Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party 6 Begins

Mail from Cornwall, England arrives in Lewes, Delaware
Yesterday was the first reveal of three in Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party 6.   It also marked the day when I got a package with Queen Elizabeth's image on it was delivered to my home in Lewes, Delaware.  I knew right away that this package contained beads sent by my partner in this blog party Hannah Annear from Cornwall, England.  We are in the third reveal which will take place on August 25.  
Map of all of the  400  International Participants in Bead Soup Party 6

When I first opened my package from Hannah I found so much and such variety that I was overwhelmed.  I decided to focus on selecting the clasp and focal that I will use.  We are required to use a focal and a clasp from the mix.  Everything else is optional.
Bead Soup  Mix from which Bay Moon Design Picks Ingredients 

Clasp and Focal Bay Moon Design Will Be Using
I decided that I will select the clasp and focal that I will use.  There were several choices.  I went with a large gold clasp and a brown and black focal with hints of brown.  This will be a challenge for me.  I usually work with fairly small clasps and beads.  These are both very large.
Love these colors!

I am hoping to make some other pieces from this stash.  She sent me some pretty pink, purple, green, and lavender stripped beads that are just calling to me to use.  I know they are not going to be in the required piece.  I just can't imagine that.  The real question is if I will have time with my daughter's wedding October 6. 

Stop by my blog between now and August 25 for a chance to win some silk ribbons created by Marsha Neal Studio.  Of course these silks will be the "Down by the River" palette that I submitted for her challenge.  Anyone who comments on my blogs can earn 1 entry to a drawing for this palette of browns and greens.  Following my blog earns another entry. A third entry can be made by posting a comment with a link to a social media sight like twitter, facebook etc. in a comment on my blog.

A winner will be announced September 30. I am keeping the contest open until then to give all the bloggers who are in Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party a chance to enter when they read my blog about my beads and design.  I will be blogging on August 25 about what I created and my partner Hannah Annear will be blogging about what she designs using what I sent her.  
                   Enjoy seeing what the the designers in the first reveal have created!

                                         Hostess, Lori Anderson,
Alice Craddick,  Alice's Beads and Baubles
Alicia Marinache,  All The Pretty Things
Amanda Tibbetts,  Amanda Made
Amber Dawn Goldish, Inventive Soul
Annita Wilson,  AW Jewelry
Beti Horvath, Stringing Fool
Birgitta Lejonklou,  Create With Spirit   
Candida Castleberry,    Spinning Spun Sugar
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Cassie Donlen, Glass Beadle
Cheryl McCloud,  One Thing Leads to Another
Cheryl Roe, BeadRoe
Christina Hickman, Vintage Treasures Jewelry
Christine Hendrickson,  Clamworks
Cilla Watkins, Tell Your Girlfriends
Cindy Wilson, Mommy's Dream
Cindy Wimmer, Sweet Bead Studio
Cory Celaya, Art With Moxie
Cory Tompkins, Tealwater Designs
Cris Peacock, Cris' Page
Cynthia Deis, Shiny Little Things
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Cynthia Wainscott, Exotic Peru
Dana Hickey, Magpie Approved
Denielle Hagerman, Some Beads and Other Things
Diane Valasek, Dragonfly Close
Doris Stumpf, Glaszwerg
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell, Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Elaine Robitaille, Too Aquarius
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life
Enikö Fabian, Perl-eni
Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found
Heather Davis, Blissful Garden Beads
Hilary Frye, FryeStyle
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Jami Shipp, Celebrating Life
Jayne Capps, Mama's Got to Doodle
Jennifer Cameron, Glass Addictions
Jennifer Pottner, Rock Candy Beads
Jennifer VanBenschoten,  Jewelry, Art and Life
Jenny Davies-Reazor, Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Vidberg, Shyme Design
Jessica Dickens, My Jewelry, My Life, Me
Jessica Klaaren, Beadful-Things by Jessica
Joan Williams, Lilruby Jewelry
Judith Johnston, Judith Johnston
Judy Riggs, Rigglettes
Judy Turner, Silver Rains
Julie Anne Leggett, The Peaceful Bead
K Hutchinson, Jumbled Hutch
Karen Meador, Dreamcatcher Ranch
Karyn Bonfiglio, Plus Size Bangles
Katherine Gale, Terra Beadworks
Kathleen Lange Klik, Modern Nature Studio
Katja Benevol Gabrijelcic, Slovonske Technobe
Kelli Jacobson, Creative Moon
Kelly Ramstack, Adventures with Kelly
Keri Lee Sereika, Pink Lemonade
Kim Bender-Hora, KimmyKat
Kirsi Luostarinen, Kirsi Luo Korut
Kitty Bozzini, Kitty Lampwork
Laura Demoya, The Bead Therapist
Laurie Hanna, Laurie's Jewelbox
Leah Curtis, Beady Eyed Bunny
Lesley Watt, The Gossiping Goddess
Linda Inhelder, Must-Haves Jewelry
Lisa Liddy, Metal Me This
Mallory Hoffman, For the Love of Beads
Marge Beebe, Rock Creek Creations
Marianna Boylan, Pretty Shiny Things
Marion Simmons, Shade Tree Studio
Marla Gibson, Spice Box Design
Marta Weaver, Marta Weaver Jewelry
Marti Conrad, Marti C's Clay Blog
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens, GlassBeadArt, Lampwork Beads
Melanie Brooks, Earthenwood Studio
Michelle Hardy, Firefly Visions
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Mowse Doyle, HoCArt
Nancy Boylan, Snazzy Doodle Designs
Nancy Peterson, Beading From the Heart
Nicole Rennell, Nicole Rennell Designs
Niki Meiners, 365 Days of Craft
Niky Sayers, Silver Nik Nats
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Paige Maxim, Paige Maxim Designs
Pamela Gangler, She Always Loved Pink
Perri Jackson, Shaktipaj Designs
Raida Disbrow, Havana Beads
Renetha Stanziano, Lamplight Crafts
Shannon Hicks, Falling Into the Sky
Shannon LeVart, Miss Fickle Media
Sharon Driscoll, Right Turn Art Werks
Shelley Graham Turner, Fabric of My Life
Sherri Stokey, Knot Just Macrame
Shirley Moore, Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z, Brising Beads
Stacie Florer, Soul to Substance
Stacie Stamper, Park Avenue
Stacy Alderson, Iridal's Attic
Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs
Stephanie Stamper, Rainy Day Designs
Suzette Bentley, Ellie's Bijoux
Tammy Jones, Jewelry Making Daily
Tanty Sri Hartanti, TJewellicious by Tanti
Terry Matuszyk, Pink Chapeau

Vonna Maslanka, Just Vonna


  1. I'm pretty sure I voted for this soothing earthy palette. So pretty, thanks for the chance to win. Congrats to your daughter... Will we be seeing some wedding jewelry coming up?

  2. Oh, I am sure you will be seeing some wedding jewelry. I have the bridesmaids earrings done. I will be putting them on my wedding blog.

  3. First congrats on your daughters wedding. How exciting. Love love love the colors in your soup. Can not wait to see what is going to come out of it.. Love the silk.

  4. Oh I love the clasp that you choose. It is lovely!

  5. I shared your post on FB

  6. Wow what generosity.Lovely silks.Thank you Tanya

  7. Can't wait to see what you create on Aug. 25th.

    Thank you so much for the visit and the lovely kudos, Wow, do you have an eye. The photograph "angel"....I now see it now and I am not surprised, that is if we are seeing the same thing. Thank you for making me aware.

  8. Can't wait to see what you do with your soup

  9. What a big, delicious helping of bead soup your partner sent you! Looking forward to seeing your creation(s). Thanks for visiting and commenting on my BSBP post!

  10. Wow, your partner really spoiled you with that gorgeous soup! All the way from England, too :)

    I can't wait to see what you make with it!