Thursday, October 4, 2012

Bead Soup Book Tour Day 4




I can't believe the day is finally here ..we've waited so long to share this amazing book of Lori Anderson's ..having to keep this secret, for almost 2 years, was soo difficult..
It has been my good fortune to be a participant in 6 of the Bead Soup Party Blog hops and they were all great fun. So you can image how thrilled I was when Lori invited me to be a contributor in her Bead Soup Book..



The soup mix I received was created by the very talented Barbara Bechtel ..I fell in love with the bird "fly" focal and immediately knew what I wanted to do..showcase it in a  different manner and also to do something that was completely out of the box for me..
That focal shouted "I want Filigree"! Uh ok? I'd never done even one tiny thing that was wrapped filigree or anything else filigree..but when the muse is shouting at you..well, every beader knows, one must obey The Muse...oh and it's sparkly too..yep that's out of the box.


 The basic rules for Bead Soup Party is that you must use the focal and the clasp..it's up to you to use the coordinating beads or items from your stash.The vision of this design, already forming in my head, didn't lend itself to the warm tone beads..and while I didn't want to be a pill,I was compelled to go forward with the image in my head...so those extra beads were returned to Lori . I loved what she created with them,  showing what a very different piece could be created using similar ingredients.

Bet you are surprised..similar focal ,size and color... Very different necklaces.

Oh and one other thing...my hat is off to all of you who submit pieces to magazines..
writing out the instructions was more difficult than I ever imagined.

Heather Powers received this soup mix from me ..of course none of us knew which person  would receive the ingredients we'd sent in..
You will just have to wait until it's Heather's turn to share what she created with these..

To help celebrate this wonderful book of Lori's ,I'm giving away this ceramic bee connector, in rusted jade glaze..it would make a fun Fall bracelet. 



Leave a comment below by 9pm October 8th to be entered into the drawing. ..* if you are having to post by anonymous comment,you need to leave your name , and a way to contact you for the drawing.
please visit the blogs of some of the contributors to read about their experiences.
 Monday, October 1st

Lori Anderson -- http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com--  
Rebecca Anderson -- http://www.songbeads.blogspot.com--
Barbara Bechtel -- http://secondsurf.com/wordpress/-- 


Tuesday, October 2nd

Lori Anderson -- www.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Kerry Bogert --   http://kabsconcepts.com/wp/ 
Jennifer Cameron -- http://glassaddictions.blogspot.com 


 Wednesday, October 3rd

Lori Anderson -- www.PrettyThingsBlog.com


Thursday, October 4th

Lori Anderson -- www.PrettyThingsBlog.com 
Cassie Donlen -- http://cassiedonlen.blogspot.com --
Jeannie Dukic -- http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog  -- 
Lyn Foley --  http://lynfoleyblog.com  --


Friday, October 5th

Lori Anderson -- www.PrettyThingsBlog.com -- 
Brandi Hussey -- http://www.brandigirlblog.com -- 
Cindy Wimmer -- www.SweetBeadStudio -- 
Libby Leuchtman,  http://libbyleu.blogspot.com/

Saturday, October 6th

Lori Anderson www.PrettyThingsBlog.com -- 
Shannon LeVart

Sunday, October 7th

Erin Prais-Hintz -- http://treasures-found.blogspot.com  


Monday, October 8th

Lori Anderson, www.PrettyThingsBlog.com -- grand prize with a TON of goodies to enjoy 


119 comments:

Here Bead Dragons said...

Nice of you to gift such a pretty item. Can't wait to read the book.

~cryssT

13 said...

Good look with the blog book tour and those connectors and focal are completely dreamy

OriginalBorski said...

WOW, your bee is beautiful!! I love the patina'd color you added to it. Can't wait to get the book and see all the other masterpieces everyone cooked up with their soups!!!

Elena Adams (ElenaAdams1992@yahoo(dot)com) said...

The muse is always in charge:)Beautiful bracelet connector,cool giveaway,and great book!!:)Very generous:)

said...

thanks for this great giveaway, ciao dall'Italia

Pixybug Designs said...

I would love to win your package! I love bees!

D Fritz said...

Lovely goodies...hope I win

Skye said...

I love how the filigree completely changes the look of the pendant! Gorgeous :)

Diana Napier said...

Oh, boy, that bee connector is just beautiful.

kiwiken said...

Oh, I love that focal - somehow it reminds me of a glazed wholewheat cookie - yum!

Kristen said...

Oh Nan!!! I too love Barbara's creations and I am so thrilled to see what you created with them. Two amazing and sweet artists working together is the best.

Alice said...

Congratulations on being a part of this great collaboration! How exciting that must hav been.

I'd love to win this beautiful bee connector!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Mikell said...

I love your beautiful collection for the bead soup. Thanks for the chance.

KayzKreationz said...

I love the way you wrapped the focal with the filligree. It is gorgeous. Can't wait to see the whole piece. Love your bee connector.

AntiquityTravelers said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this connector! it is gorgeous!

Maplegirl said...

Congratulations on being invited to be part of the Bead Soup book. Look forward to seeing it.

Moving outside your comfort zone to make what your creative mind imagines - sign of a true artist.

Andrea

Kelly said...

Lovely bee bead! If I did not wake up to snow on the ground this morning, I would have seen bees all over the sage in my front yard instead. Thanks for the chance to win such a pretty piece.

Carol said...

This blog/book hop is one of the best! Loving it!

Alicia Coats said...

I love your bee connector, it is stunning!

Mary said...

What great detailing on the bee! A bee was my grandfathers inspiration for a printing company he started and I'm a third generation printer. Would love to win you bee!

Lori Anderson said...

I was so thrilled to have you contribute your talent and your beads! I don't know diddly from filigree myself and your piece has inspired me to try it more often. And our collaboration in the book is one of my favorites because it was so cool to have a mini-soup-swap between us!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

What a pretty bee connector - I'd love to win!

Jessica said...

Beautiful focal, Must have one!!! I totally agree on the writing out instructions thing...I have been slacking on my submissions for that very reason!! It is a bit time consuming...but it sure is fun to see my work in a magazine on the store shelf. Makes me all giddy inside.

Sweettooth said...

It would be such a beautiful pendant to win. Thanks for the chance.

Jean A. Wells said...

Would love to win one of your beautiful bees. Always love your stuff.

Lucid Moon Studio said...

Love your beads, and this bee pendant is no exception! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Leah Curtis said...

Love that bee! The colors are just perfect. Thanks for offering such a great prize!

Deana said...

The ceramic beads are stunnning!!

Tanya said...

What a gorgeous bead. I'd love a chance to win!

sandi m said...

Oh, I love that bee.
Congratulations on being an official souper!!

Kelly J. R. said...

I plan on making jewelry for the people on my list this Christmas. This bee connector would be perfect for my mom because she's a beekeeper.

quiltingjewel39 said...

The Bead Soup book is so wonderful - so many different styles. Your bee is wonderful - would love to win it. rmar261783@aol.com

Becky Pancake said...

Lori's book gets an A+ from me. Most books showcase one designer but this book has 25designers. It is outstanding. Whatever your style there will be several pieces to inspire you. Thanx for the chance to win one of your beautiful beads.

Sherri Stokey said...

I think that bee connector would look just fabulous in the middle of one of my micro macrame bracelets!

Erin S said...

what a beautiful bead--I'd love to win!

Ahowin said...

Beautiful bead connector. Thanks for the giveaway.

Coffeefreek53 said...

Thanks so much for offering up such lovely prizes.

HeatherFig said...

I love that bee connector and also your filigree work on the pendant. I use it fairly often.

So have my fingers crossed, lol.

The Creative Klutz said...

Wow your focal is amazing - thanks so much for the opportunity to win =D

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

I can't wait to see the completed necklace that you made from Barbara's pendant. She was at my house for a play date three weeks ago (I wrote a blog post). Your bee piece is stunning! I'd love to win it and create something special. Thanks for the opportunity.

Nancy Reese said...

Your bee items are my favorites!

Jami aka DaMamaShipp said...

Absolutely love the BEE - buzz, buzz! Thanks for sharing your story, and part of your journey. thanks also for sharing an opportunity to win your bee and feel more connected to the celebration of Bead Soup - such a wonderful celebration of creativity.

Shirley said...

That is truly a beautiful pendant you created. The colors are awesome! Thank you for the great giveaway.

Maneki said...

what a lovely focal you got -- and what a lovely component you've made for the giveaway!

Lynda said...

Thanks, Nan, for this great post. And glad you obeyed your muse to filigree the pendant. A great embellishment. Thanks for the give away opportunity as well.

Pearl and Pebble said...

I love love love your work and this little connector is just GORGEOUS!!!

Penny Neville said...

I can't wait to see your completed project for the book, the pendant looks very elegant! Love the bee connector!

Jen Ren said...

Love the bee! I would love the opportunity to create a bracelet with it. :) Congrats on being part of the book.

Angi said...

What an awesome bee, they are my favorites! Congrats on the book and thanks for the chance to win! PRETTY PLEASE!

windbent said...

I love insects in jewelry. The Victorians had it right (about that, lol) and filigree is always a great idea. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your handmade pieces.

Janet Bocciardi said...

I have to give it a try! I love the bee!!

Patti Van said...

Oh yes..you did a FABULOUS job with Barbara's focal! So generous of you to offer a giveaway - thanks for the opportunity!

Marla said...

Beautiful Bee! I also love Second Surf pieces. She has a great eye for color. Of course after seeing your Bee I can say the same about you!

Janea aka Naya said...

Your bee is to die for! love, love, love it!

Rosalynn said...

Your lovely bee connector is making ideas buzz through my head. Thanks for such a honey of a giveaway.

JuLee said...

Your bee is gorgeous. I would love to be able to surround it with lovely florals to keep it happy.
All hail the Muse!

Cindy said...

Nan, I sure enjoyed reading your behind-the-scenes design proecess. Sure gotta go with your intuition when inspiration strikes! Your finished piece in the book is beautiful, and so is the earthy-colored set that you sent in - that ultimately went to Heather Powers. You two make a great team!

Kathy Lindemer said...

Your bee is darling. I would give him a wonderful home.

beadstreet said...

I would truly love to win this, my dad was a beekeeper and my name Deborah means the bee! Fingers crossed x

Robin Reed said...

I am in AWE of all the beautiful beads etc... that are being given away! I love this BEE! It just so cool. I would really love to win this. Thank you so much for giving me this chance!

Anonymous said...

Wowsers! That bee connector is fantastic!

Thank you for offering it in a giveaway and congratulations on being published in the book

zanc@att.net

Cassi said...

That's a beautiful bead! I'd love to win it. And I've loved the book.

Shaiha said...

You are so right. That connecter would be perfect for a bracelet. Please toss my name in the hat.

Renetha said...

I still haven't gone thru my book yet, but these teasers and giveaways rock!

Vicki said...

Nan, Your ceramic bee is beautiful. Love it. Thank you for your generosity.

Cheryl W. said...

Congratulations for being selected to participate in Lori's book. Your ceramic bee connector is just beautiful and I would love the chance to win one. Thank you so much for this generous opportunity.

Lori Schneider said...

Love that pendant

Kepi said...

Gorgeous pendant!

Shelby Foxwell said...

All this hype! Now I can't wait to see the book! The soup you received has such gorgous colors! Can't wait to see what you did with it!

Doris said...

What a cute bee!

cr8it said...

beautiful! I would love to be a winner!

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Oh your bee is awesome....would love to win!
Sonya

Wacky said...

LOve your bracelet connector. Would love to own one book and appreciate all the masterpieces. Thank you for this giveaway!! ;)

Susan Lloyd said...

love love love these!

Lisa said...

Love, love, love the pendant!

Barbara Mason said...

That bee connector is just so beautiful and my fall colors too! Thanks for the chance....

Cindy Cima said...

Gorgeous bee connector! Love the opportunity!

swopemelmel said...

I would "bee" so happy to win !!! I love all this "buzz" about Lori's book !!!! swopemelmel@aol.com

Nancy said...

Wow...these are amazing.

Nancy

stregajewellry said...

that bee connector is fabulous! Oh, these giveaways are unbelievable. What a great opportunity to meet all of the artists in this book .

rrjane011749 said...

Would love to win!

Katie N-N said...

Wow! Love that pendant. It would make an amazing bracelet...

Bonita Bead said...

Congrats on contributing to the book. Love your work and love the give away.
Linda

Diane Valasek said...

Love the bees so much! Also love what they do in our gardens.

Chrizette said...

I love the little bee - so cute. I would love to be considered in the giveaway. Thank you so much.

baychriz at gmail dot com
Bead Soup Mix

Shari said...

That is such a pretty connector! I love the colors!

Wendy said...

I love what you made with the blue charm, so pretty"

Shelley Graham Turner said...

Love the piece..so rustic.

Michelle W said...

So lovely! I would love to win the connector!

Vivi Magoo said...

I love your bee! Thanks for the chance to win!

ArtZhodgepodge said...

Another wonderful soup bowl. Can't wait to see it all put together in the book

Kristi said...

What a gorgeous connector, thank you for the giveaway chance!

TesoriTrovati said...

So it is my Muse that is screaming at me? Well, I must obey her dulcet tones! ;-) I love what you did with Barbara's pretty focal. It is quite amazing how different people approach the same materials. I am so happy to be on this bead soup journey with you! Enjoy the day. Erin

Patty Woodland said...

Perfection! I am so enjoying this tour and thanks for the opportunity to win
kaiminani at gmail dot com

flyingbeader said...

What a wonderful piece...the patina...the design...lovely.

Valerie said...

I love what you did with the pendant. I too have never worked with filigree but that's an inspiration! Count me in for the drawing.......I love your work!
blessings,
Valerie

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

My mind is just teaming with ideas for that absolutely gorgeous focal you're giving away!

Hopefully I'll be lucky enough to be chosen so I can implement some of those ideas flying around ^.^

I LOVE the soup you got! I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for the FULL picture of it!

Thank you for the very generous giveaway :)

TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

Christine said...

I've just started working w/filigree and love how it changes the look and feel of a design - can't wait to see the completed pieces in the book! Love your bee connector!

Kimberly, Bakin' Goddess said...

I absolutely LOVE that bee! I can't wait to get my hands on that book!

Manik Jawa Inc said...

It's beautiful connector to win =)

teachergustavson said...

How lovely of you to offer such a delicious focal. Hope I win!

Mellisa said...

Gorgeous connector Nan! I'd love a shot at it :)

Klassy Joolz said...

I'm so lovin' that bee...he needs to fly on over to my house!

Congrats on being in Lori's book and for the nice giveaway.

usagypsy said...

I adore your bee! So beautiful. Would make a great bracelet!! Fingers crossed :)

A Polymer Penchant said...

I love the necklace you made and all that sparkle - its perfect! How wonderful that you stepped so far outside what ou thought was your design space - your muse is pretty clever if you ask me!

Creations by Kari said...

Would LOVE to win your gorgeous bee focal! Thanks so much for participating :)

Mary K. McGraw said...

Your connector is fabulous, would love to win.

Prządka said...

Wonderful giveaway! Oh!I would love to win your package so much:)
Regards!

Michelle Tucker said...

Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely connector!

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

Since I am never around when you post new beads for sale hopefully I will win ;-)

SoulsFireDesigns said...

I am loving all the sneak peeks! Everything looks amazing!!

Colleen said...

Nan - you know how much I love your stuff & this connector is no exception! It is so beautiful. I can't wait to get the book as well. Thanks for the opportunity.

Sharon said...

Your necklaces are beautiful, Nan! Aren't you glad Lori chose you? I know I am!

MonaRae said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bee connector and if I win it I will make matching lampwork beads with bees on them!

Carolyn said...

Nan,

Love your beads and what you have done with them. Would love to win one.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Carolyn
carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

Zeniswoman said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity! I love your work.
Many blessings,
Holly (zeniswoman@yahoo.com)

Alicia said...

Love ceramic - and your connector is so charming!
Thank you for the opportunity to win :)

beadrecipes said...

Would love to win the bee, what fun the book is! melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com

ccrider2006 said...

I love the bee and would love to win