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Happy Birthday, Fresh Picks!

Posted by Steve on May 07 at 02:04 pm

This week, we had an important milestone for Fresh Picks. It’s the first birthday of our customer-designed Fresh Pick gallery! It’s been a giant success, and we have one person to thank: YOU! You’ve made the gallery a huge success by creating, critiquing, and commenting on thousands of picks made by our customers. Here are some stats from the first year:

  • Over 8,000 total Fresh Picks have been shared
  • 1,200 different beaders have created picks
  • 4,400 different products are represented in the picks
  • Most used item: Champagne Freshwater Pearl Semi-Round 4.5-5mm

To celebrate, we’ve got a fun little game. Try and solve the puzzle below by dragging and rearranging the squares to reveal the hidden scene… UPDATE: the prize offer expired Monday night (5/11), but you can still solve the puzzle just for fun :)

Number of tries: 0

You need JavaScript turned on (a setting in your web browser) in order to try the puzzle! 

Did you solve it? How many tries did it take? :)

And thanks again for making Fresh Picks such a wonderful hit during its first year!
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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Hooray for LB & Fresh Picks!!! Thanks for the fun puzzle & free prize — you’re the best!

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    sage says:

    r u sure i solved that puzzle? this is my first time here and I do like what u have. Cool LB…..

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    Danna j says:

    89 tries, whewwww!!!

  4. JulieRae
    JulieRae says:

    Almost 60 tries. That was fun! Thanks, Lima!

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    Phyllis J says:

    Lots of Fun! Happy B-Day to Fresh Picks.

  6. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    38 tries and HOORAY FREE BEADS!!! Thanks very much – keep the contests coming!!!

  7. Neoprene Queen
    Neoprene Queen says:

    Ohhh, this was a fun break from work..but 59 tries??? Still I solved the puzzle. Happy Birthday, Lima Beads..enjoy your “special” day. You’ve certainly made it a little extra special for us :-)

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

    47 tries, but I did it!

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    SMOre says:

    That was fun. I’d think I had it and then something else would change! I love looking at other people’s Fresh Picks. I appreciate all the creativity here. Thanks a bunch.
    (now how do we know if you agree that we solved it? how do we know if we get a prize? I know I shouldn’t be asking about prizes for me, but instead telling Fresh Picks Happy B’Day and being grateful you are here!)

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sorry, forgot to list my # of tries. Solved it in 25. Thanks again for the great prize!!! :-)

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    SMOre says:

    OOPS, forgot to say it took 27 tries

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    Irina M says:

    That was fun – 76 tries. Pretty puzzle:)

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    26! Thanks for the prize!

  14. CAS
    CAS says:

    13 tries, yeah! Happiest of Birthdays “LB” Fresh Picks, and thank you for the best 1st Birthday present to us!

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    15 tries! Happy Birthday Fresh Picks! And thanks for the prize!

  16. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    15 tries!! Thank you Lima for a dynamite site and for these fun puzzles! I enjoy it all.

  17. Jennifer A
    Jennifer A says:

    Hipp, hipp, hurrey, LB Fresh picks!!!

    Thanks for the prize! (12 tries) Now I have an urge for cupcakes :-D

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    Bead Faery says:

    wow only 27 tries for one of you! took me 51…yay what fun!

  19. S Hoge
    S Hoge says:

    47 moves to get it, too. thanks and happy day to the whole team there.

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    Sandi N says:

    Hi Steve. Thanks for the “Great Puzzle and Birthday Wish”.
    It took me 17 tries and I finally solved it.
    Thanks Bunches, Sandi

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    Trudy says:

    Happy Birthday!

    KPJEWELS says:

    26 tries. Happy Birthday.

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    Kelly D says:

    32 tries! I didn’t even realize it was counting or I might have thought harder before I started :) Thank you, Lima Beads!

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    Sandi N says:

    Thanks To All At Lima Beads. I love the name of your store.
    You have a great site and it really shows that all of you add so much talent to making it fun.

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    M Armbricht says:

    33 tries and I finally got it!
    Happy Birthday to Lima Beads!

  26. Steve
    Steve says:

    Glad everyone is having fun!

    To anyone who needs help claiming the prize… when you solve the puzzle, a link will appear underneath the puzzle that says “Claim your prize.” Just click that, and then choose a prize to put in your shopping bag!

  27. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    got it in 30 tries…happy birthday LB!

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    Dora H says:

    Happy birthday … and thank you for my prize. You sure are creative with your contest and games…LOVE them.. Thank You again,

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    C Williams says:

    I”m embarrassed at how many tries it took me but thank you for the prize and Happy Birthday Lima Beads.

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    Charleen P says:

    42 tries and I finally got it! Love your site and beads.

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    Gwen D says:

    OMGosh 59 tries… but I did it !!!

  32. Michelle Downy Chick
    Michelle Downy Chick says:

    Wow–you guys really are the best! You know how to keep us coming…thanks :)

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    J london says:

    lot’s of fun! Great Beads!

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Congratulations Lima team on the 1st birthday of fresh picks! What an amazing, fun site feature you have created!
    Thank you!
    Sixteen tries (I think) and thank you for the prize!

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    Chyrl E says:

    yeah I did it 37 tries. LOL

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    WOO HOO! 12 tries!
    Thanks Lima Team!
    Happy Birthday Lima Picks!!

  37. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I should be better at this after working on Fresh Picks -61 tries! Lots of fun, Thanks LB and Happy Birthday to Fresh Picks!

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    D Heiber says:

    29 tries–whoohoo. Love your beads-and the fresh picks

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    Carole S says:

    61. Did it first 45 times, but wasn’t signed in and when I did had lost all my stuff in my shopping cart. Now I write down everything in my cart before I turn computer off, otherwise it might not be there next time I power up. So what do we do next to get freebee? Just fun. Love the fresh picks.

  40. BlueLapis
    BlueLapis says:

    Happy Birthday Fresh Picks! And thanks for the fun game. I solved it in 38 tries by the way. XOXO

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    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Happy Birthday, Lima!! It took me 22 tries….FUN, FUN, FUN!!

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    Brandy B says:

    62 tries here but only because it kept moving my pieces out of place once I had them there. Fun though!!

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    DOG Chick aka Angela says:

    Ok, 31 tries for me. Thanks LB this was great! Always looking forward to more fun with LB! Happy Birthday Fresh Picks!

  44. Harmony on Strings
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  45. Angel Chick
    Angel Chick says:

    That was fun. I solved this one faster than the other one I did! Thanks for the time out!

  46. NH Sweets
    NH Sweets says:

    23 tries. That was fun. Thanks and congrats again!

  47. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Thanks again, I always love these things!!!! And a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY, fresh picks!!!!!!! LB the best site on the web!!!!!!

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    Anita H says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! Thanks for the fun, I needed the break! As always, I’m happiest when I get to buy new beads!!! Thanks for all the fun ways to shop – Steve’s the best!!! Thanks again!!

  49. MamaP
    MamaP says:

    Well,that was a lot easier than the Easter Egg Hunt!Maybe too easy????tHANKS FOR THE FREE PRIZE AND hAPPY bIRTHDAY!!!!!

  50. Tbear
    Tbear says:

    Love a site that’s so much fun. Great buys too! Thanks and Happy Bday Fresh Picks.

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    I was inspired by Jennifer A and Sweet Chick! I also did it in 12 tries, but I had to study it a while!
    Haven’t been on for a while and I MISS Lima Beads and the Chickies! I’ll be back towards the end of may with pics of my LB creations!!
    Thanks, LB, for my prize!!

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    Zeni W says:

    It took 43 tries but I did it, but I’m certainly getting slower. I love the Lunch Specials, so Happy Birthday Lima Beads.

  53. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Great fun, thanks! :-)

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    trinkets says:

    This site is the best!!
    I want to thank all the staff at LimaBeads for the work they do to make this a little community all on its own ~ this puzzle was a very nice surprise ~ and very generous!!

  55. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Way to celebrate a B’day Lima Guys! I think this Fresh Pick idea may be catching on! We love ya! And THANKS for another fun contest!!! :)

  56. L Thompson
    L Thompson says:

    Took 48 tries but was watching tv at the same time and wasn’t really paying too much attention. Great Fun!!!!! Thanks for all you do on this site. Just need more time to get through all 4000 picks since I’m a newbee to the site of just a couple of months. You are so closely knit and that would be a great thing to join in on. Thanks LB

  57. L Thompson
    L Thompson says:

    Sorry, 8000 picks.

  58. Cthings
    Cthings says:

    Happy Birthday Fresh picks! It took me 35 tries!

  59. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Happy birthday Fresh Picks! Thanks to everyone at Lima for such an awesome fun feature!!!!

    12 moves! FUN!! Thanks for the FREE gift TOO!! WOW! I’ve been wanting to see what that great Bronzite
    is really like!

    Champagne Freshwater Pearl Semi-Round 4.5-5mm? Are you sure??! I would have figured I’d be something blue or green!

  60. L Kendrick
    L Kendrick says:

    15 tries–thanks for a fun game and the prize. Happy Birthday!

  61. Gloria -Aussie chick
    Gloria -Aussie chick says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIMA BEADS!!! got it in 32 and absolutely love the giraffe. Thankyou soooo much

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    rosieposie says:

    Took me 43 times…not so good! Lima Beads and I have close birthdays! Thanks for the fun puzzle!

  63. Aqua Chickie Cat
    Aqua Chickie Cat says:

    Cute. Nice. 21.

  64. Aqua Chickie Cat
    Aqua Chickie Cat says:

    34 the 2nd time…. Thanks Mr. Sly

  65. Steve
    Steve says:

    Kitty Chicky Cat,I know, we were just as surprised about the Champagne pearls. Who knew!? There are hundreds of Fresh Picks with them included…

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    K lewellyn says:

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have enjoyed your success as much as I have your beads!!!!!! Who knew I could finish the puzzle in only 39 tries–certainly not I!

  67. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    It took me 50 tries, but I did not strain my brain:)Thank You for fun and the prize!

    KPJEWELS says:

    Thank you for the wonderful prize. LIMA is the best in more ways than one.

  69. G Skeens
    G Skeens says:

    I didn’t open the e-mail till this AM, and today is my birthday. I was racking my brain trying to remember where in the registration process I might have given you my birth date. DUH!! Happy birthday to you too and thanks for my BD present.

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    Regina m says:

    62 tries. I enjoyed it though. Regina

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    Rainbow Chick says:

    59 tries. Fun for sure. The prizes are great! Hard to choose, though. Thank you!

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    Shari C says:

    That was fun! Reminded me of grammar school puzzles I loved.

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

    31 trys, lost of fun. Thanks LB!!!!!

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    Adgie J says:

    I THINK I solved it with 29 tries. Whew! How do I know for sure?!!!

  75. Aqua Chickie Cat
    Aqua Chickie Cat says:

    24 on the 3rd try :)

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    L Thompson, if you want to be a chickie, peep up! Louder, if you aren’t noticed the first time!

  77. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Great fun! WhooHoo! Love it. Happy Birthday Lima Beads. You’re super! I’ve told lots of friends about you.

  78. CAS
    CAS says:

    Steve – are you going to get in any more Champagne Pearls? The one shape looks so lonesome on it’s own. Please, please, please, please ….

  79. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    I’d love to see a restock of white FWP’s!

  80. Steve
    Steve says:

    Hi everyone, just a reminder that your free gift will expire TONIGHT (Monday 5/11) at midnight Eastern time. If you solved the puzzle and want the item for free, make sure and place your order today!

    If you’ve solved the puzzle but are having trouble claiming the prize, make sure to look directly below the puzzle for the “Claim Your Prize” link right after you solve it–that’s where you go to add the free prize to your shopping bag.

    CAS and Kitty, we’re working on it! :) Stay tuned.

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    Bead Girl says:

    I did it! It took 34 moves!

  82. SweetPea
    SweetPea says:

    Happy Birthday Fresh Picks!!!Took me 20 tries but I did it! I also want to say I have been so very HAPPY or maybe the word is ECSTATIC over all of my orders from LIMA BEADS…Ya’ll are THE BEST!!! Thanks!

  83. Steve
    Steve says:

    Everyone, thanks again for joining in on the puzzle fun. The prize offer has expired… but keep your eyes on the blog for more contests and special offers!

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    deliasdelight says:

    It took me 36 tries!

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