Sunday, February 26, 2012

Announcing the NEW Cup of Bead Soup -- it's interactive!



This has been in the planning for MONTHS 
and I'm excited to finally start!


If you've been a follower of my blog, you're familiar with my Cup of Bead Soup project.  For the past year, I've purchased beads, sight unseen, from various bead makers and tasked myself with creating things with components I didn't choose myself.  It's been a fantastic way to push my design skills and break out of making the same old/same old.  In essence, it's a one-woman-production of the Bead Soup Blog Party.


Now it's your turn to join me!

Three lucky people will be chosen at random,
and these three designers will receive the same kit I do.




The four of us will then create a piece of jewelry and have a mini-blog hop to show what four people can do with the exact same beads.  After the blog hop, the bead artist will have a limited number of kits for sale.


So let's start!!!

The photos you're looking at are for the March Cup of Bead Soup.  Barbara Bechtel of Second Surf and Floridity is well known for her amazing handmade polymer clay beads, charms, and pendants.  I really love her work (the heart pendant in my blog header is made by her as well!).

This kit will contain:

* one teal rustic key focal bead
* one double-sided pair of leaf charms
* four carved nugget beads
* one limited edition 5x7 Bead Soup print!



Cost is $20.

(Sixteen limited edition kits will be available after the hop for $35).

To throw your name in the hat, leave a comment 
and a way to contact you if you don't have your email in your profile.


Comments will close on Monday, March 5th.

Mini-hop will be April 7th.

More Cups of Bead Soup will occur monthly!

(Cut and paste this button into your blog if you like!)




Photobucket


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.

132 comments:

  1. I'd love to play along!

    ReplyDelete
  2. If your opening it up for international bloggers I would love to be included Lori.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This looks soo exciting and I would love to be one of the lucky participants. Those are great looking beads and a good color to work with.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh, please count me in! Please, please, pleeeaaaassseeeee.....

    I hate myself when I beg, I'm so pathetic.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Me me me and if I don't get picked its okay because I will play along because I have the key and the round beads already

    ReplyDelete
  6. This would be fun!! I like your ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  7. A FABULOUS idea! Thank you for the chance to play along. Crossing my fingers.....

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oooo, beautiful pieces! Can i play?

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'd love to play, although it means I'll have to meet another deadline:)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I would love to play...

    I am addicted to beads... and love to make things.

    ReplyDelete
  11. What a great idea- I'd love to add to this cup of soup!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Yes, Lori, I'd love to give it a go. thanks for continually encouraging all our creativity to stretch!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love these beads, sounds like it would be great fun. Would love a shot =>

    outofwackk@aol.com
    Theresa

    ReplyDelete
  14. Throwing my hat into the ring!
    kballor@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Brilliant idea, please include me.
    Deb x

    ReplyDelete
  16. What fun!! I can't participate this time, but hopefully you'll do this again and I'll be able to! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lori, you have the BEST ideas! I'd love to play along if given the opportunity!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Throwing my hat into the ring!
    kballor@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a terrific idea!!!! I'd love a shot at a kit!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Where in the world did I comment that was wierd??? I'd love to play!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm game. I love that shade of blue!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Lori, please throw my name in the hat! I would love to participate! Barbara Bechtel's beads and components are wonderful!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I would love to get in the pot for this cup of soup. Such lovely colors and design. And such a challenge for a beadweaver! How can I resist?? :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I would love a chance to participate! What beautiful colors!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I would love a chance to participate! What beautiful colors!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oooohh, Lori, you *had* to start with teal! My hat is in - I can't resist teal :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. I would love to join in, always fun to see what you have going on. Alice's beads and baubles

    ReplyDelete
  28. this sounds like fun!!! I'd love to play along!

    ReplyDelete
  29. this sounds like fun!!! I'd love to play along!

    ReplyDelete
  30. So creative! I really love how you engage your audience Lori!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh what fun! Please toss my name into the hat! I think I'm starting to become addicted to guidelines and deadlines! =D

    ReplyDelete
  32. I would love to play. The beads are beautiful!! Would be so awesome of I was one of the three.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love that little key focal. What a great soup. Would love to play.

    ReplyDelete
  34. what a great idea! and what a beautiful kit! I'd love a chance to participate!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I've to be in the drawing!

    thank you
    Melissa
    grover3047 @ yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I would love to participate! Fun idea Lori! Love the Cup of Bead Soup print! You should sell shirts with that in your Cafe Press shop!

    ReplyDelete
  37. oooohhhh....please do count me in!!

    -Kashmira (aneri.masi@gmail.com)

    ReplyDelete
  38. oh.... I love Barbara's beads. Those are some of my very favorite. And can you believe that I don't have that key? Yet... ;-) Would love to play, but even if I don't I will love to see what wonders will come of this kit!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

    ReplyDelete
  39. I'd love to be a part of this Bead Soup

    ReplyDelete
  40. Ok so I am going outside my box and would love to be considered for this! Life is all about taking chances :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. I would love to play with these gorgeous beads. Thanks for the opportunity to join in the fun.

    ReplyDelete
  42. Oh,Lori... You Know I would *love* to do this with you! Any opportunity to grow and learn from the best, I'm there! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  43. I have been waiting to sign up for a chance to be one of the four. Please count me in!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Does the $20 include the shipping or is that extra?
    I like your idea!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I'd love to partecipate! big hug from italy

    ReplyDelete
  46. "plays well with others"
    I'm throwing in my hat. Good Luck everyone.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Beautiful beads. Count me in :)

    ReplyDelete
  48. I would love to make a soup this time. cheryl.dunham8@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. Hi Lori - consider this my hat (and a boot for good measure!) Thanks for the fun, creative ideas.
    rigglettes@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. What a sweet idea, I'd love to toss my name into the hat! The print is so lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  51. Oh yes please... that's what I like...

    ReplyDelete
  52. Fun! Email me at mfr@thousanddreams.com if I happen to be so lucky to be chosen. Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  53. Oh wow Lori, this is awesome! I would love a chance for mom and myself to play!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  54. I love the colors and love Barbara's beads and pendants! I am putting my hat in the ring!

    ReplyDelete
  55. Please throw my name in the hat too. I'd love to participate.

    ReplyDelete
  56. I would love the chance to join in (completly in love with the key charm)
    Niky

    ReplyDelete
  57. Oh Miss Lori...what a great idea...throw my name in the hat for sure....and thanks for always thinking of wonderful ways for us to stretch our creativity...hugs xox

    ReplyDelete
  58. Great idea. Well don't we know you are just full of them. Count me in.lookatthecolors@sbcglobal.net
    Be blessed to be a blessing.

    ReplyDelete
  59. The soup looks awesome -- I would LOVE to participate. You can reach me at getyourbeadon.nc.rr.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. Please throw my name in the hat - sounds like fun!!

    ReplyDelete
  61. Ohhhh I so want to play! What wonderful pieces....

    ReplyDelete
  62. oooo, count me in! pick me, pick me! (sending winning vibes now) ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  63. I would love to play along, but admit to being too new at this to even compete with all of you. Best of luck to all those lucky winners!

    ReplyDelete
  64. i would love to win! Thanks for hosting another great party!

    ReplyDelete
  65. Oh my darlin you know I so want to be part of this. I wish I had the funds!

    ReplyDelete
  66. I love that key pendant..and the color is so yummy!

    Hope to be selected...if not, I will be the first in line to buy a kit :)

    ReplyDelete
  67. Throwing my name into the pot. I would love to make some soup with you and the other designers.

    ReplyDelete
  68. I'd love to create something with Barbara's lovely pieces so I'm throwing my hat in.

    ReplyDelete
  69. I would love to be part of this Lori!

    ReplyDelete
  70. Would love the chance to play!

    ReplyDelete
  71. Leave it to you to come up with all these fabulous ideas! I can appreciate you wanting to break out of the same ole' I always look forward to seeing what you receive and create for your "cup of bead soup"
    Great idea Lori!

    ReplyDelete
  72. I am drooling over these beads & what to do with them. The color, the texture, the opportunity! I would love to participate! PLEASE, oh pretty please!

    ReplyDelete
  73. Beautiful items and a lovely poster. Since that style of beads is not my usual type it would be a 'push' for me and I'm willing.

    ~cryssT

    ReplyDelete
  74. These beads are tasty! I'd love, love, love to play!

    ReplyDelete
  75. I just discovered Barbara's etsy shop a few days ago and now I wait for payday...hurry, hurry, hurry. So this would be wonderful to play along!

    ReplyDelete
  76. This is such a great idea! Love how you come up with interesting ideas. I'd love to play if you accept international players. Please count me in.

    ReplyDelete
  77. Hiya Lori - would love the chance to play along!

    ReplyDelete
  78. As a Polymer Clay artist myself, I truly admire what Barbara Bechtel has done, and would welcome the chance to create something with her works of art.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Could this finally be my lucky soup? I would LOVE to participate! Let's stir it up!
    Sheryl Stephens
    Cool Moon
    coolmoon@tds.net

    ReplyDelete
  80. Lori-This looks soo exciting and I would love to be one of the lucky participants. I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

    Please contact:
    Kathy Lindemer
    Bay Moon Design
    baymoondesign@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  81. Looks like fun and I would love to play!! Her beads are oustanding!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  82. Count me in!!! My email addy is tbturner2007@yahoo.com

    Thanks!!! Tina

    ReplyDelete
  83. Hi Lori,
    it would be great to play with those beautiful beads of course !! :)

    ReplyDelete
  84. How fun!! :) I'd love to play, what another wonderful way to make those creative juices flow. Thanks, Lori!

    ReplyDelete
  85. Lori, you are amazing. I love how you take an idea and refine and polish and let it evolve. The best part is, you take all of us along for the journey. You spread joy like no one else.

    I plan to throw my hat in the ring for the next Cup of Bead Soup, but I'm a little too busy to play this round.

    Have fun!

    ReplyDelete
  86. I would love to be a part of this. Those are some fabulous components!!

    ReplyDelete
  87. Pick me, pick me please.

    ReplyDelete
  88. I would love to participate, please put my name in the hat. Those beads are amazing.
    Sonya

    ReplyDelete
  89. New to the blog, but I love the boundary pushing! Count me in!

    ReplyDelete
  90. New to the blog, but I love the boundary pushing! Count me in!

    ReplyDelete
  91. New to the blog, but I live the boundary pushing! Count me in!

    -Karina

    ReplyDelete
  92. I'd love to throw my name in the hat. In need of something to push me outside of my ordinary boxes right now! :)

    ReplyDelete
  93. I would love to participate! Please do throw my name into the proverbial hat! Thanks!

    Stephanie

    stephanie_mcginley@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  94. I would love to participate! Please do throw my name into the proverbial hat! Thanks!

    Stephanie

    stephanie_mcginley@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  95. finally, I'm able to post...had some technically difficulties, but anyway, ya! That really sounds fun, I'd love to do it. I've been involved with craft classes before at church, and it's funny how everyone can have the same stuff and have totally different creations.

    ReplyDelete
  96. Thanks Lori, for giving us a chance to play along with you.

    Please put my name in the hat.

    Carolyn
    carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  97. Great Idea. I would love to try it. It will fun to see the different designs with same beginnings.

    ReplyDelete
  98. I think this is a wonderful idea. I love the things you come up with, thank you!!
    jennifersjewelsandjunk@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  99. Can I play along! I have some perfect beads to go with the soup. Pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  100. I really want to play! I posted before but I did not leave you my info.

    mlgovaar@pacbell.net
    www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com

    ReplyDelete
  101. I really want to play! I forgot to leave my information on my last comment.

    mlgovaar@pacbell.net
    www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com

    ReplyDelete
  102. Wow! I just purchased the AMAZING lotus flower connector (the one Lori featured on her page ;) by Barbara Bechtel! I'm so excited & feeling lucky already to meet Barbara Bechtel & have such a beautiful piece! LOVE!

    Gracias,
    Rita
    TOLTECJEWELS@AOL.COM

    ReplyDelete
  103. i would like to try this!! thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  104. If I do get lucky with Soup or even no soup...great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  105. It would be an honour to join this and so much fun.

    kind regards
    kirsiluo

    ReplyDelete
  106. I would love to go in the hat, this cup of Bead Soup is inspiring in spades!

    ReplyDelete
  107. I love the color of the beads - the print is fantastic! Sounds like a fun challenge!!

    ReplyDelete
  108. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  109. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  110. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  111. This is a beautiful collection and I would LOVE to participate! Not only that but I so want the print to hang in my studio! Please can I play too?

    ReplyDelete
  112. I'd love to be in the drawing, thank you Lori!

    ReplyDelete
  113. I'd love to play along! Can't wait to see what you and the lucky 3 come up with :-)

    ReplyDelete
  114. I was so waiting for this but I get to find out next Wednesday whether surgery on my right elbow is in my future.

    ReplyDelete
  115. I found the BSBP just after the last one ended. I learned a lot & had tons of fun(also bought some awesome beads LOL). I just started my blog last week. I want to be part of all of this. Thanx Lori.
    B.PancakeBeads@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  116. I've always wanted to do one of these challenges, where several people get the same beads - sounds like fun!
    (you can convo me through Etsy, if you don't still have my e-mail from the last BSBP)

    Can't wait for tomorrow and the BSBP reveal!

    ReplyDelete
  117. I would enjoy being one of the participants...thank you for the opportunity of being in the drawing.
    Becki

    ReplyDelete
  118. I would enjoy participating...Such a fun idea and thank you for the chance to have our name drawn.
    Becki

    ReplyDelete
  119. I would enjoy being a participant and thank you for the opportunity to have a chance of being in the draw for a spot. Keep on inspiring us with these wonderful playtimes to create and express ourselves through beads!
    Becki

    ReplyDelete
  120. wow! just found out about this!!! it would be fun.

    ReplyDelete
  121. So pretty.
    I'd love to play :) if international can play too.

    Tania
    pelima@slingshot.co.nz

    ReplyDelete
  122. I can't resist. I would love a chance at a cup of bead soup. Count me in if so chosen.

    ReplyDelete
  123. I'd love to play! <3 <3 <3

    ReplyDelete
  124. how fun! I'd love to play along :)

    ReplyDelete
  125. argggh! I adore thise colors and the artists! Please pick meeeeeeeeeee!!!! xoxox jean

    ReplyDelete
  126. I love blue!! I'd love to play.

    ReplyDelete
  127. I would love to play along. mrios996@gmail.com
    .

    ReplyDelete
  128. How have I looked at this post three times and neglected to comment? We'll here's me throwing in my hat. After completing my first 2 beading challenges e v e r I'm excited and looking for the next challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  129. I am being so brave, but I would like to try......this sounds like super fun.

    ReplyDelete
  130. I am being so brave, but I would like to try......this sounds like super fun.

    ReplyDelete
  131. Gorgeous beads! I'd so love to be apart of this mini-hop!

    ReplyDelete
DESIGN BY: THE BLOG DECORATOR