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My Favourite Sites ~ Part One!


Based in Ann Arbour, MI, USA, Lima Beads is a bright & funky site selling a vast selection of Semi~Precious Beads in all shapes & sizes, Freshwater Pearls, CZ, Cabachons, Charms, Findings in Sterling Silver, Copper & Brass, Vintaj charms plus lots more!
I've bought from them several times & have always been very happy when my order has arrived (usually  arriving in just over a week, not bad from the US!)

Another great thing about Lima Beads is the community of friendly fellow beaders that exists on the site. When you register with them you create your own profile to share. Lots of us have "Chick" names ~ I'm Spiral Chick, then there's Little Round Chick, Happy Chick, Chicky LE, Coffee Chick............... most of the community are from the US but there's also people from Norway, Belgium, & the UK.

Fresh Picks & More!
Once you register you can enter the interactive world of Fresh Picks, where you create a pick of 16 items that you can then post for others to see & comment on.

The Big Green Bead Machine ~ watch the prices of a selection of goodies drop every 5 minutes & bag them while you can!

 You can also create a Wish List of items that have caught your eye then easily transfer them to your shopping basket.

WARNING!  This site is very addictive & could waste lots of your time (in a good way!)

Design Gallery
 The Design Gallery allows you to upload photos of your jewellery for other Lima Beaders to see & comment on ~ all nice comments, don't worry!
There's so many beautiful creations in the Design Gallery, here are some of my favourites ~

Tic Tac Toe by doktordesigns

Tear Of Joy by Lynn G

Starry Night by Lorri G

The Malachite Challenge by Weimai Coffee Chick

Copper Swirls by ChickyLE

Faux Animal Prints Necklace by DivaChick

Out In The Cosmos by JessBell

Afternoon In The Garden by GemsChica Chick

Lima Beads is definitely worth a visit if only to play around with the Fresh Picks, look at all the beautiful beads & check out the fab variety of creations in the Design Gallery!

Bead Happy!


  1. Wow, thanks for picking us as your first site! We are flattered, and looking forward to keeping up with your blog! ~Andrew and the LB Team

    P.S. Your photography skills are worthy of their own website!

  2. Hi Andrew from Lima Beads! Thank you & you're welcome! Tracy x


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