Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Bead Soup Blog Party® -- Where are we from?

I can't believe it's almost that time!  The 6th Bead Soup Blog Party®, Reveal #1, will be this Saturday!!!!

One of the fun things I do for the BSBP kick-off is to map where everyone is from.  My husband and I sit down and several hours later, we have pins in the map for everyone.  We've learned so much about geography doing this, let me tell you!  I'm ready to win the blue piece of the pie next Trivial Pursuit game!  :-)

So without further ado, here is the entire party, all three reveals, mapped out for you.  Click on the maps to get a larger view!

The Entire Map: 45 US states and 25 Countries

 US and Canada details: 

Europe details:

 Asia and Antipodes details:
(Oops.... I missed Singapore, I'm sorry!)

It never ceases to amaze me how this blog hop keeps growing and expanding.  Each party, we gain new people, but what does that mean?  It's not just about numbers.  Numbers alone don't make a blog hop.  No, what makes the numbers meaningful is they're assigned to PEOPLE, and each person who joins in the fun opens their world a little more.  Not only is everyone expanding their design horizons, they're expanding their network of friends and colleagues -- especially since the Bead Soup Cafe opened its doors on Facebook and took the BSBP from an event to a community.

I'm so excited to see what the first reveal group makes!!!!  Visit me here on Saturday and see what everyone made!

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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. ~*I see that I am part of the East Coast concentration! :) I am very much looking forward to Saturday!*~

  2. Lori - that is so incredibly cool! I LOVE that you have mapped this! Can't wait to see the reveals :)

  3. Oh WOW! Firstly, you and your hubby are both pretty darn dedicated to sit there and map out all 399 people!

    Secondly, it amazes me how big this party is and how diverse its participants are.

    Incredible :)

  4. As always, I look forward to this event. And event it is.
    Blog hop just seems so limiting. It is indeed a party and I am so pleased to see its growing international spread which is heart warming. So so, nice for you to provide a platform for 'beading without borders.'

  5. As Summer Studio puts it - it's a party indeed. This is a great adventure to know people more closely from all over the world - our common ground - we love to bead.

    This is my second time in this Bead Soup party and I am thoroughly enjoying it! Dita.

  6. I always look forward to your BSBP maps :-). It's mind-boggling to think that participants come from all over the globe. On another note, not that I'm being picky or anything (well, a little bit), but I think you left out Singapore from the list of Asian & Antipodean countries. I totally can see how it happened though - we're really tiny and you had loads of countries to sift through. But add us, please :-)?

  7. *whisper* you have forgotten Singapore. : ) Thank you for creating the map and starting this hop. I am having a great time playing with the beads my partner gave. *hugs*

  8. Very cool to see everyone on the maps! Appreciate you and your husband doing them!

  9. WOW!! That really is impressive! You have beading buddies all over the world!

  10. Anonymous11:31 AM

    Great to see it's a worldwide bead soup, so interesting to see where everyone is from

  11. Even though I could not partisapate in the BSBP because of my rotator-cuff surgery I am looking forward to the 6th BSBP reveal. I love the map it blows my mind. You and your sweet hubby are awesome to provide us the visual.
    Be blessed to be a blessing

  12. I just got my fabulous Bead Soup drawing package and I'm simply over the moon! Thanks so much Lori!

  13. Love the maps...I am part of the Aussie 'contingent' - I am surprised, thought there would be more of us... Mmm must do something about that...for the next one..LOL! Thanks Lori and husband for taking the time to do this.

  14. wow, I didn't noticed I was not the only italian!
    who's the other one?

  15. Gorgeous doesn't even describe your pieces Lori, which doesn't surprise me one bit. Bravo my dear, bravo


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