I may be late to the party, but better late than never, right?

I am FINALLY participating in Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup Blog Party, and I am so excited!

This is a fantastic event that happens only once a year.  Lori pairs you with another jewelry designer and you send each other a package of beads with a focal and a clasp. The rules are that you have to use the focal and clasp, but you can also use things from your own stash and you may or may not use the other beads in your soup. You can also make more than one thing-yay! During the process you blog about your soup and your partner, and then on reveal day (I am the 3rd reveal on April 13th) you post your creations on your blog. This year there are over 500 artists participating.  That’s a lot of blogs to visit!


  I have been paired up with Heidi Kingman of Heidi Kingman Jewelry. (formerly MyBeadTherapy) We swapped emails over the weekend and I am very much looking forward to getting to know Heidi better. We already have a lot in common: We are both transplanted Texans and we are both going through rebranding! (stay tuned for more details… 🙂 ) And, of course, we love beads, jewelry, metals etc.

Our packages have been mailed, and we are eagerly awaiting our Bead Soup Mixes. As soon as I get my package I will share with you my soup, but in the meantime, here are a few teaser photos of the soup I sent to Heidi 🙂