Monday, July 09, 2012

Meet my August 25th Bead Soup Blog Party partner, Cece Cormier

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As the hostess for the Bead Soup Blog Party, and this party covering three "mini" parties, I have three partners.  I've already blogged about Patti Vanderbloemen, and Marcia Dunne, and today I'm going to show you what my August 25th partner, Cece Cormier sent to me.

Cece makes some awesome macrame jewelry that's always inspired me, and she sent me a huge soup that is full on inspiration!  But first the cute packaging!

The contents were pretty amazing -- and daunting.  I do love pink -- but I'm not entirely sure what I will make (which is a good thing).

First, thread to use and learn macrame with!  
Love these colors so much!

This is nearly all of it.  Matching Raku beads for the one pendant 
didn't show up on Picture Day.

I have two focals to work with, one easier than the other:

And I loved the wrapping paper!
Totally appealed to my "Oh-I-still-wished-I-lived-in-Asia" side.

This is what I sent to Cece:

Marsha Neal ceramic, copper and crystal, cool Czech glass I picked up from the Bead and Button Show, waxed cotton, DMC thread, pietersite, and dyed shell.  I hope she likes it, but I know that with her skills, she'll rock anything.

Where to find Cece?


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 tm  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. They're both fantastic bead soups. I love the box Cece sent you! That ceramic pendant you sent is yummy, too.

  2. I can't wait to see what you come up with using the macrame cord!

  3. what a lovely assortment! tell me about this macrame cord! it looks luscious!

  4. I love macrame. What a fabulous soup. I can't wait to see what you come up with for these marvelous goodies.

  5. I love ANYTHING oriental so that wrapping paper definitely speaks to me, too :)

    What another beautiful soup you got! Lucky, lucky lady ^.^

    You've definitely got some challenges ahead and I for one can't wait to see what you whip up!

  6. Lucky gal you are, Lori!

  7. I'm not normally a pink sort of person either, but wow - I love how those colors go together! And how she coordinated them with that lovely wrapping paper.

    In truth, that wrapping paper changes my views on the pinks entirely for the better. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  8. Hi Lori!
    Thanks for this post! It's a wonderful way to demonstrate the proper form for the blog party! Now I can see how I need to do it!
    Oh and congratulations on being in Bead Magazine!

  9. I love the mix that you sent her! It's a nice mix that you got too! I'm looking forward to the reveals!

  10. I love all three mixes! Can't wait to see what you both come up with!

  11. Oh this one is going to be a totally new style for you. I can hardly wait to see what you come up with.

  12. The colors in this soup seem more your style. I'm loving those turquoise beads, they're lovely. I'm anxious to see how you work with this one!


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