Friday, July 27, 2012

A Quick Look at the Bead Soup Book!

I had a quick look at the Bead Soup book these past weeks.  I'm pleased to announce that Jeannie Dukic's butterfly necklace, made with a bead soup I sent her, made the back cover!

Hard to tell in this hasty photo, but the book designer used clever recipe cards and sticky notes in the book to hold key information.  Isn't that clever?  I had an idea about recipe cards but she went the extra mile on it.

Cindy Wimmer took all the photos of the bead soups in the bowls (was it really last summer when we did all this????) and I'll tease you with the soup that my son picked out:

Humble seed beads from our local Ben Franklin (the closest thing we in rural areas have to a Michaels), frog beads by Green Girl Studios, and a clasp from AD/Adornments.  WHAT do you think he came up with?????  Because trust me, he had DEFINITE ideas about what worked and what didn't.  "NO, Mommy.  Seriously?" was often heard while we worked together.

If you're interested in a pre-order with free tutorials and an autograph, look to the right and you'll see the link.  You can also buy the book a little cheaper at the Kalmbach store, but won't receive the free tutorials.

It's almost here -- and I can't wait!


Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack.  Visit her shops by clicking here.  She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party®   and author of the book Bead Soup.

Join her at the Facebook group Bead Soup Cafe for bead chat, swaps, challenges, and lots of eye candy!


  1. Your book looks great!

    Also, Zack certainly has an eye for color.

  2. That is just awesome. And I love the soup ingredients that Zach got. Yummy! Enjoy the day. Erin

  3. I can't wait!!! My kids are SO impressed that I'm friends with "someone famous!!" I love Zack's soup! Green is my favorite color!!

  4. Your book looks awesome :) I love taking in new designs, and jewelry art makes my soul happy -- especially jewelry created by this cool community!

    The bead soup pics Cindy shot are so nice, really excellent, the recipe cards and sticky notes are cool -- great idea, Lori! Love how your editor put Jeannie's butterfly necklace on the back cover, and your book designer ran with your recipe idea for the bead soups!

    I can't wait for the book, and can't wait to see all the designs in the BSBP6 first reveal tonight! Hee-haw! It's fun :)

  5. Cindy is such a talented photographer! With those vibrant soups, talented artist and fabulous pictures, this book is going to be EPIC!

  6. WOW! Your soups were lucious and you were very creative. To mix the soups was ingenious and such variety you got with the pieces as a result - prize-winning for sure, and I adore your blues piece.

    I am wowed and enamored by the event and what it brings out in the artists. You rock!(Literally!)

  7. Kayla said it best. I'm so happy and honored to be apart of this book. Can't wait to see Zach's soup. Thank you Lori!

  8. The book is going to be terrific!
    Yay for Jeannie's necklace making the back cover!

  9. Lori, thank you so much for hosting this wonderful event! I normally do bead weaving, but found myself stringing, and creating new types of components which for me was a challenge. Both in the soup I sent to Jean A Wells and also in the creation of the pieces from the soup she sent to me.

    Your jewelry is absolutely beautiful!

  10. Really looking forward to seeing this book in the real! Whoop!!


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