Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The 5th Bead Soup Party Map

The 4th Bead Soup Blog Party had over 350 participants.  This year, I decided to keep the number to 200.  The summer hop, however, all will be accepted, and the hop will be staggered over time so people can get to all the blogs.

However -- 200 people still makes for an impressive map!  Click on it to see it enlarged.


There are 16 countries (including some new ones, like Bahrain) and 41 states represented.  The participants are from all types of beading styles -- metal, lampwork, stringing, beadweaving, etc. -- and I think only one package may have been waylaid (which is a record).


Please join us on Saturday to see what these talented people made with the beads they received!


Don't forget the Cup of Bead Soup lottery!  Click here.


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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.

19 comments:

  1. Love this visual Lori. I am excited but need to get going putting something together!!

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  2. That totally is an impressive map! You are the queen that is for sure!

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  3. Awesome! Isn't it beautiful how something as simple as beads can bring the entire world together? If women ruled the world.......

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  4. Oh, I love the map! So cool to visualize beaders all over the world.

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  5. How does one get involved with something like this? Cheri Reed owner of Creative Designs by Cheri.

    Thanks

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  6. I am giddy with excitement to be able to hop around the and check out everyone creations...sitting on my sofa...pillow tucker under my neck..iPad in my lap...I
    can't wait...oh ya...Nala Bear seems to find room for her sweet little chin to sit on my lap as well...she is not to fond of my new lap mate...lol

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  7. That is so impressive! And I hope I'll get my piece done in time! I think with the diagnose and the meds I will be back on track soon:-)

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  8. I love seeing the map. It really puts into perspective for me the reach that this hop has. It is also so cool to make friends all over the world. Thanks for sharing that Miss Lori. I look forward to hopping around the world starting this weekend. Enjoy the day.
    Erin

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  9. It always amazes me how you put this all together, Lori! This is another impressive Bead Blog Soup Party. I will be looking forward to seeing all the beautiful creations! I love blog hopping this party...so much fun!

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  10. That is one impressive map Lori! I can't wait to make like a bunny and hop, hop, hop. And, I agree with Alice - if women ruled the world...maybe we should all mount a coo.

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  11. Lori, the map is really cool! Great way to "see" the participants! And kudos to Rick if he helped you with it!

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  12. That map is awesome. Your party has connected us all in a way that makes the world seem a bit smaller. Way cool!

    I am working on my blog post and can't wait to post it. I think I will probably post at 1 minute after midnight!

    I can't wait to see what everyone has made.

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  13. I am so excited that I participated this year! It is amazing to see all the beaders on the map.
    Sonya

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  14. That map is pretty awesome! I think you hit my town of Salmon Arm right on the dot!
    Cilla

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  15. Lori, I'm so excited to see what everyone has created on Saturday! You have crafted a wonderful experience..helping nudge people beyond their comfort zone! I know I am excited about what I created..as I have never done a piece like this before! Yaa..thank you for helping me expand!

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  16. wow Lori, I am amazed at how much work you did...I barely got my necklace and earrings done...
    thanks for the fun, you rock...

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  17. That map is cool!
    Bahrain is invisible cuz it's too large! lol

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