Saturday, May 31, 2014

Winners of Bead Soup Blog Party Scavenger Hunt #2 and #3

Congratulations to the last two Scavenger Hunt winners!
I hope you all had fun visiting blogs 
and seeing new things while you searched for colors and beads!

Once again, Zack cut up all the slips of paper entries and picked at random.

The winner of Scavenger Hunt #2
and the winner of the Bead Soup is

Carol Dillman of 

She chose 
Tracy Trillman

Congratulations to Carol for her win and Tracy for her amazing creation!

The third winner of the Scavenger Hunt
was tasked with finding seed beads in some form.
She will win "Break the Rules Bead Embroidery"
put out by Lark.  It's a brilliant book and full of eye candy!

The winner:
 Lori Blanchard of 
Alainn Jewelry

who chose
Kathleen Breeding 

Congratulations to Lori and her beautiful choice!

I hope you enjoyed the Bead Soup Blog Party.  I am still hopping and fully intend to complete the task as I enjoy seeing all the creativity.  Thank you for playing, and while I will not be doing this next year (I need to take a break), I hope you'll visit my blog Pretty Things from time to time.

Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

BSBP Scavenger Hunt #1 Winner -- and a NEW Scavenger Hunt!

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner but it took Zack and I a lot longer to cut up the strips of paper than we had thought!  Without further ado, the winner of the book "Linked -- Innovative Chain Mail Jewelry Designs" is:

Mitzie Crider of Needeful Luxuries

Mitzie admired the work of 

Adlinah Kamsir of DreamStruck Designs

I hope you'll visit both of their sites!  
Adlinah not only used chain but I noticed she actually 
made chain herself for the first time.  Serendipity!

Congratulations, Mitzie, on winning the book, and to
Adlinah, for rocking her soup!


I know the Bead Soup Blog Party is enormous and everyone has things going on in their lives -- jobs, kids, family, shows, etc -- so I'm continuing the Scavenger Hunts for a couple of weeks to encourage hopping (AND COMMENTING!).  Are you having fun yet?  I know I am, and I still have a ton of blogs to hop!

I'm running this on the honor system.

and scroll towards the bottom to see the loooong list of designers.

Visit until you find someone
 who used ORANGE or RED

Please don't just start at the top -- 
give people in the middle and the bottom some love, too, 
and comment, even if don't find the colors!

Do not leave a comment with the name of the person on my blog, but email me at 
lori at lorianderson dot net with "Scavenger Hunt 2" in the subject line.

The winner will receive this batch of Bead Soup I mixed,
 using crab agate, mother of pearl, lampwork, vintage ceramic, and more!

This Scavenger Hunt will end sooner, since I have a wedding to go to this weekend,
so ready, set, GO!
I'll announce the winner this Thursday, May 22nd.

Please feel free to announce this on your blog, Facebook, and Twitter!

do not leave a comment with the name of the person on my blog, but email me at 
lori at lorianderson dot net with "Scavenger Hunt 2" in the subject line.

Happy Hunting!

Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Welcome to the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party!

Want to join in the Scavenger Hunts and win things?  

Today is finally the day, and I'm so glad you're here!
Thank you for allowing the date extension! 

First, what is a Bead Soup Blog Party®?

You can get the whole scoop by clicking here, but basically, I held sign ups one day for the event and paired people together from all over the world.  Each pair was tasked with sending each other a Bead Soup, consisting of a focal, a special clasp, and some coordinating beads.  The rules are you MUST use the focal and clasp (but not necessarily in the same piece) and that you use all, any, or none of the coordinating beads sent to you. You can make one piece or many.

And there's a BOOK!  Still can't believe it.

The purpose: to get designers exposed to beads they may never have picked themselves (Bead Soups are secret until they arrive on the doorstep) and push people to design or think in a way they may never have.  Digging into your own stash to add to your soup also helps you think of your own beads in a new dimension.

Where are the nearly 500 participants from?

over 135 International Participants from 30 Countries/Territories

o   Australia = 6
o   Austria = 3
o   Bahrain = 1
o   Bulgaria = 1
o   Canada = 33
o   Finland = 4
o   France = 3
o   Germany = 17
o   Hungary = 3
o   India = 1
o   Indonesia = 4
o   Ireland = 1
o   Italy = 3
o   Japan = 1
o   Luxembourg = 1
o   Malaysia = 1
o   New Zealand = 4
o   Philippines = 1
o   Poland = 3
o   Portugal = 1
o   Puerto Rico = 1
o   Romania = 1
o   Serbia = 1
o   Singapore = 2
o   Slovenia = 3
o   Spain = 1
o   Sweden = 3
o   Switzerland = 4
o   The Netherlands = 2
o   United Kingdom = 31

over 340 Participants from 48 States 
in the United States 

(Colorado and North Dakota are only states not represented)

I'm always overwhelmed by the response, and I appreciate everyone's making time to participate.

On with the show!
(click on the photos for enlargements)

I had two partners this year (click here to see the soups we sent each other).  First is Claire Lockwood of Something To Do With Your Hands.  I was tasked to create with a largely green palette.

I have a hard time working with green and I have no idea why.  I have green eyes, I like green beads.  I actually have a lot of them.  I just can't seem to think of what to put WITH them.

First, I'll show you the main piece, which incorporates the fold-formed leaf and the toggle.  I wanted the focal to have a background, so using a brass texture plate, I pounded a silver disk with a hammer.  Or rather, I went, pound pound OUCH, pound pound DANG IT, pound pound I NEED A ROLLING MILL.  Because this happened:

I've never done that before!  But I was determined to get that texture into the metal and by golly I did.

Here's the finished necklace:

I thought of the leaf as a pea pod for some reason, and wired some pearls onto the enameled piece and through the silver circle.  I used some dyed orange aqua terra jasper, a silver flower, and pearls from my stash, the large citrine nuggets, the ceramic leaf charm, and a couple of rough amethyst top-drilled beads from Claire's soup, and made the toggle clasp she sent me front and center with the focal.

I wanted to make a matching bracelet and pair of earrings to go with it, so with more of my orange beads (and by the way, orange is another color I rarely use!), I used the coffee jasper and smaller citrine beads Claire sent to make a delicate charm bracelet and simple earrings.  The purple beads are dyed crazy lace agate from a stash I'd forgotten about.  This will also go well with a piece I made from my soup from Alenka Obid!

Next, I wanted to tackle that rustic ceramic bead cap and the leather.  I immediately knew when I saw it that I wanted to create a tassel, but I discovered that even though there was plenty of room inside the bead cap, I still had to do some finessing and experimenting to get things to come together.  I didn't want the connections to show when worn, but I'm going to show you how I wrapped the leather tightly in wire, threaded it through the top of the ceramic (capped with sterling from my stash), and then adorned with silver chain from which the Czech glass leaf beads Claire sent me added the perfect final touch.

See how that works?  Tip -- trim the leather AFTER you've added your leaf dangles if you want everything the same length.  It's sometimes hard to gauge how much of the leather you'll need to wrap at the top, and you don't want to get caught short.

Finally, I wanted to use the large green painted wood bead she sent to me, as she said, "as a curve ball".  I. Was. Stumped.  And then I looked at all the purple beads I'd pulled out and thought, oh, here we go!

Necklaces like these are fun to make and I'll tell you a secret.  When I have days where my brain is just dead tired but I want to work, I grab a bowl of random beads and make wrapped loop connectors.  That way, sometimes all I have to do is sift through the bowl to find the beginnings of a new design and just connect with jump rings.  Think of it as sourdough bread starter -- once you have some going, you keep adding to it and taking from it as needed.

I used the green wood focal she sent, and from my stash, slabs of dyed crazy lace agate, some lampwork beads with an shiny, oil-slick finish, orange aqua terra jasper, a funky pewter love knot, and some links from a deconstructed chain.  You can wear this any way you like, with the green bead to the side, as I envisioned, or any way you want.

Now to my second partner, Alenka Obid of Pepita Handmade!  She sent me a very colorful soup made with her own polymer clay beads.  The colors of yellow, green, and orange are rarely colors I pick up.  I have no idea why I keep getting stuck in the blue/purple/pink, blue/purple/pink rut, so I am always glad when cool beads find their way to me and I can get my creativity cranking.

What Alenka sent (details by clicking here):

The first thing I worked with was the large (about 2") yellow focal and the clasp.  I thought of Carmen Miranda and Carnivale and mixed a big bowl of bead soup from my stash and hers. I used the green Polaris beads and orange seed beads she sent me and then started grabbing and snagging and mixing up a lot of crazy colorful fun colors together.

Just looking at that makes me happy.

I used a technique I learned by taking two classes with great friend and awesome bead maker Stephanie Sersich.  Instead of working the way she usually does, with the clasp to the back, I wanted to make the clasp show.  That meant figuring out a way to attach cording to both sides of the focal and work equally but oppositely.  

Remember my smashed fingers from working with Claire's soup?  Well, I made another big boo-boo with Alenka's focal.  Her work is EXTREMELY well made.  I, however, know nothing about the dynamics of polymer clay after it's been baked.  I needed to make the holes in the focal a little larger to accommodate the amount of cording I wanted to use, so I gently (well, I thought I was gentle), worked a sewing needle into the hole.

I freaked.

After running in circles, flapping my hands, uttering oh no oh no oh no a few hundred times, I pulled my act together.  I can fix this.  But how?  I didn't want to glue the piece back on, because I knew the weight of the necklace could compromise the join.  It was actually a happy accident in the end, because the original idea I had for connecting the two holes with cording would have been too minimal -- I needed a more robust and more appropriate-for-the-size connection, which is what I ended up with.

As I wrapped the cording, I did dot some jeweler's cement onto the fiber, but not to the focal.  The glue was used in the middle of the wrap to help me keep things even with no slipping.  I think it looks pretty cool this way, and if I hadn't told you I'd broken the top, I doubt anyone would have blinked, because the piece is abstract.

Quite the bold piece, and this one I made lying flat on my back in bed (aside from the running in circles flapping my hands in a panic, that is.)  

Next I worked with the orange and red heart and tube beads Alenka made.  I had a bunch of silk cording from Marsha Neal so I started pulling every shade of brown, orange and yellow in the lot and started laying them out.  I ended up choosing three shades and making a long braid, wove the braid through chain, and then used the coral cubes Alenka sent and a lampwork bead from my stash.

I'm pretty pleased with this, as I've never really worked a lot with silk cord, although I love how it looks.  I had an orphan lampwork bead on my desk, and added a cute bird clasp I had on hand.

I made a matching pair of earrings with the polymer clay tube beads and coral cubes.

I have plans for the yellow and green connectors and blown glass beads she sent, but I'll save that for a little later in the week, I'm thinking.

And there you go!  Most of that, believe it or not, was made in a week.  The most time-intensive was the Carmen Miranda piece -- I had to parcel that over many days.  I enjoyed being back at the bench, though ... it's been far too long!

Please start anywhere on the list -- bottom, middle, first from each section -- mix it up!  I hope you'll take some time over the week to visit people, and I'm going to add a great giveaway later next week to give you even more incentive to visit these wonderful people.  With it being Mother's Day weekend, many people will be a little late in posting, so come back around in a few days to them and give them some love.

Looking for a certain person?  Use Ctrl-F and type their name into the search box.  If you have a Mac -- I'm shrugging my shoulders because I can barely turn those things on.


Lori Anderson, Hostess     Pretty Things

Tina Bosh                                    So Many Books, So Little Time
Kristina Hahn Eleniak                 Peacock and Lime
Kari Asbury                                Hippie Chick Design
Kris Binsfield                             CherishDesigns Blog
Amber Dawn                               Inventive Soul
Michelle Wigginton           
Kayla Potega                               The Eclectic Element
Becky Pancake                            Becky Pancake Designs

Debbie Rogers                   
Jenny Kyrlach                   
Genea Crivello-Knable                 Genea Beads
Deborah Read                   
Julianna Cannon                
Lisa Liddy                                  Metal Me This
Debbie Rasmussen            
Iveth Caruso                     
Rana Wilson                     
Corrie Williams                 

Linda Anderson                
Miranda Ackerley             
Andra Weber                   
Loretta Carstensen            
Penny Houghton               
Tania Hagen                     
Robin Reed                      
Laurie Vyselaar                 
Rachel Baron                    
Erin Guest                                   Renlish

Emma Todd                                  
Kelly Schermerhorn                  
Dana Hickey                                  
Rebecca Ednie                             
Marybeth Rich                             
Sherri Levinton                            
RaMona Woolson                      
Jo-Ann Woolverton                   
Audrey Belanger                        
Candida Castleberry                  

Renetha Stanziano                              Lamplight Crafts
Carolyn Chenault                        
Toltec  Jewels                              
Diana Welte                                  
Jean A. Wells                                
Bev Breisinger                             
Autumn Adams                           
DiYana Alcalde                             
Patty Gasparino                                    My Life Under the Bus
Karen Mitchell                             

Regina Santerre                          
Dhea Powers                                         Java Bead
Jayne Capps                                 
Keri Lee Sereika                          
Melissa Trudinger                      
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca                    
Jeanne Steck                                
Carolyn Lawson                           
Kay Thomerson                                     Kayz Kreations

Maybeline Tay                             
Jackie Locantore                         
D'Arsie Manzella                                   This Here Now, Mamacita
Jacqueline Marchant                          Fiddledeedee Jewelry
Beccy Peterson                           
Katie Nielson-Nunez                 
Heidi Kingman                                       Heidi Kingman Jewelry
Andrea Glick                                 
Rose Johnson                              

Nicole Demore                            
Marti Conrad                                
Marianna Boylan                        
Mitzie Crider                                
Christa Murphy                           
Alisa Siceloff                                 
Maria Rios                                     
Tracy Martin                                 
Nan Emmett                                               Spirit Rattles
Jelveh Jafarian                                          Jelveh Designs

Ali McCarthy                                 
Jennifer LaVite                            
Dolores Raml                                
Valerie Kravette                         
Bobbie Rafferty                          
Kathleen Breeding                     
Kristi Brokaw                                
Lisa Suver                                      
Natalie Moten                                        Running Out of Thread
Jami Shipp                                               Celebrating Life

Diana Shiraishi                             
Heather Otto                                         The Craft Hopper
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp          
Lisa Knappenberger                  
Charlene Jacka                            
Patty Miller                                   
Sandi James                                  
Marianne Hurley                        
Cris Peacock                                 
Andrea Rivers                              

Gloria Allen                                   
Kandice Seeber                           
Janine Lucas                                 
Sandy Richardson                                 Sandy's Coloring Box
Hajer Waheed                             
Cynthia Abner                             
Peggy Johnson                            
Tina Holden                                   
Julie Bowen                                  
Heather Richter                                    Desert Jewelry Designs

Sarah Strover                               
Kimberly Idalski                           
Sandi Volpe                                  
Tandra Boyer                               
Klaudete Koon                            
Michaela Pabeschitz                    
Mea-B. Uebler                            
Mandi Effron                                
Evelyn Shelby                              
Shai Williams                                          Shaiha's Ramblings

Natalie Davidson                        
Evelyn Duberry                           
Eszter Czibulyas                          
Sylvia Lupberger                                   Lusyl's Kreativeseite
Divya N                                                  Jewels by Sayuri
Blanca Medina                             
Ginger Davis Allman                  
Chris Eisenberg                           

Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic       
Jodie Marshall                             
Margareta Saari                          
Menka Gupta                              
Dian Hierschel                              
Kashmira Patel                            
Christina Miles                             
Inge von Roos                              
Sam Siegel                                     
Gina Hockett                                

Linda Newnham                         
Enikö Fabian                                 
Dorota Żerańska                         
Shalini Austin                               
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens          
Silke Groeber                               
Birgit Klughardt                           
Rebecca Anderson                    
Niky Sayers                                             Silver Nik Nats
Stefanie Teufel                           

Rosantia Petkova                                  bairozan's blog
Alenka Obid                                          Pepita Handmade
Jacqueline Keller                                  CreARTelier
Sam Waghorn                              
Jackie Ryan                                   
Kumi Fisher                                   
Joan Williams                                         lilruby jewelry
Stephanie Weiss                         
Elsbeth Fuchs                               
Johanna Nash                              

Natascha Marty                            
Sarah Goode                                          Pookledo
Agata Grygiel                               
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller                   jevebo art
Rebecca Sirevaag                                 Becca's Place
Magdalena Sikora                      
Ana Krepel                                    
Saskia Letta                                   
Beth Emery                                             Stories by Indigo Heart
Lizzie Clarke                                  

Evie and Beth McCord                        EB Bead and Metal Works
Marcia Dunne                              
Agi Kiss                                           
Esterina Jagiella                           
Judith Johnston                          
Jenny Vidberg                             
Klaudia Toth                                 
Merja Sundström                       
Colleen Vinthagen                     
Leah Curtis                                    

Giorgia Rossini                             
Sandra Wollberg                         ‎
Annica Larsson                            
Johana Nunez                              
Krafty Max                                    
Lori Schneider                              
Mary Govaars                              
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi  
Maddison Langford                   
Ginger Bishop                              

Birgitta Lejonklou                       
Lesley Watt                                   
Doris Stumpf                                
Marjolein Trewavas                  
Silvia Sernicola                             
Roxanne Blanc                             
Wendy Chamberlain                 
Siobhán Keogh                            
Claire Fabian                                 
Katrin Fenzke                               

Eva Wills                                         
Kathy Lindemer                          
Bridget Torres                              
Marina Passarella                       
Christina Hickman                      
Tammie Everly                             
Ana Cravidao                                
Keren Panthaki                           
Jennifer VaBenschoten           

Solange Collin                              
Marina Kosović                            
Michelle Tucker                          
Sue Rennie                                   
Claire Lockwood                                   Something to Do With Your Hands
Barb Solem                                             Vivi Magoo Designs
Caroline Dewison                       
Noemi Baena Roman                
Marsela Schroth                         

Amy Severino                              
Vonna Maslanka                                   Just Vonna
Andra Marasteanu                    
Cherrie Warzocha                      
Amanda Wacasey                      
Marcy Lamberson                      
Lisa Johnson                                 
Gail Vanderster-Zwang            
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                 
Asri Wahyuningsih                     

Laurie Ament                               
Lilik Kristiani                                  
Stephanie Haussler                   
Deb Fortin                                     
Kelly Hosford Patterson                    Traveling Side Show
Katy Heider                                   
Christine Stonefield                  
Dagmar Liebisch                          
Sandra McGriff                            

Sheila Daniels                               
Rossana De Gaspari                                Rdegas
Cory Tompkins                            
Judy Riggs                                      
Lora Bright                                     
Tina Noonan                                 
Shawn Price                                  
April Grinaway                             
Cheryl Roe                                    

Pam Hurst                                               Pam Hurst Designs
Shirley Moore                              
Emmanuelle Roué                     
Tammy Adams                            
Kristin Oppold                              
Catie Doman                                
Sheila Prosterman                     
Cheryl Foiles                                 
Stephanie Perry                          
Barbara Fernald                          

Debi Dufrene                               
Kathy Stemke                              
Anne Betenson                           
Chris Haussler                              
Catherine King                             
Andria Poole                                
Sherri Stokey                               
Sharyl King                                    
Donna Millard                                        Artful Moments with Donna Millard
Gayle Dyck                                    

Gen Smith                                               Genny's World
Beti Horvath                                 
Rose Rushbrooke                                 The Art of Rose Rushbrook
Arlene Dean                                 
Maria Rosa Sharrow                  
Deborah Apodaca                      
Veralynne Malone                     
Stacy Alderson                            
Eva Sherman                                          Eva Sherman Designs

Cassi Paslick                                  
Cindy Boissonneault                    
Linda Sadler                                  
Louise Glazier                              
Susan McClelland                       
Kathrin Lembke                                    AllesPerles
Susanne Stelljes                          
Terry Jeanette Carter                  
Susan Kelly                                    

Kim Paige                                                 Red Tree Studio
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell         
Annita Wilson                              
Tracey Leeder                              
Elizabeth Bunn                            
Allison Fitzpatrick                                 Polka Dots and Paisley
Tania Spivey                                           Moobie Grace Designs
Ilenia Ruzza                                   
Lauren Potts                                 
Lynn Jobber                                  

Lee Koopman                              
Carol Wilson                                 
Elizabeth Woodford                  
Rochelle Brisson                         
Shari Replogle                              
Janeen Sorensen                       
Kat Barron Miller                        
Elaine Robitaille                                     tooaquarius
Darlene Fortier                            

Leslie Schenkel                            
Kym Hunter                                  
Leslie Wayment                                    AA Beads and More
Beckie Robison                            
Hannah Trost                               
Kim Hutchinson                           
Liz Engriser                                    
Diah Anggreni                              
Monique Urquhart                    
Kim Williams                                 

Theresa Buchle                                       Bead-Mused
Susan Bowie                                 
Pam DeBoer                                 
Skylar Bre'z                                             BrisingBeads Designs
Janet Loomis                                
Tari Kahrs                                                 pearl and pebble
Nancy Smith                                           nanmade!
Erin Grant                                      
Barbara Mason                            
Karin King                                                The Sparkle Things Blog

Mary K. McGraw                        
Mandi Ainsworth                       
Jasvanti Patel                               
Donna Conklin                             
Karen Jones                                            Off the Top Creations
Lori Finney                                              Using My Beads
Sheila Davis                                           Stone Designs by Sheila
Sabine Dittrich                                       perlendschungel

Nicole Valentine Rimmer        
Marge Beebe                               
Michelle McCarthy                    
Chandra Merod                          
Nancy Olliver                                
Alison Sachs                                  
Kay Mallery                                   
Beth Petricoin                              
Marta Grabalowska                   
Clare Etheridge                           

Heather Marston                       
Ann Rishell                                    
Cece Cormier                               
Shannon German                       
Mary Ellen Merrigan                 
Cheryl Brown                               
Mary Hicks                                    
Judy Robinson                             
Danielle Kelley                             
Cate van Alphen                         

Patricia Buchanan                       
Billi R.S. Rothove                         
Laura Blanck                                           Laura Blanck
Pam Traub                                     
Fay Wolfenden                           
Kristi Harrison                              
Karen Martinez                           
Sarah Singer                                 
Megan Tillery                               
Dana James                                  

Rachel Stewart                            
Valerie Cook                                 
Debra Gibson                               
Pat Haight                                      
Rachel Stanley                             
Sandra Pendragon                     
Anja Schultz                                  
Sharon Driscoll                             
Lecia Woessner                           
Kitty Durmaj                                 

Donetta Farrington                    
Bonnie Coursolle                        
Laurie Wirth                                  
Lori Callahan                                 
B.R. Kuhlman                               
Karin Grosset Grange               
Rebekah Payne                           
Lori Bowring Michaud               

Jael Thorp                                                Jael's Art Jewels
Patty Woodland                          
Eleanor Burian-Mohr                
Susanna Lehto                             
June Butt                                       
Melissa Muir                                          Melissa Muir, Metalsmith
Laney Mead                                 
Tamera Norris                              
Andrea Trank                                         Andrea Trank Jewelry

Marie Covert                                          Creating Interest
Valerie Tilghman                         
Jean Baldridge Yates                 
Sierra Barrett                               
Patricia Robitaille                        
Leanne Loftus                              
Sally Russick                                            The Studio Sublime
Mallory Hoffman                        
Dini Bruinsma                               
Marde Lowe                                 

Hannah Annear                           
Patty Johnson                              
Valerie Norton                            
Ann Sherwood                            
Staci Smith                                    
Jen Purple                                     
Ruth Szapa                                    
CJ Bauschka                                  
Karla Morgan                                         Texas Pepper Jams
Suz Hamel                                     

Laura Guenther                                       Blue Antiquities
Elisabeth Auld                              
Martha Aleo                                 
Shiraz Biggie                                           Secret Songs Designs
Brendalee Astells                          
Heather d'Entremont                      
Kelly Morgan                                
Lori Blanchard                              

Susan Kennedy                           
Rain Hannah                                 
Janice Warden Bergeron         
Melissa Packer                            
Jana Haverty                                
Cindy Ritchie                                
Marianne Baxter                        
Denise McCabe                           
Sharon Palac                                 
Cathy Buckley                              

Jennifer Van Horn                      
Crystal Rector                              
Susan Walls                                   
Penny Neville                                        Copper Penny Designs
Lisa Cone                                       
Heather Davis                              
Michelle Escano                          
Carmen Lau                                  
Janet Borzecki                             
Rhonda Hagerman                     

Katrina Taylor                                         I Wanna Go Out
Molly Alexander                                     Beautifully Broken Me
Nicole Rennell                                        Nicole Rennell Designs
Chris McGilvery                                     M and M Momentos
Erin Prais-Hintz                                      Treasures Found
Dawn Williams                                       Sadie Jewelry Design
Kate Dufour                                            Mixfolios
Robin Lynne Showstack                          The Crazy Bead Hoarder
Elizabeth Hodges                                    The Whispering Seas

Adlinah Kamsir                                       DreamStruck Designs
Carol Dillman                                          Dillman's Dallies
Christine Hansen                                     IntuitiveSparks
Andrea Frank                                          Andrea Creates Jewelry and More
Tracy Stillman                                         Bead Trilogy
Denise Petersen                             
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom         
Madonna Liza Cruz-Comia                      Crazy Notions
Suzann Sladcik Wilson                            Beadphoria

Terri Gauthier                                        Blooming Ideas
Alicia Marinache                                   All the Pretty Things
Hannah Rosner                                       Good River Beads and Jewelry
Keren von Hoeren                                  Creative Ideas
Lea Avroch                                            lajewelrydesigns

Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.