Thursday, August 18, 2011
Bead Soup Blog Party
Oooooh, I'm so excited. I am joining in on the Bead Soup Blog Party, along with 361 other participants. My partner is German designer Sandra Wollberg. Her blog is Stories from the City of Brass. To participate in Bead Soup Blog Party, you must have a blog. You are paired with another designer. The two of you exchange beading components: clasp, focal piece and coordinating spacer beads. Then, you each create designs (hopefully a little out of your comfort zone). Here is the official explanation:
As you will see, some will send a smaller amount, some will send a larger amount, but you do NOT have to send an entire necklace or bracelet kit. The idea is you will use the focal and the clasp, and if you wish, some of the coordinating beads, incorporating beads from your own stash. The idea is to help you think outside the box and work outside your normal comfort zone, pushing you into creative directions you may never have gone.
When you get your package of beads, show your beads on your blog, then you make something with it, take a picture, and post it on your blog on the Party day. Then everyone hops around to as many Party Blogs as possible to see what people made on Party Day!
Our blog hop is scheduled for September 17th! I picked out my package of beads in Seattle between BeadWorld and Fusion Beads. They have been addressed and mailed to Germany. I can't wait to see what kind of beads I get in return. Woopee! If you like this concept, you can sign up to play in February 2012.