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!


(AGAIN!)


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!


Remember,
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.


Enjoy!



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                     http://adornedonadelaide.weebly.com/
Kayla Potega                               The Eclectic Element
Becky Pancake                            Becky Pancake Designs


Debbie Rogers                             http://debbiestreasuresandgems.wordpress.com/
Jenny Kyrlach                             www.anafiassa.blogspot.com
Genea Crivello-Knable                 Genea Beads
Deborah Read                             www.deborahreadcom.blogspot.com
Julianna Cannon                          http://julsbeads.blogspot.com/
Lisa Liddy                                  Metal Me This
Debbie Rasmussen                      www.Kepirasmussen.blogspot.ca
Iveth Caruso                               www.creativeatelier.net/blog
Rana Wilson                               http://ranaleadesigns.blogspot.com/
Corrie Williams                           http://thecedarbeader.blogspot.com.au


Linda Anderson                          http://fromTheBeadBoard.blogspot.com
Miranda Ackerley                       http://blog.mirandack.com/
Andra Weber                             www.andrasjoyfuljourney.blogspot.com
Loretta Carstensen                      http://www.designsbyloretta.blogspot.com/
Penny Houghton                         www.smellynelly.blogspot.com.au
Tania Hagen                               http://pelimadesign.blogspot.co.nz/
Robin Reed                                www.willowdragon.blogspot.com
Laurie Vyselaar                           www.Lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
Rachel Baron                              www.rbarondesigns.blogspot.com
Erin Guest                                   Renlish


Emma Todd                                            www.apolymerpenchant.com
Kelly Schermerhorn                            http://meanderingwithkelly.blogspot.com/
Dana Hickey                                            http://magpieapproved.blogspot.com
Rebecca Ednie                                       http://eclecticendeavours.blogspot.com
Marybeth Rich                                       http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Sherri Levinton                                      www.cuttergazette.blogspot.com
RaMona Woolson                                www.jerseygirlsbeadwork.blogspot.com
Jo-Ann Woolverton                             www.Itsabeadifulcreation.blogspot.ca
Audrey Belanger                                  http://esperianterra.blogspot.ca/
Candida Castleberry                            http://spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com


Renetha Stanziano                              Lamplight Crafts
Carolyn Chenault                                  www.carolynchenault.wordpress.com
Toltec  Jewels                                        www.JewelSchoolFriends.com
Diana Welte                                            http://lilyweeds.blogspot.com
Jean A. Wells                                          www.jeanawells.blogspot.com
Bev Breisinger                                       http://countryfrogcreations.blogspot.com/
Autumn Adams                                     www.autumndawns.blogspot.com
DiYana Alcalde                                       www.agapecreationsjewelry.blogspot.com
Patty Gasparino                                    My Life Under the Bus
Karen Mitchell                                       www.overthemoon-design.com


Regina Santerre                                    http://reginaswritings.blogspot.com/
Dhea Powers                                         Java Bead
Jayne Capps                                           https://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com
Keri Lee Sereika                                    www.pinklemonade.typepad.com
Melissa Trudinger                                www.beadrecipes.wordpress.com
Elsie Deliz-Fonseca                              http://ladelizchica.blogspot.com/
Jeanne Steck                                          www.gemsbyjeannemarie.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawson                                     http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Kay Thomerson                                     Kayz Kreations


Maybeline Tay                                       http://thejewelrylarder.blogspot.sg/
Jackie Locantore                                   http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/blog/MorningStarSanctuaryStudio
D'Arsie Manzella                                   This Here Now, Mamacita
Jacqueline Marchant                          Fiddledeedee Jewelry
Beccy Peterson                                     www.yanasmom.blogspot.com
Katie Nielson-Nunez                           www.Vikingcraft.blogspot.com
Heidi Kingman                                       Heidi Kingman Jewelry
Andrea Glick                                           http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Rose Johnson                                        http://swtrosethorn.blogspot.com/


Nicole Demore                                      http://healingbeading.blogspot.com/
Marti Conrad                                          http://marticsclay.blogspot.com
Marianna Boylan                                  www.stargirlshop.blogspot.com
Mitzie Crider                                          www.needfulluxuries.com
Christa Murphy                                     http://adventuresofwonebeadywoman.blogspot.com/
Alisa Siceloff                                           www.armoredmermaid.blogspot.com
Maria Rios                                               http://mlourdes24.blogspot.com/
Tracy Martin                                           www.nutkittensjewelry.blogspot.com
Nan Emmett                                               Spirit Rattles
Jelveh Jafarian                                          Jelveh Designs


Ali McCarthy                                           www.northwoodscreativestudio.blogspot.com
Jennifer LaVite                                      www.drygulchbeadsandjewelry.blogspot.com
Dolores Raml                                          www.craftydscreations.wordpress.com
Valerie Kravette                                   http://gettingabeadon.blogspot.com
Bobbie Rafferty                                    www.beadsong.blogspot.com
Kathleen Breeding                               http://99bobotw.blogspot.com
Kristi Brokaw                                          www.Kristibrokawdesigns.blogspot.com
Lisa Suver                                                http://fanceethat.blogspot.com/
Natalie Moten                                        Running Out of Thread
Jami Shipp                                               Celebrating Life


Diana Shiraishi                                       www.JasmineTeaDesigns.blogspot.com
Heather Otto                                         The Craft Hopper
Ghislaine Kruse-van Erp                    www.kruseartllc.com
Lisa Knappenberger                            www.liraysadesigns.blogspot.com
Charlene Jacka                                      http://clay-space.com/blog
Patty Miller                                             http://pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com/
Sandi James                                            www.dobedobeaddo.blogspot.com
Marianne Hurley                                  www.Readsandbeads.wordpress.com
Cris Peacock                                           http://crispart.blogspot.com/
Andrea Rivers                                        http://turtlesoupcreative.blogspot.com/


Gloria Allen                                             http://gloriaallendesigns.blogspot.com/
Kandice Seeber                                     http://coloraddictionblog.blogspot.com
Janine Lucas                                           http://www.esfera.me/travel/
Sandy Richardson                                 Sandy's Coloring Box
Hajer Waheed                                       www.mybeadedworld.wordpress.com
Cynthia Abner                                       http://createdtreasures.blogspot.com/
Peggy Johnson                                      http://charmbarn.blogspot.com/
Tina Holden                                             www.beadcomber.ca
Julie Bowen                                            http://blog.autochthonous-evolved.com
Heather Richter                                    Desert Jewelry Designs


Sarah Strover                                         www.beaupepys.blogspot.com
Kimberly Idalski                                     www.kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com
Sandi Volpe                                            www.sandivolpe.com
Tandra Boyer                                         http://alittleinkalicious.blogspot.com/
Klaudete Koon                                      http://www.klaudetekoon.blogspot.com
Michaela Pabeschitz                              http://der-lamardebonita.blogspot.co.at/
Mea-B. Uebler                                      http://schmuck-der-gut-tut.blogspot.de
Mandi Effron                                          www.craft-o-licious.blogspot.com
Evelyn Shelby                                        http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/
Shai Williams                                          Shaiha's Ramblings


Natalie Davidson                                  http://www.northshoredays.com
Evelyn Duberry                                     www.Shebamakeda.com
Eszter Czibulyas                                    http://bigyogyar.blogspot.com
Sylvia Lupberger                                   Lusyl's Kreativeseite
Divya N                                                  Jewels by Sayuri
Blanca Medina                                       www.peru-medesigns.com
Ginger Davis Allman                            http://thebluebottletree.com
Chris Eisenberg                                     http://www.wanderware.blogspot.com


Katja Benevol Gabrrijelcic                 http://slovoni.blogspot.com
Jodie Marshall                                       www.marshalljodie.blogspot.com
Margareta Saari                                    http://magsinhelmet.blogspot.fi/
Menka Gupta                                        http://menkag.blogspot.com/
Dian Hierschel                                        www.mydias.de
Kashmira Patel                                      http://sadafulee.blogspot.com
Christina Miles                                       http://wingsnscales.blogspot.com/
Inge von Roos                                        www.ingetraud.wordpress.com
Sam Siegel                                               http://samsbeadshopandjewelry.blogspot.com/
Gina Hockett                                          http://www.freestyleelements.blogspot.com


Linda Newnham                                   http://earth-shinedesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Enikö Fabian                                           www.perleni.blogspot.com
Dorota Żerańska                                   http://gdymamczas.blogspot.com
Shalini Austin                                         http://jewellery-by-shalini.blogspot.co.uk
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens                    www.glassbeadart.blogspot.com
Silke Groeber                                         http://just-beads.blogspot.com
Birgit Klughardt                                     www.gitesbeads-gite.blogspot.com
Rebecca Anderson                              www.songbeads.blogspot.com
Niky Sayers                                             Silver Nik Nats
Stefanie Teufel                                     http://stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com


Rosantia Petkova                                  bairozan's blog
Alenka Obid                                          Pepita Handmade
Jacqueline Keller                                  CreARTelier
Sam Waghorn                                        http://palemooncreation.blogspot.co.uk
Jackie Ryan                                             http://kydojewellery.blogspot.co.uk/
Kumi Fisher                                             www.kumifisher.blogspot.com
Joan Williams                                         lilruby jewelry
Stephanie Weiss                                   http://uniquelymebwd.blogspot.com/
Elsbeth Fuchs                                         www.acrimbolda.blogspot.com
Johanna Nash                                        http://firephoenixcreations.blogspot.com/


Natascha Marty                                      http://www.sommerlicht.ch
Sarah Goode                                          Pookledo
Agata Grygiel                                         http://www.inaurem.pl/
Jeannine Vetsch-Bokstaller                   jevebo art
Rebecca Sirevaag                                 Becca's Place
Magdalena Sikora                                http://www.porannagazeta.blogspot.com/
Ana Krepel                                              http://catspajamas-dogstuxedos.blogspot.com/
Saskia Letta                                             www.puenktliundanton.blogspot.com
Beth Emery                                             Stories by Indigo Heart
Lizzie Clarke                                            www.theneedtobead.blogspot.com


Evie and Beth McCord                        EB Bead and Metal Works
Marcia Dunne                                        www.thealternativefoundry.blogspot.co.uk
Agi Kiss                                                     http://moonsafaribeads.blogspot.com
Esterina Jagiella                                     http://ekleijar.blogspot.com/
Judith Johnston                                    http://www.judith-johnston.com/blog/
Jenny Vidberg                                       http://shymessmycken.blogspot.se/
Klaudia Toth                                           http://www.klaudiabizsu.hu
Merja Sundström                                 http://suntsan.blogspot.fi/
Colleen Vinthagen                               http://www.thewireworkshop.com/blog
Leah Curtis                                              http://beadyeyedbunny.blogspot.co.uk/


Giorgia Rossini                                       http://joyblonde.blogspot.it/
Sandra Wollberg                                   www.city-of-brass-stories.blogspot.com/‎
Annica Larsson                                      http://zestyfrog.wordpress.com/
Johana Nunez                                        www.artincendi.com
Krafty Max                                              http://kraftymax.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneider                                        www.beadaddicted.blogspot.com
Mary Govaars                                        www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Mischelle Andrade Fanucchi            http://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
Maddison Langford                             www.maddy-moo.blogspot.com
Ginger Bishop                                        http://lilmummylikes.blogspot.com/


Birgitta Lejonklou                                 www.lejonklou.blogspot.se
Lesley Watt                                             www.thegossipinggoddess.blogspot.com
Doris Stumpf                                          www.glaszwerg.blogspot.com
Marjolein Trewavas                            http://roomforchangemeuk.blogspot.co.uk/
Silvia Sernicola                                       http://pipa-the-latest.blogspot.it/
Roxanne Blanc                                       http://strikesmyfancy-2013.blogspot.com/
Wendy Chamberlain                           http://wendy-essentialbears.blogspot.co.uk/
Siobhán Keogh                                      www.vovsjewellery.blogspot.ie
Claire Fabian                                           www.saraccino.blogspot.com
Katrin Fenzke                                         http://perlhuehner-schokojunkie.blogspot.de/


Eva Wills                                                   http://quiltingpug.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemer                                    http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Bridget Torres                                        www.shears58.net
Marina Passarella                                 http://annodarte2013.blogspot.it
Christina Hickman                                http://vintagetreasuresjewelry.blogspot.com/
Tammie Everly                                       http://ttedesigns.blogspot.com/
Ana Cravidao                                          http://acbeads.blogspot.com
Keren Panthaki                                     www.vasdea.wordpress.com
Jennifer VaBenschoten                     http://www.vanbeads.blogspot.com


Solange Collin                                        http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com
Marina Kosović                                      http://machoopko-design.blogspot.com/
Michelle Tucker                                    www.michelleannstudio.com
Sue Rennie                                             http://moonandsevenstars.blogspot.co.uk/
Claire Lockwood                                   Something to Do With Your Hands
Barb Solem                                             Vivi Magoo Designs
Caroline Dewison                                 http://www.blueberribeads.co.uk
Noemi Baena Roman                          http://blog.noemibaena.com/
Marsela Schroth                                   www.marselita.de


Amy Severino                                        http://www.amybeads.blogspot.com/
Vonna Maslanka                                   Just Vonna
Andra Marasteanu                              http://bijouxdemonange.blogspot.com
Cherrie Warzocha                                www.colorsofshae.blogspot.com
Amanda Wacasey                                www.Mandyinmystic.blogspot.com
Marcy Lamberson                                www.StudioMarcy.blogspot.com
Lisa Johnson                                           http://spudandmrsbutters.blogspot.com/
Gail Vanderster-Zwang                      www.Angelmoose.blogspot.com
Laurie Keefe-Cecere                           http://cecerelyyours.blogspot.com
Asri Wahyuningsih                               http://asribeadwork.blogspot.com/


ChristineMurrow                                  www.charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
Laurie Ament                                         http://isinglassdesign.blogspot.com/
Lilik Kristiani                                            http://pcbylik.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Haussler                             www.pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Deb Fortin                                               www.studiok24.blogspot.ca
Kelly Hosford Patterson                    Traveling Side Show
Katy Heider                                             www.onthepondcreations.blogspot.com
Christine Stonefield                            www.sweetgirldesign.blogspot.com
Dagmar Liebisch                                    http://kokopellidesign.blogspot.de
Sandra McGriff                                      http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.ca


Sheila Daniels                                         http://www.cheekymagpie.com
Rossana De Gaspari                                Rdegas
Cory Tompkins                                      Www.tealwaterdesigns.blogspot.com
Judy Riggs                                                www.rigglettes.blogspot.com
Lora Bright                                               www.labweorc.wordpress.com
Tina Noonan                                           www.wingedimp.blogspot.com
Shawn Price                                            http://silkyshaven.blogspot.com
April Grinaway                                       http://brooklynbeadgoddess.blogspot.com
Cheryl Roe                                              www.beadroe.blogspot.com


Pam Hurst                                               Pam Hurst Designs
Shirley Moore                                        www.beadsandbread.blogspot.com
Emmanuelle Roué                               www.ashentara.blogspot.fr
Tammy Adams                                      http://paisleylizard.com/blog.html
Kristin Oppold                                        http://www.yayjewelry.blogspot.com
Catie Doman                                          http://drcatie.blogspot.com/
Sheila Prosterman                               www.catswithbeads.blogspot.com
Cheryl Foiles                                           http://cherylsartisticendeavors.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Perry                                    www.mustardbeadbystephanieperry.blogspot.com
Barbara Fernald                                    www.BarbaraSFernald.com


Debi Dufrene                                         http://debideauxdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kathy Stemke                                        http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com/
Anne Betenson                                     www.crystalriverbeads.blogspot.com
Chris Haussler                                        http://pixybugdesigns.blogspot.com
Catherine King                                       www.Catherines-Musings.blogspot.com
Andria Poole                                          www.jewelleryartiste.blogspot.co.uk
Sherri Stokey                                         www.knotjustmacrame.com
Sharyl King                                              http://catchenthesun.wordpress.com
Donna Millard                                        Artful Moments with Donna Millard
Gayle Dyck                                              www.dragonflydreamweaver.wordpress.com


Gen Smith                                               Genny's World
Beti Horvath                                           www.stringingfool.blogspot.com
Rose Rushbrooke                                 The Art of Rose Rushbrook
Arlene Dean                                           http://aglassbash.blogspot.com
Maria Rosa Sharrow                            www.willowstreetshops.blogspot.com
Deborah Apodaca                                www.deborahapodacadesigns.blogspot.com
Veralynne Malone                               www.veradesigns.blogspot.com
Stacy Alderson                                      http://iridalsattic.blogspot.co.uk
Eva Sherman                                          Eva Sherman Designs


Cassi Paslick                                            http://cassisbeads.blogspot.com/
Cindy Boissonneault                              www.dziar.com
Linda Sadler                                            www.idalouisejewelry.blogspot.com
Louise Glazier                                        http://lilyandjasmine.blogspot.com/
Susan McClelland                                 http://mistheword12.wordpress.com/
Kathrin Lembke                                    AllesPerles
Susanne Stelljes                                    www.Pearlify.blogspot.com
Terry Jeanette Carter                            www.tappingflamingo.blogspot.com
Susan Kelly                                              http://midlifegreaterexpectations.blogspot.com


Kim Paige                                                 Red Tree Studio
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell                   www.deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com
Annita Wilson                                        http://awjewelryandbeadwork.blogspot.com/
Tracey Leeder                                        http://abeadifulmess.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Bunn                                      http://elizabethbeads.blogspot.com
Allison Fitzpatrick                                 Polka Dots and Paisley
Tania Spivey                                           Moobie Grace Designs
Ilenia Ruzza                                             http://ile1974.blogspot.it/
Lauren Potts                                           www.lpsjewelry.blogspot.com
Lynn Jobber                                            http://thecreativeklutz.blogspot.co.uk/


Lee Koopman                                        http://stregajewellry.wordpress.com
Carol Wilson                                           http://jetadorn.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth Woodford                            www.Elizabethcreates.blogspot.com
Rochelle Brisson                                   http://www.acreativechelle.blogspot.com
Shari Replogle                                        www.playswithpaper.blogspot.com
Janeen Sorensen                                 www.wildvanilladesigns.com
Kat Barron Miller                                  http://mkpbeadart.blogspot.com/
Elaine Robitaille                                     tooaquarius
Darlene Fortier                                      www.darliciousrejuvenations.blogspot.com


Leslie Schenkel                                      http://twistedchicken.wordpress.com/
Kym Hunter                                            http://kymhunterdesigns.blogspot.com/
Leslie Wayment                                    AA Beads and More
Beckie Robison                                      http://spiralfirestudios.blogspot.com
Hannah Trost                                         www.pzdesigns.blogspot.com
Kim Hutchinson                                     www.jumbledhutch.wordpress.com
Liz Engriser                                              www.beadcontagion.blogspot.com
Diah Anggreni                                        https://mymaniks.wordpress.com
Monique Urquhart                              http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
Kim Williams                                           www.kimmwilliams.blogspot.com


Theresa Buchle                                       Bead-Mused
Susan Bowie                                           http://susanbowie.wordpress.com
Pam DeBoer                                           http://pamelas-studio.blogspot.com/
Skylar Bre'z                                             BrisingBeads Designs
Janet Loomis                                          www.anvilartifacts.blogspot.com
Tari Kahrs                                                 pearl and pebble
Nancy Smith                                           nanmade!
Erin Grant                                                www.ErinsJewelryCreations.blogspot.com
Barbara Mason                                      www.Adorninglyyours.com
Karin King                                                The Sparkle Things Blog


Mary K. McGraw                                  www.mkaymac.blogspot.com
Mandi Ainsworth                                 www.beadcircle.com
Jasvanti Patel                                         http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com
Donna Conklin                                       www.PrimaDonnaBeads.com
Karen Jones                                            Off the Top Creations
Lori Finney                                              Using My Beads
Sheila Davis                                           Stone Designs by Sheila
Sabine Dittrich                                       perlendschungel


Nicole Valentine Rimmer                  www.nvalentine.blogspot.com
Marge Beebe                                         www.rockcreekcreations.blogspot.com
Michelle McCarthy                              Www.fireflydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Chandra Merod                                    www.Junipergoods.blogspot.com
Nancy Olliver                                          http://nancyolliver.com/blog/
Alison Sachs                                            http://beadsbyearthtones.blogspot.com/
Kay Mallery                                             www.kaymreflections.blogspot.com
Beth Petricoin                                        http://createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com/
Marta Grabalowska                             http://galeriakota.blogspot.com/
Clare Etheridge                                     http://www.catseatdogs.com


Heather Marston                                 http://cswdesignsbyhehe.blogspot.com
Ann Rishell                                              http://usingacriticaleye.blogspot.com/
Cece Cormier                                         http://www.thebeadingyogini.com/
Shannon German                                 www.Missficklemediacom.blogspot.com
Mary Ellen Merrigan                           http://www.maryellenbeads.com
Cheryl Brown                                         www.dragonflybeads.ca
Mary Hicks                                              http://uptwnsh-fallingintothesky.blogspot.com/
Judy Robinson                                       http://judyrobinsondesigns.com
Danielle Kelley                                       http://imbuethemuse.blogspot.com/
Cate van Alphen                                   http://fulgorine.wordpress.com/


Patricia Buchanan                                 www.braceletstoo.artfire.com
Billi R.S. Rothove                                   http://www.billi-rs-rothove.blogspot.com
Laura Blanck                                           Laura Blanck
Pam Traub                                               http://www.klassyjoolz.blogspot.com
Fay Wolfenden                                     www.torchfairy.blogspot.com
Kristi Harrison                                        http://kristibasket-itsanewday.blogspot.com/
Karen Martinez                                     http://fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/
Sarah Singer                                           http://singingsongsofsixpence.blogspot.co.uk
Megan Tillery                                         http://cherryonion.wordpress.com/
Dana James                                            www.danasjewelrydesign.blogspot.com


Rachel Stewart                                      www.bluefinchjewelry.blogspot.com
Valerie Cook                                           www.kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com
Debra Gibson                                         http://debrasheart.blogspot.com/
Pat Haight                                                http://wigglebuttblog.blogspot.com/
Rachel Stanley                                       www.2catchahummingbird.blogspot.com
Sandra Pendragon                               www.SandraPendragon.blogspot.com
Anja Schultz                                            www.Anjas-perlenwelt.blogspot.de
Sharon Driscoll                                       www.sharondriscoll.blogspot.com
Lecia Woessner                                     https://www.copperroses.blogspot.com
Kitty Durmaj                                           www.perlesandlife.blogspot.com


Donetta Farrington                              http://simplygorgeous-donetta.blogspot.com/
Bonnie Coursolle                                  http://jaspersgems.blogspot.ca/
Laurie Wirth                                            www.mermaidtreasuresart.blogspot.com
Lori Callahan                                           http://dancingwireandbeads.blogspot.com/
B.R. Kuhlman                                         www.mixedmayhemstudios.com
Karin Grosset Grange                         http://ginkgoetcoquelicot.blogspot.fr
Rebekah Payne                                     http://www.treewingsstudio.com/
Lori Bowring Michaud                         http://artfullyornamental.blogspot.com


Jael Thorp                                                Jael's Art Jewels
Patty Woodland                                    http://brokenteepee.com
Eleanor Burian-Mohr                          http://cornerstoregoddessjewelry.blogspot.com/
Susanna Lehto                                       www.othellehto.blogspot.fi
June Butt                                                 http://www.onewhiteswan.blogspot.co.nz/
Melissa Muir                                          Melissa Muir, Metalsmith
Laney Mead                                           http://laney-izzybeads.blogspot.co.uk/
Tamera Norris                                        http://bytameraleah.com/
Andrea Trank                                         Andrea Trank Jewelry


Marie Covert                                          Creating Interest
Valerie Tilghman                                   www.Artjewelzdimensions.blogspot.com
Jean Baldridge Yates                           http://prettykittydogmoonjewelry.blogspot.com/
Sierra Barrett                                         www.Giraffecanhas.wordpress.com
Patricia Robitaille                                  http://www.banglesandbrew.blogspot.com/
Leanne Loftus                                        www.firstimpressiondesign.blogspot.com
Sally Russick                                            The Studio Sublime
Mallory Hoffman                                  http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com/
Dini Bruinsma                                         www.angazabychanges.blogspot.nl
Marde Lowe                                           www.fancimardesigns.blogspot.com


Hannah Annear                                     www.quirkyhannah.wordpress.com
Patty Johnson                                        http://patricialjohnsonglassart.blogspot.com/
Valerie Norton                                      www.hot-fused-glass.com
Ann Sherwood                                      http://ann-sherwood.blogspot.com/
Staci Smith                                              www.stacilouiseoriginals.com
Jen Purple                                               www.purplefishstudio.blogspot.com
Ruth Szapa                                              www.trulytrudi.blogspot.com
CJ Bauschka                                            www.Fool4Jewels.blogspot.com
Karla Morgan                                         Texas Pepper Jams
Suz Hamel                                               http://cardandjewelrycorner.blogspot.com/


Laura Guenther                                       Blue Antiquities
Elisabeth Auld                                        www.beadsforbusygals.com
Martha Aleo                                           www.ornamento.wordpress.com
Shiraz Biggie                                           Secret Songs Designs
Brendalee Astells                                    www.silverbee.ca
Heather d'Entremont                                http://frugalmacdougall.wordpress.com
Kelly Morgan                                          www.silverparrotdesigns.blogspot.com
Lori Blanchard                                        www.alainnjewelry.wordpress.com


Susan Kennedy                                     www.suebeads.blogspot.com
Rain Hannah                                           http://honeyandollie.com
Janice Warden Bergeron                   http://thejewelryroom.blogspot.ca/
Melissa Packer                                      www.melissascheapfrills.com
Jana Haverty                                          http://handlcreations.blogspot.com/
Cindy Ritchie                                          http://mooseriverglass.blogspot.com/
Marianne Baxter                                  www.simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
Denise McCabe                                     www.cabewoman.blogspot.com
Sharon Palac                                           www.sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com
Cathy Buckley                                        www.cathybuckleycatsmeow.blogspot.com


Jennifer Van Horn                                http://jennifersjewelsandjunk.blogspot.com/
Crystal Rector                                        Www.autumnskyadornments.com/blog
Susan Walls                                             http://susansartcircus.com/blog
Penny Neville                                        Copper Penny Designs
Lisa Cone                                                 http://inspiredadornments.blogspot.com/
Heather Davis                                        www.heatherdavisdesigns.com
Michelle Escano                                    www.cabbycraft.blogspot.com
Carmen Lau                                            http://littlemake.blogspot.com
Janet Borzecki                                       www.jaybeejewelry.blogspot.com
Rhonda Hagerman                               http://mustardseedbeads.blogspot.com/


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                                       www.reinventedobjects.blogspot.com
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom                   www.clubcreativestudio.com/blog
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.
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