Monday, January 06, 2014

The 8th Bead Soup Blog Party Sign Ups are COMING SOON!!!

A lot of people have asked if I've felt like having a Bead Soup Blog Party (also known as the BSBP) because my recovery from Lyme disease and a bunch of cross diseases is still underway.

The book that came about because of the parties.

The answer is YES.  However, there will be some changes to make it more streamlined.

I can tell you three important things....

1)  There will only be ONE sign up day.  Only 24 hours.
In the past there have been three days,
but this year will have a strict 24 hours.

2)  Regardless of the size of the party,
there will only be

3) There will be no Facebook entries this year...
you MUST have a blog.
One of the missions of the BSBP is to get you blogging,
sharing your work, 
and increasing your opportunities
to participate in other blog hops.

I haven't decided if there will be a contest yet
and there are a couple of other things I'm working out.

A Bead Soup I received.

I will be announcing the dates on this page, at, on the Facebook group, and my personal  I will also create a Facebook invite.  Now is a good time to check your account and see if you are set up to receive invites (they show up in the right top corner of your Facebook page), and also see if you clicked to receive an email when someone invites you to something.

If you're as excited as I am every year about this party, please feel free to start putting together your soup.  Make sure you're on the right track by reading:

Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book "Bead Soup" via Kalmbach Publishing.


  1. Really looking forward to it Lori thanks for everything I had such a great time last year and its the reason I started blogging which I now love!

  2. Sweeet! It's always such fun, I'm always challenged by trying something new or working with something new to me, and the best part is meeting new people and making new friends!

  3. I am so glad that there is going to be a party this year. If there is anything that I can do to help, please let me know.

  4. So excited, had my first bead soup swap last year and it was fantastic.
    Loved meeting lots of people who intern have helped broaden my beading sight.
    Thank you for hosting such an awesome hop.

  5. I like the new 'rules'.
    Looking forward to participate!

  6. I am so EXCITED...for 2 reasons!!! 1. and this is the most important one!!! You are getting better and I could not be happier about that!!! and 2. I get to be a part of the bead soup again!!! I had sooooo much fun last year!!! Thank Thank Thank you Lori for all that you do!!!

  7. Looking forward to it!

  8. Can't wait - Ia m totally excited!

  9. Anonymous9:36 PM

    I hope to be a part of the hop this year

  10. Anonymous10:41 PM

    I do want to sign up this year. Last year, I missed out, being in the hospital but this year....crossing my fingers....

  11. Anonymous2:59 AM

    Looking forward to it and wishing you well with your recovery

  12. How exciting, Lori! Thank you and take care!

  13. Hey Lori I am in but I do worry about your health please don't over stress yourself with this if you feel you have to back out because of your health please do so we will all understand totally. If ya need any help give us all a shout out...Okay bye for now Happy beading

  14. I'm so glad you are up to doing this again. I so enjoyed last years and the challenges it gave me. Thanks Lori.

  15. I am so happy you are on the road to recovery! And there will be a bead soup too :)

  16. I'm really excited to start the year off creatively. You are so giving of yourself to try to all of us get those juices flowing when you have and do face such adversity. What an inspiration. Thanks for being exactly who you are Lori!

  17. I am so excited to start the new off creatively. Thank you for helping all of us to become inspired Lori. You are so giving of yourself even though you have and do face such adversity. What an inspiration you are to all of us!

  18. Oh my goodness, I can't wait!! ;) ~KM

  19. This has been one of my favorite events of the year, for many years now. I know it's been tough going for you lately. Please let me know if I can lend a hand in any way!

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