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Easter Egg Hunt 2017

Posted by Steve on April 10 at 12:35 pm

The time has come for the 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Lima Beads! We’ve been egg-xtremely hard at work this weekend hiding eggs all over the site… and we hope you have fun this year : ) Just like the previous hunt, we have over $2,000 in gift certificates that we’re giving away to the top hunters! :) And, there are more prizes than ever this year… Read more below, or check out the Hunt Page to get started!

The Basics

We’ve scattered 300 Easter eggs all over our website. The more eggs you find, the more prizes you get! We have a leaderboard to track the progress of all the egg hunters, and the top 100 hunters will all get gift certificates! The hunt lasts all week, and ends at 11:59pm Pacific time on Easter (April 16).

300 Eggs??!

That’s right, we hid 300 total eggs on our website (the same as last year). It seems like a lot, but it really helps cure those droughts between eggs.

The Prizes

Just like last year, we have a big pool of prizes, and you use your eggs as currency to pick and choose your prizes. For example, if you find 10 eggs, you can pick a couple prizes–for example, you could pick a prize that costs 3 eggs, another that costs 4 eggs, and one that costs a single egg (for a total of 10). The more eggs you find, the more prizes you’ll be eligible for! PLUS, we’re giving away a $20 gift certificate to every single hunter on the leaderboard when the hunt ends–just like last year! Keep an eye on the leaderboard and read more about the prizes on the Hunt page.

An Important Note for Long-Time Egg Hunters

Make sure to check out the FAQ on the hunt page… we’ve updated it this year to explain some details about where you will and won’t find eggs. The details are the same as last year, so no changes here :)

The Rules

We have detailed rules and some FAQs on the hunt page, so we suggest you check those out. There are a few things we want you to know, however. When you place an order to redeem your prizes, normal shipping rates apply (as low as $2.99 for U.S. customers). We have lots of great gifts this year, but we can’t guarantee they will all be available when the hunt ends on Sunday. So place your orders early to make sure you get the gifts you want!

What are you waiting for? Start hunting!

Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Steve
    Steve says:

    The 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt is live!! Good luck, everyone :) Remember, please don’t share hints about egg locations… and let us know if you have any questions!

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    Moogie says:


  3. SpicyChick AKA Ginger
    SpicyChick AKA Ginger says:

    Awesome! I bet you all need a nap soon! You must be egg-hausted!

  4. Steve
    Steve says:

    LOL Ginger, we could all definitely use a nap :)

  5. FlowerleafStudio
    FlowerleafStudio says:

    Woohoo! I know I won’t be on the Leaderboard for long. Easter needs to be moved until after the flea market I partipate in is over. That way, I have more time to hunt, haha!

  6. Octobermom
    Octobermom says:

    My annual favorite!!

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    M mccall says:

    I’m soooo egg-cited!!!

  8. NettyPreat Designs
    NettyPreat Designs says:

    Wheee!! Finally. I have been wondering where it was. I was worried it wouldn’t happen this year… so glad to see it.

  9. D Gooding
    D Gooding says:

    Every year I try to not plan anything for the week before Easter so I can enjoy this contest. But it never works out that way! Lol!!!

  10. Ara
    Ara says:

    Having fun here

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    T Kirk says:

    Every year I play. I did very well last year. I hope I can do as well or better this year.

  12. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    THAT was a HUGE EGG!!!!!!!

    And the next one I found, was a GREAT, clever hide!

  13. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    I’ve only been looking for 10 minutes and I already have 15 eggs!!! :)

  14. Vieno Kaunokuono
    Vieno Kaunokuono says:

    Snif, our laptop broke last Thursday; no tablet, no smartphone; NO EGGHUNT!!! Snif. Last year I managed to find 250 eggs even though I missed the start. My husband will let me use his company laptop only for urgent matters for a few minutes, not 20 hours of constant browsing…. But I wish everybody Good Hunting, remember to eat&drink&sleep occasionally – and what’s most important – have fun!

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    L D says:

    I do this every year but unfortunately I went back to school so I don’t have time this year. I will try to find a few though. Hope to be back next year.

  16. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    I love the Easter Egg Hunt!! I think I was the very first winner ;)

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    Inger Z says:

    I have opened at least 50 pages are these eggs obviously eggs ??

  18. Tana
    Tana says:

    Inger, yes.

  19. NettyPreat Designs
    NettyPreat Designs says:

    Oh how I had forgotten the joy of thinking I found an egg only to realize I hadn’t and then actually finding one but having to stare at it for a few seconds to make sure it is really there. :P *grins*

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    M Lander says:

    Are the eggs ever hidden in the green bottom portions of each page?

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    Dar24 says:

    First time 4 me! Not easy..:(

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    Dar24 says:

    First time 4 me. Not easy :( You guys are really good at hiding. LOL

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    Jeni-from-Oz says:

    M Lander – yes eggs can be found in the green section at the bottom of the page.

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    D Whitney says:

    Hi, the FAQ says that eggs are not in the pop ups like “Bigger Photo”. Is the “View Variance” selection considered a pop up where eggs would NOT be found?

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    Moogie says:

    Yes, D Whitney!
    Gee, I went to sleep & am only 4 eggs away from leaderboard… now gotta get to work going

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    Moogie says:


  27. Breanna
    Breanna says:

    Are there eggs in the description of a product? If you look something up in the search bar will you find more eggs?

  28. Steve
    Steve says:

    D Whitney: Moogie is correct. The “View Variance” popups will not have any eggs hidden inside them (we consider these the same as the “Bigger Photo” popups).

    Breanna: Yes, there may be eggs on the pages dedicated to a single product. All pages on our site are fair game, except for the sections under the “Create & Learn” menu in the green bar. Also, you will not gain any advantage by using the search bar. There are no special eggs that can be found on pages of search results. Hope this helps!

  29. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Hi Steve! Thanks you for another Annual Easter Egg Hunt – I look forward to this every year! A question – years ago I was the lucky finder of a golden egg (an earlier version of the contest, these are no longer a part of the Egg Hunt). The one I found was located in the “zoom” function on a particular item (such as along the length of a ribbon, cord or chain), when shown in a page list. Are these types of zoom functions fair game for finding eggs? Thank you for clarifying!

  30. H Gustafson
    H Gustafson says:

    This is my first time participating and have only found 34 eggs. Haven’t found a single one today after spending over an hour going through the website. I bow to the greatness of the leaders who seem to be much better at seek and find than I am. Congrats and good luck!

  31. D Brister
    D Brister says:

    Ok you sais no eggs under Create &Learn in the Green Bar,but, what about the Create & learn under the individual beads pages

  32. Steve
    Steve says:

    B Miller: Wow, you’ve been a long-time egg hunter :) To answer your question, you will NOT need to “zoom in” on chain, ribbon, or similar items. We feel that this “zoom in” option is very similar to the “bigger image” popups which do not contain eggs either, as you know. I’ll have to remember to clarify that in the future. Thanks for pointing this out!

  33. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Thanks, Steve – have been participating in Lima Beads egg hunts since the very start! Appreciate the clarification – you’ve just saved me HOURS of useless zooming!!! :-)

  34. Steve
    Steve says:

    D Brister: No, you do not need to click on items in the Create & Learn section on individual beads pages. Clicking on those items (a design, tip, or Fresh Pick for example), will take you to a page that is underneath the Create & Learn menu on the site–and there will be no eggs on those pages.

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    D Hoefler says:

    Been on this site for two nights only found 34 or so eggs, I give up. Hope you all have fun.

  36. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    30 eggs and only 2 hours(Max) of searching!!! Here I go into the depths of the website!!!

    I already have several items in my cart now!!!

  37. Elaine Surrayahs Jewels
    Elaine Surrayahs Jewels says:

    Wow….you guys really hide those little suckers good this year! :-)

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    Sara E says:

    Congratulations to those who have found lots of eggs. Obviously I have looked at most the pages where they are not!! I think I have participated in all past egg hunts, and this one…………..

  39. LadyDi
    LadyDi says:

    ARRRRGH! Why do I forget about this every year and always get a late start??!!?? No matter – it’s “game on” now! :-)

  40. Tara Vargas
    Tara Vargas says:

    There are no eggs on the pages I am looking on…….

  41. B Trimble
    B Trimble says:

    I knew this was rolling around this year. “Don’t do it” I said, “you’ve got way too many other things you need to do” I said. Soooo…I have 53 eggs so far! Nobody else listens to me so why should I! Not with as much gusto this year but I’ll give it a try. LOL

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    Batya W says:

    Are there any pages with more than one egg?

  43. Drema C
    Drema C says:

    i found 109 so far

  44. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Hi again Steve! Another clarifying question for you (using the example you cite in your Easter Egg Hunt FAQ, so as to not give anything away). If you have started on the Metal Beads page, and filtered down to a particular metal and/or style of bead, there is a horizontal scroll bar of the different metal types near the top of the page. For instance, for some bead styles where there are eleven metal types, the first eight types are displayed, and you can press the right arrow on the scroll bar to view the remaining three metal types. Once you hit the scroll bar arrow and move to the next set of metal types, is this considered a new “page” from an Egg Hunt perspective?

  45. Steve
    Steve says:

    B Miller: Here’s what I would say about that scenario. If you click the little arrow to slide through the sets of metal types, we would NOT consider that a new page. In other words, if you click one of those arrows, there is no need to re-check the rest of the page for new eggs.

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    Addicted 2 Sparkle says:

    Hey Steve, Just a quick question, could you email a list of where all the eggs are hidden? I will send you a check you for $one Ka jillion dollars. That sound Fair?
    :) :):)

    It was a worth a try!!!!! :( :(:(

  47. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Congrats Steve! You have really found some clever hiding spots this year. I know some other hunters are saying sneaky spots, but I am enjoying this year’s hunt more than any of the other ones.

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    A Rocca says:

    When you redeem your eggs for prizes are they gone – as in would I not be on the leader board anymore if I use all my eggs in the prizes?

  49. Laura Z aka Veggie Chick
    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    Tonight I will be dreaming of being buried alive by Czech beads. Time for bed. Night all!

  50. No Photo
    Addicted 2 Sparkle says:

    Seriously though, if you have a section lets say “Jump Rings” and the top description says “Metal” like, (All, brass, bronze, copper, etc) then the next line says (“All Styles: oval, round, etc)

    Does the “All Styles Rule” apply to this situation as well? Or would you have to pick lets say “Brass” as a metal, then pick “All Styles” as “all” the shape? Let me know, just a little confused.

    Thank you!!!!

  51. FlowerleafStudio
    FlowerleafStudio says:

    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick – I feel as though just the Czech Mates alone have the power to haunt me in my dreams… ahaha!

  52. FlowerleafStudio
    FlowerleafStudio says:

    At the mid-point-ish part of the hunt now and I just glanced at the search bar where it asks, “What are you looking for?” and I thought how cool would it be if I typed the word “EGGS!” into the search… but that would take the fun out of it… right? Heh heh. I think that means it’s time to sleep.

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    Jamie L says:

    Keep calm and click on!!! Have been finding some really nice stuff in all the sections – my bead supply will be increasing

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    D Filar says:

    Hi Steve. Are we going to be finding eggs in the more photos and ideas area?

  55. Steve
    Steve says:

    A Rocca: You can redeem all your eggs for prizes, and you will still be on the leaderboard (your eggs won’t disappear). You just won’t be able to use them to redeem more prizes…

    Teresa: Hmm…. that’s a lot of money… very tempting! :) Regarding your question about the metal colors and styles… I will try and explain it this way. When you choose “All Metals” and “All Styles”, that is a unique page on our site showing every jump ring we sell. There may (or may not) be an egg on that page. Then, if you choose “Brass” as your metal and “All Styles” as the secondary filter, you are viewing a separate page on our site, which shows you all styles of brass jump rings. Again, there may (or may not) be an egg there. Finally, if you keep your “Brass” selection, but choose “Round” as your style, that is yet another unique page on our site that shows you just round, brass jump rings. And it’s a candidate for an egg as well. The reason we have a rule about the “view all” link is because it shows you the same exact products as if you were to just click next / next / next through the pages. In other words, there are 2 ways to look at the same exact products, and we don’t want to make you duplicate your effort… it’s already maddening enough :) But to answer your question, yes, we consider all the combinations of metals and styles to be unique pages, so if you are trying to be at the top of the leaderboard, leave no stone unturned :)

    D Filar: If I understand you correctly, clicking the “More photos and ideas” link will bring you to a page that shows the details about one specific product on our site. Those pages may have eggs as well. Of course, it increases the amount of pages you need to go to in order to find the most eggs… so we made sure to hide plenty of eggs on the other pages in order to get you some good prizes if you didn’t want to click into every single product that we sell on our site.

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    mariman says:

    I’m actually enjoying this torture!!! Is there something wrong with me? I have a question too. Do we have to click on “Show all…” under the “Related Products” list? Please say “No”!

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    Batya W says:

    I’m averaging one egg per 100 pages. I’m not happy. Going to make it to 40 as there are a couple of things I”d like there and it’s not too far out of reach, but them I’m out. Last year seemed like more fun. (Maybe because I bought everything — almost — on the site during the winter sales.)

  58. Steve
    Steve says:

    mariman: Well, *technically speaking*, that isn’t off-limits for eggs. But I can tell you that I personally wouldn’t spend too much time in that area. It won’t benefit you on the leaderboard.

  59. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Without giving anything away some of your hoding places literally have me LMAO

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    Wendy I says:

    I am stuck at 46 and have been searching literally for hours and have not found any new eggs. What am I doing wrong?

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    Desiree Cook says:

    If I choose a prize, put it in my bag and change my mind later, can I remove it and choose another prize; or are those eggs lost?

  62. NettyPreat Designs
    NettyPreat Designs says:

    When I find myself getting frustrated that product page after product page has no eggs I stop and think – yes but I am whittling down this haystack (eggless pages) and soon I will hopefully find a bunch of needles (eggs) all at once. :P

  63. Jonelle Ohrn
    Jonelle Ohrn says:

    Oh my… I swore I was going to make it through all the pages this year but no way. I started a search one hour after it started and was unable to even make the leaderboard for a few minutes… fingers are so sore I will not make it. Three straight full days till 2am searching to detailed and still at 80 eggs…

  64. Tana
    Tana says:

    Desiree, looks like you can! I accidentally click one in, deleted it, picked one I wanted! Used em but didn’t loose em! *grins*

  65. Jeanne S
    Jeanne S says:

    Passover made a very late start!

  66. Laura Z aka Veggie Chick
    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    Tonight I will be dreaming of seed beads. I think I looked at every single one. Good night all!

  67. Katlee S
    Katlee S says:

    Every year I tell myself I won’t do this… and every year I get sucked in. And this year I don’t have the money to buy stuff, but I’m still going to! The hubby is gonna “kill” me! hehe (he laughs every year when Easter comes around!)

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    karendk says:

    Hey Steve-need a clarification. When I select a single item, the item description changes from a green to a red color. If I am in another section and that same item shows up there too with the red colored description, do I need to look at it again or can I skip it since I have already viewed it once?

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    Jeni-from-Oz says:

    Karendkurz from my experience if the item link changes colour it means you’ve clicked that link. So you won’t need to look at that page again. My computer is set up to change the links once I’ve clicked them. It’s how I track where I’ve been. Only thing is, don’t close the page down, that counts as closing your session and every link goes back to the original colour. Did that last year and sobbed as I discovered I’d lost all my records of where I’d been. Not a fun moment.

  70. No Photo
    David T says:

    I’m starting to glimpse eggs on other web pages too and I’m pretty sure I spotted one on a billboard I drove by yesterday. Either the eggs got out or it’s time for a break.

  71. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Bleary eyed. Drowning in seed beads. Feel like I’ve turned Into one of those gamers who forgets to blink… ;-)

  72. No Photo
    karendk says:

    Thank you Pat-did the same thing last year too. Was completely lost after that!

  73. HeatherD
    HeatherD says:

    I didn’t find as many as I did last year, but I’m okay with that. I just want to say Happy Easter to everyone and thanks once again for a fun hunt! Good luck to the top ten!! Hope someone finds all 300 this year.

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    Batya W says:

    Someone scrambled all the eggs and ate them while I was sleeping. :(

    Or….I know where they all are: On pages I don’t want to look at and haven’t.

    Either way…too many pages with nothing.

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    R Kuder says:

    I have not found one egg this sucks!! Lima need to reward the loyal people in some other way and not waste my time!!

  76. Retired Donna
    Retired Donna says:

    How is it possible that I have spent so much time and viewed so many pages only to find 13 eggs? This is ridiculous. I don’t know how people are flying through this and finding so many eggs. I had the same experience in previous years and told myself I would not get sucked into this again.

    That’s it! I’m done. No more Lima egg hunts for me. Have fun y’all!

  77. Steve
    Steve says:

    Desiree: Tara is correct, you can remove a prize from your shopping bag and choose a new one, and it will not affect your egg count.

    karendkurz: Pat from Oz is correct… there are multiple ways to get to some of our products (for instance, a product might be listed under Charms, but also in the Last Chance Clearance section). Once you visit that product’s page, you don’t need to go back there again.

    Everyone else: I am chuckling at your comments :) I have been seeing eggs everywhere, too!

  78. Egobrain
    Egobrain says:

    Well, I’m a very mind my own business person but as it’s five days into this delicious madness, and I’m half crazed by now,I’m going to speak up.
    To the person that made the rude comment above, I say this.
    This is Good Friday, a day observed around the world by Christians. Right about now, Jesus was in his second hour of crucifixion. He was suffering. He was dieing.
    Eggs are minor.
    Thank you and God Bless.

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    Y Buonamici says:

    ARGH! “Real life” is intruding on my egg hunt! This happened last year, too, although it was worse last year because my computer crashed in the middle of the hunt and I had to try and finish with an old laptop. Boo hoo, I did not make the leaderboard. Now, this year,other issues, but still taking time away from my hunting!! “Real life,” you need to take a break until the hunt is over!

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    Jeni-from-Oz says:

    Hey Steve, could you tell me what time zone Lima Beads is in. Calculating when the bead search ends has been a tough one over the years, and last year I thought it ended a full 9 hours before it actually did. Can you tell us poor searchers from Australia what time zone you’re in. Thank you kindly.

  81. whitechocolate
    whitechocolate says:

    56 eggs found – I am DONE! My sincerest congratulations to all the people who achieved Leaderboard status with their sanity intact. :)

  82. Amethyst Cat
    Amethyst Cat says:

    My boyfriend just handed me $20 and said “Congratulations! You made it on the Leaderboard! Here’s your prize! … Now will you PLEASE unplug for awhile?” LOL

  83. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I have found about the same number of eggs as last year. However, real life is calling me to prepare my income tax return and my mother’s tax return to file them before IRS comes hunting us down for being late. I just don’t think I’d like jail very much. Congrats to the beaders on the leader board and hope you find the 300.

  84. Laura Z aka Veggie Chick
    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    I’m done for today. Good night, everyone.

  85. No Photo
    Moogie says:

    Hey Pat from Oz, I just read that the hunt ends promptly at 11:59 PM Pacific time on Easter night. I believe Lima is in Central like me. Anyway, PACIFIC time!
    Sweet people, I know it can be sooo frustrating to look page after page with no eggs. I visit my aunt in New Orleans every holiday & she has no internet. So I have to switch from using my nice “big” IPad to my little phone screen! Glasses please… Anyway, it’s supposed to be a fun game. Have fun & stop when it is no longer fun. Yeah.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Did somebody in the Lima office turn off the eggs this morning……? 8O ;-)

    Amethyst Cat, I love what your boyfriend just did for you. What a sweetie!

  87. tech2k
    tech2k says:

    I think there is a Windows setting Easter_Eggs = ON

  88. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Steve, I sent you an email (didn’t go through the contact screen because I needed to attach an image). Thanks.

  89. No Photo
    NMR says:

    I’ve gotta say, if the point of this is to encourage people to look at all the store has to offer (instead of just whatever specific item you’re looking for), this is an excellent way to make that happen :)

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    NMR says:

    I just noticed the countdown, does that mean the eggs move every 5 minutes?

  91. No Photo
    NMR says:

    Will sorting items by price affect whether or not you find the eggs? I know you don’t need to sort, but that’s what I tend to do.

  92. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Hahah, I would certainly hope they don’t move, NMR! I believe that means your Big Green Bead Machine is about to reset to new deals. ;)
    (Although, with my luck today…I’m beginning to wonder!)

  93. Steve
    Steve says:

    Pat-from-Oz: Moogie is correct, the hunt ends at 11:59pm in the U.S. Pacific time zone (just before midnight). If you need any other info to help with the conversion to Australian time, just let us know.

    Mary – Sweet Chick: I checked with the Saturday shift, and everyone claimed “innocent” and said they didn’t turn off the eggs…. :)

    NMR: You’ve discovered our secret behind the hunt (showing off all the products we carry in the nooks and crannies of the website)! Regarding the countdown you see, that is not referring to the Easter Egg Hunt. That is a countdown for another feature on our website–the Big Green Bead Machine (you are seeing the countdown timer because you probably visited the Bead Machine page). Finally, sorting by price will not help or hurt you.

    diamonddustshoe: I will check my email and get back to you…

    The hunt is starting to wind down! You all are the real stars of the hunt, putting up with all this egg madness :)

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    Nicky G says:

    Pat from Oz….I’m in New Zealand and I’ve worked out that it ends at 6:59pm Monday for me so that would be 4:59pm if you’re on the east coast of Australia. Would this be correct Steve?
    Have 112 so far, about to dig into individual product pages….eek! I’m already dreaming about bloody metal charms and eggs drowning me…lol.

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    NMR says:

    The eggs don’t move?

    So this ends tonight?

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    M Lander says:

    It’s going to be such a long time before I can look at another seed bead LOL

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    Jeni-from-Oz says:

    Thank you all for your helpful comments re time zones. That gives me an extra 4 hours hunting time from my calculations. YAY. With luck I’m gonna hit the big 200 eggs this year. So very exciting.

  98. Tana
    Tana says:

    I think I landed in the desert on a horse with no eggs,la la la la la la la after searching for eggs I’m on page 7 not one egg to find la la la la la la la after a few days on an egg hunt I think I’m beginning to go blind la la la la la *smile* total:88
    Alaska time

  99. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Tana R great new words to A Horse With No Name! It is getting toward the end of colored egg searching. I hear people that have looked a few pages too many.

  100. Cat Bird Birdsong
    Cat Bird Birdsong says:

    I think I will take my 55 eggs and run! :D Thank you LB for the fun and the great exercise for my brain cells. Please take care everyone who is still left and have a wonderful and blessed Easter.
    My husband and cat will be happy to get my attention again! :D

  101. Panda
    Panda says:

    Thank you! So much fun. Already looking forward to next year! >^·~·^<

  102. Laura Z aka Veggie Chick
    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    My eyes are officially crossed. Time for bed. Good night all.

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    A Groundwater says:

    Thanks for all the fun, Lima Beads! I’m satisfied with my egg stash, for my 1st time participating with any real effort :) I did discover, I have to tell you, after all my digging, there is only 1 thing you don’t have: that beautiful butterfly button that Green Girl Studios makes – please consider bringing it in!!! :) Hahaha!!! See what happens?! Happy Easter, all. xox Anita

  104. Tana
    Tana says:

    Thanks Pam! After I got all pissy when I accidentally deleted my history I got stuck…since then at 96 eggs. I did quit once! Had a order going, threw my egg wins in, 2 days ago. Started bk up this morning, lol poor lil easter bunny!

    Thanks Lima Beads, for all your hard work and keeping me in beads and all the talented people that show their bead work, so nice

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    maryb says:

    I just don’t have it in me this year to do the digging that gets to the leaderboard. Happy with my 115 eggs, happy to not be cross-eyed (even thought EVERYTHING is starting to look like an egg!) and happy to be able to spend the rest of the day with my family. Thanks to all at Lima Beads who make this madness happen each year!

  106. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    HAPPY EASTER!!! I woke up this morning and yelled, “OMG! I forgot to keep searching for eggs!”

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    S platt says:

    Thanks for doing the Easter Egg hunt again this year. I never can find all of them, lucky to find 50! But that’s ok. It’s still fun.
    Hope you have a Happy Easter!

  108. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    I only NEED 9 more to get the prize I want!!!

  109. moonshan
    moonshan says:

    Happy Easter Everyone!!! Really enjoyed participating in the Easter Egg Hunt! I just placed my order and selected my prizes with the eggs that I found. Have to bake a ham and roasted vegetables for Easter dinner, but, who knows, I may continue to look for eggs after our Easter celebration just because it’s so fun! Good luck to everyone still looking for eggs! Have a great day! Greetings from Portland, Oregon!

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    Moogie says:

    Hey everyone! I just want to encourage those of you who create jewelry to join us in the design gallery. Show your creations, tell a bit about them, what elements were used from Lima Beads & ask questions if you have any. Also, give feedback to others who post–positive, constructive criticism is welcome. We’re quite a friendly bunch!
    Thanks for another fun egg hunt, Lima! You guys are very generous. I don’t remember how many I got last year but I’m at 102 right now. Have fun till the end!

  111. Tana
    Tana says:

    Idk how long it will take to stop seeing if Ali’s got an Easter Egg hiding out by her lil photo down there on the right, after the hunt is over!!!

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    mariman says:

    First of all I would like to thank the Lima Team for another fun Egg Hunt. Unfortunatelly it’s over for me since it’s bedtime here in Greece. I hope things won’t change dramatically within the next 10 hours and I will stay in the top ten.
    I have one last question. It had never occured to me all these years, that I should look in the Lima blog for eggs!!! Don’t ask me why! Should I look in each post, even in the comments? And should I go through all of the archives of the Lima blog?
    Thanks again and congratulations to everyone who made it in the top 100.

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    Tricia B says:

    Not sure if this can be answered, but I’m stuck at 67 beads. Once I search a section, then do I have to go back through each category as well? For ex. for the gemstone section, I looked under the Shop by Color section. Now do I have to go back & search under the By Shape section? Thanks!

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    Nicky G says:

    Tricia B…yes, it does pay to go through every filter available as the items are ordered differently and therefore technically classed as a new page.

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    Tricia B says:

    Thanks, Nicky G.!

  116. CzechChickJewelry
    CzechChickJewelry says:

    Thanks for another great Easter Egg hunt! I always look forward to it. This year I really outdid myself with 114 eggs-and that wasn’t from looking at each and every item, either!
    Such a great marketing tool for you, too-I forget just how much you have to offer, and this is a fantastic way to remind me, plus giving me new design ideas.
    Thanks again!

  117. Mandi V
    Mandi V says:

    I hit my personal best this year with a total of 39 found. I enjoy the egg hunt every year and look forward to finding at least 50!

  118. FlowerleafStudio
    FlowerleafStudio says:

    I am most likely done… unless I can squeeze in some more time today, but in case I don’t… thanks Lima Beads peeps for putting this on again… it was tons of fun and I managed to make it onto the Leaderboard a few times, which is a first for me! At 162 eggs found, I have found about triple the amount that I found last year and that scares me a little, haha! Awesome prizes this year – you guys are awesome! :-D

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    forabetterway15 says:

    52 eggs and for the life of me I can’t imagine where the rest of them are hidden. I’m done! Happy Easter.

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    B graver says:

    Omg thank you so much for a crazy good time ………..I am shocked I hit 177…. last year 90 ….so to me this was a thrill and I actually got to order and get my prize ………again thank you so much ……..gonna see if I can hit 180

  121. Steve
    Steve says:

    mariman: nope, no need to look in the blog.

    Happy Easter again! We’ll be wrapping up the hunt with gift certificates and announcements in the next 48 hours! Thanks again for having fun and playing along!

  122. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    Been such a great hunt this year! Thanks for all the eggs on what I would call Level 1 searching!!!

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    Gina says:

    Thank YOU so much Lima Beads! I’m happy with my 213 eggs this year! (Last year I got 215). I look forward to this crazy little egg hunt every year, it’s such a fun distraction and challenge!! What a brilliant idea to gain exposure for all your products that I had no idea you carried! Thanks again for all the fun and gift certificates!!!!

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    Gina says:

    214. Dang it! I tried to stop hunting!! Lol.

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    Ashild f says:

    Thanks for another crazy egg hunt! For the first time on the leader board and I have to cave in, on European time :-(
    Just hope I have not slipped off the board when I wake up.

  126. B Miller
    B Miller says:

    Thanks again for another great Easter Egg Hunt! I look forward to this every year – made it to 119 this year (not bad, considering the full time job and other activities that curtail my searching!) I have my resale license, so I buy nearly all of my jewelry supplies wholesale, but I return to Lima Beads every year because of the fun I have with this contest. Just placed my order – great job, all – hope you’re able to get some sleep (after filling all the orders that you’ll be getting tonight!) :-)

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    sulitu says:

    Thanks for another great hunt! I really enjoyed myself, and got a nice prize, to boot. Ignore the few negative comments. You can’t please everyone. Happy Easter!

  128. A Werth
    A Werth says:

    Thanks so much for an eggicting hunt! Like others I also look forward to this. I got a lot of ideas and inspiration and a huge wish/shopping list.
    Looking forward to the next one.

  129. J Currier
    J Currier says:

    ugh 12 more to go to get the prize I want…less than 4 hours left…but I should sleep…click..click…click…

  130. Laura Z aka Veggie Chick
    Laura Z aka Veggie Chick says:

    I’m officially done. I’m quitting at 203 eggs. I hope I stay on the leaderboard overnight. Thanks, LB, for all of the great prizes. If I get the gift cert, I’ll be placing a hefty order. So much fun and lunacy every year. Good night all.

  131. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Thank you Lima for a fun hunt and week of distraction :) Happy Easter !!

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    M Kidd says:

    I must be doing something wrong because I spend hours and hours on here and I only managed to find 50. I am sure there must be a more organized way of searching than mine, but I guess I am just not good at this stuff =(
    Oh well, thanks anyway for the chance to try to get some neat prizes.

  133. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    I finally made it to my 60 egg goal!!! My Level 2 searches turned into Level 3!

    So glad I am officially done searching for 2017!

  134. Creel U
    Creel U says:

    10 hours at a stretch and still couldn’t break 200. Jeesh. My eyes hurt and what is left of my brain. Thank you for the challenge and I never want to look at some of those products again. Ever.

  135. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    When the search is officially over, I’d like to know on which page the little gemstone Limabead at the top was an egg…? I searched and found him changed every year except this one.

    Also- i think we would all like a screen shot of the few eggs the top searcher didn’t find or if an egg wasn’t found by anyone, a screen shot of those!

  136. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    Thanks Lima Beads! It’s always so much fun looking for your Easter eggs. You’d think I’d be getting better at this, but that doesn’t seem to be happening! But it’s so much fun and a great way to see everything hidden deep in the LB website. You guys are the best!

  137. Amethyst Cat
    Amethyst Cat says:

    …my eyes feel like raisins…I’m seeing Easter Eggs in my dreams…sounds like I’m par for the course! :) LOL Thank you again Lima Beads Team for a great hunt and wonderful prizes. You’ve outdone yorselves once more. Each year seems to get better and better. You all rock! Congrats to everyone on the Leaderboard, too. :)

  138. D Gooding
    D Gooding says:

    As always, this was extremely enjoyable. I so wanted to get on the leader board this year. My job was eliminated, so I thought I’d have all the time in the world. But this week my brother was hospitalized and had a tumor removed from his brain sheath and I was at the hospital every chance I got. He’s the only immediate family member I have left…so yeah…priorities. I’ve also been dealing with a gallbladder that is scheduled to come out….and until my surgery date gets here, I have to rely heavily on pain medication (don’t worry, I’ve been getting rides to the hospital, I won’t drive with those things in my system). Looking for eggs on pain meds is a whole new level of fun. Lol!! And then there was the rather large cat that insisted on lying across my legs while I was looking. Still…I had fun, found some eggs, and added things to my wish list. Thanks Lima Beads!!

  139. LadyDi
    LadyDi says:

    Thanks Lima Beads for another fun egg hunt! Never made the leaderboard this year (not even briefly) but still made a decent showing at 142 eggs. Can’t keep my eyes open any longer. :-) Found lots of new stuff I didn’t even know you had!

  140. Giannas
    Giannas says:

    Fun, but too many hours with no eggs. I saw items and sections I’d never seen before, which made up for the lack of eggs. I should have started days ago, not this afternoon. Enjoyed looking at a lot of things people made, in the no egg section, that’s my favorite. Bought a lot of stuff.

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    A Schlapfer says:

    i love the egg hunt i get a little obsessive. ive only done about 3 of them, i think. my goal is to try to find at least half the eggs didnt quite make it this year but i am satisfied with my final count of 138-thanks for the prizes! :)

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    Nicky G says:

    Thanks Lima….four days searching pretty much non stop, has certainly entertained me while I’ve been down with the flu! Didn’t manage to quite get to every page, not by a long shot. Have put way too many items on my Wishlist and found things I never thought existed?
    Still managed to find 144 eggs, not too bad for my first time and drugged up in flu meds! I’ll be back next year with the aim to make the leaderboard! Well done to all who have!

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    A Schlapfer says:

    ahh and this happened: i needed a break from hunting eggs, so i decided to bake. i went to a recipe site to find a recipe and on their page banner they had an egg same size as the ones ive been hunting here-you guessed it, before i could stop myself i clicked the egg…heh it took me to easter recipes. ;)

  144. A Time To Bead
    A Time To Bead says:

    Well the Lima Beads dude has started waving at me and the flower next to him is spinning, so I think I’m done. Thank you for another fun Easter egg hunt.

  145. J Currier
    J Currier says:

    Whew! Made my goal of 135 eggs with about 8 min to spare! Thank you for doing this, it was fun!!

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    Jeni-from-Oz says:

    What a fantastic Hunt! Loved every minute of it. I found 225 eggs so I am totally thrilled. My new strategy worked and I found so many more eggs than last year.
    The eggs were very cleverly hidden – my fav find was the egg riding. Too cute for words. Thank you for showing me so much more of your stock than I normally look at, my shopping included some beautiful artist beads I didn’t even know you had on offer.
    Will definitely be back next year.

  147. Sharon S-R
    Sharon S-R says:

    I got to 136 eggs and it took me many many hours throughout the week to find those pesky things. I’ve done this hunt for years and this year I reached my personal best. The “privacy statement” got me. Lol I’d love to know some strategy tips from those at the top of the leaderboard. How about a snowflake ornament hunt for Christmas? ☺

  148. kye
    kye says:

    Thanks Lima Beads! :) :) :)

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    B graver says:


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    mariman says:

    Silly me! It is pointed out in the rules, but yesterday night, as I was going through the comments, the “What’s Fresh” section was highlighted and got mixxed up. I guess I’m justified after one week of Egg Hunt craziness!

  151. Mandollyn
    Mandollyn says:

    I liked the hide in the pendant bail… I missed a ton of eggs since I only found 60 this year. But 60 was my goal and all from my iphone!!!

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    D loveless says:

    TkU Lima Beads! This was my first hunt, all I can say is WOW… CRAZY addictive! :) Tks again Lima and Congrats to all the winners as well as EVERYONE who joined in the madness! :)

  153. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Thank you Lima Beads team for another awesome Easter egg hunt!! Steve, those were some eggcellent hiding places this year!! I really enjoyed myself. I made it onto the leader board this year with 272 eggs and I am eggxausted but grateful!

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    D loveless says:

    Vee aka Dream Chickie WOW!!! 272 Congrats!!!! That’s Amazing!!!! :)

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    karendk says:

    What a great hunt this year! Thank you to Steve and the Lima bead crew for this “agony and ecstasy” egg hunt every year. I knocked another item off my bucket list-I made it in the top 10! Well I tied for number 10 with 2 other people, but I still made it up there. See you again next year! Oh, and Steve-don’t know if it is possible, but I think it would be hilarious to find one giant egg in next year’s hunt, one that would take up a third of the screen. Just a suggestion. Again, thank you all at Lima Beads!!!

  156. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Thanks so much, D loveless!!! It was a challenge finding that many eggs. Like a fulltime job lol. But was a lot of fun as well! :)

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    David T says:

    Congrats Emily!

    After sifting through every single page in the past few days I couldn’t help but thinking that you guys have way too many things. Now with these coupons, we can all do something back by helping to reduce the number of items in the shop. Thank you, Lima Beads!

  158. EPBCornell
    EPBCornell says:

    Congrats, Emily N! Good show! And thanks, Steve and the whole LB team, for another great Egg Hunt! I thought I knew the site well before, but way underestimated the true complexity of the site and just how many products there are here! Whew! Hope everyone got to discover something lovely that they hadn’t found before, and got to marvel at Steve’s brilliantly designed website. Good fun, but I’m also happy to get my life and a full night’s sleep back! :)

  159. Vee aka Dream Chickie
    Vee aka Dream Chickie says:

    Congrats Emily!!! :)

  160. Creel U
    Creel U says:

    I liked the egg on the burro’s back best. Could someone clarify about eggs in the green section at the bottom. Cause rolling down on my laptop got really old and I didn’t roll to the bottom of the page every time. Were their eggs, I found one near the top of the green colored area, but were there eggs clear at the bottom of that green colored area. I know there were eggs in the sections listed in the green area, but actually just sitting on that green background?

  161. dibs aka Deb
    dibs aka Deb says:

    Thanks, Steve & everyone else for a wonderful week. I am waiting for some tests results that, apparently, are not going to be good (since a surgery has been cancelled because of them), so this was a wonderful distraction for me while I wait. It was my lowest finish and the fewest eggs I’ve collected, but I still had a wonderful time. Thank you all so much for the great time and the funny comments. You never know who you are helping when you make your random comments but I wanted to thank all of you. I, too, found knew things that I never saw arriving. New purchases are required.

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    foxhill designs vt says:

    Creel U, yes, there were eggs at the very bottom of the green section of the page. I found a couple tucked in the very bottom corners.

  163. Elaine Surrayahs Jewels
    Elaine Surrayahs Jewels says:

    Another very successful egg hunt….I will enjoy my free goodies! I can’t believe that J Hurst found 292 eggs…I was struggling with my 154 eggs. :-) Congratulations to Emily N! You’ll have a blast picking out your goodies I’m sure!

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    B graver says:

    Congrats to Emily N on your win …..I had a blast with a total of 185. Thrilled with a gift certificate…..lol too early to say can’t wait for next year?…..Thank you Lima Beads and congrats to everyone

  165. arielswaves
    arielswaves says:

    Congrats Emily N. on winning!

  166. No Photo
    maryb says:

    Creel U, by not scrolling down to the green at the bottom of the page you missed MY favorite egg – the tiny one taking the place of the Ann Arbor pin! The burro egg made me chuckle though, that was in my “favorites” as well!

  167. CAS
    CAS says:

    Congratulations Emily N. on winning the grand prize! And congratulations to all who made the top 10, and all who managed to stay on the leaderboard! As with every year, I made the leaderboard early, and fell off it just as quickly … found 110 eggs this year though.
    Steve – thank you for making the hunt as enjoyable as ever. You are such a rascally rabbit with your devious hiding places. :D

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    mariman says:

    Congratulations Emily! I hope you will make the best use of your prize!
    Congratulations to everyone who made it on the leaderboard! See you next year!

  169. Creel U
    Creel U says:

    Is anyone else going through withdrawal? I keep visiting Lima Beads site and wandering around lost. Not literally lost. I think I know where every dang thing is now. But without purpose and a bit melancholy?

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    1josh9 says:

    Well damn. I had 58 eggs & then got a suicide threat from a friend that could not be ignored, 3 hours before the end, and never even got to cash in my eggs. Oh well, there’s always next year – my friend is much more important to me!

  171. diamonddustshoe
    diamonddustshoe says:

    Okay, show of hands, how many of us clicked the egg in the email we all just got? :P

  172. Loralei D
    Loralei D says:

    Me, diamonddustshoe, me……

  173. Elaine Surrayahs Jewels
    Elaine Surrayahs Jewels says:

    Yep….I sure did, Diamonddustsho!

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    Moogie says:

    Me too :)

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    L Childress says:

    LOL…me too:)

  176. EPBCornell
    EPBCornell says:

    Yup. Clicked it, too. How could you not?
    Hey, Steve– was every egg found this year, or was there one that eluded everyone? There were some wonderfully sneaky hiding places, and some delightfully fun ones, but thank you for keeping many of them in the clear for my bleary-eyed times!

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