LimaBeads Challenge!

I am at it again, but this time, I have teamed up with my blog friend Shannon Chomanczuk of ForMySweetDaughter. We went over to and did some shopping and the nice folks at Limabeads  (Kevin, Aly and Cathy, THANK YOU!) agreed to put together our choices into kits for our readers to easily participate in this online design challenge.   
Nothing challenging about it really, you just buy the kit and make something pretty with the beads. We'll all blog about our finished pieces on a set date!

The idea of this challenge is to each have the same components and beads, and then we each make something of our own imaginations, which shows the versatility of the beads chosen.



Shannon and I picked some beauties - in the kit you will find all of the beads and components shown in this photo collage, but here's the rundown:

Abalone Mosaic Cylinder 20x10mm

Antique Copper (plated) Flat Oval Cable w/ Barbell Chain

Czech Fire Polished Glass Luster Prairie Green Round 10mm

Czech Glass Gladiola Flower Button 12x7mm

Czech Glass Luster Transparent Amethyst Teardrop 12x16mm

Czech Glass Wisteria Fire Polished Rondelle 6x9mm

Flamingo Glace Hand Dyed 100% Silk Ribbon 7/16"

Lemon Chrysoprase Faceted Oval 18x13mm

Lemon Ice Potato 5-5.5mm

Missficklemedia Patinated Violet Oval Toggle Clasp 20x12mm, 24mm bar

Silver Green Biwa Top-Drilled 6-10x18-28mm

TOHO Matte Aquarius Cube 4mm Seed Beads

Turquoise Zebra Jasper Tumbled Nugget 7-14x10-12mm
Vintaj Natural Brass Framed Scrollwork Pendant 35x40mm

To keep the cost down, Limabeads included half-strands,  or small increments of beads. Kit details will be on the website.


The kits will be available on a first-come first-served basis. There are quite a few kits available, but if you want to participate, I suggest you head over to purchase your kit as soon as you can.

You MUST use at least some of the beads in the kit. Feel free to substitute your own beads into your project. 
You may use an additional pendant with the Vintaj Scrollwork pendant or you can substitute something else in place of it if you want.
You can substitute a different clasp if you'd rather use something else but we really liked this one from MissFickleMedia.

You can make as many pieces as you want with the beads. There are a lot of beads in the kit! Feel free to make as much as you want, or just one piece. Where'ver your muse takes you!

You must have a blog to participate.

US and INTERNATIONAL bloggers are welcomed to participate. Just be aware of the time line. Reveal day is October 8 so be sure that you order your kits in time to be ready for the reveal date. 

We will reveal our designs on: OCTOBER 8

To participate in the blog hop, I will be subscribing to Linky Tools for you to easily link up your posts on reveal day.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me.


  1. Oh yippeee to stalk kits! Happy Thursday!

  2. Can't wait to get my hands on these pretties!!

  3. Looks like fun! I'm gonna try it.

  4. Count me in as a kit stalker... ;)

  5. Do you know what the kit name will be?

  6. I got mine - do we need to sign up with you somehow? Thanks!

  7. Love the colors! Just ordered mine. thanks.

  8. Looks like a great challenge! Been sick out of the loop..Ill have to pass on this one. Lampwork to catch up with. Great challenge! Cant wait to see what yall do!

  9. It is a beautiful kit you have put together Shannon and Lorelei! It's irresitable! I couldn't resist it. And I am really a bit too busy the coming period ... but ... now I am longing ... YUM! Thanks.

  10. Wonderful kit and I have ordered one. Glad to be able to participate this time around. Thanks Lorelei and Shannon for doing this for us.

  11. Waiting on my kit. Looking forward to see what everyone creates.

  12. Bummer I missed out on this, my ideas were turning. Hope to take part on the next one!

  13. I'm super exited to be participating!


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