(I giggle like an idiot over this Seinfeld clip.)
Oh my lord folks.
I finally got through all the Bead Soup Blogs.
I've had coffee. No chocolate. And no pie. Oatmeal. But no pie.
|Roasted Corn and Black Bean Soup -- click here for the recipe!|
I have been gobsmacked by the creativity everyone has shown. And I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my hearts for participating. I have no idea how this humble hop turned into what it has. I hope it continues to be what it is -- a gathering of like-minded, bead-loving people from all over the world who want to meet and greet and expand their design horizons.
So many of you expressed how you pushed yourselves, were forced outside your comfort level, and that is EXACTLY the point of this blog hop. So often we get used to the comfortable, the tried-and-true. Me, it's lots of color, purple, pink, blue ... lampwork glass ... silver. You didn't see much of that going on in my pieces, now, did you?
|My buttons. I've had these for nearly ten years before I got the nerve to turn them into jewelry.|
A lot goes on behind the scenes of a blog hop. Between the sign ups and the reveal day, I had:
:: a craft show
:: an eight-day migraine
:: five tutorials to write
:: numerous Bead Soup emails to write
:: two major computer problems
:: a map to pin
:: a pint of soup to mix
:: Cup of Bead Soup with Libby Leuchtman (don't miss tomorrow's edition!)
:: Valentines to make
And a partridge in a pear tree.
|By Holly Kitaura on Etsy|
Up next week? PIFs that need to be sent out. There are over 70. I am definitely getting pie. But I LOVE sending PIFs, so don't worry -- this will be fun. My mailman will hate me, but I'll feel awesome.
Up right now?
Long, hot, bath.
Not looking at beads as I pass the table.
And a fond, heart-felt thank you to all of you, dear friends.
(PS: Can't wait for the next one? There are new blog buttons all ready for you! Just click here!)
Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off. She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.