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  • Matt wrote a new blog post: Vintaj Stained Glass Window Contest   11 months, 1 week ago

    Update: We have our winners!

    Wow, what an amazing collection of Stained Glass Window designs we had! We want to take a moment and thank everyone who participated by making jewelry, marking their favorites, or just following along. With busy schedules and the start of Fall, we know things can get crazy… so we really appreciate you taking [...]

  • Gemstones

    From the handful of newly added gems to the big batch of Last Chance additions, these gemstones cover all the bases. We have small faceted rhodonite beads that make perfect pink accents and we have the large ammonite graduated strands back in stock (finally). And we have don’t have very large quantites of the Last Chance [...]

  • We have 3 big things going on today. First, we’ve added over 150 more tagua nut beads and pendants . Second, we did a bit of stock room organizing and found 175 new items for the last chance clearance section . They include tons of CZ, funky handmade copper chain, and a few findings. Finally, we just reduced the price [...]

  • Designer Czech Glass

    These Czech glass beads are all part of our designer collection . They’re uncommon colors and shapes that are sure to make your designs unique. The dragonfly coins have been popular and today we’re adding a couple of new colors. For our customers to the north, we even have some maple leaf beads See the Czech additions [...]

  • We’ve just added a bunch of chain, including sparkly rhinestone chain, crazy cool designer Czech glass, great new Jangles ceramic bead designs, and more.

    Chain & Czech Glass

    We’ve added some simple, sturdy cable and box chains as well as a collection sparkly rhinestone cup chain. The rhinestone chain can be used in so many ways. As soon [...]

  • We just added on to some of our most popular product lines. You’ll find new colors and shapes in both recycled glass beads and tagua nuts. If you’re in the market for something small, the Czech glass rounds or tiny glass rings should do the trick. Need an infusion of color? Check out the new silk [...]

  • Matt wrote a new blog post: Easter Egg Hunt Winners   1 year, 3 months ago

    We’ve been thrilled with the response to this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. Looking back, adding 100 more eggs made hunting more fun given the enormity of our site. If we keep growing, who knows, you could be looking for even more eggs in years to come! I think we’ll have to start hiding them in January [...]

  • Matt commented on the blog post Easter Egg Hunt 2013   1 year, 4 months ago

    @S Bahe – Thanks for the heads-up! That’s been fixed.

  • Matt commented on the blog post Easter Egg Hunt 2013   1 year, 4 months ago

    @Mandollyn – Maybe…

    @Peggy3 – We promise not to change egg locations mid-hunt! Also, the site may seem a little slower than normal because there are so many people hunting right now.

  • Matt commented on the blog post Easter Egg Hunt 2013   1 year, 4 months ago

    @Steve P: I think you must’ve been dreaming about those extra 3 eggs! We store all of the eggs you’ve found on our end, so you don’t have to worry about your computer erasing them. Hopefully your dreams told you where those other ones were hidden!

    Happy hunting!

  • Matt commented on the blog post Easter Egg Hunt 2013   1 year, 4 months ago

    @Miss Smee: Lol, it does look like a bird! It’s actually a boutineer from my wedding. That was almost 5 years ago. It’s probably time to update my pic…

    How time flies when you’re hiding Easter Eggs.

  • Matt commented on the blog post Easter Egg Hunt 2013   1 year, 4 months ago

    I’m glad that the check marks are helpful to everyone!

    Also, if you think you may have found a problem with the hunt, email us at

    Happy hunting!

  • Matt wrote a new blog post: Easter Egg Hunt 2013   1 year, 4 months ago

    The time has come for the 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lima Beads! There are more prizes than ever, including more than $2,000 in gift certificates. We’ve also made the hunt a little easier and more fun by scattering double the number of eggs across our site. Read more about the hunt below, or check out [...]

  • Matt commented on the blog post How Many Beads in the Jar?   1 year, 10 months ago

    Hi everyone! The contest ended early Friday morning after we realized that R Rushka correctly guessed the exact number of beads in the jar (1534). Thanks so much for playing! We hope to do this again soon.

  • Matt commented on the blog post Guess the Beads Winners Announced…   1 year, 10 months ago

    @A Bead Apart: Sorry you weren’t able to participate in the contest this time around. We had intended to play all the way through today, but our beaders surprised us with some very accurate guesses right off the bat! We hope you’ll play with us next time!

  • Matt wrote a new blog post: Guess the Beads Winners Announced…   1 year, 10 months ago

    We have our winners for the How Many Beads in the Jar?  contest! R Rushka has just won all of the beads in the jar ! We didn’t realize it when she first added her comment, but her guess of 1534 was exactly right!

    The winner of the $25 Gift Certificate  is SCW Designs  with 1531! Just over an hour and a half after we posted the contest, [...]

  • Matt wrote a new blog post: How Many Beads in the Jar?   1 year, 10 months ago

    If you guess exactly how many beads are in the jar, we’ll give you the entire contents of the jar!


    The rules are simple: You have until 1 2pm Eastern Time on Monday, September 17th, 2012 to make your guess(es). Guesses can only be submitted in the comments of this post . The winner will be the closest guess (without going over). If there’s a [...]

  • Matt wrote a new blog post: New Additions: Gemstones & Artist Beads   2 years ago

    First, we’ve added new selections to 3 of our most popular bead artists. We’ve also added 15 gemstone beads to the shop.

    Artist Beads

    Gaea and Kylie Parry have been doing some great ceramic work lately! We’ve added to the ever-popular selection of Gaea bundles with 12 new color mixes. We’ve also expanded the selection of Kylie Parry birds [...]

  • Matt wrote a new blog post: New Additions: Jump Rings, Gemstones, Wire Shaping Tools & Green Girl   2 years, 1 month ago

    We’ve been saving up jump rings for months and today we’re adding them ALL. You’ll also find new gemstone beads , Green Girl Studios , and some nifty wire working tools including the WigJig.

    Jump Rings

    We’ve added full lines of Artistic Wire and anodized aluminum jump rings. They’re colorful and they come in lots of different sizes and gauges. If you use Artistic [...]

  • Matt wrote a new blog post: New Items: Vintaj BIGkick, Gemstones & Sheet Stamps   2 years, 1 month ago

    Today we’re adding the largest item in Lima Beads history — the Vintaj BIGkick by Sizzix . If you work with metal, you have to see it. We’re also adding gemstone beads and some fab rubber sheet stamps .

    Vintaj BIGkick by Sizzix

    If you’ve taken the jump into mixed media jewelry design, you’ll love this user-friendly metal cutting and embossing machine. Start [...]

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