Bead Soup Blog Party

Take a look at Bead Soup Parties past!

What is a Bead Soup Blog Party?
Here's how it works!

First, you must have a blog!

Second, no, you do NOT have to make your own beads!

Third, YES it is open to International beaders!

SO! During the sign up dates, you'll email me to let me know you want to go to the Bead Soup Party.  (Become a Follower to keep up with when the next Party is -- we have about three a year! 

a)  Your full name
b) Your blog address
c) Your shop address, if you have one 
d) Your mailing address

 Make sure lori at lorianderson dot net 
is on your "safe list" in your spam folder. 

    When the sign ups close, I'll contact everyone with their Party Partner and list all the Party Blogs. You'll then send that person a Party Pack:

    ::  A focal  ::
     ::  Some coordinating spacers or beads  ::
     ::  A special clasp (not just a lobster claw)  ::


    As you will see, some will send a smaller amount, some will send a larger amount, but you do NOT have to send an entire necklace or bracelet kit.  The idea is you will use the focal and the clasp, and if you wish, some of the coordinating beads, incorporating beads from your own stash.  The idea is to help you think outside the box and work outside your normal comfort zone, pushing you into creative directions you may never have gone.

    You ONLY have to use the focal and the clasp.

    photo by Carol Bradley

    my first soup

    When you get your package of beads, show your beads on your blog, then you make something with it, take a picture, and post it on your blog on the Party day.  Then everyone hops around to as many Party Blogs as possible to see what people made on Party Day!

    Grab a button for your blog!

    Just paste the entire button code into a Gadget in Blogger (email me if you need help), or you can just cut and paste the button and link it to

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    Feel free to tell your friends!

    An easy way to keep up with Blog Party happenings?  
    Follow my blog!

     Flickr group 
    Facebook Fan Page


    1. Anonymous7:57 AM

      Great articles and great layout. Your website deserves every one of the positive feedback it has been getting.

    2. Hi there,
      I posted on my blog regarding your contest as well as facebook. Love the possiblity of winning the "Bits and Bobs" and the "soup mix" by you. Either of these would be really neat to get a chance to play with to see what you could create. Thanks for all your work in getting this contest going and the giveaways. Thanks,

    3. Anonymous8:59 PM

      This is the first time i ever seen beading blog,found it inBead Design book,this is so cool thanks

    4. Look at those absolutely gorgeous beads!!

    5. I think that bead soup blog party looks like way too much fun! I've put a link on my new blog. I'm so excited to find so many beading blogs, I had no idea they all existed! I'll keep looking around for sure!


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