Hi there! How can we help you?

Have a Question? a Comment? a Problem? Suggestions?

We’re here to help!

Contact Our Team
Your Friendly Lima Team

Fast Answers

Where’s my order?

Log in to see your order history.

Need to return something?

Request a return to get started.

Other common questions:

For questions on shipping, restocking, and other policies, see our FAQ.

This week: Shop 500 New Clearance Items AND Choose a Gift with your order! Choose Yours
The Design Gallery

Follow along with step-by-step beading projects and share your designs with beaders around the world—it’s quick & easy!


Oh Snap, Buttons and Beads

About this design:

Sometimes I take on too much. I'm giving up on the container garden because I've attracted a family of rodents. They ate everything and threw dirt all over the Oasis. They are mostly dead now. The dorks dug out a sprung trap this morning, yech. And I managed to snap my finger in one of the unsprung ones. Oh snap! The most important finger. Middle finger, right hand. So no more "gardening". I'm not much good at it anyway. More time for jewelry.


Rhinestone buttons, crystal drops. 18 and 24 guage wire.

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Melody F
    Melody F says:

    Pretty bracelet! Right now the picture isn’t showing when you “open” your design, but it shows on the What’s Fresh? page. They seem to have a lot of glitches with this feature, but I like it anyway. Maybe the picture will appear later.

  2. Melody F
    Melody F says:

    Oh, now the picture and your writing have both appeared. Too bad about the rodents. Squirrels are the worst around here, digging in every flower pot. But I never give up and manage to grow some tomatoes and flowers every year. Last year I even grew carrots in a container.

  3. BevB
    BevB says:

    I love your bracelet, K! Fantastic use of the buttons. I hope your finger heals soon.

  4. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    I came back to see if the picture and description posted. I knew it was blank but last time I put something up the story appeared the next day. So thanks Melody and Bev. Melody, I would never harm my squirrels. I feed them so much that they don’t bother anything else anyway. But rats have gotta go. I have killed a lot of them. I think I got them all now. I know it makes sense to grow a few things but the container garden doesn’t seem like it’s worth the effort. Bev, my figure is ok. It hurt and turned a little purple but nothing serious. I tend to find a weird humor in everything and it struck me funny that it’s the finger you need to flip off the world (actually I don’t do that, but one wants the option, LOL.) So I looked at the dorks and I said “Oh Snap.” They didn’t get the joke.

  5. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    K, I’m sorry to hear about the rats. How terrible that they have invaded your special little oasis. We have a few mice in our garden, and let me tell you, they are very smart. They’ve learned to get the goodies & not snap the trap. I think the little ones are cute, and it grieves me to set traps–but to have them multiply would be disastrous. We’ve had them get into the walls of our home before, and they can cause a lot of damage. I do hope your finger will be o.k. soon. Keep control on how you would like to tell the world what you think! I think your bracelet is stunning with the rhinestone buttons & crystal beads. I see you wrapped the beads along the sides–super technique to remember. Don’t give up on container gardening–it can be worth the effort.

  6. kye
    kye says:

    Super pretty bracelet K. I’m glad your finger is better.

  7. Brenda H
    Brenda H says:

    Beautiful bracelet! I’m not sure how you made it but it’s stunning! Hope your rat problem is fixed! I keep telling my husband that there is a mouse under my bed, I hear it at night! Have multiple traps but it’s smarter than we are! He thinks I’m crazy, I told him if I am it’s the mouse fault!

  8. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    K.by our bracelet looks very pretty. Sorry to hear of the battle with the rats. The only unwanted critter problem I have is opposed in my orange tree. I squirted one in the face with her spray.

  9. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Yeah, all those idyll scenes of peaceful times in the garden, when sometimes it’s down and dirty war! Sorry to hear about the rat probs. On the upside, you said you have more time for making pretty things….this one is gorgeous!

  10. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Fresh Baked, you crack me up. War indeed. Sacramento has a big problem with these creatures. But I think I got the last of them, at least for now. Crystal, I’ll be good, LOL. Thanks all for liking my bracelet and my silly life stories.

  11. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Oh boy …I have had an ongoing war in our greenhouse for the past couple years ….having chickens has that as a downside …the feed and they attract everything …some looking for a chicken dinner some looking for the chickens dinner ….I do hope your finger is feeling better those snap traps can break bones ….your bracelet is stunning and more time for creating is always the up side :)

  12. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Oh my goodness K- that must have hurt- you’re lucky it didn’t break your finger. What a gorgeous bracelet you’ve made and looks so lovely on. I agree with Crystal, don’t give up on a container or 2. Even if it’s 1 tomatoe plant or 1 pepper plant. In anticipation of a food shortage we’ve increased our garden size and putting veggie plants among the flower beds. I have leeks growing in my flower bed in the front of our house. They look like little grasses. And I put herbs among them too. Our beagles pretty much keep the squirrels in line. And my cats … well, they’re just lazy.

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    KR, I can sympathize with you and your battle with the rodents. I’ve got a bunny problem. Some of my plants have to live behind fences, other have to be up high. Bunnies are cute but when they eat the leaves and stems of the poor man’s orchids all bets are off. The little devils eat my jungle cactus, too. Unfortunately the best form of control is coyotes… don’t want them either.

Add your thoughts!

  1. No Photo
    YOU say:

    Sign up for a Lima account to comment—it's quick and free!

    Already have an account? Just log in.