Thursday, June 21, 2012

Prepare to swap and hop--it's time for Bead Soup Blog Party No. 6!

Whoo-hoo, the Bead Soup Blog Party is gearing up again, and this time I don't have to fret over whether I make it into a lottery (I wasn't one of the lucky ones for No. 5).

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things, the creator, has redesigned the event so that whoever wants to can participate, but there will be staggered reveal dates so as to not overwhelm those who want to hop around and check others' handiwork. (The event has already set a record for the number of beader-bloggers participating, and will clock in at about 400.)

I requested the late August reveal date. (Cough, ahem. I do vaguely remember writing just last week that I wasn't going to participate in any more bead swaps until I finish classes next spring--because I was late with the last reveal--but I'm making an exception for this one only.

I can't remember if I wrote about this before, but her book about the blog party will be published this fall. Definitely on my must-buy list! A button to pre-order it is on her blog. (If you choose her over Amazon, you'll get an autographed copy and three free tutorials.)

Although this is the sixth Bead Soup Blog Party, I've only participated in one other. But reading about these events was one of the motivators that led to me creating this blog. Thanks, Lori, for making these virtual events feel as festive as a real party!

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