Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bead Soup Blog Party

  A couple of months ago I learned about the Bead Soup Blog Party on Lori Anderson's blog, "Pretty Things." I was immediately interested and counting down the days until the applications opened. This was the first time I had heard of the Bead Soup Blog Party but it is actually the 5th one they have hosted.
On January 15th the participants were announced and I was chosen! So exciting.
  You are probably wondering what a Bead Soup Blog Party is... well, the artists that are chose from the lottery pack up a bag of goodies from their stash and mail them off to their partner and in turn get a bag of goodies back from their partners stash. My partner happens to be Amanda Dittloff of Charlotte, North Carolina.
  The only rules of the party are to make something unique, blog about it, and check out other peoples blogs/creations that are in the blog hop. So, I am off to design something fabulous with my new goodies! Below you'll find pics of what I sent Amanda, what she sent me, and the list of the 198 other people that are participating! Check them out! And, come back here on March 3rd to see my final designs.

Stash I sent Amanda.
Focal Beads and Clasp...
Stash Amanda sent me.
We actually sent each other the same bead!!! The oval, purple, Czech glass beads!
1.  Adlinah Kamsir (Kingdom of Bahrain) and Hajer Waheed (Singapore)
2. Adrienn Lukacs (Hungary) and Agata Grygiel (Poland)
3.  Agi Kiss (Hungary) and Carolien Muller-Genger (the Netherlands)
4.  Agnes Asztalos (Hungary) and B.R. Kuhlman
7.  Alicia Marinache (Canada) and Dita Basu
15.  Bonnie Coursolle (Canada) and Fay Wolfenden (Canada)
16.  Carmel McGinley (Australia) and Tracy Stillman (Australia)
21.  Cheryl Brown (Canada) and Diana Ptaszynski
22.  Christina Stofmeel (the Netherlands) and Eva Kovacs (Hungary)
24.  Cilla Watkins (Canada) and Elaine Robitaille (Canada)
25.  Sabrina Straub (Switzerland) and Kathy Combs
32.  Dee Elgie (UK) and Joanne Lockwood (UK)
33.  Dian Hierschel (Germany) and Eniko Fabian (Austria)
37.  Doris Stumpf (Germany) and Eszter Czibulyas (Hungary)
39.  Elke Leonhardt-Rath (Germany) and Marjolein Trewavas (UK)
41.  Erika Nooteboom (the Netherlands) and Giorgia Rossini (Italy)
45.  Ginger Bishop (military, Okinawa) and Martina Nagele (Germany)
48.  Helene Goldberg (Australia) and Karen Vincent
54.  Joanna Matuszczyk (Poland) and Julianna Kis (Hungary)
55.  Joanne Tinley (UK) and Michaela Pabeschitz (Austria)
65.  Kristina Johansson (Sweden) and Penny Neville (Canada)
66.  Krisztina Erlaki-Toth (Hungary) and Nicole Keller (Germany)
76.  Lori Finney (Canada) and Marie-Noel Voyer-Cramp (Canada)
78.  Marta Kaczerowska (Poland) and Milla Starchik (Canada)
83.  Michelle Jensen (Canada) and Sandra Young (Canada)
92.  Rosa Maria Cuevas (Mexico) and Tejae Floyde
93.  Sabine Dittrich (Germany) and Sally Russick
95.  Shanti Johnson and Tracy Mok (Canada)
97.  Sonya Stille and Traci Zeller (Canada)
98.  Stefanie Teufel (Germany) and Tania Hagen (New Zealand)


  1. That is so funny that you sent each other the same bead!!! And I love that button. I have something similar and haven't figured out how to use it (I'm button focal challenged). Love the beaded beads, too!

    I'm glad you're doing the party!

  2. What pretty beads! I can't wait to see what you do with this for the BSBP!

  3. This is a very interesting party, and the idea is more than original. Hand made items deserve to be appreciate by all people, especially if we are talking about jewelries. What can be more pleasent that wearing an abolutely unique jewelry?!