Sunday, February 10, 2013

Now that you have your partner -- things to blog about!

YAY!  You all have your Bead Soup Blog Party®  partners!  But don't forget, it's not just about the Bead Soup, but the Blog, too!  How about some blogging ideas along the way?

:: Introduce your partner on your blog ::

Interview them, introduce their blog and shop, show some of their creations.  Get to know each other!

Me and Sally Russick (my 1st Reveal partner!) two years ago at artBLISS.

:: Show a "Mystery Photo" of the soup you're sending::

Use Pixlr or PicMonkey and play with various effects, and don't show what you sent your partner until your partner posts first!

by Jennifer Tough

by Karen Mitchell

My hope is you'll get more than one thing out of this blog hop.  

:: To trade beads
:: To design outside your comfort zone
:: To get to know someone new (or better!)
:: To show your work to the world via your blog

and finally, 

: To kick start, revitalize, or continue blogging as a way of self-expression.

Need some blog prompts and ideas?  I wrote an eBook full of prompts, ideas, and photos.  Many of the photos were taken by Bead Soup Blog Party participants.  You can buy "Follow the Path" at -- and right now, it's on sale!

Have fun!


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.


  1. I have my blog soup mystery picture on my blog ~

    Thanks again for all your hard work! Can't wiat to see what people will create.

  2. ":: To design outside your comfort zone"

    That is the bit I am most excited about!
    I have been sent a beautiful soup but they are beads I have never worked with before. I think its going to be a great experience :-)

  3. Hi Lori,

    Thanks for showing my awesome photoshop skills ;)

    Hugs, Karen Mitchell

  4. I received my beads and I am so excited! I can't wait to jump in and start "cooking"!


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