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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

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

Beaded Chevron Necklace

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

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...

Daydreamer Necklace

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

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!

Mystic Twilight Necklace

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

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.

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...

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...

Tahiti Necklace

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

Simple Pearl Focal Necklace

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

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

Wild Rose Necklace

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

Another Little Owl

I saw this cute owl pendant on LB and bought it to make a necklace for my daughter. She loves owls. (And had a birthday)
Components: LB -Greek Bronze (plated) Friendly Owl Charm 25x30mm, LB Opaque green opal crystal faceted rondelle 3 mm, 11/0 seed beads -brown and pink, brass toggle

A Tribal Horse

I've always liked this little Tribal pony and decided to go ahead and buy it. It turned out I had gotten some Mookaite beads from a local bead...
Components: ceramic focal, Mookaite, copper chain, copper arrow, copper lobster, waxed linen 5mm Mookaite, copper chain and lobster, arrow and waxed linen..LB

Spiral Baubles

Spiral necklace with orange 8/0 seed bead spine.
Components: LB Czech glass beads 3 mm - Opaque Green Opal crystal faceted rondelle, Iris blue melon round, 8/0 seed beads - orange, 11/0 seed beads- very light translucent peach and gray

A Set of Coins

Just a dangly set!
Components: Wire wrapped Amazonite beads added to pieces of chain, coin charms & a silver pendant, bracelet is strung Amazonite topped with bead caps, coins and a lobster clap, earrings are same beads and coins wire wrapped

La La Llama

Keep trying to make a llama necklace - so far this is the best I can do. The face showed up a little better on the glass.
Components: Seed beads, seed beds, seed beads- 11/0 - LB Silver-Lined Burnt Orange, opaque cream rainbow delicas, opaque light blue delicas, translucent green, black delicas 15/0 - opaque light blue for the clasp toggle clasp

Coastal Holiday Necklace

These necklaces are a great accessory or gift if you're planning on spending your holiday somewhere tropical, or if you just wish you were!

Tiny Tannenbaum Necklace

Here at Lima Beads we have so many Czech glass bellflower beads and it is hard to think of creative ways to use them. I thought this tiny tree idea...



Frosted Berries Necklace

For this necklace, I made little clusters of pearls, crystals, and moonstones, attached them to the chain with jump rings, and added a CZ charm for...

Snow Queen Necklace

I love being drenched in shimmer for the holidays. I always purchase a new top and wear something like this to dress it up. I think it lays best...

Autumn Glow Necklace

I think the green garnet nuggets really accentuate the peach moonstone & sunstone rondelles, and the metal components are great for adding a unique...

Copper with Apatite Beads

Just another simple necklace using apatite nuggets with a fantastic color. As you can see it has another copper shape with copper chain. Picasso...
Components: 24ga sheet copper, oval copper jump rings 22ga copper wire, apatite nuggets, antique copper chain, style of clasp to be determined later

Native Beauty

This Necklace is designed with the American
Southwest in mind.
Components: Materials, a rough smoky Turquoise pendant sets off the beauty of this piece. It is silver, agate

Undersea Dream

This design was inspired by the sea. I have a special fondness for Mermaids
Components: Materials are Cultured Pearls, Clear faceted crystal, Starfish and turtle beads decorative accent beads, seed separator beads and a toggle style clasp with safety chain.The entire piece is set off by a Beautiful Mermaid Pendant.

Fig and Clay

Trying a little clay with my granddaughter. I wanted something organic looking. Used white polymer clay, a baby fig leaf, pastels, alcohol ink...
Components: I used white polymer clay, pastels, a fig leaf (I made others with different leaves), alcohol ink, Pearl X and sculpture glaze. Also used Czech glass beads and copper findings.

Spellbound Necklace

The gold crystal and mix of Czech glass beads really make the amethyst stand out in this focal necklace.

Hoo Hoo Hoo Are You

I had this little blue owl hooing to be on a necklace. This is a 3 bead herringbone stitch. Silly little necklace. Herringbone stitch hanger and...
Components: ceramic owl, 11/0 seed beads - dark blue, light blue, Yellow, brown, toggle clasp, 5mm spacer beads

Moonlit sea

Here is the other one that I just finished. Pendant is larimar and the beads are 2mm moonstone from LB. Don't know about you guys but beads that...
Components: Sterling silver, larimar, moonstone from LB


Here is the finished piece. The chain is made from copper and the 2mm sized white moonstone from LB. The beads are so small that 3 links makes an...
Components: Moonstone, copper

Autumn is Here

I love all of the colors of autumn. Like many of you it is my favorite time of year. We don't get much color this close to the ocean but luckily...
Components: antiqued copper toggle, antique copper chain, autumn jasper donut, faceted carnelian, peridot chips and a pearl

Out of this world

I was inspired by the amazing assortment of colors on this stunning strand of metallic matte druzy to try something within my style but reminiscent...
Components: Metallic matte druzy, antique silver plated pointed drop charm, silver metal chain, focal component.