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Mystery Bead

Posted by Matt on January 22 at 11:35 am

We have a winner — already! Jennifer A had the first correct guess with African Chrysocolla Tumbled Nugget 10×15-15×20mm. She wins a $50 gift certificate. She guessed it so quickly, that we missed it at first!

Because this contest ended so quickly (thanks a lot Jennifer!) – we’ve decided to have another one. It’s going to be a little more difficult. If you want to play, check out Mystery Bead Part II!

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You may be wondering what that blob is directly above. Well, it’s a zoomed in photo of a gemstone bead.

The success of our How Many Beads in the Jar? post got us thinking about other ways to have fun contests and give our customers free stuff. In one of our brainstorming sessions, I came up with the idea that we should take a product photo from the website, find some way to make it unrecognizable, and have our customers take a guess at what it is.

We’ve taken a photo directly from the website and we’d like you to guess the EXACT product name. We’re not looking for the stone name like “African Opal,” we’re looking for the product name is appears on the our web site: “African Opal Flat Oval 14x10mm.” Here are a few other stipulations before you start guessing:

  • Guesses can only be submitted in the comments of this post.
  • You can guess up to once per day.
  • If someone guesses the exact product name, we will announce it immediately. That person will automatically be the winner and the contest will end.

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The Clues

We’ll show a new image at the top of this blog post each day around 12pm (noon) EST. Each day, the image will show more of the bead and be more in focus, making it easier to identify the bead. To give you an idea of the day to day progression of the photo, I’ve created an example (right).

As you can see, not only have we zoomed in, we’re also blurring the image. As the photo progresses, we’re zooming out and reducing the blur on the image. By the way, “Imperial Jasper Puff Square 16mm,” is not the answer. :)

The Prize

The winner will receive a Lima Beads $50 gift certificate. The gift certificate can be used for absolutely anything in the Lima Beads shop and must be redeemed within 1 year. The winner will also be announced on the blog.

This one is a lot easier than the “How Many Beads in The Jar” contest, so it probably won’t last long!

Read the comments

  1. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Peruvian Blue Opal Flat Oval 18x13mm
    (fingers crossed!)

  2. CAS
    CAS says:

    Peruvian Blue Opal Faceted Nuggets (large) 18-30 x 14 x 20mm

  3. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Hi CAS! ;)

  4. CAS
    CAS says:

    Hi Cuban Queen! How have you been? Keeping warm I hope.

  5. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Trying! lol Is it summer yet??

  6. Jennifer A
    Jennifer A says:

    African Chrysocolla Tumbled Nugget 10×15-15x20mm

  7. CAS
    CAS says:

    If only!

  8. No Photo
    B Holmes says:

    I say it’s Chrysoprase Nugget!

  9. No Photo
    C Heichel says:

    Chrysoprase Nugget 15-24×11-18mm

  10. No Photo
    C Schmidt says:

    chryosocolla quartz puffed square

  11. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    blue impression jasper, thin pillow, 10x8mm?

  12. No Photo
    Carie J says:

    I agree with a previous comment (slow to the draw today), peruvian blue opal.

  13. No Photo
    Alexandra F says:

    Chrysoprase Nugget 15-24×11-18mm

  14. No Photo
    Lauren L says:

    Peruvian Blue Opal Faceted Nuggets (sm-med) 9-17×6-10mm

  15. BelladeSoule Jewelry
    BelladeSoule Jewelry says:

    Todays blurry photo guess:
    Variscite Puff Coin 10mm

  16. No Photo
    P barnett says:

    I say it is natural lemon jade

  17. No Photo
    Eluna says:

    Peruvian Blue Opal Flat Oval 18x13mm

  18. No Photo
    M shattles says:

    Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Oval Cabochon 30x40mm

  19. Inspired2Create
    Inspired2Create says:

    Maybe….Peruvian Blue Opal Faceted Nuggets (large) 18-30×14-20mm

  20. Serena P
    Serena P says:

    Variscite Flat Oval 18x13mm

  21. No Photo
    K maki says:

    Russian Green Opal Rondelle 8mm

  22. Kattalyne
    Kattalyne says:

    Blue Impression Jasper Flat Oval 12x8mm

  23. No Photo
    M Beverly says:

    Blue Impression Jasper Freeform Cabochon 12-26×18-36mm?

  24. No Photo
    L Hedgecock says:

    Rainbow Amazonite Round 10mm

  25. No Photo
    Stacey G says:

    I think its Peruvian Blue Opal Faceted Nuggets (large) 18-30×14-20mm

  26. Kara A
    Kara A says:

    African Turquoise Flat Oval 40x30mm

  27. Tammy Jo
    Tammy Jo says:

    Chinese Turquoise (rec.) Puff Square 10mm

  28. MaryJane d
    MaryJane d says:

    larimar blue crazy lace flat oval

  29. No Photo
    Carie J says:

    K, didn’t read the rules clearly and did not enter an exact bead description today.
    My offical guess is:
    African Chrysocolla Tumbled Nugget 10×15-15x20mm

  30. No Photo
    POF Chick Nina says:

    Russian Amazonite (light) Rectangle Pendant 34x42x24x28mm. This is my opinion for today. But what do I know? It is worth a try and this is fun.
    Nina

  31. No Photo
    Irina M says:

    Aquamarine (multi?) Flat Oval

  32. Dragon Stars
    Dragon Stars says:

    I think it is Peruvian Blue Opal Thin Pillow Graduated 10×8 – 25x15mm

  33. stringbeads
    stringbeads says:

    Grass Green Turquoise Round 4mm

  34. No Photo
    C Jackson says:

    African turquoise thin pillow 18×13

  35. No Photo
    Pascale S says:

    I say Blue Opal Round 12mm

  36. Carole V
    Carole V says:

    How about African Turquoise Donut 14-15 mm?

  37. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    My guess is Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Puff Coin 12mm

  38. No Photo
    Danna j says:

    Peruvian Blue Opal Faceted Nuggets (Large) 18 – 30×14 – 20mm

  39. Pam E aka funky tulip
    Pam E aka funky tulip says:

    Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Flat Oval 20x15mm

  40. Courtney R
    Courtney R says:

    I think it might be:
    Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Faceted Rondelle 8mm

    This is fun! :)

  41. Dizzy Chick Lori Z
    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    African Chrysocolla Tumbled Nugget 10×15-15×20 mm

  42. Courtney R
    Courtney R says:

    MAN It really looks like a Peruvian opal thou… Hmmmmm… I wondered if i guessed right b4?

  43. Cyndi B
    Cyndi B says:

    my guess is mystic blue feldspath.

  44. No Photo
    Brenda says:

    african turquoise thin pillow 20 X 15 mm

  45. MissEllie
    MissEllie says:

    Rainbow Soocho Jade Puff Square 14mm

  46. No Photo
    Bonnie D says:

    Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Round 14mm

  47. LoriEllen
    LoriEllen says:

    African Turquoise Teardrop 18x13mm

  48. No Photo
    AnneLise H says:

    I belive it is African Turquoise Flat Oval 28x14mm

  49. No Photo
    C stone says:

    I think it is peruvian blue opal flat oval 14×10

  50. No Photo
    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    variscite flat oval 14×10

  51. Mademoiselle M
    Mademoiselle M says:

    African Turquoise Carved Flat Teardrop 25x18mm

  52. No Photo
    Veda G says:

    Blue Casilica Jasper round 8 mm

  53. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I’m new to Lima.
    Cute contest – neat to see all you fellow beaders out there – and your guesses!

  54. Dora H
    Dora H says:

    Amazonite Blk. Tourmaline Puff Coin 14mm

  55. Amethyst m
    Amethyst m says:

    African Turquoise Thin Pillow 20x15mm

  56. S Bates
    S Bates says:

    china chrysoprase

  57. kcdesigns AKA sporty
    kcdesigns AKA sporty says:

    mystic feldspath round 12mm

  58. Terri-Mono
    Terri-Mono says:

    Larimar Blue Crazy Lace Flat Oval 18x13mm

  59. No Photo
    Trudy says:

    Larimar Blue crazy Lace faceted Coin 12mm

  60. Talon Lady
    Talon Lady says:

    Chinese Turquoise (stab.) Horse Eye 19x12mm

  61. BBoop
    BBoop says:

    African Turquoise Carved Thin Pillow 25x18mm

  62. BBoop
    BBoop says:

    Chrysoprase Nugget 15-24×11-18mm

  63. BBoop
    BBoop says:

    Russian Green Opal Rondelle 8mm

  64. BBoop
    BBoop says:

    Peruvian Blue Opal Faceted Nuggets (sm-med) 9-17×6-10mm

  65. No Photo
    becashook says:

    China Chrysocolla (A) Flat Oval 18x13mm

  66. BBoop
    BBoop says:

    Chinese Turquoise (stab.) Round 4mm

  67. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    We have a winner!

    Jennifer A had the first correct guess with African Chrysocolla Tumbled Nugget 10×15-15×20mm. She wins a $50 gift certificate. She guessed it so quickly, that we missed it at first!

    It was over so quickly, that we’ve decided to have another one. If you want to play, check out http://www.limabeads.com/daily.....d-part-ii/

    Good Luck!

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