bead soup – reveal, sort of

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

bead soup blog party with Peacock & Lime

Bead Soup Blog Party 2017

  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

Bead Peeps design challenge reveal

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

getting creative

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

bead soup blog party reveal

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

coffee & some (bead) soup

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