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Vintaj Spring Rain Contest

Posted by Kevin on March 14 at 11:52 pm

UPDATE: The contest winners have been chosen, and will be announced on April 18th! Stay tuned to the blog for the results!

A few weeks ago, the designers at Vintaj picked out some of our beads to use in their “Spring Rain” theme. They made some fantastic pieces using a combination of their own items and the beads we sent. The color scheme they chose was so beautiful and their designs turned out so well, that we thought it’d be fun to turn their Spring Rain theme into a Lima Beads design contest!

We’ve packaged these items into kits that you can purchase below. Here’s how it works: purchase a kit, design some jewelry, and add it to the Lima Beads design gallery and be sure to select “Spring Rain 2012” from the seasonal options at the bottom. The people with the 3 most popular designs will each win a Lima Beads gift certificate. Full details are available below. Happy designing!

$34.95

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$16.70

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Embellish your design

As you’ll see in the pieces Vintaj designed (below), they chose to use patinas to color the piece of Arte Metal from the kit. They also chose to use ribbon in their bracelet. For the contest, it’s OK to make these sorts of additions, as long as the majority of your piece is composed of items from the kit. For example, you could use leather cord or chain in place of ribbon. You could color your metal with gilders paste, acryllic paint, or just leave it alone. It’s up to you!

Designs

Here are a couple of designs from Vintaj that were inspired by the “Spring Rain” theme. See all Spring Rain designs as they’re uploaded.

Spring Rain Bracelet by Jess Italia Lincoln from Vintaj

Spring Rain Earrings by Jess Italia Lincoln from Vintaj


Official Contest Rules

  1. To enter your design in the contest, you must start with one of the two kits above. We have a limited quantity available… when they’re gone, they’re gone!
  2. You can make anything you want–a necklace, bracelet, earrings, or anything else. Just make sure that about 75% of your design is made up from the items in the kit.
  3. To submit your design to win, you need to add it to our Design Gallery. Make sure to choose “Spring Rain 2012″ from the seasonal options when you upload your design–that’s important! When you’re finished, your design should show up with all the other Spring Rain designs.
  4. There will be three winners. First prize is a $100 Lima Beads gift certificate. Second prize is a $50 gift certificate. Third prize (you guessed it) is a $25 gift certificate.
  5. Winners will be chosen based on a combination of how many times their design was viewed and favorited–the most popular designs win!
  6. All designs must be submitted to the gallery by 11:59pm on April 15th. The winners will be announced a week later.
  7. The MOST IMPORTANT rule is this: Be yourself, get inspired, and have fun!

Read the comments

  1. CAS
    CAS says:

    Oh fantastic!!! What Vintaj designed is gorgeous … very inspiring indeed … but the thought of a Lima bead kit is even more inspiring … and fun! I can’t wait till I get home from work tonight to see it and all the glorious goodies it contains.

    As always Kevin you guys (and gals) are the best!!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    This is great I just left the vintaj site last night and saw some of the designs ! You guys are great can’t wait to see what coming our way!

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    J Bickel says:

    Its March 15th.. can’t wait to see these kits.. these are beautiful

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    olive penguin says:

    Looks interesting, inspiring, and tempting…can’t wait to read more about it!

  5. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Kevin, Do we have to usethe kit only or can we add to them? Sue

  6. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Hi Chicky Suz!

    If you check out the “embellish your design” section of this post, it talks a little bit about this. You can definitely add in some other things or embellish the items from the kit. Also, check out rule #2 above. To keep it fair, we’d prefer is the majority of your design was composed of items from the kit, but feel free to add in accents, etc!

  7. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Thanks Kevin, I quess it would have helped if I read the WHOLE thing!Looks like fun, think I will join in!!

  8. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    What fun! This will be a real-life example of “give a bunch of beaders identical bags of goodies, send them to their corners, & see what diverse beauties the come up with”. Can’t wait to see the results!

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    olive penguin says:

    Do you have to make only one piece or design? For example, can you submit earrings and a bracelet or necklace? Could you submit them as separate designs or as a set? Can you mix the two kits?

  10. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Hi Olive.

    You can upload as many designs as you’d like. Sure, I don’t see why you couldn’t mix the two kits.

    We really don’t want to limit anyone’s creativity, so there aren’t many rules. The only thing we ask is that the majority of your design components come from the kits. This is to level the playing field and also so that all the designs look/feel like spring rain :)

    Have fun!

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    olive penguin says:

    Thanks Kevin for the clarification! I can’t wait to start creating!

    Thanks for the beading fun! :)

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    D Luczak says:

    Just ordered my kits!! Can’t wait to get started :)

  13. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I’m in! Should be fun and challenging!

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    G Nettles says:

    Just got my kit…ooooooooohhhhhhh! This is going to be fun! :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Got may kit on Monday postperson didn’t leave it need to go and pick it up from post office, Can’t wait to see the goodies!

  16. Cat Bird Birdsong
    Cat Bird Birdsong says:

    Dear Kevin,

    This ia all very wonderful. However, I wonder if this is just a distraction to keep us from thinking about the start of the Easter Egg Hunt? :)

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    L McKeown says:

    I’m with Cat Bird Birdsong!

  18. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    There are some major surprises in store for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. I can say no more… :)

  19. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    We will just be lurking out here….waiting….patiently…. LOL

  20. beaded banana
    beaded banana says:

    As far as adding to the kit…you mention patinas, ribbon, leather, etc…but what about additional findings. The necklace kit I think only has12 headpins….say four some reason I decided I needed to buy 36 more, is that okay? Or if I wanted to buy more shell pearls?

  21. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Beaded Banana – that would be fine.

  22. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I can’t wait for the dreaded Easter Egg Hunt…. :-)

  23. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Me neither! :)

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    L McKeown says:

    Please tell me it starts soon!!!

  25. whimsy girl
    whimsy girl says:

    when? Easter is a week from tomorrow! I keep checking back but there is nothing! (as if I won’t be driven to distraction during the Easter hunt anyway!)

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    L McKeown says:

    This may be worse than waiting for Christmas! I want to hunt eggs!!

  27. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    *nodnod* I had remembered the start times from before and sat down here all set…can we at least get a ballpark? I hope nothing’s wrong.

  28. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    The hunt is almost ready! Along with the Easter Egg Hunt, we’re going to be launching something that we’ve been working on for a very long time. We’re excited about it and I can’t wait for all of you to see it.

  29. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    I can’t wait! I’ve been checking for days for info on the hunt!

  30. whimsy girl
    whimsy girl says:

    We can’t wait either…Let ‘er rip!

  31. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    I’m fairly new here – can someone please tell me why everyone is so excited about the egg hunt??? What do I have to do to participate???

  32. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Oh man, just keep checking back until you see eggs on the pages. Click them when you see them, and you can win some awesome prizes. Some of the eggs are pretty tricky to find, and some of us really enjoy the challenge. :)

  33. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    Thanks diamonddustshoe – I’ll try to get in on it – sounds like fun.

  34. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    When I see the first egg, I’ll have to book off work!! Hehehe!!

  35. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    It’s midnight – I still don’t see any eggs!

  36. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I’ve been sitting here refreshing the site way more often than I should admit! But I can’t complain too much…I’ve made four wrap bracelets while waiting, and scored two freebies off the Big Green Bead Machine. :)

  37. whimsy girl
    whimsy girl says:

    Easter is officially a week away. so when is the hunt, huh? Is it now? how about now? Just tell us when so I can stop stalking the website…hee hee (maniacal laughter)

  38. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Yep…I do believe that that you’ve made us all officially crazy just with the mention of an egg hunt….especially me! I woke up REALLY early just to see if there was an egg…any egg, on the site! Bwwaahhhhhaaaa…. :-P

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    Jacquie H says:

    LOL, I checked as soon as I got up….even before coffee!!!!!!! No eggs :-(
    Can’t wait to hunt!

  40. CAS
    CAS says:

    Eggs … eggggggssssss … where are the eggs … give me eggs … must … find … EGGS!!!!

  41. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Hehehe…CAS! :-D

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    Arielle says:

    cant….take…the..suspense….

  43. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    The hunt hasn’t even started yet, but somehow it’s already in control!

  44. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    where o where are the eggs?!? No work getting done this afternoon. lol

  45. L Thompson
    L Thompson says:

    Last year the hunt started 10 days before Easter. Now we have only 8 and it hasn’t even started. 2 less days to search. i wonder what the hunt rules will be this year and how many eggs there will be? 2 less days to go crazy? But we have already started waiting!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. whimsy girl
    whimsy girl says:

    I am disappointed that it didn’t start over the weekend. How am I supposed to get any work done this week?

  47. Michael W
    Michael W says:

    I spent so much time egg hunting last year, my eyes started to cross and I killed my already nerve-damaged hands. But it was a blast! I’m keeping my eyes open for it!

  48. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    I kind of wish we’d have until the Monday or Tuesday after Easter to hunt for eggs, cause everything is SO busy on Easter weekend there’s not enough time to hunt. I’m all geared up for the Egg Hunt, though! I love it!

  49. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    I wonder if the Lima team ever regret the day they came up with this egg hunt idea…now that they know that there are so many rabid bead lovers just ready to pounce?!! Hehehe!! :-D

  50. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    BTW, I’m one of the rabid….tick, tock…

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    L McKeown says:

    Count me in the rabid club!

  52. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Surely it’s got to start tomorrow, right? Right? :)

    Well, maybe the relatively later start means we do get those extra couple of days past Easter to wrap up hunting, Karokat. Hope so.

  53. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Ok, I’m back….still no eggs!

  54. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Could this possibly be…….An April Fools joke?????

  55. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Nonnie…I was just thinking the same thing…April Fool’s!

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    L McKeown says:

    Oh that would be low

  57. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    I wrote to Lima Beads customer service on Friday – Carol assured me that the Lima Bunny was busy hiding eggs – apparently there are new twists this year, guess we just have to wait and see!

  58. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Oops – I think it was Cathy, not Carol!

  59. Marlene
    Marlene says:

    WE WANT EGGS! WE WANT EGGS! WE WANT EGGS!

  60. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    EXCITED for the Easter egg hunt!!! :D

  61. Karen H aka Fancy Chick
    Karen H aka Fancy Chick says:

    when does the hunt start?!

  62. CAS
    CAS says:

    Eggs??? … eggs???? … now … eggs????

  63. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Man, we’ve got it *bad*. :)

  64. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Rabid…I tell ya….

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    L McKeown says:

    Wow, I was really hoping for eggs at breakfast!

  66. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    I’ve heard of rain dances, but…looks like we might need to figure out an egg dance.

  67. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Mmmmmmm….eggs….I’m ready! :-D

  68. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Okay, the hunt hasn’t even started and officially already obsessed with it! C’mon, Lima Bunny – let’s get started!

  69. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Aw, c’mon…how much longer???? ;-)

  70. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    We’re all going eggs out here–I mean, nuts. :)

  71. D McCaskill
    D McCaskill says:

    This is insane!! I think we’ve all put our lives on hold for this egg hunt!! The servers may crash if they ever get this thing started!! :)

  72. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Hmmmm….Kevin said and I quote, ‘Along with the Easter Egg Hunt, we’re going to be launching something that we’ve been working on for a very long time. We’re excited about it and I can’t wait for all of you to see it.’

    Seems to me that he CAN wait for us to see it! Hehehe!

    Just poking some fun, Kevin….. ;-)

  73. Stone Treasures
    Stone Treasures says:

    Almost losing interest!

  74. Steve
    Steve says:

    Hi everyone, we’ll be announcing the winners of the contest tomorrow… stay tuned!

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