Saturday, March 15, 2014

The 8th Bead Soup Blog Party is here! Meet My Partner!

The 8th Bead Soup Blog Party is here! Created & hosted by Lori Anderson of Lori Anderson Designs.
The hop started out as a few friends trading beads and sharing the designs they made with the bead soup they received. The hop has become so big it is now a once a year event.
Lori pairs up partners who will swap a mix of beads called bead soups. The soups have to consist of a focal, a special clasp and coordinating beads. Something you would be proud to give to your best friend. We then create something using both the focal and the clasp and mix in any of the beads sent and anything else you would like to add. 
This year the big reveal is one date. Like previous soups we all will post pictures and a little blurb about our soups and finished piece. Then we visit each other’s blog.

This is my 3rd hop. This time around my partner is Kristin Oppold of Yay Jewelry. Wife, mother, published artist, past gymnast, magician...not really, she just makes it seem that way. This is her second hop. I had the pleasure of meeting Kristin at the last hop and was just blown away by her designs. Very exciting to choose a soup for someone who's work you know and admire. Also a little nerve wracking as she buy's some big name beads. :)
We both have been busy learning new techniques and have a lot of the same wants on our big bucket lists. 

To learn more about Kristin and her incredible journey.... 

Here are a few of Kristins gorgeous designs.

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be posting our bead soups soon!

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