This weekend, January 25-27, 2013, are the signups for Lori Anderson's 7th Bead Soup Blog Party! If you're a bead blogger and have never participated in one of Lori's Bead Soup Blog Parties, this is the time to sign up: there will only be one party in 2013!
To participate in the Bead Soup Blog Party, you must have a blog. (If you don't currently have one, you can start a blog now and still participate.) Once you've signed up, Lori will pair people up according to the preferences noted on the sign-up form. You'll contact your partner and send each other a package of quality beads that includes a focal bead, a nice clasp (not something simple like a plain lobster claw, but something either handmade or that can be used as a design element in a finished piece), and then you get to make a piece of beaded jewelry with the beads you receive!
|A sample of bead soup. Photo by Lori Anderson.
Post your finished piece on your blog on the date of the big reveal, and then grab a cup of coffee and a cookie and spend your morning (or afternoon) looking at all the beautiful creations posted by the other participants.
I'm always amazed at how the Bead Soup Blog Party brings the entire worldwide beading community together. I've "met" some wonderfully talented bead artists from across the globe through Lori's Bead Soup Blog Party, and I'm excited to sign up again for 2013!
You can get all the details and sign up by visiting Lori's blog, Pretty Things. Sign-ups close on Sunday, January 27, 2013. Have fun!