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Fresh Pick Challenge: Halloween

Posted by Matt on October 28 at 01:12 pm

I honestly can’t believe that it’s Halloween already! It seems like yesterday that we held our first ever Fresh Pick Challenge.

A lot has happened since that Valentine’s Day inspired contest. Our three new baby boys are almost 7 months old now, we’ve added Lima Studios epoxy and resin kits, how-to projects, 4 new artists and a ton of new gemstone beads!

Since we had so much fun with the last Fresh Pick Challenge, we decided to have a Halloween inspired contest to keep you busy during Scream Week. We’re giving away $25 gift certificates to the winners of each of the following categories:

  • Best Composition: The overall composition is one of the most important qualities of a beautiful Fresh Pick. It’s what makes our Fresh Picks so unique. Creating the best possible product arrangement is key to winning this category.
  • Best Use of Color: When it comes to beading, is there anything more important than color? It doesn’t necessarily have to be all pinks, reds and purples. Maybe your favorite romantic movie, love song, or the restaurant of your first date inspires you!
  • Best Story: We know how you love to write stories to go along with your Fresh Picks. That’s why we’re going to read each and every description that you take the time to write. But please, try to keep it as short as you can! I have the feeling that we’re going to have a lot of story-tellers submitting their picks.
  • People’s Choice: We want our Pickers to make the call! The Fresh Pick with the most favorites will win this prize. Even if you’re not submitting a pick, be sure to add your favorite fresh picks to, well, your favorites!

Also, there is a special prize for the winner of People’s Choice. A little pumpkin full of beads!


When you’re ready to submit your Pick, just select it from the drop-down menu in the comment form below. You’ll see your 10 most recent picks. Choose the one that you’d like to submit to the contest and “Voila!” Not sure what a Fresh Pick is? Find out on the Design Your Own Fresh Picks page!

Let me lay down a few ground rules before you get started:

  • Only one (1) submision allowed per person. If you make multiple submissions, only your most recent one will be counted.
  • You must create a pick specifically for this contest. We all love recycling too, but we want to see some awesome new picks!
  • All Picks must be submitted as a comment on this blog post by Sunday, October 31st at midnight.

Here’s the Tricky Part

You have to use at least one product from ANY of these stones:

Labradorite Beads Labradorite
Copper Green Opal Beads Copper Green Opal
Rainbow Fluorite Beads Rainbow Fluorite

IMPORTANT: You DO NOT have to include one product of each stone! We’re not that cruel. :)

All you have to do is create a new Fresh Pick and upload it in your comment below. Now, get Picking!

Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:
  2. P Mulock
    P Mulock says:
  3. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    And mine. What fun!

  4. Kathryn B
    Kathryn B says:
  5. Brenda S
    Brenda S says:

    Great contest!

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    J Bolland says:

    Never been done before!

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    Fenya says:

    Thanks for the contest! Here’s my entry!

  8. Steph
    Steph says:

    The sun reflects on the ocean and changes it into many colors, streaming through forever changing and creating such beautiful things to see. The waves create smooth stones and change glass into pretty things. I wish I were a mermaid to swim beneath the beautiful sea to see all the beautiful things it has beneath it.

  9. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    I’m so excited!!! Can’t wait to see all of the great entries. :)

  10. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Here’s my submission: a haunting tale to suit the season…

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    linnylula says:

    The colors of Autumn.

  12. Bead Girl
    Bead Girl says:

    I love challenges!

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    Gayla G says:

    My favorite Halloween movie!

  14. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Matt, please don’t bother to read the long description! I’m posting another pick for my contest entry!

  15. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    And thanks for the fun contest! :)

  16. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:
  17. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Here’s mine.

  18. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    Here’s my pick ^_^

  19. JoAnne K
    JoAnne K says:

    Here’s mine!

  20. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Here is my entry! Woo Hoo!

  21. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    Here is mine! Good Luck everyone!

  22. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    My Story is in the usual place beneath the fresh pick piture. Please click to read if you would like!

  23. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Hey Matt and LB crew, just wanted to point out a little mistake on the sale items: the TierraCast silver-plated diamond and square beads in the new products list are shown as being on sale for $1.53 from $1.00! :P

  24. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Oh nevermind! I just realized it was $1.80! My bad! :P

  25. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    This is fun!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    OK, I think this will be my choice for the challenge.

  27. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    This is my entry for the Halloween challenge :-)

  28. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:
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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Here’s my entry for the challenge…
    Good luck everyone!

  30. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Can’t wait for the goodies!!!!!!

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    C Kania says:

    Here’s my entry.

  32. Boston Lady
    Boston Lady says:

    This pick was made for one of my sweet, dear beading sisters. If this pick is selected, I am going to share my winnings with her. Please oh please! HA! Smile!

  33. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    My Entry for Halloween

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    julianamaria24 says:

    My fisrt pick…happy halloween everyone!

  35. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Best of luck everyone! I am so enjoying all the wonderful picks & stories. Thanks LB, you rock!!

  36. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Serene and beautiful; enchanting and mystical. This is the place where fairies live.

  37. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What each is most desired is that which is forbidden!

  38. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Sorry about the grammar! It should read ” That which is most desired is forbidden”.

  39. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done a fresh pick, but here’s my entry for the Halloween contest!

  40. Monkeykat Chick-let Rhi
    Monkeykat Chick-let Rhi says:

    hope you like the book it started out as a creative writing promt and got bigger.

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    Bonnie L says:

    Love trappped by Halloween night!

  42. Jade aka Caryn
    Jade aka Caryn says:

    oohhh I love scary haunted houses

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    maryb says:

    So many crafts, so little time.

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    Rocky D says:

    This is my first pick so her goes. thanks to Lima for all the wonderful gems.

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    Rocky D says:

    thanks for the challenge

  46. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    CAUTION!!!! Read at your own risk!!!

  47. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Sorry that the description is so long, you don’t have to read it!! This whole thing just sort of evolved out of itself. I figure that this is a campfire side story! i hope you enjoy!

  48. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Sooo, should I go with “out of the seaweed rising” or “pomegarnet fairy fascination” ?! What do you think Lima Beaders, which is better?

  49. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Cool pick and creepy, exciting story Rhi! :)

  50. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    I’m so sorry! I didn’t read the directions carefully ( mea culpa) and submitted 2 picks-one which didn’t meet the citeria. So here it is: I’m submitting- ” Fairyland “: Serene and beautiful;enchanting and mystical: this is where the fairies live.

  51. bagpipesandbeads
    bagpipesandbeads says:
  52. Frida
    Frida says:

    Here comes mine contribution :D

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    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    A scary one from me! ;-)

  54. Bonnie R
    Bonnie R says:

    Okay here is mine. i’m more of a tortise than the usual bunnie this time.

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    BeadAddict says:

    Thanks for the challenge – here’s my entry. Happy Halloween everyone!

    KPJEWELS says:

    My Halloween Pick

  57. Crystal Jewels
    Crystal Jewels says:

    My Halloween submission

  58. Seema M
    Seema M says:

    It may be too late by the time I figure out how to do this…its my first time….

  59. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    When will the winners be announced?! I’m so excited to see who they are!!

  60. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    :D This Kitty is curious!! lol :D

  61. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    oohh, how did I miss this fun and fab spooky Pick contest??? I’m just now seeing all the stupendous entries and comments, whoo hoo, love all the creativity and thoughtfulness!! 8)
    And let me not forget – congragulations to all the winners!! :)

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