Hard to tell in this hasty photo, but the book designer used clever recipe cards and sticky notes in the book to hold key information. Isn't that clever? I had an idea about recipe cards but she went the extra mile on it.
Cindy Wimmer took all the photos of the bead soups in the bowls (was it really last summer when we did all this????) and I'll tease you with the soup that my son picked out:
Humble seed beads from our local Ben Franklin (the closest thing we in rural areas have to a Michaels), frog beads by Green Girl Studios, and a clasp from AD/Adornments. WHAT do you think he came up with????? Because trust me, he had DEFINITE ideas about what worked and what didn't. "NO, Mommy. Seriously?" was often heard while we worked together.
If you're interested in a pre-order with free tutorials and an autograph, look to the right and you'll see the link. You can also buy the book a little cheaper at the Kalmbach store, but won't receive the free tutorials.
It's almost here -- and I can't wait!
Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking here. She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book Bead Soup.
Join her at the Facebook group Bead Soup Cafe for bead chat, swaps, challenges, and lots of eye candy!