Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bead Soup Book Blog Tour Starts TOMORROW!

Writing this book was not just about me writing a book.  

Oh no.  Heavens no.

This book is about all of you have participated in the past Bead Soup Blog Party® blog hops, and it's about the talent of the 25 contributors who joined me in bringing this book to pass.  Whether it was their talent for creating beads and soups or their talent for creating jewelry tutorials, everyone is appreciated and should be celebrated -- and that's what this Bead Soup Book Blog Tour is all about.

Starting tomorrow, come here to see who is on the list for the day, who will be giving their take on their tutorial or bead soup.  Each person will be giving away something, from books to beads to discounts in their stores.  Each day, leave a comment here and on the other participants blogs to win -- and for every post you make, you'll be in the running for the Grand Prize, some of which is shown here:

:: Faux sea glass donated from Z-net Shows
:: Cultured pearls and a large brass toggle
:: Handmade necklace from the BSBP6 donated by Sandi Volpe
:: Fiskars square and round mandrel and two nail files for metal work
:: Heavy-duty utility apron with "I'm a Bead Souper" 
:: Handmade notebook with lampwork bead accents
:: Tacky Glue for your tool kit
:: Color palettes donated by Brandi Hussey
:: Polymer clay pendant donated by Erin Prais-Hintz  
:: Wooden bangle Bead Soup Kit 

Plus you never know what might end up in the box!

So please join me all this week in celebrating the book launch
and the amazing people behind the book
without whom it could never have happened.

Thank you!


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. What a wonderful event with great prizes! Great way to celebrate the book launch!

  2. I am exited about buying a copy of your new book. I Love the blog hops and all the fun designs. Congrats!

  3. You always are so generous with your time in creating events like your blog hops as well as with giveaways. Thank you for making so much fun for your fellow beaders.

  4. How exciting! I agree with Kathy 100%!!! xox jean

  5. Awesome....just ordered the book on amazon! I will be back!

  6. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, can't wait!

  7. I can't wait for the party! I have to work but hopefully I can sneak a peek to see what's going on.

    How exciting for you and all the contributors!

  8. Fantastic. I hope you'll remind us every day:)

  9. This sounds like lots of fun. Thanx Lori. The last BSBP was my first & it was great. I just finished reading your book & I give it an A+. Besides all of the wonderful projects from lots of different designers you provided so many helpful tips. The format was fun & I liked the recipe cards of ingredients.

  10. Lori - your generosity is unmatched! Can't wait to see what's in store this week :) ~~T

  11. So very excited!

    Can't wait to see all the fun stuff you and the contributors have planned ^.^

  12. I am sooo looking forward to reading my copy! I'm just like a kid on Christmas Eve (although I don't know when my Eve will be - Canada Post seems to be having lots of fun these days).

    Let's get the party started!

  13. Can't wait. So very exciting. I am placing your button on my blog to pass the word on.

  14. Anonymous10:01 PM

    What an awesome way to celebrate the book! Looks like a very exciting time!

  15. What a wonderful way to celebrate your achievement with the Bead Soup book. I'm looking forward to mine! The give away items are AWESOME, thanks to the participants!

  16. Thanks for your grateful informations, this blogs will be really help for Tutorial.

  17. Can't wait. So glad I got my signed book at ArtBLISS. I am so enjoying savoring all the wonderful projects. Such creativity.

  18. I just LOVE parties! Love all of the beads, baubles and jewels!

  19. Oh, this is such a great idea. I'm going to start cruising now! Thanks, Lori.

  20. angie p2:50 PM

    Lots of fun! Thank you for sharing with us:)!!!

  21. I sure hope this is the correct blog for the Oct 1-8 giveaway :)

  22. Lori, First I want to thank you again for including my Bead Soup in your book. It is such a thrill to be published again. Second - is it too late to contribute to your Bead Soup Blog Giveaways? I have been so busy with my new job I have not been online for a month. I have to work this afternoon but let me know - I could probably throw together a post and come up with a great polymer and assorted bead soup mix. I will need to take pix in the am- it is still bright during the day in the desert here. I got my book a few weeks ago and love how it came out- you did an outstanding job!!

  23. Anonymous4:03 PM

    This blog tour and book launch has been so much fun! So many wonderful ideas and giveaways!

    Thank you so much for all the fun. Ending it with a cup of mystery soup even more fun! I really do and have enjoyed your blog for a long time.


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