Sunday, January 29, 2012

Announcing the Cover of my Book and the Participants!



It seems like forever since I announced I was writing a book!  December 6th I sent a huge box to Kalmbach Publishing full of jewelry and beads.  This week, I got the cover copy, and I want to finally introduce you to those who contributed tutorials and beads.  This book is as much theirs as it is mine -- I couldn't have done this without them.


First, the folks who generously donated beads: Melanie Brooks, Barbara Bechtel, Stephanie SersichChristine Damm, Joanna MatuszczykRebecca Anderson, ArtBeads.com, Golem Studio, Urban Maille, and Ad/Adornments.   I also used beads I had in my stash from Summers Studio and Diane Hawkey.


The contributors were paired up, just like a regular Bead Soup Blog PartyCindy Wimmer took all the "beads in a bowl" photos.  I cannot WAIT to see how the entire book looks.  I'm not quite sure when the book will be ready for pre-order on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, but I will definitely be selling autographed copies on my web site (and they'll include a free extra tutorial).


And now the tutorial participants:

Melissa Meman
Sharon Palac
Heather Powers
Erin Prais-Hintz
Stefanie Teufel
Cindy Wimmer


And yes, you're right -- Zack participated!  He picked out the beads, helped me design, and did a lot of headpin stringing.  I'm really, really proud of him.


And I'm really, really proud of EVERYONE who helped bring this book to fruition, not the least of whom is Karin Buckingham, a marvelous editor who believed in this book before I even had it figured out.  I'm also very thankful for all the people who have joined the Bead Soup Blog Party, now and in the past, because without you guys, this book would not exist.




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Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.
 

83 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! I'm so happy for you Lori! I know you've been looking forward to this for a long time! I can't wait to get my own copy... and yes I want an autographed one! :-) And thanks to all the jewelry artists (go Zack!!) who contributed their beads, tutorials, and time.

    Here's to many more books by Lori Anderson!

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  2. How exciting! Congratulations on your new "baby". BSBP has challenged and inspired so many of us to dream dreams, take chances and reach new heights in our beading journey. Thanks for all you did- and do-to make that a reality for us to share in.

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  3. The cover looks fantastic Lori - can't wait to see the book completed.

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  4. This looks like a super cool idea.... :D

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  5. Congratulations!!! it looks awesome, I can't wait!

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  6. Congratulations!! How exciting for you and the others. Zack - I bet you are a big help to your Mom!

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  7. What a wonderful accomplishment Lori! Let yourself be filled with true joy and celebration for this huge milestone. Cheers!

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  8. Here's a Hey and a Wow and a Yay from one proud contributor Lori. The cover looks great. And what an amazing group of people I have ended up hanging out with. I am so proud. You are an amazing force Lori! Thank you for everything!!!!!

    I'll be upset if my own copy will not be signed by you ;-)

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  9. Ah, I am in great company, and I had no doubt about it =) You are about to cover some new ground, and I am blessed to be a part of it, if only a very small part. Thanks again dear Lori for including me! xo

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  10. Oh that's so exciting, Lori! Congratulations on a really amazing achievement. I proud to know you and call you a friend!

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  11. ~*YAY!*~ &&&& Very cool list of participants &&&& That the little guy is a part of it too! I am thrilled for you!!! I hope it is just the first of many books that you publish!

    You've inspired me to create a bracelet of miniature slices of PIE! ;)

    ~*Enjoy the book launching!!!*~
    Amber

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  12. Congratulations! Can't wait to see the rest of it!

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  13. At long last, your dream has been fulfilled, Lori! Thank you for allowing me to participate in your adventure.

    Let's raise our plates of pie to many, many more adventures in your creative future!

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  14. Wow! Congratulations Lori! So amazing. Congrats to all who participated. The cover is great and I can't wait to have a peek inside the cover at all the other pretties! :)

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  15. You must be really really proud of your accomplishments. Enjoy every minute of it. Congratulations!

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  16. Congrats!!!
    The cover looks stunning :-)

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  17. Oh, this looks positively yummy! Congratulations, Lori - job well done!

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  18. Congratulations! It looks wonderful!

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  19. Yay You!! I can't wait to order my autographed copy!

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  20. Yippee! What an amazing feat! Now I'll be holding my breath until I can order a copy...

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  21. Lori, your book looks awesome! The concept is so cool -- it'll really stand out from other beady books.

    I love that your son contributed. Hurray for boys who bead!!!

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  22. Congratulations Miss Lori! This has been a long road and this is going to be a wonderful culmination of your hard work. It was an honor to participate and to be in such wonderful company! Can't wait to get my autographed copy.
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  23. Congratulations, Lori! I am truly so excited for you! And, if Cindy was involved in picture taking, then the photos alone will be art! What a wonderful group of beading contributors you have assembled! I can't wait to see the final product!

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  24. I'm so excited! I can't wait to get my hands on it! What a beautiful cover and I <3 the artists and contributors! I'm so proud of you!

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  25. What an exciting day, Lori - to see this announcement about your book, complete with cover photo on your blog today! It has been a fun journey, sharing all sort of behind-the-scenes details with you and taking those bead bowl photos. I have lots of memories of photo after photo of beads and bowls. Thank you for that opportunity and to contribute to your amazing book. I cannot wait to see it in print!

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  26. excellent! congratulations...

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  27. Congratulations! Having a book published is such an achievement - for yourself as well as Zach :-). Really liking the cover - so colorful and pretty, i can't wait to see and read the contents.

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  28. Congratulations!!! This calls for a gianormous slice of pie! Congrats to everyone in the book! :)

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  29. It's such an awesome cover Lori! I am thrilled to have played a small part in it. And so excited to see all the others, especially those who have tutorials! Now I can't wait to see the whole book :-)

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  30. This is wonderful news! Congratulations, Lori and Bead Soup team! Looking forward to all the cool designs!

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  31. CONGRATS!

    so well deserved , you talented lovely girl!!

    Karen

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  32. Wow, can't wait to see the book and how it all turns out. Congrats.

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  33. I cannot wait to see it!

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  34. I'm jumping up and down with excitement! Congratulations on such a wonderful accomplishment! I can't wait to get my hands on one.

    And yes, I had to do a double take on Zack's name....how wonderful that he had a hand in making your dream come true!

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  35. Congratulations! Can't wait to read/see it.

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  36. Lori,
    Congratulations to you and all that participated in bring your book to reality.
    Therese

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  37. Congratulations on your book Lori!!! PS: I love that necklace in your header with the love across the heart. Really cool!!

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  38. how exciting! love the cover, and can't wait to see the whole book.

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  39. Awesome! Can't wait!

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  40. Looks great - can't wait for the finished product! Congrats to Zack too, his first published work! Be well ~~T

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  41. Congrats Lori! What an incredible cover - I'm sure everything inside is going to be fantastic and the lessons to die for. Bravo.

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  42. Congrats Lori! What an incredible cover - I'm sure everything inside is going to be fantastic and the lessons to die for. Bravo.

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  43. Oooh I can't wait to get a copy of that book - autographed by you, of course. Congratulations! Looks fabulous!

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  44. Congrats! That's BIG!!!

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  45. Congratulations on your upcoming book, Lori! So excited to get a hold of it.

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  46. Congrats! That's BIG!!!

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  47. Congratulations on your upcoming book, Lori! So excited to get a hold of it.

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  48. Congratulations Lori!
    So excited to be a part of your book!! And I can't wait to see the finished pages, bound, and on the bookstore shelves.

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  49. Super cool, Lori! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to the publication.

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  50. Congratulations to you and the participants! Can't wait to get a copy. You should be very proud of Bead Soup; not only is it a brilliant idea but it has brought together so many people from different walks of life. New friends have been made, creativity explored and fabulous jewelry has been designed! All of these wonderful elements have enriched so many people's lives because of you Lori. You are an inspiration!

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  51. The cover looks DELISH Lori. I'm so proud of all your hard work and seeing that it pays off in the end. Can't wait to see the final product!

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  52. Congratulations to you and all those that contributed to making this dream become real! It is sure to be a fantastic book.

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  53. Congratulations Lori. The cover rocks. The colors are so light and playful. It just makes you want to pick it up. I can't wait to see Zach's creation. I can't express my joy for you and what it means to me to be apart of this and a very talented group of people.

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  54. Lori, that is so freaking cool! I hope I can get a copy over here.

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  55. That´s wonderful dear Lori, I am looking forward for this book and if it is as great as the cover ... wohoooo ... it will be a delight and a feast for the eyes.

    Congrats and a lot of love to you from the bottom of my heart ♥

    Manuela

    P. S. you made me feel so special today, thank you so much - will write later, still busy with my dentist ☻ outch ☻

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  56. Lori, it is wonderful. The cover looks so bright and fresh that I want to touch it. It must feel so good to have this enormous project off of your desk. Congratulations! Well done.

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  57. Oh, wow, Lori! That is just wonderful news!!!
    Big hugs,
    Suz

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  58. Oh Lori I am so pleased that the book is finally ready. I know it was like a butterfly in medimorphious SP
    You know I dibbie an autographed book! and I am so happy that Zack in now published:^) Loving you .
    Be blessed to be a blessing

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  59. Oh Lori, I'm sooooooooooooo proud and happy and just over the moon. The cover is awesome and to be a part of it is a dream come true. And that Zack is in the book - so cool. You and Zack just rock!

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  60. CONGRATS!!! I can't wait to get it!!!!

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  61. So very thrilled for you Lori! I know this was an eventful journey, and I'm glad you persevered thru it all. What a wonderful line up of talented artists, including the youngest! I'm grateful for your vision, and to have been a part of it by participating in the Bead Soups. Blessings

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  62. What an incredible idea! Love how far you've taken it!

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  63. Congratulations Lori! I am so pleased to have a small part in this and so honored.....

    I know how hard you've worked to make this come to fruition and I know it will all show! I can't wait to get a copy in my hot little hands!

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  64. Wow!! That's awesome! I am relatively new to your blog (since the last bead soup) so I didn't know about the book until now. I think that's just so cool. : )

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  65. Wow!! That's awesome! I am relatively new to your blog (since the last bead soup) so I didn't know about the book until now. I think that's just so cool. : )

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  66. Woohoo! It's so exciting to see the front cover. I can't wait to see all the tutorials. So brilliant that Zack is one of the designers.

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  67. Sending so much love and light your way. What a wonderful cover image! You deserve lots of praise-you really are an inspiration to so many people. Can't wait to get my hands on the book! Hope you and your family can celebrate! xo amanda

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  68. Man, I am so bummed that I was without a laptop, and was away from regular internet access for all those months. This is the first I heard,I would have loved to have tried to be a part of it, just like Bead Soup! Argh. Hope my luck is better next time around....
    I'll definitely be looking for a completed - and autographed - copy!

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  69. How exciting for (all of) you!! Congratulations to you and to all of the other "soupers", I've enjoyed watching you eat for a bit now :)

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  70. I'm so proud to have been a part of this book. I'm excited to see what everyone, including Zack!, came up with. And I'm really grateful to you, Lori, for inviting me to be a part of it!!

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  71. cool! by the way, i'm a new follower, and hope someday, you'll be mine too!

    http://jewelrymaking4u.blogspot.com

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  72. Hats off to YOU!! How amazing cool all of this is! So happy for you. One of these days, I will muster the courage to participate in the Bead soup party. ;)

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  73. Congratulations! 1 more thing checked off your list! I can hardly wait for your book to be available...making room now. Thx to you and all the constributors for keeping us inspired!

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  74. The highest of praises to all the participants...I can't wait to see it! Way to go writerly Lori!!

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  75. So, SO Exciting!! Congrats Lori!! I love the cover-you must be over the moon! :)

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  76. So, so Exciting!! I love the cover ! You must be over the moon!!CONGRATS!! :) Liz/ Clarity Of PurpleSage

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  77. Ya..excited for you ..way to dream and bring it all to fruition!
    Congrats on the book! Lisa

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  78. Congrats on your book! Way to dream big and bring your dreams to fruition..you are paving the way for all of us to take courage and pursue our creative dreams and goals!

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  79. Gorgeous, colorful, eye catching cover Lori! It had to feel incredible when you first saw this. You assembled a great mix of contributors for this project. Can't wait for it's arrival!

    Hope you feel better soon! Tracy

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  80. Congrats in your book !!!!
    Kisses !!!

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  81. WOW! What a dream come true! At least I'm assuming it is, it would be for me. : ) I definitely want an autographed copy! : ) Can't wait to see it.

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  82. Kathy Lindemer2:50 PM

    Yummy cover!

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