Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bead Soup Blog Party is HERE!

*** Note - Sign Ups are now closed -- stay tuned for the Party Hop! ***

The first Bead Soup Blog Party was a huge success, and I received a lot of emails requesting another one. So here it is!

To participate, here's what you need to do --

1. Email me your name, blog address, and mailing address. DEADLINE is May 7th!

2. Grab this button for your blog and link it back to this post. This post will be where all the blog links of the party-goers will be.

3. Be prepared to send a focal, a special clasp, and a small assortment of coordinating beads to your bead swap partner (sent by May 18th). Examples can be seen by clicking here and viewing the Bead Soup Party Flickr stream.

4. Party Week starts June 19th. Last party, we had so many attendees that we really needed several days to visit all the blogs and view all the loveliness, so this time we'll split the party into days.

I'm still recovering from surgery, so give me 24 hours to reply to you -- if you haven't heard back from me by then, email me or leave me a comment again or check your spam mail.

WELCOME to the party!

Blog Soup Party Goers

1. Lori, Pretty Things

2. Lorelei, Lorelei1141

3. Norma, Moonlit Fantaseas

4. Beth, EB Bead and Metalworks

5. Katie, KatieBead

6. Kimberly, Bahama Dawn

7. Debbie, Prairie Emporium

8. Lisa, Joolz by Lisa

9. Kate, Tropical Blonde

10. Janet, Singing Woods

11. Julianna, Juls Beads

12. Erin, Treasures Found

14. Jen, Jen Judd Rocks

15. Kella, Me But a Little More In Depth

16. Emanda, Artemisia Studio

17. Marie, Skye Jewels

18. Loretta, Designs By Loretta

19. Stacy, Sissy and Jack's

20. Joanna, Filcowe

21. Diane, Diane Hawkey

22. Marianna, Pretty Shiny Things

23. Anna, The Laughing Raven

24. Marcie, La Bella Joya

25. Lois, Que Onda Q'town?

26. Jayne, Mama's Got To Doodle

27. Lisa, Alterity

28. Dale, Dales' Flights of Fancy

29. Melanie, Kookie Designs

30. Christine, A Hot Piece of Glass

31. Nancy, Beading From the Heart

32. Laurel, Rue's Daftique

33. Sandi, Do Be Do Bead Do

34. Nicki, Nicki's Reef

35. Virginie, ViviBijoux

36. Janeen, Wild Vanilla

37. Filomena, Pink Velvet Bird

38. Lyn, Lyn Foley

39. Tari, Pearl and Pebble

40. Rebecca, Song Beads

41. Regina, Regina's Writings

42. Nancy, The Rabbit Muse

43. Whitney, Whitney Lassini

44. Maria, Garden Path Beads

45. Michelle, Life in the Bead Lane

46. Ann, My Critical Eye

47. Lisa, Lucid Moon Studio

48. Nan, Spirit Rattles

49. Amy, Copper Diem

50. Malin, Beading by Malin de Koning

51. Anne, Gardanne Glass Lampwork

52. Alice, Alice's Beads and Baubles

53. Barbara, Second Surf

54. Amanda, Articulations

55. Heather, Humble Beads

56. Melissa, Melissa Meman, Art, Life, Love

57. Kate, Organic Odysseys

58. Patti, PJ Clark Designs

59. Stefanie, Stefanie's Sammelsurium

60. Carol, Carol Bradley Designs

61. Wanda, A Frayed of Fibers

62. Diana, Vintage Blue Studio

63. Marieke, Marieke's Blog

64. KJ, Silver Parrot

65. Maire, Maire Dodd

66. Shannon, Miss Fickle Media

67. Dana, Dana's Jewelry Designs

68. Charlene, The Bead Dreamer

69. Elisabeth, Beads for Busy Gals

70. Cathryn, Chile Cats

71. Missy, Melissa Rappaport

72. Cindy, Cindy Dolezal Designs

73. Valerie, Hot Art

74. Courtney, Beads by Breul

75. Johanna, Fire Phoenix Creations

76. Shea, gr8findings

77. Julie, Pryce Designs

78. Jeannie, Jeannie's Blog

79. Patricia, Verre Design

80. Christa, Adventures of One Beady Woman

81. Heather, My Muse

82. Susan, Night Beader at Large

83. Sonja, Drachenei

84. Jennifer, Glass Addictions by Jennifer

85. Melissa, One-Eared Pig Beads

86. Rebecca, 2SistersBeadwork

87. Karyn, Releases by Rufydoof

88. Denise, Bling on the Blog

89. Doris, Glaszwerg

90. Megan, Churchy & Her Sailor

91. Jo, Daisychain Designs

92. Jen, VanBeads Jewelry and Design

93. Kristie, Artisan Clay

94. Jess, Vintaj

95. Suzann, Beadphoria

96. Sharon, Sharon's Jewelry Garden

97. Michelle, bMichelle


  1. I'm in again...thanks Lori!

  2. I had a lot of fun with the last bead soup party!! so count me in on this one too! hope you are feeling better real soon

  3. Lori, the 1st event was such a blast. I'm sad I won't be able to participate this time around. I can't wait to see the creations in Round 2!

  4. please count me in on bead soup ..the last one was so much fun...can't wait to see who my partner will be this time around.

  5. Anonymous10:14 AM

    I would love to participate. Problem:

    I don't have outlook and cannot email you to sign up. Please email me at kimfdim-at-aol-dot-com. I tried emailing the address on your profile, but a-oh-ell would not let me send it (?)

  6. I'm definitely in again! Squee!

  7. Count me in too, please.

    and please take of yourself.

  8. yippee!mailing you right after this

  9. this time I'm in!! I missed the last one, but I am not missing this one :)

  10. I'm in again too.


  11. This was so much fun last time
    around! Thanks again Lori...can't wait!

  12. I am ready to party. Thank you for organizing it again, it was so much fun and you did a great job. Get well soon.

  13. I wish I was so gifted, alas, I will admire from afar. great idea...
    feel well


  14. Sounds like you will all have lots of fun! I hope things are looking up for you.

  15. I just e-mailed you. I had so much fun last time, i can't resist joining again this time!

  16. Oh I so wanted to do this again, but it is at the time where I am teaching, AND getting ready for Bead and Button. So sad. Have a great time eveyone.

  17. Oh, I wish I could! I had such a blast in the first party, but I'm in cram mode for Bead & Button, so I'll have to pass. :o( Next time, though, for sure!

    ~ Julie

  18. this looks so cool! how wonderful the blog-world is, no?
    I hope you are feeling better from your surgery :)

  19. Anonymous8:16 PM

    Thank you so much for getting back to me. I am so excited to join in on this party...I have been waiting :)

  20. Looking forward to the party. Count me in!

  21. I hope you're okay?

    I am gettin my soup on this time!

  22. Count me in:-) Send you a mail and hope you received it. regards Stefanie

  23. Hey Lori...just a tiny thing, but can you change the name on my blog link to Art, Life, Love ...not Art, Love, Life :)

  24. Just stumbled onto your blog and I would love to join the "Bead Soup Blog Party". However I'm from The Netherlands so hopefully that's ok.

  25. Hi Lori
    I just emailed you. The party sounds fabulous. I can't wait to attend. Thank you for putting it together!

  26. I found out about the party via Juls and would love to take part. I am in Australia though so I hope that is ok?


  27. I signed up, too! I can't wait!

    I hope you are doing well.

  28. Anonymous1:14 PM

    Thank you for including me! I'm very excited :) hope you feel better soon

  29. I'm in! I just sent you an email and posted a link on my blog.

  30. I'm stoked! Lets get to it.

  31. I can't believe I missed it this time! Bah humbug! Next time ... you are doing another one, right?!!!

  32. Missed this one, can't wait to see the reveals!

  33. May 22, 2010

    Hi Lori,

    I would love to participate in a bead soup party, but postage, back and forth from here to the US, would eat up too much time. Would it be ok if I did my own party here in Sweden? Maybe I can get some Swedish jewellery-bloggers interested in having a bead-soup party. I think Lotta Knutar of Silverknuten did it once last year.
    I am following your party and learning!

    Best wishes,


  34. Elizabeth4:54 PM

    I am so bummed I missed this party! Hopefully I will catch the next one. :D

  35. I enjoyed checking out all the blogs last time! Looking forward to doing the same this time!

  36. You did a good job, Lori! :) No wonder many people who like your artwork. Amazing!

  37. Anonymous8:11 AM

    Brilliant website, I had not noticed previously during my searches!
    Carry on the good work!

  38. It seems many people very excited by this Bead Soup Blog party. I see many talented designer there. So, good luck for your next project, Lori!


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