Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bead Soup Book Tour

Today is my stop on the Bead Soup Book Blog Tour!  So, do you have your copy yet?  If not, what are you waiting for?!



One day, I was minding my own  business, doing my normal thang....what's this?  An email from Lori Anderson!  Nonchalantly asking me if I would be interested in contributing to a new book she had the green light on.  What?  Are you kidding me? Of course, I would!  Maybe it is my low self-esteem, but out of the myriad talented jewelry designers that participate in her wildly popular bead soup parties, she wanted to include me?  Yikes! Humbled, I said yes!

I wasn't a bead/component maker at the time, although I dabbled, so the bead soup I sent out was mostly semi-precious stones, a couple of my enameled beads, and a handmade copper toggle.  Unfortunately, it did not get used in the book...no big whup;)

The soup I received came from Lori herself...


Absolutely gorgeous ceramic pendant and matching drops from Golem Design Studio, some gorgeous bright red glass flowers, and a sweet little brass flower clasp.  Just look at those sweet daisies and ladybugs...what ever was I going to do?  Here is a sneak peek...



Want to see the rest of the project?  Gonna have to go get the book.  It is well worth it!  If you are one of the hundreds that have  participated in the bead soup parties, you know how much inspiration is out there! Strangers swapping beads become friends!  The layout of this book is so clean and simple...soup  recipes are easy to follow. The color palettes are totally delicious. There isn't a single project I don't want to create for myself!

Thank you, Lori, for giving me a chance.  I am so proud of you (and of myself :)!

Now, who wants to win a prize?  I am giving away some Melismatic Morsels...a mixed-metal pendant, and an embossed copper toggle clasp.  Just leave a comment on this post and you will be entered to win. I will announce the winner probably Monday, the 8th.


But wait, there's more!  Every comment entered on every blog post for this tour will be entered to win a Grand Prize from Lori.  Oh, and have you been keeping up with other blog tour contributors?  They have been offering awesome giveaways as well.  It is not too late to go back to earlier posts and comment!

Here is the list...

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/
Melanie Brooks — http://earthenwood-beads.blogspot.com
Jennifer Cameron — http://glassaddictions.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 3rd
Lori Anderson – www.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Diane Cook — www.rosa-josies.blogspot.com
Malin de Koning — www.beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.com

Thursday, October 4th
Lori Anderson — www.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Cassie Donlen — http://cassiedonlen.blogspot.com
Jeannie Dukic — http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog
Nan Emmett  — http://www.spiritrattles.blogspot.com/
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/
Barbara Lewis - http://paintingwithfireartwear.blogspot.com

Saturday, October 6th
Lori Anderson www.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Melissa Meman — http://www.melissameman.blogspot.com/
Stefanie Teufel — http://stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com/
Shannon LeVart - http://missficklemedia.com

Sunday, October 7th
Sharon Palac — http://sharonsjewelrygarden.blogspot.com
Heather Powers — http://www.humblebeads.blogspot.com
Erin Prais-Hintz — http://treasures-found.blogspot.com



97 comments:

  1. Oh Melissa, there's no question why Lori must have contacted you to participate in the book....your work with metal, enamel and wire is always so beautiful and made flawlessly. Your project in the book is really sweet - you sure made a great necklace with the Golem focal!!

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  2. I love the ladybug earring - how cute. Can't wait to see the rest of your project. I would love to be entered for the giveaway. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

    baychriz at gmail dot com
    Bead Soup Mix

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  3. Oh Melissa, everything you create is so beautiful, so no wonder Lori asked you to participate!

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  4. Such lovely components. Would love to win. ;-)

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  5. That ladybug earring is cute beyond words, I'd love to see the coordinating necklace! Love your work, those metal components are amazing!

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  6. Love what you made, Melissa! BTW, the blog is lookin' mighty fine! Love it!

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  7. I'd love to win these gorgeous

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  9. The ladybug earring is so cute! Thanks for the chance to win such lovely morsels!

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  10. So cute...hope I win

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  11. Thanks for offering such wonderful goodies. I would love a chance to create with them and show in a blog.

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  12. Wow.. again the workings of another wonderful piece.. soo excited to see everything all put together.

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  13. Love you, sister!

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  14. How cute! I can't wait to see the rest of what you made! Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful components.

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  15. I would be very proud to have some of your great metal work. Thanx for the chance to win. This hop added lots to Lori's awesome book.

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  16. Must admit to being a bead soup lurker. What fun to see all of these creative adventures compiled into a great and inspiring book. You make such beautiful things. Love your components.

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  17. Wow...looks amazing. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Nancy

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  18. Those are beautiful components, I'd love to win them! And your ladybug piece is one of my favorites in the book :)

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  19. Would much rather have a ladybug in my soup, that a fly! Such great components you had to work with! And the chance to win some of your metalwork! It's too too cool. Thanks so much.

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  20. Oh, jewelry which you create is very beautiful and you are talented designer. I'd love to win those gorgeous pieces:)
    Regards!

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  21. Cheryl W,9:01 AM

    I love the bead soup you received and I can't wait to see the book. I would love to win your pendant and copper toggle clasp. Thank you for the opportunity.

    rrunner444@triad.rr.com

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  22. Just ordered my copy of the book. Can't wait to receive it. Love what everyone has created.

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  23. Amazing metalwork! I'd love to add these to my designs!

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  24. Love your metal pieces.

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  25. Both the pendant and the claps are terrific, I'd love to create something with them.

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  26. The soup that Lori sent you is fantastic. I really love the necklace and earrings that you created with it. The necklace is the bomb, really fun design! I especially like the name the piece was given too, so funny!

    Love the components you are giving away!

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  27. Omg that toggle is to die for.

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  28. Like what you did with your bead soup. Looking forward to more.

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  29. these are to die for! hope I win!

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  30. That earring is awesome! LOVE IT! Can't wait to get my hands on that book to see ALL the designs. And thank you for a wonderful giveaway! Those are amazing pieces!

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  31. Anonymous10:33 AM

    Love that "Waiter there is a ladybug in my soup" and I love the preview of your work.

    Thank you for the giveaway offer! They are beauties!

    zanc@att.net

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  32. Congratulations on being part of the soup cookbook! I love Golem beads and can't wait to see the whole piece. Your giveaways are very cool pieces...hope I'm lucky to play with them.

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  33. I love Grover - "Charlie, I quit!" ... But yes got my copy and loving it! Congrats on being part of the fun

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  34. I would love to win that beautiful pendant and copper clasp. Thanks for the opportunity!
    Lynn

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  35. Awesome things; I'd love to have them to play with!

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  36. Anonymous10:49 AM

    wow, these pieces are gorgeous. can't wait to see what you made. thanks for a chance to win.
    laura huffman
    laurahuffman@ciaccess.com

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  37. Those pieces are beautiful! I would love a chance to work with them!

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  38. I love the variety of soups that were in the book. The layout of the recipes is perfect. And those cute ladybugs are delightful! So happy to be on this bead soup book tour with you! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  39. Wow, what a fabulous soup you got! I love those ceramic beads. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

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  40. Love those ladybugs! Can't wait to see your complete piece in the book. :)

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  41. Love your soup in the book! Loving all the soup in the book!

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  42. Wow, I hope to see some "Morsels" like these in your shop. These have a Middle-Eastern feel to them that I love.

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  43. Thanks for the chance to win these lovely pieces!

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  44. I would love to win these gorgeous pieces! Thanks for hosting the giveaway and doing this blog hop. It's been really fun all week.

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  45. Yum! A little Melismatic in my soup....The perfect addition!

    I'd love to win your focal and closure!

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  46. Love the toggle. It would be wonderful to win it

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  47. The earrings are so cute - what a great way to highlight the great Golem pieces. Your Morsels are pretty darned delectable looking, too!

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  48. I just love your Melismatic Morsels, and the name almost as much as the morsels themselves. Would love to win your giveaway. Can't wait to get my book so I can see all of the designs for myself instead of just the lovely teases.

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  49. Your work is great, but my favorite part of your blog is your sense of humor! Can always use a giggle.

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  50. It is amazing to see your work! I love what you did with your soup and the name! Your components are gorgeous!!!!

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  51. Absolutely love your piece and all your work ...
    it's amazing!

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  52. Saw your piece in the book and love what you did. I also love the name of Melismatic Morsels - so clever. Would love a chance to win. rmar261783@aol.com

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  53. Beautiful work! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  54. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. I love your beautiful components. I love the sneak peak of your soup. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  56. Beautiful components! Thanks for participating in the blog hop so we could see your work.

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  57. You are so talented. Love your creations.

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  58. OMG your metal components are fabulous! I've got my fingers crossed and recrossed cause I would love, love, love to win.
    Doreen

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  59. Love your sense of humor! It is mucho fun.

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  60. Great giveaway! Love both pieces!

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  61. I would love to win!

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  62. Your toggle is absolutely drool-worthy. And I like the pendant, too! What lovely work you do!

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  63. What a great soup. Love your sneak peek. Am really enjoying the book.

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  64. I love your morsels!

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  65. Gorgeous! Would love to win those beauties :)

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  66. The toggle and pendant are beautiful. I am trying to keep myself from buying the book until the end of the giveaways, but the sneak peeks are killing me. :)

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  67. Very intricate toggle! I hope I can win this!

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  68. Elena Adams (ElenaAdams1992@yahoo(dot)com)8:36 PM

    I have to get the book now.The bead soup you got just jumped off the page and I have to see what you made!I love your toggle and pendant thanx for the chance to win them:)

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  69. Lori was wise in choosing you...you do AMAZING work! And your mixed metal pendant...swoon!!!!

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  70. I love the pendant. It reminds me of embroidery.

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  71. Love that colorful bead soup you got and anxious to see what else you made to go with that teaser. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win that gorgeous clasp and pendant!

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  72. I have to say, I do like your work! I can't wait to see the rest of your soup... The pendant and clasp you are offering are awesome. Thanks for the opportunity to celebrate and win!

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  73. You're pendant and toggle clasp are both gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of your works!

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  74. You received one gorgeous soup - I love Golem Design Studio!
    Would love the opportunity to win the wonderful Mixed metal pendant and copper toggle clasp!

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  75. I'll have to get a copy of this fabulous book - so many lovely designs and designers!! Thanks for the chance to win your amazing giveaway!!

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  76. I'm so in need of this book. I'm a newbie in beading and I badly need to learn the techniques. Can't wait to start on it.
    bean bags online

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  77. neat components! I'd love to win!

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  78. Congratlations on the book! I would be honored to win some of your components! Pick me, pick me! Pretty please!

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  79. How awesome that you are included in the book! I'm already drooling over it, but knowing you're I'm it makes me want it even more!!

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  80. There are some seriously beautiful necklaces in the book. And I would love to give your components a wonderful home!

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  81. That is so cool! I would love to try my hand at your beautiful pieces! <3

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  82. When it comes to my jewelry designs, I unfortunately suffer from low self esteem, too o.O This year was the first year I participated in the BSBP and I was so INTIMIDATED!

    It was a wonderful experience and I congratulate you for being part of this awesome book! :)

    And of course thank you for contributing your incredible giveaway prize *fingers crossed*

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  83. I LOVE your soups! Thanks for a chance to win the pendant and clasp! I love working with metal components.

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  84. thanks for the chance!

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  85. Like your teaser picture and would love to win your giveaway.

    Carolyn
    carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

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  86. Love your little earring! What a wonderful soup to work with, the colors are so vibrant! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  87. What a gorgeous soup to work with! Love the sneak peek, can not wait to see the book! The pendant and clasp are stunning, so fingers crossed to win! Thank you for the chance

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  88. So gorgeous metal bead =)

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  89. I am sooooo looking forward to receiving the book in the mail :) you all have teased us (mercilessly) this week with such beauties!
    Thank yo ufor the opportunity to win!

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  90. Can't wait to get the bead soup book! I would love to win your awesome giveaway!!

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  91. I love both of your pieces and the Lady bug beads are just wonderful!! I am having so much fun with this! I have not done anything like this and am just having a blast!!! I would really love to win these!

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  92. Love your components! Would love to win them!

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  93. swopemelmel9:24 PM

    I love the toggle. swopemelmel @ aol dot com

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  94. I love the 'morsels' you are giving away. Fantastic. Andrea abross@gmail.com

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  95. Would love to win your components! And I'm looking forward to seeing your contribution in the book! melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com

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