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
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
A little surprise package came in the mail a couple of weeks ago … if you’ll recall – Lori Anderson was hosting not only her annual Bead Soup Blog Party a while back, but also a Pinterest contest for those interested in participating. Well, my goodie package not only contained a prize from that contest from Nina Designs (for having been chosen in the Best … Continue reading who doesn’t love surprises?!
This year, a new element was added to Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup Blog Party, and that was a “little” Pinterest contest. Judged by Lori and a panel of 6, these judges … Beaducation, Fusion Beads, Kalmbach Publishing, Lima Beads, Nina Designs & PJ Tool & Craft … had to go through over 900 spectacular pieces created by 541 participants from far and wide across this lovely planet. No small feat indeed! … Continue reading winners of the 7th bead soup blog party contest
Are you ready?! Well, it’s finally that time! Time to reveal just what exactly was created with the lovely assortment of beads & findings that Fay of Fay Wolfenden Designs sent me – back in February for Lori Anderson‘s Bead Soup Blog Party! With so many pretty handmade components, it was trying to figure out the best way to show them off, that was quite … Continue reading bead soup blog party – revealed!
Remember a couple of weeks ago, when I posted about being part of a Bead Soup Blog Party? Well … I just received my secret stash of goodies the other day from Fay Wolfenden, and what can I say?! What amazing pieces she sent! Fay hand forged all of the steel components (jump rings, clasp & wire pendant), and made the lampwork headpins and lampwork beads! … Continue reading bead soup update