Monday, February 18, 2013

Bead Soup is simmering. . .

I'm finally blogging about the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party . . .This party is what finally got me off my duff to start a blog in the first place!  I wanted to get out of the shadows and go to the Party!  Woo Hoo! 

I lurked in those shadows for years and hopped along at each reveal but I'm in the shadows NO MORE!!!  My lovely and talented partner Lori Bergmann and I put our exchange date on hold while she fostered a new pup and Steve and I cleaned out our "other" home on the Eastern Shore (auction of contents is next month and will probably warrant another blog!).  But we will exchange our soups next week!  Until then, I wanted to say a few words about my new friend and BSBP partner.

Meet Lori! 

She lives near Seattle, WA (yes, the other side of the U.S.A. from me), with hubby and two daughters and two pups.  She's a graphic artist turned lampworker and jewelry artist.

Her list of lifetime accomplishments, 400 published craft, art and jewelry projects, workshops, etc., boggles my mind.  She also is author of a book on Creative Painting.  Busy lady!

Lori's Etsy site
Lori's Blog 
Lori's FB Fan Page

I finially got all the beads together that I'm sending Lori and will put them in a soup bowl to mail when we get back to Frederick.  Lots of enamels, of course!  It is a lovely soup - if I do say so.

See. . .

and here is one focal and the lovely Bali silver clasp. . .

What do you mean. . .you can't see it clearly?  You wouldn't want me to spoil Lori's surprise, would you?  One clue is that it's blue. . .

I'll post again with better pictures when Lori's arrives next week. Our reveal is March 30!
Till then, soup's on!


  1. I have thought about doing a blog for that same reason - but don't know how to do it and haven't made the time to learn. I love the blurred colors of your soup. Hope all goes well with the sale of your "other" home.

    1. So good to hear from you, Susan! I had a rocky start with my blog page but then Jen Judd came for a visit and she pulled it all together for me and showed me a few tuning tips. I bet you have a friend that blogs that can get you started. I was told that the blogger site was self explanatory, but NOT FOR ME! I'm not a "reader learner." That's my excuse for taking all the classes - I learn better hands on!

      We are covered up with stuff right now! Looking forward to a fresh start!

  2. I'm soooooooooo excited to get your package in the mail and I'm sure I will love it all! I've been working on yours too and will be sending it out soon! *Ü*

  3. I'm trying to visit as many of the blogs as I can in the blog party. Can't wait to see what you've gotten in the mail from your partner and the unscrambled version of your own bead soup!

  4. Having seen the soup ingredients in person, I know that Lori will be thrilled to receive them! So glad you are on this blogging adventure with all of us too! It was so good to see you too in person and to be able to spend some time together, loved being warmed by the fire....of your friendship! Hugs!


Your thoughts and comments are so encouraging! This blogging business is hard work for me!