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Fantasy Fresh Picks

Posted by Ali on September 29 at 04:02 pm

There were some great Fresh Picks last week! It looks like Cuban Queen and WLB created true classics with Apple Picking and Arizona Sky.  Not only were they in the top 3 last week, but they were #5 and #6 this week! We have 3 new favorites this week and I love them all.

If you create Fresh Picks that you’re proud of – be sure to add them to the comments below so we can all check them out. Maybe we’ll even add you to our favorites. :)

The top 11 this week:

  1. Merlot & Moonlight
  2. Pacific Coast
  3. Old Stories
  4. Mojito
  5. Arizona Sky
  6. Apple Picking
  7. Coffee Beans
  8. Ariel
  9. American Nightshade
  10. Blue Jean Baby
  11. Harvest Wheat

What I love about the top 3 favorites:

Moonlight in Merlot by JBL Designs

Moonlight & Merlot by JBL Designs

Merlot & Moonlight – This sounds so relaxing and peaceful.  I love the banded agates mixed with the smoke filled sparkle of the Rainbow Obsidian Drops and the Druzy Pieces.  The use of pearls and cz with ruby and garnet offers an interesting contrast in transparency and luster.  This pick gets an A from me.

Pacific Coast by Lizzie

Pacific Coast by Lizzie

Pacific Coast - Oh how I would love to be there right now.  The colors in this piece, work well to evoke the colors of the pacific as the light reflects off the waves in the evening.  I am in love. If I were going to design something from this great pick, I think I might try some sea blue freshwater pearls or one of the mermaid pewter pieces by Green Girl – what do you think?

Old Stories by Perlemamma

Old Stories by Perlemamma

Old Stories – What a great name! This reminds me of tales that I would read as a child that were followed by fantastical dreams of castles and dragons.  To my delight this is what I found.  The use of ruby zoisite for the color theme with stones to complement is really great.  I think of the mote around a castle for the abalone! If I designed something with this one, I might try adding a little plum freshwater pearl.

What do you think Lima Beaders?

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Matt
    Matt says:

    I can see that our customers have some excellent taste in Fresh Picks. All 11 favorites are really great picks, but the top three are AMAZING!

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    Rainbow Chick says:

    I check the Fresh Picks at least once a day. They help me see what people like so my designs will be more appealing. I really enjoy them!

  3. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Dear Lima folks,

    Thanks for yet another great “top three”, the “Old Stories” one is one of my favorites too! I too read many volumes of fairy tales when I was a child, and still have much fondness for them. One series (out of many) that I like is the one about “elementals” (people with powers related to the four elements of earth, water, fire, air) by Mercedes Lackey. Now those might make some fun “fresh picks” eh??


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    Rachel says:

    Oooh! I really like “American Nightshade!” And I do like the mystical theme of” Old Stories.” A lot of the Green Girl Pewter pieces could be such great characters in a fairy tale!

  5. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    There is something very appealing about “Merlot and Moonlight”. I can just see someone sitting outside in the magic stillness of midnight holding a glass of deep red liquid. Perhaps wearing a red dress?

    I love “Old Stories” (both the pick and the tales). This fresh pick makes me think of knights, fair maidens and good dragons. A silver key might also look good with this piece.

    I also really like the rich autumn tones of “Harvest Wheat”. The pick looks like the celebration of the last warm rays before the cold comes and shuts everyone indoors. It looks good enough to eat!

  6. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    “Arizona Sky” and “Apple picking are yummy picks with great colors. They bring up strong images for me, especially “Apple Picking”.

    I would love to see some jewelry made from fresh picks!

    This site is awesome!!!

  7. JBL Designs
    JBL Designs says:

    Thanks for picking Merlot & Moonlight as one of this week’s favorite. I love the calming effect it has on me. I love lima beads for giving me this way to create. Thanks to everyone for your wonderful fresh picks. Thanks to Lima Beads for letting our creative juices flow and for the quality beads you bring to us.

  8. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    I really like Anna C’s “First breath of Fall”. The name says it all.

  9. beadaholchick
    beadaholchick says:

    Cuban Queen-I love your designs. I miss them when you don’t post for a couple of days. Apple Picking has been added to my favorites!!

  10. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow, everyone has been so generous with the compliments, so I just wanted to say thank you very, very much! I love looking at everyone’s designs, they are so inspiring! =)

  11. Katrina A
    Katrina A says:

    I loved the new ad in the newest issue of “bead and button”…….now, when are you going to put one of my fresh picks in an ad?*S*

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