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First Come, First Served!

Posted by Matt on July 16 at 01:40 pm

UPDATE: Wow! We’re sorry to announce that all of the First Come, First Served bead deals are SOLD OUT. Stay tuned to the Fresh Daily for more of these fast-moving deals.


You’re probably aware of this, but we’re in the process of moving to a new office on the other side of town. While we’re anxious to get into a brand new space, we’re more than a little frightened by the idea of moving every single strand of beads that we have on our shelves.

We’re also coming across a few hanks of beads that, for some reason, were never put on the site. You see, they’re all beautiful stones, it’s just there aren’t very many of them. In fact, for one of the products below, we were only able to find 5 strands!

Also, there’s a good chance that we’ll never be able to re-order these products, so we just want to get rid of them. The last thing we want to do is add a bunch of beads to the site that we may never get back in stock. The less we have on our shelves, the less we have to move.

Before you add these deals to your shopping bag, you should know that all of these items are FINAL SALE. So take a good look at the photos! If you like what you see, we’re confident that you’ll love the beads.

As we find more and more of these “orphaned” beads, we’re going to post them here on the blog. Here are a few more guidelines to read over before you place your orders:

  • There are extremely limited quantities of these items, in some cases we have only 5 available. The items are not secured until you place your order and complete the transaction. If they sell out before you’re able to do that, the items will be removed from your cart.
  • These items are all FINAL SALE. We won’t be able to accept returns on them, because the point is to get them out of here!
  • The items will be available in this post until they sell out.

Black Coral Branches 4-8x25-40mm

Black Coral Branches 4-8x25-40mm

16" strand: $1.88 (62% off!)

This deal is sold out! Watch for more deals soon...

Ocean Jasper Freeform Nugget Drop 10-15x12-25mm

Ocean Jasper Freeform Nugget Drop 10-15x12-25mm

16" strand: $3.88 (60% off!)

This deal is sold out! Watch for more deals soon...

Rosetta Lace Agate Puff Square 20mm

Rosetta Lace Agate Puff Square 20mm

16" strand: $4.88 (59% off!)

This deal is sold out! Watch for more deals soon...

Gold Coral Branches 4-8x25-40mm

Gold Coral Branches 4-8x25-40mm

16" strand: $1.88 (62% off!)

This deal is sold out! Watch for more deals soon...

Rainbow Amazonite Flat Oval 30x20mm

Rainbow Amazonite Flat Oval 30x20mm

16" strand: $4.88 (59% off!)

This deal is sold out! Watch for more deals soon...

Tiger Iron Crested Oval 25x18mm

Tiger Iron Crested Oval 25x18mm

16" strand: $5.88 (61% off!)

This deal is sold out! Watch for more deals soon...

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    I’ll take some! Wow these are really pretty!

  2. CAS
    CAS says:

    Whewwww! I’ve gotten my order in of these pretty-pretties already. Just too yummy not to have come home to me.

    Keep finding these guys, you know they’ll find good homes. I’m sure Aqua Kitty would be willing to help out. :D

  3. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    LOL CAS, that was exactly my reaction, too – WHEW!! I raced to put in an order so I could get my hands on those gold and black coral branches and the ocean jasper nuggets. But looking back on it now, I should’ve put ALL of the sale beads in my cart! :( Shoot! Oh, well, I still ordered some other beads to make the total $40. ;)

  4. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    So, Matt, I’m guessing this is whole sale?

  5. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    LOL Not wholesale! I meant to say this is THE whole sale? Any more beads going to be included in the moving sale?

  6. CAS
    CAS says:

    Ivy, boy “Great Minds” and all. I ordered the gold and black Coral branches and the Ocean Jasper nuggets, plus the Tiger Iron crested ovals. :D

  7. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:


  8. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Wow, wow, wow… so glad you guys are putting these “one of a kind” items out, I couldn’t resist! The new copper beads, pendants and clasps you have this week are also waaay irresistible, thanks for getting in some more gorgeous copper beads!!! :)

  9. Matt
    Matt says:

    Cuban Queen, this is NOT the whole moving sale. :)

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

    Ok! Thanks! :D

  11. Leslie W Mtn Chick
    Leslie W Mtn Chick says:

    While this new “preview moving sale” is driving yall crazy, here is a new game for beaders which I just tried on which will make your eyes spin!! It is called “Beadz” and you have to shoot at the beads with different colored beads while they twirl around the screen and you lose when they all fall off the two strands. Really!!! And its free. It will drive you nuts!!!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Wow! I just read this post and they’re ALL GONE ALREADY!!!!! :-( :-(

  13. CAS
    CAS says:

    (gasp) … WOW! WOW! WOW! … OMG, all the beads SOLD OUT in a mere 43 minutes!!!! Rapacious things aren’t we … ;)

  14. BelladonnaLee
    BelladonnaLee says:

    Awww, everything is gone already! Great idea but I’m bummed I missed out.

  15. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Whew! So glad I caught this sale in time! It reminded me of the shopping frenzy on Black Friday. :D

    LOL Leslie, that’s a perfect game for us fanatic beaders!!

    KPJEWELS says:

    Wow, thanks LB for this preview sale. I got my beads in the nick of time. Had been out picking strawberries and checked the blog when I got home. Gorgeous, and again many many thanks. Can’t wait to see whats next.

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    Stray says:

    Okay, that was mean …

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    Elizabeth K says:

    Drats! As soon as I came in I opened the email clicked the link and they were all gone! Maybe 1 per nextime to give more folks a chance? I’ll probably miss that too but not be so bummed by it ;)

  19. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Yep – add me to the ‘you snooze, you lose’ group! Better luck to all of us next time – :)

    Matt, can’t wait to see what the hidden corners of LBs turns up next!!!

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    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    I also snoozed on this one! lol

  21. GoFish
    GoFish says:

    Just in the nick of time!

  22. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wow, looked like some great deals! I checked them out as soon as I got my e-mail, but they were gone already. Hey, timing was lousy! :-( Oh, well, can’t complain — maybe my e-mail will come through sooner next time. Congrats to those lucky enough to scoop ‘em up!!! :D

  23. Lynn in Oz
    Lynn in Oz says:

    Well I don’t stand a chance at getting these… being an Aussie means the emails come in the middle of the night for me :(

    Oh well….

    Have fun with these lovely beadies lucky people and don’t forget to show us what you do with them :)

  24. Suleika Alejandra
    Suleika Alejandra says:

    sent in my order in my cart BEFORE I got to see this! UGH!!!!! Lynn in OZ my sympathies…..we missed out!

  25. Pisces Lady
    Pisces Lady says:

    I can’t wait for the next moving sale. I think I will camp out next to the computer hoping I won’t miss out next time.

  26. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    I had lousy timing, too!!!! Okay, Lima, I’m going out of town tomorrow and will not have access to a computer for an ENTIRE week. SOOOOOO, pretty please with sugar on it, wait until I get back for the next cool sale. LOL!

  27. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Hi Everyone.

    To all of those who missed out, I’m sorry. We really did have small quantities (from 5 strands to 40 strands) of these items.

    We will be doing more of these first come, first served specials as we begin to clear out our old warehouse. We’ll be mixing up the days and times to make sure that everyone (including our Aussie customers) gets a crack at them.

    That’s 3 boxes of beads we don’t have to move — thank you! More to come…


  28. No Photo
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    omg – I totally missed this yesterday!
    Congrats to you lucky ladies!
    This is a very exciting preview LB

  29. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    Kevin – Thanks so much for trying to please all of us…it’s a tall order, but LB always manages to make us happy one way or another! And of course, we’re all happy to take as many boxes off your hands as we can – esp at these prices! :)

  30. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    I think LB just might have started a Chick Revolt!

  31. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Kevin, that’s very thoughtful of you and the LB Team to plan to stagger the days and times so everyone has a chance to miss out on these great deals! LOL ;-)

    Seriously, it really is nice of you to do it that way! :D

  32. Happy Grannie
    Happy Grannie says:

    I lost also although I didn’t really rush as I should have. Is it possible to put a restriction on the number of strands each shopper can buiy? That way more people might have a chance to pick up some goodies. Just a thought. I can see that, from your point of view, it’s better to sell out quickly and be sure of unloading all the beads you don’t want to move. However, judging from the response here, I don’t think there’s much danger of NOT selling your beads. Many thanks for all the fun LB generates.

  33. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    I too wanted to say a big “Thank you” to the note from Kevin regarding staggering days and times when you annouce future bead deals like the above. Although I do live in the U.S. I do know many customers live outside, from Australia to Norway, Canada and elsewhere.

    My sympathies chickies to everyone who didn’t manage to get some of these beauties… I just ordered one strand of the gold coral stix and ocean jasper cuz I didn’t have much $$ left… appreciate the comment about possibly limiting how many of a particular item we can buy so as many folks have a chance, makes sense to me!

  34. No Photo
    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Next time you do a first come first served deal (s) can you let us know how many strands of each you have so we can order accordingly (such as ones with 5 you should order immediately, but ones with 40+ you can take a little more time)?

  35. Steph
    Steph says:

    Whatever boxes you don’t want to move I’m sure you can sell them real fast and that’s less you have to move.

  36. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Well, I missed everything! (:

  37. No Photo
    Alice c says:

    I can’t find any more eggs. Errrrr

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