Tuesday, February 22, 2011

WIN a Pint of Bead Soup!

This Saturday is the reveal date for the 3rd Bead Soup Blog Party.  In anticipation of 210 beaders showing what they made from beads sent to them from other beaders from around the globe, I'm offering a give-away of a PINT of Bead Soup.

(That's a lot of beads, ya'll.)

Here's how it'll work.

Visit here on Saturday to see the blog hop list.  On Sunday, I'll open a contest blog post and you can comment to win by mentioning THREE Bead Soup Party Blogs you visited.  (Don't worry, I'll go over all this again on Sunday.)

Here are more views of the jar:


Hessonite garnet
dyed mangesite
tourmalinated quartz
Picasso jasper focal (close up above)
a bit of tourmaline pebble chips
red coral branches 
coconut wood
white wood
bronze cultured pearl strand
FenG handmade lampwork focal (close up above)
vintage lucite
blue cultured pearls
purple Czech glass
pink cultured pearls
white frosted glass rounds
painted filigree
old-fashioned-style Czech glass
purple pressed glass diamonds
pink pressed glass teardrops
purple pressed glass teardrops
gunmetal chain

So mark your calendar:::

:: Meet me here on Saturday to visit at least three blogs (please don't visit three in a row and call it a day -- skip around! 

:: You'll leave a comment on those three blogs (so keep a pencil and paper by your desk handy so you don't forget where you went!)

:: Make your comment on Sunday's post with the names of the three blogs.

:: That's it!  And it's worth it for all. those. yummy. beads.

Mmmmm.   Soup.  Grab a spoon.

Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.


  1. wow -a bean soup party sounds like such fun~!


  2. Great idea for a giveaway.

  3. That's very generous of you, Lori!

  4. hessonite garnet... hmmm

  5. YUM!

    I"m thinking of doing a give-a-way as well!

    still deciding `;~)

  6. Wow, I am speechless... all those beads. What a great idea! All I can say is thank you...

  7. I can't wait to blog hop!

  8. this is so fun! I am not creative with beads but now I wish I was! Have fun! Blessings, Joanne

  9. A pint of beads...what could be better!

    Looking forward to Saturday.


  10. Awesome, Lori! I am so-o-o looking forward to Saturday! Thanks for all your hard work on putting this together!

  11. A cup of soup is good, but a pint is better! ;) Love the mix of beads in your jar.

    The whole ensemble reminds me of how my grandmama makes homemade jam every year. I so look forward to her delicious strawberry rhubarb!

    Can't wait for all the reveals! The ingredients I've seen across numerous blogs thus far look awesome!

  12. I'm so up for this!!

  13. Lori, you're a genius. Not just creative, but clever! What a great idea to encourage blog hopping, not that anyone will need encouragement to visit all of the many blogs! :-)

  14. That looks so good. Can't wait until Saturday/Sunday to check out the blogs and what they did with their bead soup and then to post about the giveaway.

  15. That is a nice jar of beads! Lori
    you are always really thoughtful! ox

  16. ooo, MORE excitment! can't wait for THIS weekend! ;o)


    hello gorgeous xxx

  17. I'm really excited about bead soup!


  18. You are the best! Looks like a fun pint of beads!

  19. You are the best! Looks like a fun pint of beads!

  20. It looks like an old fashioned lolly jar-only better!
    hessonite garnet and lampwork focals will tempt me any day! Thankyou for your generosity Lori


  21. Can the bead soup participants play? or is it just for people who didn't get to be in the bead soup blog party?

  22. Yes, anyone can enter, other than International, unfortunately, due to the weight of the jar and some of the wood contents aren't allowed in certain countries.

  23. Wow, what a nice giveaway! So many lovelies in that pint of beads that I would love to have. Will mark it on my calender to meet here Saturday! What fun!

  24. yes please. thanks for the chance.

  25. Anonymous2:28 PM

    How cool! That looks like a very yummy bead soup!
    There should be no problem getting that done, sinbce I'm planning to visit more than three Blog Party participats anyway! :)

  26. These would look lovely in a soup bowl!
    Ha, I already know who my "3" will be.
    Thanks Lori and see you Sunday.....

  27. What a wonderful idea! Drop by on Thursday and leave a link to your giveaway!

  28. I love the bead soup in a jar! That is such a cute idea! I will try to be here on Saturday for sure!

  29. Mmmmmmm! That bead soup looks mighty fine!!
    Great idea! "See you" all on Saturday!

  30. How much fun is this whole bead soup thing? Now you've made it even more fun. As if I need any incentive to visit the Bead Soup Blogs. I've been waiting impatiently for the reveal and have visited most of the blogs to see what was sent each artist. Just like window shopping!

  31. Oh my word, this is better than Christmas morning!!

  32. what an opportunity! Thanks, Lori! You'll make a beader out of me yet - actually I do collect...just not in production yet!

  33. Oh how awesome of you to do this and package it in such a cute way! You know I made sure we were back from vacation it time for the reveal! I am catching up on all the housework and blog friends today to make sure I visit as many as possible. You have worked so hard through all of this it is the least I can do to show you how much I appreciate it as a bystander!
    Hugs Always!

  34. A pint of bead soup - What a great idea - Maybe some of the rest of us out there could borrow your idea and offer our own "pints". I think that would be a great idea and if you don't mind the borrowing of the pint - I think I will put together one myself. That is almost as fun and the "soup". Maybe some day the next time it will be a quart of Soup - Not greedy are we?

  35. Wowza!! Lori you are so generous, i've accually been on the comp. all morning checking out many many of the bead soup party blogs as posted by Lori at studiowaterstone alot of very inpiration creations out there, thanks for the heads up on the givaway can't wait to see all of the wonderful creations on Sat.! Shall i leave out milk & cookies cause it seems like Christmas :p

  36. wow, what a beautiful jar of beads. I have such a busy weekend, I sure hope I can get to my computer! I cannot wait to see what everyone has done with their stuff. This has been such a fun experience, keeping up with what people send and get. I know what I will be doing on Monday, A LOT of visiting blog sites :D

  37. What a great idea - I am wondering if we can borrow your idea and those of us soupers could maybe offer up our own "pints" to add to the pleasure. This is just such a fantastic idea and just adds to the already wonderful "soup". Who knows, maybe next time the pint will grow to a quart? Not greedy or anything. You are so fantastic Lori!!!

  38. You are always thinking of fun things! Souper sweet of you to do this too! OMG How great is this. I hope I remember to stop back by!!!

  39. Yes, you can certainly use my idea for a giveaway!!!

  40. What a terrific idea. I hope to add to the soup next time. Just not a blogger yet.

  41. What a great idea. Stone (bead) soup for all.

  42. alice's beads and Baubles8:51 PM

    wow that looks like a great jar of soup. Thanks for all the fun and the hard work. You are the BEST!

  43. I love the ivory and deep red colour combo you've used in your necklace. The vintage buttons and old key give it a really special look - verrrrry nice Lori!

  44. How fun!! What a neat idea!!

  45. Wow, what a giveaway. I have blog hoping for the past two days trying to take in all of the lovelies that have been made as part of this bead soup party. I am currently on number 122, having gone to Sandi Volpe Designs, The Ravished Heart, and Art With Moxie just recently. I am slow at this because I keeping hopping back and forth - it's hard to take it all in at one sitting. My only disappointment is that I can't participate in the Bead Soup Party myself - I don't have a blog but I love reading other people's blogs and seeing all the wonderful things they have made. I hope I am lucky enough to win one of these beauties.

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  48. Elizabeth Freeman here #106. What a lovely give away. Here are just a few of the blogs I have visited:
    Lori Anderson Pretty Things
    Cherin Poovey Lanyand Lady
    Kathryn Chile Cats
    Laura Zeiner Stick Lizard Dsgn
    Patricia Gasparino My Life Under
    the Bus

    Thank you for your hard work and wonderful generosity.

  49. This has been so amazing- I've bookmarked several blogs for further reference and inspiration! Some of my favorites were ,of course, Pretty Things,Copper Diem, Singing Woods, Dana's Jewelry Design, Art with Moxie and Jen Judd Rocks-- her butterfly necklace is breathtaking. Now pondering starting my own blog so I can participate in the next BSBP :)

  50. I'm on my 66th blog! Plan to make it to the end!
    Having a wonderful time hopping! Thank you for your vision of Bead Soup Blog Party!

    Here's 3 Bogs
    Beads by Earth Tones - Alison Crenshaw
    The Bead Dreamer - Charlene Sevier
    The Laughing Raven - Anna Lear

    Throw me in your pot!

  51. The whole concept of the bead soup blog party is nothing short of genius!!! I have spent a good share of my time blog hopping over the last two days. What a feast for the eyes. I visited most of the blogs listed including yours (wow), Diane Hawley and Amanda Davie - Articulations (another favorite) Thank you for all your time and effort. I have introduced many to this event.

  52. What a great giveaway. Hope I'm not too late. Love the Bead Soup Blog Party. Still savoring the last of it. Found many artists that I was unfamiliar with who I will start following. Thanks.


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