Friday, March 29, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party -- FIRST REVEAL!

Welcome to the First Reveal of the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party®!

Below is a list of those participating 
in the First Reveal, March 30th
(there are two more reveals coming!)

Feel free to start at the beginning, 
at the bottom,
the middle,
or dance around the list!

Alicia Marinache All The Pretty Things
Amber Dawn Goldish Inventive Soul
Barb Solem Vivi Magoo Presents
Bev Breisinger
Birgitta Lejonklou
Breana Fry Vault 31
Brenda Sue Lansdowne
Carol Dee Myers
Carolyn Chenault
Cassi Paslick

Cece Cormier
Cheryl McCloud
Cindy Wilson
Crystal Thain
Cynthia Riggs
Dana Hickey
Dana James
Darlene Fortier
Deanna Cox Agape Creations

Deb Brooks
Denielle Hagerman Some Beads and Other Things I Like
Denise McCabe Cabewoman
Diana Frey Tattered Adornments
Diana Welte
Dini Bruinsma
DiYana Alcalde Agape Creations
Dolores Raml CraftyD's Creations
Donna Millard Donna Millard Art Glass

Dot Lewallwn Speedie Beadie
Duane Clark dc'z bizzy bead adventures
Dyanne Cantrell Dee-Liteful Jewelry Creations
Eleanor Burian-Mohr The Charmed Life
Elisabeth Auld
Elizabeth Owens Dwy 1996 Shabby Lane
Emily Greer Gaia Copia
Enikö Fabian
Erin Grant

Eva Kovacs
Eva Sherman
Gina Hockett Freestyle Elements
Grace Rotenberg Rivka's Mom
Gretchen Nation Art Food Lodging
Hannah Rosner Good River Gallery
Heather Davis
Heather Marston CSW Designs
Heather Powers

Ingrid McCue
Jacqueline Marchant
Jan Petek Pepper Tree Designs
Janeen Sorensen Wild Vanilla Designs
Jane-Michael Stallings Craft Vacuum
Jasvanti Patel
Jayashree Paramesh Nchantme
Jayne Capps
Jean Yates Snap out of it Jean, There's beading to do!

Jennifer Cameron
Jennifer LaVite Dry Gulch Beads & Jewelry
Joan Williams lilruby jewelry
Jodie Marshall Jodie Marshall
Judy Riggs Rigglettes
Julie Anne Leggett
Kat Barron Miller Midnight Kat Productions
Kathy Lindemer Bay Moon Design
Kim Hora KimmyKats

Kim Houston The Pink Martini Boutique
Krafty Max Krafty Max Originals
Kris Lanae Binsfeld Cherish Designs
Kristen Stevens My Bead Journey
Kristi Harrison It's a New Day
Kumi Fisher Malie Kai Designs
Laren Dee Barton Laren Dee Designs
Laura Bracken Laura Bracken Designs
Laura Demoya The Bead Therapist

Laurie Hanna Laurie's Jewelry Box
Laurie Keefe-Cecere Tree of Life
Lea Avroch lajewelrydesigns
Leanne Loftus First Impression Design
Lee Anne Messerschmidt Adventures in Jewelry
Leslie Schenkel Twisted Chicken
Linda Anderson From the Bead Board
Linda Djokic Lutka and Co.
Linda Sadler Ida Louise Jewelry
Lisa Liddy Metal Me This
Lisa Suver Fanceethat
Liz DeLuca Creative Arty Facts
Liz Engriser Bead Contagion
Lola Surwillo Bead Lola Bead
Loretta Carstensen Designs by Loretta
Lori Anderson Pretty Things
Lori Bergmann Lori Bergmann Design
Lori Bowring Michaud Artfully Ornamental
Lori Poppe Adventures in Creativity with Lorillijean
Lori Schneider Bead Addict
Lyn Foley Lyn Foley
Maddison Langford Maddy's Stitching Corner
Magdalena Sikora Poranna Gazeta
Mallory Hoffman For the Love of Beads
Marcella Austenfeld Good to Go Jewelry
Marcy Lamberson Studio Marcy
Maria Clark Sweet Willow Designs
Maria Rosa Sharrow Willow Street Shops
Marianna Boylan Star Girl Shop
Marti Conrad Marti's Clay Blog
Mary Ellen Merrigan Mary Ellen Beads
Mary Harding Mary Harding Jewelry Bead Blog
Molly Alexander Beautifully Broken Me
Nan Emmett Spirit Rattles :: Spirited Earth
Niky Sayers Silver Nik Nats
Pam Chesbro A Fortunate Soul

Pam Farren
Pam Sandy Pam's Eclectic Stuff
Pam Traub Klassy Joolz
Pamela Gangler She Always Loved Pink
Patricia Buchanan Bracelets Too
Patricia Johnson Patricia L. Johnson Glass Art
Paula Hisel Simply Stated
Peggy Gabrielson Georgia Mountain Arts

Rachel Baron R. Baron Designs
Rachel Stanley Catching Hummingbirds
Rain Hannah Honey & Ollie
Rana Wilson Rana Lea Designs
Renetha Stanziano Lamplight Crafts
Robin Reed Artistry HCBD
Rochelle Brisson A Creative Chelle
Rose Rushbrooke The Art of Rose Rushbrooke
Ruth Szapa New Things

Sally Russick The Studio Sublime
Sandi Volpe Sandi Volpe
Sandra Pendragon Pendragon Jewelry
Sandy Richardson Sandy's Coloring Box
Sarah Small blog by salla
Shannon Hicks falling into the sky
Shari Replogle Plays With Paper
Sheila Daniels Cheeky Magpie
Sheila Davis Stone Designs
Shiraz Biggie Secret Song Designs

Shirley Moore Beads and Bread
Skylar Bre'z Brising Beads
Staci Smith Staci Louise Originals
Stacy Pomerleau Craft En Ville
Stephanie Weiss Uniquely Me - Beads, Wire, and Desire
Sumi Rani Hundred Colors
Susan Sheehan Susan Sheehan, Strands of Thought
Suzette Bentley Ellie's Bijoux
Tamera Norris Beads and Things
Tracy Choy BumbleBeads Designs
Tracy Stillman Tracy Stillman Designs
Valerie Norton Hot Art
Vicki Holliday Flop Cat Design


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What to do on Party Day!

Hello everyone!  Can you believe the first reveal is almost here?????

Come back tomorrow to see the full list of 1st reveal people. You can either cut and paste the entire long list into your blog post, or you can link to:

As I hop the party, I will be relinking each person so your actual party post is listed in perpetuity on my blog.

Don't forget to list your partner's blog when you do your post, and show what you received, and then what you made with it.

1.  Visit your partner first.  Please.  Pretty please.

2.  Please don't everyone start at the top of the list!  Skip around, start in the middle, start with whoever commented on your blog first -- but move around a bit so the people at the end of the list aren't left stranded all day.

** A way to keep track?  
Copy and paste the link list into a Word document, 
and delete people as you visit.**

3.  It would be lovely if you could visit everyone, but no one can do it all.  Seriously.  I'm the hostess and I have NEVER had every person comment on my blog!  Do your best, but remember, this is supposed to be fun.  It's also why I'll have permanent links to everyone's reveal page listed.

4.  Don't forget to post your creations to the Pinterest boards!  

The general pin board is

and if you would like to be in the running for the contest,
post on this board:

To learn more about the contest, click here.

Oh, and bring pie.
Lots of pie.

Party hats optional,
but wearing a tiara never hurt anyone. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Coming up...

**  Expect the list of the first reveal partners in a day or two, with links.  You don't have to post the entire link on your site, but can have it link back to mine (I'll have a permalink for you soon).

** PLEASE consider taking your blog Captcha comments OFF, at least for a few days of the party.  You will get SO many more comments that way.  Especially for people hopping via phone and tablet, it's a HUGE help.

Thank you to Laura Bracken for showing us how right here:

** My husband and I are planning on spending a few hours tonight on pinning the map, like we usually do -- stay tuned.

**  I'm adding Pinterest invites as quickly as I can.  I am doing most of my work from bed these days, so if you are in the Bead Soup Cafe, (and I hope you are!) please @Lisa Liddy or @Tania Spivey if you need your pin to be added and I'm not getting it as fast as normal.  Don't worry -- you can pin for the contest all the way up to April 19th!

**  These last few days between the reveal are always hectic, so please bear with me! 

Friday, March 22, 2013

ONE MORE WEEK until the first reveal!

ONE MORE WEEK until the first reveal of the Bead Soup Blog Party®

I'm sure I'm not alone in that I have plans but haven't made my piece yet.  Don't let things get too far behind, though, especially if you rely on natural light for taking photos!

Below are the beads I'll be working with from my first partner, Sally Russick.  I hope I can translate my sketches!