Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bead Soup is on its way to my partners!

I have two partners for this Bead Soup Blog Party (I oopsied on matching two people up who had already been partners) and I finally, FINALLY, made the time to make my packaging pretty.  For the past four parties, I've been so swamped for time that I ended up sending them in my regular (but pretty!) jewelry boxes that I send jewelry to my customers in.  But everyone else has always had this amazing packaging, and I was bound and determined to get it right this time.


Enter a trip to Paper Source, my favorite place for cool, um, well, paper stuff!  Love, love, love that place and can never get out of there with JUST the things on my list.


I hugely respect all the paper and mixed media artists out there, because this shouldn't have taken as long as it did!  But here's what I came up with....



So Rebecca Anderson and Marcie Abney, these should be arriving soon!


But here's the problem.

I boxed them up and then forgot which was which.  So I actually have no clue what I'm sending to whom!


Typical of me, eh?



Quote of the Day: "Grow"



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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.

26 comments:

  1. Either one will be amazing I have no doubt! And the pressure is on with my packaging....! X

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  2. Fun packaging! I just posted my teaser on my blog today. :)

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  3. Oh rats, I was going to get mine in the mail today but ran out of time! I haven't even had time to choose the beads.

    Love those sweet pink mailers. I don't have any of these so my partner might get something plain unless I can dig up something.

    I'm so excited!!!

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  4. cool packages, love the bit about not know who you sent what to, I have had this issue once or twice with clients beads, thankfully my clients are so nice they sent the beads back to each other after a few emails and I sent them both extra goodies for being so nice...life is good...

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  5. Pretty!! Who wouldn't love getting a package in the mail that looked like that.
    Enjoy your evening.

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  6. Lovely packaging...and so Pretty in Pink. Happy beading...

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  7. Such pretty packages! I am sure the goodies inside are amazing!

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  8. Wow - those are so pretty!! I've never tried anything like that before and you made it look really wonderful!!

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  9. I have all of my beads, etc. ready to go but have been fretting about the packaging, as well!! I love what you chose, and the color is so YOU- pretty pink hair and all! What a nice job!

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  10. Beautiful packaging Lori! You're so creative, the simplier the better for me. I believe it took a little while to finish, it would've taken me forever and it's so hard for me to make a final decision. Kuddos to you!

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  11. Hehe! No problem, that's all part of the challenge, no?

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  12. Love the pink packages! This is my project for the weekend. Don't worry Alice, you are not behind me. Let the fun begin.

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  13. They look beautiful and I bet they're both a ton of fun inside. I can't believe they're out already.

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  14. Very pretty! I always look forward to the results of these exchanges. :)

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  15. Gorgeous boxes and that is so something I would do!

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  16. The packaging suits your style and works perfectly with your brand.

    Pink, and pretty.

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  17. Fun - now their reveals will be exciting for you too! ~~T

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  18. Those look gorgeous! How exciting!!

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  19. What a lovely packages.
    I love this little flower on your blog. Shall I use it on mine? Thanks

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  20. So the reveal will be a great surprise for you, along with the rest of us!

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  21. Love, love, love the packaging!

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  22. Thanks for your comment on my blog, Lori...and thanks for the BSBP link to Picnik! I've seen it mentioned before, but haven't visited. What an awesome site! I'm delighted with what I was able to do to my bead soup photo to disguise it a bit. :-)
    Your packaging is lovely!
    I decided to go "green" and use fabric which is part of my stash as well; I've given my partner an additional challenge to use the fabric in some creative way also.

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  23. Oh Lori!
    I love the packaging you came up with for your Bead Soup partners! The little white daisies are especially adorable!

    I only "play" with paper now and then - mostly because of time constraints - but whenever I do, I always vow to do it more often.

    So much FUN! :-)

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  24. OMG, that is so cute! Maybe I should participate next time. BTW, I saw you're on Echo Creative Club, too. How fun!

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  25. Oh yes, and I'm a specialist in packing things before taking a pic. ;-)

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  26. Those are pretty! Mine went out in a plain envelope...I didn't know they had to be so pretty! I apologize to my bead soup partner for the disappointing package.

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