This year’s Bead Soup Blog Party challenge is all about love & heart! Lori Anderson – the mastermind behind Bead Soup – designated the theme of this swap to send something treasured to another, to spread the kindness and love, “… to feel like a true giving of the heart. Paying love forward to a person you may not even know.” What a sweet sentiment. Our partner packages were to … Continue reading bead soup – reveal, sort of
After a short (2 year) hiatus, the Bead Soup Blog Party will once again be in full swing! I’m so excited to be back as a part of the original bead swap, and love what the host, Lori Anderson has chosen as a theme … According to Lori, “The reason I chose this BSBP to be a Bead Hoarders edition is because 2016 was … Continue reading Bead Soup Blog Party 2017
In long anticipation, the day has finally come! The day that I can share with you the results of the bead peeps swap ‘n hop challenge! (a refresher course for those interested … Robin Kae Reed of Artistry Handcrafted Bead Designs sent me an enormous collection of bits and bobs, gears and glass beads, metal blanks & key bits, gemstones and jewels … the list goes on … Continue reading Bead Peeps design challenge reveal
Time to get the creative flow going … and away we go! Remember Robin Kae Reed? I introduced you all to her a few weeks ago here – after the Bead Peeps Swap n Hop partner pairings were announced? Welllll … her secret stash of goodies just arrived and holy cow! So much to choose from – where does one even start?! Gorgeous gemstones, and glass beads, and metal blanks, and … Continue reading getting creative
A little Bead Peeps Swap N Hop update … A few weeks back, I introduced you to my bead swap partner Debra Jeffries of Debra’s Divine Designs … now, let me show you all of the amazing bounty she sent! So many goodies, so little time! I can not even begin to describe the feelings I had when opening Debbie’s packages … each so wonderfully wrapped, … Continue reading Sweet Treats
Can you guess what’s inside?! A quick teaser photo of the goodies getting ready to be shipped out to Debra Jeffries – for the Bead Peeps Swap N Hop which was introduced last week here on the blog! A clearer vision & details of it’s contents will be posted soon (once Debra has had a chance to see it all first!) … be back soon Continue reading a Swap N Hop teaser …
Oh … so exciting! Today is the day … the BIG REVEAL for all those participating in Lori Anderson’s 8th annual Bead Soup Blog Party! I can.not.wait. to see what everyone has designed and created! My beautiful bead soup (if you’ll remember, from the lovely Niky Sayers) has been simmering and stewing away for a few weeks now. It has finally finished percolating, having left a delightful … Continue reading bead soup blog party reveal
It’s time to start mixing … bead soup style. A very special package arrived in the mail yesterday, and … Eek! It felt like Christmas all over again! You know I can only be talking about a certain bead soup package 😉 Niky of Silver NikNats sent the most beautifully packaged assortment of special goodies. As soon as you opened the lid … you knew … Continue reading Start mixing!
“What a wonderful thing is the mail, capable of conveying across continents a warm human hand-clasp.” ~Author Unknown A quick little Bead Soup update … the mix for Niky of SilverNikNats has officially started its trek across the pond! (It was meant to go out yesterday, but my daughter set strict orders that it was in no way to be shipped until she was finished … Continue reading bead soup on its way!
And … we’re off! The 8th annual Bead Soup Blog Party is officially underway, and international partners have been assigned! (If you’ll remember from last year’s post … the Bead Soup Blog Party is a wonderful once a year event, partnering participates from all over the world, who in turn send each other an assortment of beads and other goodies with the hopes of challenging … Continue reading coffee & some (bead) soup