Thursday, February 27, 2014

No Words















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.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Still working...

Or rather, Rick is right now.


Most of you know I'm fighting a nasty case of Lyme disease.  It's vicious, and to trick the little ......monsters (ha, not the first word that came to my mind) my antibiotics are changed on a regular basis.  I started a new one the day of sign ups, and today I have to start a new one because frankly, I had no idea meds could make me THAT sick.  But they can, and they do, and they did.


Stupid....monsters.


Anyway.  Rick is following my input on how I need the spreadsheets organized.  First, we had to keep a clean copy of the original spreadsheet with time hacks, as that is how you'll be listed.  Second, I needed an alphabetical list so I can post it and you can find yourself easily.  Next, I need a spreadsheet with just international people.  Then one with those who only want a seed bead partner.


Don't be afraid of seed beads, though...did you see what Zack designed with this soup for my book?


Then I have to see who had whom for partners before so I hopefully don't repeat.


Then I match people with different styles.


Then I fix all the missing zip codes, partial addresses, things like that.


Next I enter all the emails into Mail Chimp so I can send you information.  You will get more than a few emails from me, so if you're not, CHECK YOUR SPAM...also make sure your partner's email doesn't hit spam.


I know you're excited but hang in there!  The list of participants should (SHOULD) be posted this weekend.  Matching partners is another week, and then off you go!


Please either follow this blog and/or www.BeadSoupBlogParty.com so you don't miss a thing.


And hey, but just askin'...have you read the book?  Feel free to leave your review of it at Amazon.com and BN.com.  Thankyouverymuch.

Photo by Brandi Hussey


Thanks, and see you soon!



Monday, February 10, 2014

Now the work begins.

The sign ups are officially closed.  Now I need you to give me some time to work on the spreadsheet with Rick -- fixing any duplicates, checking on those who had trouble signing up, and getting an email message out to everyone that yes, you are officially IN.


After that is over, I will start visiting all the blogs and pairing people up.


The list of attendees will be posted within the week.


The list of partners and partner emails will be out by February 28th.


I don't know what I expected, but sign ups were again epic.  I haven't removed any duplicates yet, but it looks like we have 490-ish people.   Mind:boggles.


For interest, this is the response for "Is this your first time participating"....



Thank you all so very much.  Stay tuned.






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, February 08, 2014

Bead Soup Blog Party Sign Ups are LIVE!!! Sign up now!

Sign ups are officially closed.





Finally!  Today, Sunday, February 9th, is the day and the ONLY day, to sign up for the 8th Bead Soup Blog Party.  That is via Eastern Standard Time (EST) and you can convert your time by clicking here.  When you submit the form, it will automatically add a time stamp for me, and I will close the form at midnight.


The form is easy.  Rather than embed it on the blog, which can cause scrolling issues on some phones and tablets, all you have to do is

 CLICK HERE 

and it will take you a free-standing page with the form.


When you finish filling in all the information, you must click the "submit" button and you will then see a page that your response has been recorded.  That's all there is to it -- pretty simple.




For details on the party, the badge, and examples of just what I mean by Bead Soup, click here.


(A small plea:  I am one person and I do sleep.  I will be answering emails and messages just as soon as I possibly can and won't leave you hanging, so please be patient.  You can also ask questions at the Facebook group www.BeadSoupCafe.com)


Let's go!





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.

Bead Soup Blog Party signs ups will start HERE at midnight

Click here to read more about it -- and come back to


to sign up

Sunday, Feb 9th, starting at midnight EST.








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.


Monday, February 03, 2014

Badge for the Bead Soup Blog Party ® and lots of information for sign ups THIS WEEKEND~

Please click here to get the down low on the 
8th Annual Bead Soup Blog Party ® --- 


Sign ups are this weekend, 
February 9th!!!!








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.

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