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Easter Egg Hunt Winners

Posted by Steve on April 09 at 07:05 pm

The 2012 Easter Egg Hunt was a crazy ride! 4,338 people hunted for eggs and every egg was found at least once this year. I’d like to announce the winners and address some of the concerns from this year’s hunt.

The Winners

First of all, congrats to the winners of the 3 $25 “Golden Egg” gift certificates! Here are the winners:

  • GypsyMom
  • Jeanne S
  • B Miller

If you’re one of the three winners above, we’ll be sending you a gift certificate by e-mail. Congratulations!

Now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The winner of the $250 Lima Beads gift certificate is… J Pilkington! She found a total of 77 eggs, which put her in 9th place on the leaderboard with a chance to win the big prize. You can watch the video of how we picked her name on Facebook. Congratulations, J Pilkington!

The Second Prize is a $100 Gift Certificate, awarded to Snowy, who was in an 8-way tie for 65th on the leaderboard with 55 eggs found.

Congratulations to you both! We’ll contact you directly with your prize.

The Golden Eggs

We never imagined how quickly the golden eggs would be found this year. We thought the hiding places were super hard! Here’s a picture of where the three golden eggs were hidden:

The pictures above show the golden eggs on the following pages: the 12mm Winter Shell Pearl Mix, a search for “golden egg”, and on the “Add to Fresh Pick” screen for the Abalone 1″ Silk Ribbon. Congrats to those who found the golden eggs first. We’ll contact you directly about your prize.

The Hardest Hunt Yet…

It’s been widely publicized that the hunt was more difficult this year than last year. We agree! We thought it would be a nice surprise to launch a new web site for the hunt, but doing so made the eggs difficult to find. We weren’t able to gauge how good our hiding places would be because we hadn’t had a chance to spend much time on the new site. As it turns out, they were very good hiding places. We’re sorry it was so difficult. We hope that the extra prize helped and YES, it’ll be easier next year :)

Shipping Fees

Some people expressed displeasure with the shipping fees. Our goal is to make the Easter Egg Hunt as cool as possible, and we wish we could ship the prizes for free–but we just can’t afford to. We always put a statement in the rules about how normal shipping rates apply to set expectations, but some people were still disappointed–and we want you to know that we totally understand. We know it’s not the cheapest thing out there (in fact, it costs us MORE than the $4.95 we charge you). Even though it’s a little more expensive, we keep using USPS Priority Mail because it’s fast and trackable. It wasn’t the most popular choice, but rest assured that we are never out to make money on shipping fees.

Thanks Again!

Even though it was hard, we hope that everyone had fun finding those blasted eggs. We’re turning our attention to the rest of 2012 now, and we have some awesome things in store. One thing is for sure… we think we have the best customers on the planet, and we’ll continue to try as hard as we can to put together fun & crazy promotions for everyone to enjoy. Thanks again for making this the most exciting week of the year for us, and keep your eyes on the blog for more fun in the future.

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Congratulations J Pilkington and Snowy!!!

    I really want to know where all the other eggs were! LMAO!


  2. D McCaskill
    D McCaskill says:

    That’s crazy that all eggs were found at least once this year!!! Can’t wait to get my prizes and excited to see what else is in store for 2012!! Thanks again!! :)

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    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    Congrats to all of the winners! I’m sooooooo jealous. I almost didn’t know what to do with myself today. I think I’m going through withdrawal because I wanted so bad to get on LB and hunt for more eggs.

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    Got Beads says:

    Congratulations J Pilkington and Snowy have fun shopping with your well deserved prizes.

    I swear I did a search for “golded egg” but never saw it, I know I looked at those pearls at least a half a dozen times and the ribbon I scrolled over EVERY inch of every ribbon, cord and chain, NEVER thought about adding it. ARGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!

    It was still a blast and I”m already looking forward to next years hunt.

    Now I’m just anxiously awaiting my “prize” package and “stash beads”.

  5. SimplyStacyJewelry
    SimplyStacyJewelry says:

    I know what you mean about egg searching withdrawals…lol! I have plenty of work to catch up on but all I could think about was eggs, eggs, eggs! I’m with you Got Beads! I did find the golden egg by doing the search, but didn’t see it in the ribbon or those pearls! Of course, by the time it was almost over, I kept seeing the little green avatar guy and thinking that was an egg!

    Anyway, even though it was frustrating, I still had a lot of fun. My hubby is glad it’s over and didn’t understand my need to continue the search up until THE LAST possible minute! I am very OCD and even after I said I quit, I just couldn’t do it. :)

  6. SimplyStacyJewelry
    SimplyStacyJewelry says:

    Oh and congrats to the winners!

  7. Kathryn Lobert
    Kathryn Lobert says:

    Congratulations to the winners! I found the solution to being unable to sit still to find the eggs. By Friday (thurs?) I realized that I was not going to even make 10, so I consoled myself with an order from the special buys and a few other items. While I was not celebrating my prizes today, I was more that thrilled when my order was already delivered! While I chowed down on my Twizzler, I just basked in the beauty of my LB purchase! Thanks! :) <3

  8. A Time To Bead
    A Time To Bead says:

    Congrats to all winners.

  9. J Currier
    J Currier says:

    AAAH! I’m so excited!!!!!!! I was just making a new pick based on those shell pearls from the prizes, in anticipation of getting them in the mail. Just thought I’d click over and check…Yay!!! My kids are jumping up and down, too! (And think maybe their mom isn’t QUITE so insane!)

  10. BrendaBeads
    BrendaBeads says:

    Congrats Pilkington and Snowy and the other winners!!! How exciting! This was my 1st hunt and I had a blast! Can’t wait to get my order and those beautiful prizes. Great job LB! You guys ROCK!!!

  11. B KrajnikOlsson
    B KrajnikOlsson says:

    Congratulations to all the winners. Well done!

  12. Becca W
    Becca W says:

    I just want to say that the new site is bee-you-ti-ful!

  13. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Thanks, LB team for a great hunt! I think that I found more eggs this year than last and had a lot of fun. I just conceded early and my order arrived before Easter!!! Congratulations to all the winners! I think Lima Beads is the best site ever!!! ;)

  14. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    Congrats to the prizewinners and to all of us for surviving the hunt! Again, thanks to all the Lima Beads people for giving us the opportunity for so much fun. If you need me, I’ll be at my mailbox waiting for my beads!

  15. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    Oh My Gosh! I won something? I am thrilled!! Thank you so much!!!! This has made my day, no. week, no.. year so far! Just when I was feeling like a loser….
    You don’t sell Gel Mouse pads, do you?
    (for those just turning in, I managed to blow a hole in my gel mouse pad and the goopy stuff squished all over. What a mess…but yes, I kept hunting!)
    Congratulations to the other Winners, the High Scorers and those who searched for the elusive eggs. Nice to be part of this community!
    Thank you LB for making this possible
    now, off to shop!

  16. S Marlow
    S Marlow says:

    Congratulations to the winners. This was a fun hunt. There’s some things I need to remember for next year. As I kept “fighting” to stay in the top group, my husband encouraged me to keep going and continued to ask how many I found (that was a surprise to me). I had to move over to his computer as I continual had “lag” problems with mine. I would still be there trying to get the pages to load. Anyway, he was kind enough to let me stay on his for long periods at a time. He did say several times: “I’ll be glad when you’re done with my computer!” :)

    Thank you Lima Beads. You put on a great promotion. You have an awesome web site, and your team has some genius computer geeks.

    There were so many complaints about having a hard time finding eggs and changing your web site at the launch of the hunt. The complaints I had were about the person sitting on THIS side of the screen and MY computer. The deeper I had to search the more it confirmed to me that you guys are good!

    Be encouraged, Lima, you did good! Change is good. It shows you have vision and goals for improving.:)

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    sewscrazy says:

    What a hunt! I “quit” looking a couple of times….but just wanted to look some more…and barely managed to stay on the leader board. I’m a newbie to the egg hunt…and a relatively new LB shopper…love the new site! Found a LOT of new-to-me items…and got caught up in shopping along the way…2 carts later…yes, I thought I should be looking for eggs today…but alas… And thanks for the encouraging comments from the veterans along the way! Congratulations to the winners!

  18. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    ‘YAY’ to the winners!!! I’m so excited for you…I hope you both have a blast shopping!! :-D
    A ‘BIG’ thank you to the Lima team! It was a great hunt, love the new site plus all the awesome new stuff (some of which I had to put in my cart)! I think there are few new things I am going to have to try with some of those cool new colored inks, patinas & gilder’s paste (once my pocket book recovers)! :-P

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    Dot J says:

    to sewscrazy – Just keep the BGBM up and that will satisfy part of the craving for the hunt… You have to check it every five minutes – a new obsession!

    Hmmmm….. so to find the golden eggs we had to try and add all the items in the universe to a Fresh Pick – I did look in a lot of places, but it never dawned on me to look on the add to Fresh Pick page – even though I know that you have to click on absolutely everything you can click on to find those darn eggs. It is a wonder we did not crash the site… That Abalone Ribbon sure is pretty…

    I want to know if the golden egg finders were looking for them, or if they stumbled on them when buying ribbon and pearls…

    Congratulations winners – you had more perseverance than I did, I did not make it to 35 – stopped at 26, then found four more as I was planning and rearranging and redoing my shopping bag.

  20. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    Congrats to the winners! Had a lot of fun hunting, though I became obsessed toward the end! Love the new site! Can’t wait for my order to arrive because I really loaded up my shopping bag and of course there’s all those prizes too! I’m having sinus surgery on Wednesday, so maybe my goodies will be waiting on me when I come home!

  21. Jeanne S
    Jeanne S says:

    I found the golden egg in the pearls purely by wanting to look through them. It was in the first few minutes of the hunt. I was surprised it was there.

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    Dot J says:

    Shipping costs: If all 4,338 hunters got free shipping for just their prizes – and my math is right – that would cost $22,340.70 just for the shipping. Plus the cost of the prize beads, plus the labor to pack all those shipments – Do you warn the post office to send a special truck at the end of the egg hunt to pick up all those lovely Priority Mail boxes that are filled as people end their egg hunts? It was a wild ride!

  23. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Love the egg hunt and the challenge, and look forward to it. LB, please don’t make it too easy next year. Also, thank you for being the Best Bead Site Ever! That’s BBSE for short, and Number 1 in my book!
    Congrats to all the winners, have fun choosing your beads! If you need any help, just send me a message…

    By the way – Good luck to Chippy Chick Lindys on your upcoming surgery…

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    GypsyMom says:

    Yay! Congrats Snowy and J Pilkington! I really enjoyed the hunt, it was nice to be reminded of what a great community of jewelry artists you have here. I have avoided all bead sites due to how they make me yearn… But I will definitely pop back i here occasionally. As for the shipping, I do understand why we have to pay that part! It would be nice if we had a little time after the contest closes to order our prizes though, as I will have to pay shipping again to use my prize and coupon code. Overall, way to go Lima on a fun, challenging event!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Congrats to Janet and Snowy!! Way to go you stealthy egg hunters!! Shop to your heart’s content and revel in the glow of having all those new goodies in your stash! :-D

    Lima Beads team, kudos to all of you for your hard work and dedication to your customers! You ROCK! :-D

  26. D D Mystic Chick
    D D Mystic Chick says:

    congrats to everyone. lots of searching and perseverance paid off. lots of hard work from the Lima team with the new website design and all paid off as well.

  27. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    …and besides me, who else will confess they just couldn’t fight the urge and scrolled to the bottom of this page to see if there was an egg?

  28. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    LOL — Good one, Snowy! ;) I was on this site several times today (gee, what else is new? 8O ) and had to fight the urge to keep searching for eggs….such an ingrained habit in such a short amount of time….. :D

    Mega-congrats to J Pilkington and Snowy!!! Congrats to GypsyMom, Jeanne S, and B Miller for finding those pretty golden eggs! Have fun shopping! :D

    Also sending my congrats to Diamonddustshoe for remaining first on the leaderboard clear to the end! Congrats, too, to all of you who were in the Top 10 and/or were on the entire leaderboard! :D

    Maybe next year there could be a small prize for the person who ends up at the top of the leaderboard — that sure is a significant accomplishment! 8)

    I hope everyone understands about the shipping charges. While it can be frustrated to some, if they read all the rules there shouldn’t have been any misunderstandings. LB is so generous to us with their prizes and super-fast delivery service (plus the Twizzler! :D ) — I feel they are more than fair to us.

    Once again, LB has proven itself to be the most amazing site with the highest quality products, incredible selection, great prices, and the MOST
    OUTSTANDING TEAM anywhere!!! I am always amazed when I call here with a question and one of the team members actually answers the phone!!! No answering machine, no dreaded phone menu, just a real person who is happy to help! If I send an e-mail, I get an answer the same day! Hugs to all of you at LB and thanks for another fun egg hunt! Love the new and improved site!!! :D

  29. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    True story — I had an appointment this morning (Monday) with the surgeon who is going to perform the carpal tunnel release surgery on my right hand/wrist.

    I wonder if LB will cover the co-pay on the surgery? JUST KIDDING!!! The surgery part is true, but since I had the problem prior to the egg hunt, I don’t think I can hold LB liable…..ROTFLOL….. ;) :D

  30. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Congrats to the winners, you all deserve it! Thanks again LB, you guys are the best, don’t believe it if some people say otherwise :-)

  31. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Lynn – Don’t be so quick to let LB off the hook for your carpal tunnel. You know this isn’t the first egg hunt! And just how often do you scroll through this site???

  32. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Congrats to the winners!

    The new website is awesome! I found many items I didn’t know about and can’t wait to check out. I love Ali’s tutorials!

  33. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    Thanks for the fun, LB! I hear both sides and get both points of view…

  34. Tara Vargas
    Tara Vargas says:

    Congratulations winners! That was a tough one. I must have missed the golden egg near the “Create and Learn” 100 times. I never found one golden egg. Thanks Lima Beads for another fun egg hunt and for taking my mind off of other things for awhile. Also, thanks for the prizes for the eggs I did find. Awesome new website!

  35. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Thanks, Lynn! And yes, a prize for “most found” sounds good! ;)

    Congrats again to J and Snowy. :)

    *goes and sits by mailbox*

  36. Tanja L
    Tanja L says:

    Congrats to all the prize winners!

  37. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Congrats to all the winners! And, a big THANK YOU to LB for an awesome hunt, awesome site and awesome beading delights. You guys ROCK!!

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    Cha Cha says:

    All I can do is echo everything already said.

    The site is awesome!
    I’ve become a loyal LB fan in less than a week.
    The egg hunt was FUN!
    Shipping charge is very generous compared to most beading sites, I think.
    Launching the new site with the egg hunt was genius!
    You folks know how to succeed at business.
    Best tutorials out there.

    Kudos to everyone at LB! You all must be exhausted….as we hunters are! Yes, I’m going through withdrawal too! Thanks for a great time!

  39. The Easter Beady
    The Easter Beady says:

    Congrats to the big winners! I wasn’t one, but thanks, LB, for reminding me that by having my name in the drawing too, I do at least have bragging rights. I think the hunt was enormously clever, and for me it highlighted how well-organized the new site is. I’ll be back!

  40. S Marlow
    S Marlow says:

    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE: I just read your comment about your carpel tunnel surgery. Hope all goes well with your surgery. But–that was quite funny about LB making your copay on the surgery. I kept reading comments about carpel tunnel problems and wondered if I too would develop such misfortune. I’m good! PTL for that.:)

  41. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Thanks for your kind words everyone — we really appreciate it!

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    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    Good luck, Lynn Eileen on your surgery. I, too have CP, but I have been too chicken to have the surgery. I don’t know why, since I had open-heart surgery when I was 42 years old. I think I’ll brave the CP surgery this year, because I’m tired of it interferring with my beading.

  43. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Lynn, I hope it wasn’t all those Fresh Picks…

  44. RaggyDaggyDo
    RaggyDaggyDo says:

    Free shipping with a purchase of $40 is one of the best deals around so I always put in an order of $40 or more. I think your shipping rates are more than reasonable. Especially if you’re getting free items!

  45. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Ha….funny comments, all around!

    Lynn ~ I hope your surgery goes well, at least they didn’t book you in right at Egg Huntin’ time!

    No eggs to look for….I’m SO bored now! ;-)

  46. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    We were just talking about it and next year, if you finish in the top 10, you get something no matter what. Maybe a gift certificate, maybe a nice strand of beads… We’ll find something!

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    Sue T says:

    I appreciate the fact that Lima does sponser an egg hunt. It makes shopping for beads so much fun.

  48. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Kevin – I think that orders need to be placed, not by the END of the Hunt, but by the end of the very next business day. It would really help people looking for eggs to complete an order if they get #25, 30, 50, &/or 75 within the last few minutes.

    I ran around frantically at practically 4AM trying to find my wallet! I had to opt to use my paypal(actually my checking account attached to paypal) to complete my order in time!

  49. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Oh… and to give you a suggestion, perhaps give the top 10 $5 off shipping… So, if the top 10 actually checkout, they get say $5 off their order (and still get the free shipping)

  50. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Congrats to the winners this year, J. Pilkington and Snowy!! 8)

    Lima folks, thank you also for yet another year of your fun (and crazy) easter egg contest, the newly redesigned website is awesome, love the reorganization of everything, it definitely was more challenging to find those pesky lil’ eggs – I was glad to find 27 – ;)

  51. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    And before I forget, with my apologies, congrats to Gypsy Mom, Jeanne S and B Miller, for finding those lil’ golden eggs, whoo hoo!! 8O
    wouldn’t have thought to do a SEARCH for “golden egg” – :) , nor that by trying to ADD a ribbon (or other item) to a Pick, that that is how one of those golden eggs would appear – whew!

  52. Deborah C Dallas
    Deborah C Dallas says:

    LB is my favourite of all the sites that I have shopped. Your S/H charges are more than fair plus the 10% off coupons. Also, the orders arrive quickly. I also like the “community” atmosphere of the site. Even though I do not know anyone here it feels like we are all friends.
    Congrats to everyone! It was a fun hunt!

  53. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thanks to all for the well wishes with my surgery — I’ll be sure to keep you posted on how it goes. I had the left hand repaired last June and it is great now! :D

    There is NO WAY I would have let them do the surgery right before Easter! LOL Of course, my Hubby could have searched for all those eggs for me…. ;) He actually did search for awhile one day. What a keeper!

    Jeanne is right — this is the 4th egg hunt, so who knows…. 8O Also, she is right that I am on here way too much — but is there such a thing?!?!?! LOL Nope!

    Deborah C — You are so right about the warm, friendly atmosphere here! I have made a lot of friends here and we e-mail and/or talk on the phone a lot. I even feel close to the beaders I only chat with on this site! I don’t do Facebook or blog anywhere else — this is my “home away from from”! :D

  54. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Perhaps I meant “home away from home” — good grief, Lynn. 8O

  55. Caroline H
    Caroline H says:

    Congrats to the winners. It was a very hard hunt. My niece was helping and we both started obsessing about eggs. We gave up after 38 because Sunday was too busy with church and dinner to look. I ended up ordering waaay too much, including the ammonite pendant that was a 75 egg prize because the critter fell in love with it and was disappointed when we had to stop.

  56. A Time To Bead
    A Time To Bead says:

    Wow!! My order has already shipped. You need to change the name to Speedy Lima Beads. I can only imagine how many orders you had. Thank you for the great fun and freebies. Can’t wait for next year!

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    Fenya says:

    Did anyone find eggs in the chains? I could not find any there.

  58. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks for the fun LB! It was a lousy time for my internet connection to fuzz out but I did find some eggs in the slow motion action and got a good deal on some nice beads. :) Congrats to the winners and Lynn, you will feel so much better after the surgery!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Fenya, I did find an egg in the chain section. I first went to ‘shop by style’ and then saw one in the curb chain section.
    I never found one of those golden eggs either. Oh well…….made it to 52 and got some cool beads!

    Lynn, best wishes for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery! Give Coco a belly rub and a pat on the head for me! (with your other hand of course) :-D Take care chickie!

    Kevin, have you received the e-mail I sent, concerning messages and my fresh picks? Just wondering……

  60. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    Best of Luck Lynn with the surgery We’ll be rooting for you!
    diamonddustshoe, I sent you a message.
    Have a Good Night All!

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    StringerB says:

    Did everyone have an egg at the bottom of their “fresh pick” page? I know I did….

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    sewscrazy says:

    To Dot J…I have gotten into “trouble” a couple times already before the egg hunt! Starts out with the Tuesday lunch special…which leads to the green machine…and then, of course, I need to process my cart before the timer runs out on the specials… So, with that said…I love LB for shopping for beads! It’s like shopping in a boutique from home…and we know who the ” big box store” is online…just love the atmosphere here tooo…and the fast ship of orders!

    Didn’t realize the pay for shipping was such a big deal! The shipping is reasonable…but then, I do order way more than the$40 minimum for free ship!

    Huge thank you to LB for great entertainment in the hunt…and for a great new site! Love all the neat stash I found! Now…waiting for my mailbox delivery!!

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    Fenya says:

    I had an egg at the bottom of my fresh pick page. I am bummed out because a lot of the stuff I had in my shopping cart is now unavailable. Now I have to wait for LB to get in more supplies!

  64. Just_Leafy
    Just_Leafy says:

    Thanks for the hunt! It was my first year and an awesome way to start my summer break from university. I gladly used the %15 on chech glass, which I am waiting to recieve now. I found 52 and beat the personal goal I set at 15. When I get the beads made into something I will post photos. Thanks again!
    I love that Lima Beads allows us to choose charities for donation!

  65. Cat Bird Birdsong
    Cat Bird Birdsong says:

    This is my 4th hunt and while I did not find it any harder than usual–I will say that the eggs were much more spread out. Maybe more eggs next year for us diehards?
    This does bring up a thought–If we spent all this time looking for eggs how much time do you think the staff at LB spent putting this together? I asked Kathy on the phone earlier today but she wasn’t talking. :)
    O.K. Kevin–Inquiring minds want to know. How much time does the LB staff spend on the Egg Hunt every year?
    Thanks again for a great FUN hunt. Maybe some people should recite to themselves–I’m having fun, I’m having fun, I’m having fun…at least I will have when my BEADS get here!!
    Life is way too serious these days not to grab the fun where you can. :)
    I know I do–ask my cat Smokie.

  66. Bonnie R
    Bonnie R says:

    Congrats winners. i was one of those who had way too many deadline to hunt very much. Benning one of the old ones – in more ways thanm one – this was my fourth year also – I miss finding eggs on top of Steve’s (?) red pickup and of cource on Matt’s face. But guys – its time for you to update your pictures. Even I had to at work. yuck. Hate my picture taken. To all the other chickies – you can find me on the staff page at That’s Clyde in the background. I didn’t name him my husband did. Thank you Lima Beads for the candy – I can’t have it but my UPS postal person likes to get them and so does one of the other co-workers. (I try to behave myself – as I’m Diabetic) I too usually have at least a $40.00 order which is what my budget can afford right now. Thank you guys for being there to give me a good checkle when I need one. Happy beading everyone. Oh, and I like to save my discount for a really good order. Hint Hint I need more 6mm round cyystal beads.

  67. Bonnie R
    Bonnie R says:

    Okay, I can’t spell but I can add.
    2 and 2 equal 5 dont’ they?

  68. Bonnie R
    Bonnie R says:

    LB can you put a sort by size in additon to the usual a-z and price sorts?
    So many times I want to find a paticular size or worse a paticular size and color.

  69. Jeanne S
    Jeanne S says:

    I like the top 10 prize idea (I was no. 2).
    One thing I thought missing from the site was sorting cabochons by millimeter size (in general, not the hunt–wasn’t that on the old site?).

  70. Steve
    Steve says:

    Hi Mary S, we got your message and we’re looking into it. We’ll have it taken care of ASAP.

    Cat Bird Birdsong: we’ll be the first to admit that we probably spend WAY too much time putting the hunt together! :) We start planning weeks in advance, and each individual egg has to be designed & placed. Matt has the most “egg-sposure” the week before the hunt when he hides them all over the site. It takes a lot of time, but we all think it’s worth it :)

  71. Steve
    Steve says:

    Bonnie and Jeanne S, thanks for your feedback… we’ll take a look at your suggestions. We’re making minor updates to the website every day, and we’re listening to everyone’s feedback.

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    N radon says:

    The HUNT was great. It did seem harder but there is a lot more to look through then there was before. You Lima people have just about everything a jewelry maker could want! But I really was glad to see the prize for finding the 35th egg. It kept my tired eyes going. Also I think that 4.95 shipping is a lot better then a lot of other sites. Thank you for the fun!!

  73. Cat Bird Birdsong
    Cat Bird Birdsong says:


    I agree–it is well worth all the effort that you and the other LB staffers put into it.
    I appreciate the quick response.
    Thank you so much for all you do and I look forward to getting my two orders.

  74. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Congrats to all the winners! A BIG thank you to the LB team for another exciting egg hunt!
    Good luck, Lynn, on your surgery!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Thanks Steve!
    I did get my Fresh Picks working again. I have not tried sending a message yet.
    One of the chicks suggested using ‘compatibility view’ on my tool bar and that seems to have taken care of the Fresh pick problem. I’ll check my message system soon. Thanks again! :-D

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    olive penguin says:

    Congrats to all the winners! I hope you enjoy your winnings. :)

    Thanks Lima Beads for a fun activity with fun prizes along the way!

  77. S Estrada
    S Estrada says:

    I had fun and found wonderful beads to buy along the way – win for me, win for you – LOL! Oh – some of those golden egg hiding spots were tricky! Not sure why I didn’t see the one in the winter pearls – I thought I looked there …

    Well it’s always fun to do the egg hunt – thanks again!

  78. A Time To Bead
    A Time To Bead says:

    Just wanted to comment on the shipping discussion. This is my first order from LB and I couldn’t believe how fast my order went out considering the egg hunt. Then today I noticed my order was shipped Priority Mail with delivery confirmmation and ALL I paid was $4.95….what a bargin. Other sites charge more than that for regular delivery. Just wanted to say again how impressed I am with LB. I do have 1 suggestion, could you start offering Swarovski crystals? I make a bracelet using over 100 of them at a time and would love to be able to buy them from LB. Thanks

  79. Chippy Chick aka Lindys
    Chippy Chick aka Lindys says:

    I had sinus surgery yesterday and my order was waiting on me when I got home!
    My new goodies took my mind off my misery last night! Thanks LB!

  80. Snowy
    Snowy says:

    Oh My Gosh! My order is here!! You guys are super!! Thank you so much.
    Am going to make a cup of coffee, grab my package and go hide upstairs and “play” !
    Oh and I second Peggy’s request.. Swarovski Crystal pleaseeeeee

  81. J Currier
    J Currier says:

    Congrats, Snowy! I have been haunting the mailbox and peeking at the tracking info. At one a.m. this morning my package was in a town just a few minutes away. Wish I could just drive over and get it!!! Congrats on your certificate! Did you use it yet? I picked out my stuff and it’s in my cart but I’m waiting for the first package to arrive before I place the next order. It’s my first order from here so I want to see what everything looks like and see if it will match the colors/sizes of the new stuff I’m ordering. It’s driving me crazy because stuff is starting to expire from my cart. I feel bad “teasing” the BGBM. But some things I want to see first before I order more. Argh! Hurry up mail truck! I’m driving my family crazy! Hey do we have a forum somewhere? So we can post questions and chat and stuff? P.S. Swarovski does sound nice… :)

  82. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Mine came in today, too (heard the *thud* at my door), yay! (You know we all do a little dance.)

    Oh man, wonderful stuff, and the Carnelian I got is just stunning!

    Just now got your message, Snowy, thanks (and sorry about not seeing it sooner)!

  83. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Yippee! My order arrived today — super-fast, as usual! 8) I love everything in it!

    LB, thanks again for the fun hunt and thanks so much for my beautiful freebies! :D

    Diamonddustshoe — How many trucks did it take to deliver your order? LOL

    I recommend your amazing site to all my beading buddies — even to the owner and employees of my LBS!!! :D

  84. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Forgot to say — I love getting an order from LB — It’s just like Christmas morning with a new present to open! :D

  85. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Oh man, haha, if I won the lottery? No yacht for me, nope, back up the truck(s)!

  86. Cat Bird Birdsong
    Cat Bird Birdsong says:

    I always thought that because I live in Michigan that was why my orders came super fast.
    It’s wonderful to see that is true for the other orders as well.

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    whimsy girl says:

    I got my goodies yesterday, and they were wonderful as always. Congrats to the winners. I felt like one too, since I got three strings of beads out of the deal. Of course I’m catching up on the housework now…..

  88. Deco Chick Elaine
    Deco Chick Elaine says:

    Well, all I can say is GREAT JOB to everyone!!!! To the staff of Lima Beads, to all you wonderful beaders out there, and to anyone else involved with this fun and addictive site :>) I have only been coming here for a couple of months or so, and am hooked for good, lol. I will be interested to see how the site evolves and grows….

    And congrats to all the winners – there were many of us!!! :>D

  89. J Currier
    J Currier says:

    Yay!!! Got my beads!!! Soooo pretty!! Having a hard time getting started…having too much fun looking at them! Getting ready to place my crazy big order now…

  90. J Currier
    J Currier says:

    Wow thought I was going to restrain myself a bit and save some for the next order…but ended up spending the whole gift certificate! The fresh pick that just popped up has some blue gemstones I’ve been really wanting.. so at 20% off, I couldn’t resist… and I just couldn’t stay away from the Big Green Bead Machine…This site is so amazing!

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    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    I just got my 3rd order since the egg hunt. Too many beautiful things. I also just found out I’m getting a refund on taxes. Look out, here I come!!!

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