blue jays at our feeder
Components: Bird focals, czech glass leaves, czech 3mm and 4 mm fire polished beads, wildfire thread


The Bird

I got the bird....then I got the Sari Silk. Perfect showcase for my Turquoise.etc.
Components: Silver bird, sari silk, Turquoise, black crystals, pink antique doll buttons, silver chain..LB


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