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Water, Sunsets, Stars, the Woods and Raspberries

Posted by Ali on March 16 at 11:57 am

These are the latest “most popular” Fresh Picks.

Water, Sunsets, Stars, the Woods and Raspberries… Am I missing anything?

Top 10 Favorite Fresh Picks:

  1. Flamingo Green by seashellsally
  2. Bali by Gabrielle L
  3. My Daughter the Mermaid by Cuban Queen
  4. antique green by kcdesigns
  5. Raspberry Delight by Luv2Bead
  6. Fallen by CAS
  7. Camping in the Woods by Ambo
  8. Seaside Starlight by chloe the congo
  9. Perky in Pink by A Golke
  10. Haze Over Sea Waters… by Allure of Gems by Julia
Flamingo Green by seashellsally

Flamingo Green by seashellsally

Flamingo Green – The picture you uploaded is amazing. The peridot tumbled nuggets and the pistachio pearls caught my eye right away and the 2 rhodochrosite beads you chose are just the right amount of flamingo.  I think you really captured the moment in the photo. Maybe a good project/fresh pick inspiration for everyone would be to follow suit and take a favorite moment captured in film and recreate it with beads. HMMMMM I feel a contest coming on.

Bali by Gabrielle L

Bali by Gabrielle L

Bali – Sandy beaches and gorgeous waters for miles and miles… This pick makes me close my eyes and try to wish myself there like in the movie Jumper. Great Vintaj pieces, very beachy. I love how you used the Chinese ocean jasper to pull the browns and blue-greens together. My favorite stone in this pick is the Oregon snakeskin agate and the Peruvian blue opal (ok I guess that makes it my favorite stones — I’m a beader, I can’t resist :) )

My Daughter the Mermaid by Cuban Queen

My Daughter the Mermaid by Cuban Queen

My Daughter the Mermaid – This is such a sweet pick. I hope Alicia had a beautiful birthday.

Your choices in blues and greens make this look just like water. I love the use of the green fluorite rondelle 16mm. Green Girl is the perfect fit for this fresh pick.  I just love how the mermaid ring has design on the front and back so it doesn’t matter if it flips.  The fancy swirl bead caps add to that “under the sea” vibe.

What does everyone think? Anyone have design ideas for any of these?

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Okay Lima folks,

    thanks for asking us about all of these truly fantabulous Fresh Picks, the only “dilemma” I have as usual is picking just ONE. These are all so captivating and they evoke different moods and palettes.

    For instance, I feel like creating something light hearted with one like “Flamingo Green”, “Raspberry Delight” and “Perky in Pink”. The other two featured, “Bali” and “My Daughter the Mermaid” evoke warm beaches and oceans!
    Thanks for the latest batch of “Fresh Pick” favorites, each has some wonderful combinations of beads and colors.

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    I agree with Joyce – it’s so hard to pick a favorite – I love the all!
    I also love the idea of using a picture for our inspiration. I thought of that as soon as I saw “Flamingo Green”, but haven’t had a chance to search through photos. a contest sounds great! Thanks for keeping the website “fresh”.

  3. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    As always it’s extremely hard to pick just one, they are all so unique!!! But, it also nice to have them!!!!! Thanks again for all the fun!!!!!

  4. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    I know!! How DO you choose?! They’re all beautiful and have great depth! Hmmm…

  5. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    I agree! I’m just in awe everyday at all the talent out there…and the willingness to share – and then one idea builds on another and prompts another yet – it’s very cool!

  6. kcdesigns AKA sporty
    kcdesigns AKA sporty says:

    I agree with everyone. they are all great. I am partial to the greens and blues that remind me of water but I really think my favorite this time is Fallen by CAS. There is something about the colors- I just love them. It probably is one of my alltime favorites. LB- thanks again for giving us a place to connect and create. I am sure you can see that many of us are becoming friends- not just beading buddies. We are sharing stories, ideas, pictures, ect. It is awesome. I look forward everyday to chatting with my LB friends and when I miss a day I have to go back and look at all the picks and posts. Keep picking.

  7. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Wow Steve, new shopping bag features. Do you ever sleep? ;)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    What new shopping bag features Kitty!!!!?

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Ditto (what Mary said)??????

  10. Kevin
    Kevin says:


    When you remove something from your shopping bag (hey! – why would you even want to do that??) — It removes it instantly without refreshing the page. It also shows the name of the item you removed. It’s not a huge deal, but it does making the shopping cart a little easier (and faster) to use.

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    That’s awesome!!!

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