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Fresh Pick Comments and more!

Posted by Steve on January 08 at 11:49 am

Today we’re making the official announcement about some things that have been in the works for the past month at Lima Beads. Some of you have already discovered (and used!) a few of these features, but there’s more to announce, and I hope you’ll read on.

Commenting on Fresh Picks

Speech bubblesToday is the official launch of Fresh Pick Comments. When you’re browsing any of the Fresh Picks on Lima Beads, you can add your comments and questions at the bottom of the page. Already we’ve seen conversations flourish about design ideas, color usage, our pets, the weather, and just about everything else! You can even upload pics of finished jewelry that was inspired by the Fresh Pick. To quickly browse all the conversations, just click the Fresh Pick Chat topic on the right side here in the blog. Or, follow along under “Recent Chatter” on the main Fresh Picks page. We hope you like it!

New Snapshots page

Who is picking?With our growing collection of Fresh Picks (thanks to YOU!), we knew we needed a better Snapshots page to browse the picks. We’ve organized it with tabs to make it easy to see the latest picks from the past few weeks. And we added the “Who’s Picking” area to feature the designers that create all these great ideas! Check it out, and let us know what you think!

For the designers

If you’re one of the many creative customers that design your own Fresh Picks, there’s something for you, too. You can now enter descriptions of your picks to share the inspiration and ideas behind them. Just go to your My Fresh Picks page, scroll down to the pick you want to describe, and click “Describe this pick.” We’d love to hear the stories behind your designs!

More to come…

We’ve got more in store in the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned to the Fresh Daily blog for updates! And we’d love to hear what you think about these new features. Add a comment below!

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. CAS
    CAS says:

    Steve, you sir, have done a fantastic job!!! I’ve already noticed the “new” additions, and I LOVE THEM!!! You are the best!

  2. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    The new features are perfect, Steve!

  3. beadaholchick
    beadaholchick says:

    Steve-wondering if ‘this weeks favorites’ will be continued? Enjoyed looking & voting on them!!

  4. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    beadaholchick- They definitely will. The next installment will be on this coming Wednesday. In the near future, we’ll be changing those as well. We plan to choose the 20 or 30 fresh picks that have been getting the most traffic and then have everyone vote on them to determine the actual favorites. We think it’ll be more fun that way.

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Steve, you are the man! What am amazing job you do making everything so much fun for us beaders, designers and bloggers! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  6. Steve
    Steve says:

    I’m sorry to say that I can’t take all the credit for this (although I would like to)! The whole team helped from the concept all the way through with the technical stuff. I just got the honor of writing the blog post :)

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    GREAT job team! Thank you all!

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    Gayla G says:

    Is there a design gallery of pieces created by customers and the Lima Bead staff? If not, PLEASE, please, please add one. Thanks and keep up the great work.

  9. Steve
    SteveO says:

    Gayla, thanks for your suggestion! Right now, we don’t have a dedicated gallery, but we’re exploring our options all the time. We would love to have more interaction with designers and their pieces.

  10. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Great Job!!!!! I love this site!!!! Keep up the great work…………….

  11. Steph
    Steph says:

    This has got to be the best site I have found, it is so much fun to create the fresh picks and I can’t get enough of beads. The longer I stay on here I’m going to end up buried in all the beads I’ve got because I’m always wanting more, they are all beautiful. Great Job is right, I love to see other peoples creations.

  12. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    I have noted one thing in the fresh picks that the Lima team does!?! You use the same beads more then once in your picks [CHEATING] tee hee!!!! I think this should STOP!!! After all your picks are already smaller!!!! and don’t give us the excuse that your toooo busy!!!?!!?!! Come on give it a TEAM TRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Steve
    Steve says:

    A Golke, how could we possibly keep up with all of the wonderful fresh pickers out there?!?! :) We have enough trouble making sure all the orders are shipped every day, haha! Stay tuned for more updates, we really ARE hard at work ;)

  14. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Ha ha A Golke I noticed the same thing! Not fair! lol

  15. Kevin
    Kevin says:


  16. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:


  17. Bead-itudes
    Bead-itudes says:

    Been reading the chatter about Lima having a gallery added to the site. I am a fan of galleries. I love to see what others are doing. I wondered when Lima opened up the fresh picks to customers to help pick – when the gallery would follow.
    I have several necklaces made with beads I purchased at Lima – but could not figure out a way to get them on here. Tryed copy and paste – that didn’t work.
    Oh well – I’ll wait for the gallery page.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    A gallery sounds great!

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