Sunday, June 27, 2010
Bead Soup Blog Party Round Up
The Bead Soup Blog Party was a huge success!
My main goal when throwing these parties is to introduce all types of bead and jewelry artists, get them to know each other through their blogs, and finally, help people break out of their comfort zone by presenting them with a set of beads that they have no inkling of -- they have no idea what's coming their way.
This party, even more so than last party, really had a lot of participants commenting on how hard they worked to create with what they were given. There were LOTS of gorgeous beads handed out by many talented bead artists, by many times, the colors of the style or even the medium was completely NOT in the beaders realm of general comfort.
But that's ok! That was what this was all about. That's what, I think, makes this a great party -- the opportunity to spread your wings and really fly. I also think it gives people the incentive to keep up with their blogs, if they've fallen behind, or to perhaps use their blog in a different way, reaching out to people they've just met or hope to meet.
Thank you so much for joining my party -- it warms my heart to see all the AMAZING work that went into it and to have read all the wonderful posts about the creative process that went into each piece.
As for the photo above (click to make it bigger)-- I wish I could show each and every one of the 90+ participants, so I just took a shot in the dark and pulled eight out of a hat. From left to right, then top to bottom: