Friday, October 7, 2011

Lima Beads Challenge

Lorelei and Shannon teamed up with to create this stunning kit.

First let me begin by saying that the colors in this kit are outside of the colors that I normally use.  To challenge myself a little bit more, I decided that I was going to create at least two necklaces from the kit. Since I usually only work with bracelets, this was a stretch for me.  So for my reveal, I will be showing the two necklaces.

On the first one, I used a few of the Turquoise Zebra Jasper Tumbled Nuggets and one of the Lemon chrysoprase ovals.  I added some rustic antiqued copper chain from Antiqued and a Vintaj natural brass hook and eye clasp that I purchased through LimaBeads.  The focal pendant is ceramic from Seven Seas Beads

The second necklace was created using the Czech Glass Gladiola Flower Buttons, the Vintaj Brass Framed Scrollwork pendant, one of the Czech Glass Luster Transparent Amethyst Teardrop, and the MissFickleMedia Patinated Violet Oval Toggle Clasp from the kit.  From my stash I added ceramic beads from Gaea, very vintage filagree stampings from GypsySpiritStudio, and circular rings links antiqued brass chain from Antiqued.

Thanks for stopping by to see some of my creations with this wonderful kit.  I will post more pictures of more creations from this kit later this month.

Use the links below to view all the other participants in the challenge.

Much love,


  1. Shell you are too cute! No worries... life wouldn't be life if it didn't toss us a curveball now and then! Right?

    This is my first visit to your blog and I have to say, it is absolutely adorable! I can't wait to see your pieces when you have a breath to put them online!

  2. Don't worry, life happens. From looking at some of your past work, I know whatever you come up with will be worth the wait. :)

  3. Those are lovely. I love the first one .. so elegant! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Hi, Michelle! Very creative, as always. These are beautiful necklaces....I love the second one especially so :) Love the touch of asymmetry, and I love the vintage feel. Great job!!!

  5. Yay! I am so glad that you were stretched outside your comfort zone, that's how we learn right?
    Your blog is adorable and I am so glad you joined in on the hop.
    Now I must say I love both of your pieces. They are so pretty and simple, I love simple. I love that they are so wearable.
    Thanks for participating and I can't wait to see what else you make, there was a ton of beads in that kit!
    Shannon C