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Top Picks of November

Posted by Ali on December 17 at 10:03 am

Without further ado, here’s a wrap-up of the inspiring work our customers have been up to!

New Pickers for November

Our Fresh Picks section keeps growing and growing… here’s a list of the newest pickers from November. Feeling inspired? It’s easy to design your own!

Top 15 Favorited Picks

  1. Uluru Ayers Rock by Breezy Chick aka Bree
  2. Brass Menagerie by Chicky ChaCha
  3. his eyes by M mccallister mrs chick
  4. A Winter Iris by Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
  5. Orange Delight by Anita QoG Funny Chick
  6. Septaria Sensations by Luv2bead - Little Chick
  7. Snow Falling on Cedars by J Yee smart chick
  8. Roast Chestnut by Chicky Zee aka Alice
  9. walk on the beach by Shelly m
  10. Silvery Red by FaeryGoth Chick
  11. Winter Winds - MPS by Smoky Rose
  12. Grapevine by Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
  13. Simon, Do Something! by Little Round Chick

I love the combination of subtle and calm fresh picks with the zippy ones with splashes of color such as chartreuse, orange, red, and purple. Great work choosing less obvious stones for your picks – septaria, Mexican painting stone, agua nueva agate, Monaco agate, … I could keep going on and on…

Top 15 Favorited Design Gallery Pieces

  1. Broken Glass by Luv2bead - Little Chick
  2. For the Love of Dragons by Nicki - Taylored Designs
  3. The Beauty of Septaria by Wemai Coffee Chick
  4. Pearly Dewdrops by Starsparkle Spiral Chick
  5. two autumn improvisations by doktordesigns
  6. Crowned Jewel by Wickwire Jewelry
  7. In Love with Amazonite by Froggy Chick aka Wendy F
  8. All the leaves are brown by Brenda H
  9. The Bronze Age by K H
  10. Blue Sky Chalcedony ring by Jewelrybyirina
  11. Ocean Jasper by Little Round Chick
  12. Sandy Waters by Gemme Designs
  13. Mediterranean Sea by Dutchy Madelon
  14. opal spirals by Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick

There seems to be quite a bit of crossover in colors and themes used in Fresh Picks and Design Gallery pieces this time around. I’m not sure if it’s just a coincidence or if they are inspiring each other. I hope it’s the latter.

There was a lot of beautiful wire-work this past month. Personally, I do so much stringing with some basic wire wrapping (when Payton is napping and the little boy in my belly isn’t kicking me… really, it’s the “perfect storm”) that it’s nice to see interesting styles like the What a Whopper Cuff Bracelet and the Blue Sky Chalcedony ring. But it doesn’t stop there… all of the designs posted in the Design Gallery have been wonderful, and I’m pretty sure tons of people have been inspired by the pieces they get to see. We talk to customers all the time on the phone who mention it!

If you haven’t picked up a copy of Bead Star 2009 yet, you should Check Out our ad towards the front to see who was featured. I wish we could have fit everyone… You are all great!

Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Wow I never thought one of my designs would be the most favorited (is that even a word??)! That’s great!!!

    Out of curiosity, where can you get Bead Star 2009? Is it available in stores? I’m not used to getting bead magazines, but I’d like to get this one if it’s available in a store. Thanks! :D

  2. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Congrats to all the Top Pickers and Designers for November!!! It’s always exciting to see who/what makes the list each month!!! :D

    Welcome to our new Fresh Pickers, too — looking forward to seeing more from you! :D

    Little Chick — Bead Star 2009 should be in stores in the craft/hobby section! Good luck!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Thanks Lynn!!! :D

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Congrats to all who made the top Pickers and Design list! I see a lot of new ‘faces’ here! You are all inspiring to the rest of us!

    Can’t wait to look at the Bead Star 2009 magazine for the LB ad! :D

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    Starsparkle Spiral Chick says:

    Thanks everyone who favorited (notice I spelt it the American way!) my Pearly Dewdrops earrings!
    Tracy x :D

    P.S. Do you think Bead Star 2009 is available in the UK?

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Congratlutions to everyone in all catergories for the month of November.And welcome to our new fresh pickers looking foward to see more inspiring designs from you!!!!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Spiral Chick – Bead Star can be order on their website

    How exciting to have my opal spiral earrings chosen as a favorite design!
    Thanks so much everyone!

    Congrats to everyone else on the favorite lists!

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    KittyDJewelry says:

    I found Bead Star in my local WalMart, I was very happy to see it there since there is no bead shops anywhere near where I live.
    I was lucky enough to win first place in the stones category in Bead Star and receive a $500 gift certificate to Lima Beads! /Dance

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Congratulations, everyone! What an honor! I’m doing the happy dance for you all. :)

  10. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    I too am very excited that one of my Picks got into the “top 15″ for November, like Nicole I now have the word “favorited” in my vocabulary! 8O 8) :)
    I likewise want to congragulate everyone whose lovely fab Picks made the “top 15″, plus everyone whose designs made the “top 15″ for November, both the Picks and Designs are so inspirational!
    Welcome to all the new “Pickers” too, may you all have a fab time creating and posting Picks, welcome to our LB family too!!! :) 8)

  11. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    CONGRADULATIONS to all of those choosen!!! You all do have WONDERFUL pieces!!! And some wonderful fresh picks too!!

  12. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Wow, very humbling to have one of my pieces chosen as a favorite! Thank you!! SLS

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Congratulations to all of the Fresh Picker Pick of the day.

    Congratulations to all who have had your designs selected as being selected to be in the best designs.

    I am happy to be able to say that I am knowing each and everyone of you better each day. You all are a very talented group of people who participate in the Lima Beads web site, I have to say without Lima Beads site I would not have come to know the wonderful world of beading.

    Welcome all newcomers to a wonder place to buy beads, make friends and share ideas
    Best wishes to all in a (we hope a prosperous and happy 2010
    Chicky Hugs Miss Faith aka Faithful Chicky in Florida

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