Saturday, April 13, 2013

7th Bead Soup Blog Party -- 2nd REVEAL

It's here!

The 2nd reveal for the 7th Bead Soup Blog Party® has arrived!

Today, over 200 people
(out of a total of 541)
will show you what happens when beaders swap their stash.

This is a map of all the participants.  It takes hours to put something like this together, but to me, it's worth it, because it shows how something like a bead swap, joined with the internet, can create an amazing community.  And if you'd like to join in the Facebook community, click Bead Soup Cafe and be welcomed!

(Click for a larger view.)

Where does everyone come from?  Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kingdom of Bahrain, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Okinawa, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Out of all these countries, I've been to Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and Slovenia.  Pretty darned cool to think of my visits there while pinning this map!

Below is a list of this reveal's participants, including a special experiment I tried this year with Facebook.  My goal is to get people blogging, but not everyone has a blog.  With the major help of Tania Spivey, we organized a test group of 20 people who will be showing their designs on their Facebook pages.  The goal is to get them onto a blog by next year's BSBP and another group of not-quite-ready-for-blogging folks can join in.

If you want to see a lot of beautiful things in one place, please visit our official Pin board at Pinterest by clicking here.

Agata Grygiel
Ali McCarthy
Alice Craddick
Amy Severino
Ana Krepel
Andra Weber
Andrea Glick
Andrea Trank
Anitra Gordy Boyers

Annette Rivers
Anu Tuppurainen
April Grinaway
Audrey Bélanger
Barbara Bechtel
Barbara Mason
Becky Pancake
Beti Horvath
Billi RS Rothove

Bobbie Rafferty
Brandi Burdick
Candida Castleberry
Carol Dillman
Carolyn Gebert
Carolyn Lawson
Caron Reid
Catherine King
Cathy Jakicic

Chandra Merod
Charlene Jacka
Cheri Reed
Cherrie Fick
Cherrie Warzocha
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Dunham
Cheryl Foiles
Cheryl Gangle

Chris Eisenberg
Chris White
Christina Miles
Christine Murrow
Cindy Ritchie
Clare Etheridge
Cory Tompkins

Cris Peacock
Cynthia Abner
Debbie Rasmussen
Debi Levine
Deborah Brooks
Deborah Read
Debra Behrends
Dorota Żerańska
Elaine Robitaille

Elsie Deliz-Fonseca
Emma Todd
Erin Guest
Evelyn Shelby
Evie and Beth McCord
Francy Inman
Ginger Bishop
Gloria Allen
Hajer Waheed

Hope Smitherman
Ilenia Ruzza
Ilona Hegedűs
Ine Vande Cappelle
Jackie Ryan
Janine Lucas
Jean Peter
Jean Wells
Jeanne Steck

Jelveh Jaferian Johnson
Jennifer Cabic
Jennifer Reno
Jennifer VanBenschoten
Jenny Davies-Reazor
Jenny Kyrlach
Jenny Robledo
Jessica Brower
Jill MacKay

JJ Jacobs
Jo-Ann Woolverton
Joanne Tinley
Johanna Rhodes Nash
Judy Robinson
Juli Cannon
Julia Gerlach
Julie Bowen
Julie Panusis

K Hutchinson
Karen Martinez
Karen Vincent
Karen Williams
Karin Slaton
Karyn Bonfiglio
Kat Douglas
Kate Dufour
Kate Mulligan

Kate Richbourg
Kathleen Gallant
Kathleen Lange Klik
Katie Nielsen-Nunez
Kay Bolton
Kayla Potega
Kelli Jacobson
Kelly Patterson
Kelly Ramstack

Kiersten Kern
Kim Sparks
Klaudete Koon
Klaudia Tóth
Krista French
Kristin Oppold
Kym Hunter
Lana Kinney
Laura Guenther

Lauren Fenty
Leah Curtis
Lennis Carrier
Linda Murphy
Lisa Johnson
Lori Anderson
Lupe Meter
Lynn Jobber
Mandi Effron

Marcia Dunne
Margareta Saari
Marianne Baxter
Marie Covert
Mary Ellen Parker
Maryse Fritzsch-Thillens
Megan Milliken
Melissa Meman
Melissa Mesara

Michaela Pabeschitz
Michelle Tucker
Mimi Gardner
Mischelle Fanucchi
Monica Phillips
Mowse Doyle
Nancy Boylan
Nancy Dale
Pat Haight

Patina Queen
Patty Miller
Pia Kaven
Rebecca Anderson

Roxanne Blanc
Sarah Goode
Sarah Singer
Sarah Strover

Shalini Austin
Sherri Stokey
Sherry Baun
Sheryl Stephens
Silvia Sernicola
Solange Collin
Stacie Florer
Stacy Alderson
Stephanie Haussler

Stephanie LaRosa
Sue Burleigh
Susan Bowie
Susan Kelly
Susan of Libellula Jewelry
Susan Sheehan
Suzanne Fragiacomo
Tammi Sloan
Tammie Everly

Tania Hagen
Tania Spivey
Tanya Goodwin
Tanya Wiles
Tari Kahrs

Theresa Buchle
Tiffany Smith
Tina Holden

Tracey Nanstad
Tracie Dean
Tracy Bell
Tracy Kruse
Veralynne Malone
Veronica Campos-Hallstrom


  1. Also gives me more time to get my act together Lori - so don't whittle about it, as we say rahnd 'ere.
    As one whose sight is a tribute to the wonders of contact lens technology I can say with great feeling how sympathetic I am and how much also I hope things will start to get better really soon. You've had a really tough time lately - let yourself have some time for yourself.

  2. Hi Lori,
    I have always wanted to join a swap but was without a blog so I jumped in this year and finally set one up it's a learning experience but it's been fun !I was a bit shy about doing a swap didn't think my art jewelry would be as good as every one else's Bla ! Bla! Bla !but I wanted to join in it looked like so much fun and I love beads and enjoy reading other artist blogs that I just have to jump in. I have followed you for a long time I know you were having health difficulties and I had emailed you a couple of times since then I have learned that you are feeling better Thank God ! Anyways I would very much like to join your next blog hop. Take Care ! Stay Healthy & Happy !


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