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Easter Egg Hunt

To all the egg hunters:

The 12th Annual Easter Egg Hunt ended on Sunday, April 4th. Congratulations to all the hunters that were on the leaderboard at the end of the contest! It took a lot of determination, and your $20 Gift Certificates are well-deserved :) The gift certificates were sent to your e-mail addresses this morning, so keep an eye on your e-mail for the details.

A special congratulations is in order for Beachcomber, who was our randomly-selected Grand Prize winner from the Top 25 on the leaderboard! Beachcomber has been a customer (and egg hunter) for several years... Congratulations again!

Here are a few fun facts from this year's hunt:

  • Martiana Jewelry somehow managed to find all 300 eggs! This is the first time someone has found them all since we started hiding 300 several years ago. It required some serious determination!
  • Over 125,000 eggs were found in total. That's a whole lotta hunting!
  • The most commonly-found egg was the one right at the top of the main Gemstone Beads page.
  • Only 24 hunters found the least commonly-found egg. We can't give away the location, but we think it was just a case of good camouflage (it wasn't a particularly devious hiding spot).
  • We hope we've set a record for smiles this year... thanks for all the kind and supportive comments along the way!

We say this every year, but we truly mean it: Thank you for making the hunt a big success again. Whether you found one egg or made it to the Top 25, we're eternally grateful for the time you spend hunting for those pesky little eggs. You are all all-stars in our eyes.

Last, but not least, we really hope you had fun! If you ever have any feedback to share (good or bad), we'd love to hear it :)

- The Lima Team

The Goal

Find the Easter Eggs we've hidden all over our web site. Get lots of great prizes, including Gift Certificates & a $250 Grand Prize, and tons of supplies!

Your Progress

You haven't found any eggs yet. Better get hunting!

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The Prizes

Find just a few eggs, and you win! Choose from tons of prizes based on the number of eggs you've found. The more you find, the more prizes you can choose!

Check out the prizes »

The Breakdown

Where are all the eggs? Read below for information about where the eggs are hiding:

We've scattered the eggs in all corners of our website, with some exceptions. You won't need to hunt on pages under the following menus: "Supplies", "Artists & Brands", "Deals", "What's Fresh" (New Products, Back in Stock, etc), or the "Create & Learn" menu (including Fresh Picks and the Design Gallery). When you try and access those 5 menus in the green bar, there is a friendly reminder in the drop-down that there aren't any eggs there. Everywhere else is fair game, and you need to be logged into your account to see all the eggs. For more specifics on where the eggs can be, see the FAQ below.

How hard is the hunt?

0-50 Eggs

Even if you're just a casual egg hunter, finding 50 shouldn't be much of a problem. In fact, you can find a few dozen eggs from just one click away from the home page.

50-100 Eggs

If you're going for the top prize levels, you'll have to be prepared to dig a little deeper to find the eggs. You don't need to drive yourself insane (see below), but your family might wonder where you disappeared to.

100-300 Eggs

Once you've found 100 eggs, it's all about your competitive spirit. If you want to stay on the leaderboard, or if you have your eye on some great prizes, you'll need to scour every last little page on the site! Warning, craziness may ensue :)

The Chatter

Talk about the Easter Egg Hunt on the blog (but don't give any hints! :) Read more & post YOUR comments!

  1. Cindy Marie
    Cindy Marie says:

    Thank you to the Lima Beads staff for a fun-filled week off egg hunting! The prizes are so generous, and the hunt is always intense. I can’t wait to do it all again next year!

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    Suzanne I says:

    Prize questions: as Steve mentioned earlier, yes, you can only get one of each prize, to make sure they have enough to go around.

    Martiana Jewelry: congratulations on finding all the eggs! I am in awe of your eagle eye.

    Lima: thank you sooo much for having the hunt again this year! As crazy as it makes us trying to find those (really pretty!) eggs each year, it clearly makes us even crazier when we can’t do it. My brain start looking out for eggs and pastel colors in January.

    Notes on the hunt: I’m grateful for the reduced search area this year, and I think you have a great balance of easier and harder to find eggs. Fully half of the eggs were on the non item pages. Maybe you could update your notes to make this clearer for newer hunters that they can get plenty of prizes without diving as deep as the item level AT ALL. I’m sure the hunters that are eyeing the top of the leaderboard would appreciate clarity up front on all the views/sorts/show all areas that are not included, too, to save us clicking on thousands of extra links all while telling ourselves it’s probably a waste of time. Al in all, though, I love the hunt, and will participate every year I can. :)

    Site note: I was surprised how many Czech glass beads weren’t captured in the major color categories, e.g blue. As a shopper that was recently looking for blue beads, I think it would be helpful to make sure all beads in categories like this are color tagged so shoppers can find them.

    Final note: THANK YOU for all the work you put into this hunt!

  3. SimplyStacyJewelry
    SimplyStacyJewelry says:

    I’m still not giving up with 234 beads found but I went ahead and placed my order. I’m so sad because I forgot to enter my 10% off coupon I received via email. That would’ve helped! Anyway, thanks for having it again this year. I missed it so much last year!

    Happy Easter!

  4. LadyDi
    LadyDi says:

    Well, I didn’t make the leaderboard this year (was on it for a minute early on, lol) but I am SOOOOOO glad we got to play this year. I missed it so much last year! Congrats to all the leaderboarders, and good luck to the top 25 grad prize drawing. Can’t wait for next year!

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    C Hickman says:

    Thank you so much for bringing back the Egg Hunt! It was a very pleasant distraction and I’ve discovered so many new beads and findings that I want!

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    Kitty L says:

    First time hunter here, just want to say thanks for organizing; it was super fun! Can’t wait to try again next year!

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    mariman says:

    Congratulations to L Merrell for winning the Grand prize!
    Lima Team you have made a mistake. L Merrell is not the one who found the most eggs, Martiana Jewelry is.

  8. Elaine Surrayahs Jewels
    Elaine Surrayahs Jewels says:

    @mariman…I noticed that as well….congrats to the big winner!!

  9. d j beadalicious
    d j beadalicious says:

    Congrats to the big winner, I don’t know how the top people do it. I did the best I ever have and did stay on the leader board. I was just so glad you brought it back this year. I love your website and have been a fan for years. I know this takes a lot of work, this was such a treat with the stress of Covid! Thanks again!

  10. Steve
    Steve says:

    Hi all: Well, that’s a wrap! I want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all of you who participated in the hunt this year. We had to skip the hunt last year… it didn’t feel the same without it! Thank you for making this year’s hunt a success.

    I know some of you saw a message announcing the grand prize winner. This was a mistake on our part–it was the same exact message from the prior hunt in 2019, and it was posted automatically by mistake. This is my fault–and I have contacted L Merrell to clear things up.

    I will be posting more info & the correct grand prize winner later today. Stay tuned, and thank you for making this year’s hunt a fun one!

Read more & post YOUR comments on the blog.

The Leaderboard

The Leaderboard shows the top 100 hunters. Get on the leaderboard and compete for the Grand Prize! At the end of the hunt, one lucky egg hunter in the top 25 will receive a $250 Lima Beads gift certificate in a random drawing. Everyone else on the leaderboard when the hunt ends gets a $20 gift certificate! So get hunting!

Rank Name Found
1 Martiana Jewelry 300
2 L Merrell 299
3 mariman 295
4 Suzanne I 294
5 Karina G 292
5 L Thompson 292
7 karendk 290
8 Emily N 288
8 Jacquie H 288
10 Beachcomber 285
10 Missigirl 285
10 urunimi 285
13 Brinna T 284
13 Junifer N 284
15 Kimberlywilliams60 283
15 Mrs Borch 283
17 EPBCornell 282
18 ashsha 281
18 diamonddustshoe 281
18 L Shipman 281
21 Kristine C 279
22 Cindy Marie 278
22 J Francis 278
24 AuDBeader 276
24 Elaine Surrayahs Jewels 276
↑ The Top 25 are entered in the drawing for the Grand Prize!
26 amyjcox 272
27 Olive K 270
28 Cyn O 268
29 Marianne L 267
30 Amelia T 265
30 C kern 265
32 arielswaves 261
32 B Wiley 261
34 C Debor 257
34 K Corder 257
34 Stone Treasures 257
37 C Hickman 256
37 David T 256
39 S Marlow 255
40 Brandy U 254
41 Stingray 253
42 H Mathias 252
43 J Brister 250
43 NY Beader 250
45 Gina 249
46 SimplyStacyJewelry 246
47 1beepbeep 244
48 J Currier 243
48 V Brantley 243
50 D Lawler 241
50 S Harper 241
52 Janet F 2 240
53 Good Karma Designs 238
53 whats_the_point66 238
53 whimsygirl 238
56 Bobbie N 237
56 LM A 237
56 P Robins 237
59 NettyPreat Designs 236
59 T CORNISH 236
61 Bumblebee 235
62 D Gager 233
63 Vibeke S 232
64 Kim L 231
64 MaryBethL 231
66 Julie Shane 230
66 M glazier 230
68 M Troupe 229
69 MingHui Y 228
70 JewelrybyKristine 227
70 MarelVC 227
72 lisajeankeating 225
73 studio_vera 224
74 juliamriley22 223
74 Jwhite963 223
76 Abigail B 222
77 Karokat 221
78 C Joseph 220
79 Michael W 218
80 N Paff 217
81 T Fettig 216
82 Becky Ann 215
82 C Gill 215
82 Cornelia 215
82 d j beadalicious 215
86 D Gooding 213
87 Kitty L 212
87 Lynx 212
89 Cindy 64 211
89 pwalker37391 211
91 davisla 210
91 K Arndt 210
93 Cynthia L 208
93 Sashae 208
95 C Glubka 206
96 A DeValk 205
97 Natifia U 204
98 KatieKat 203
98 Marguerite H 203
98 Turbodogs 203

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Are there eggs hidden in the "additional photos" and other popups?

Just like last year, we did not hide any eggs in the "additional photos" or other similar areas that require an additional click/tap to appear. That means you don't have to click on the links to "see the bigger photo" or "additional photos" (or similar popups) to find any eggs. As we've grown and now carry more products than ever, we felt that it was just too much clicking to find those pesky eggs :)

Are there eggs on "view all" pages?

No, there will not be any eggs on "view all" pages. It is possible that you might find an egg on a "page 2" listing (or page 3, etc). But you don't need to click on any "view all" links.

Will I find eggs by changing the "sort by" option on product listing pages?

No, that will not help you find additional eggs. You will NEVER have to use the sorting menu shown on the right to find eggs. That would just be too cruel :)

Did I just see the same egg in two places?

Our website is pretty big, and there is sometimes more than one way to get to the same product or page. For example, some focal links are listed under the Charms & Pendants menu, but also in the Findings area. Technically, each egg is only in one place, but you can find some of them in multiple ways.

If each egg is only on one "page" of the website, what exactly is a page?

You can think of a page on the website as anything you can get to by clicking a link or a picture. Here are a few examples of different pages that you can find eggs on:

  • The home page
  • Any link you can click on in the green footer of the site
  • Any of our shopping categories (like Gemstone Beads, Clasps, etc)
  • Any page that has listings of products, including pages that you get to by clicking "Next Page" when there are too many products to show on the first page
  • Starting on the Metal Beads page, and filtering down to a particular metal AND style of beads.

Are there any excluded areas?

Yes, there are areas of our website where you won't find any eggs. You don't need to look anywhere under following menus: Supplies, Artists & Brands, Deals, What's Fresh, or Create & Learn.

Do I need to be logged into my account to see all the eggs?

Yes, make sure you are signed into your account when hunting. We need to you sign in so we can keep track of the number of eggs you've found.

The Rules

  • The contest ends at 11:59pm US Pacific time on April 4, 2021 (Easter). This means you need to make sure and do the following by this time:
    • Collect all the eggs you can find.
    • From the Prizes page, add the prize(s) you want to your shopping bag and place your order—all prizes must be redeemed by the end of the contest. These gifts are available while supplies last, so we don't recommend waiting until the end of the hunt to redeem them. Normal shipping rates will apply when placing an order that includes a gift.
    • Watch this page for an announcement about the $250 drawing on Monday, April 5.
  • There are a total of 300 Easter eggs that we've hidden for you to collect. Those are the only ones that count toward the prizes, and you must click on them to collect them. You might see some picture of eggs in promotional materials (like the ones in the grass at the top of this page)... those don't count toward your total.
  • We can't offer rain checks on the prizes, so make sure to place your order when you've unlocked the prizes, because they're only available while supplies last!
  • We think we have enough free beads to go around... but in case we run short, we reserve the right to substitute a product of equal value as your prize (hey, it's free, right?) :). We also reserve the right to update this list of rules if it needs clarification later.
  • Normal shipping rates apply. As much as we'd like to, we just can't afford to give away free beads AND ship them for free, too. If you add your prizes to an order over $40, you'll get the same free shipping you always get (in the U.S.). For international orders, or if your U.S. order is under $40, normal shipping rates will apply.
  • Please don't share the locations of the eggs. This ruins the fun for everyone :) Also, you must find the eggs yourself--you can't have a robot (or a computer) do it for you. Location sharers and robots will be disqualified from winning prizes! Gotta keep it fair for the rest of us!
  • The most important rule: have fun!