Monday, October 01, 2012

book blog tour for BEAD SOUP

More than a year ago, my friend Lori Anderson
asked if I would like to be a part of her upcoming book called
Bead Soup.
I was to design a piece (or pieces) of jewelry using the above goodies, along with some of my very own...just as I had done in the Bead Soup Blog Parties several times before.
Of course I accepted, with much gratitude....
I have to tell you I had never used a cameo in any of my designs, so this bead soup challenge stayed true to the test!
Here's the jewelry i designed, 
named Old-Fashioned Oyster Stew by Lori.  
If you just flip over to pages 84 & 85 in the book, 
you'll see a list of all my ingredients, 
including the ones sent to me (pictured above) by Lori, and how you too can design your very own necklace using ingredients just like or similar to these.
So with much anticipation, AND to celebrate Lori's new book...
beginning tomorrow, 
there will be 8 straight days of reviews & giveaways from a good number of the 25 contributing artists in the book, including me =)
Each day just hop over to the artist's blogs listed below, 
to see what she will be giving away! 
My giveaway....a bead soup stash that I put together just for you!
And, if you know me, there certainly will be some vintage rhinestones in that stash =)
I'll pick a winner, from those who comment on my post on Wednesday, October 3rd
doing so the night of October 8th or morning of the 9th.
In addition to the drawing I'll have here, don't forget to leave a comment on Lori's blog and/or on the other participants blogs each day to be eligible to win the Grand Prize -- because for each & every comment you make, 
you'll be in the running for some pretty cool prizes, some of which are shown here.
See you again on the 3rd.
Have fun!!
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 -- http://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 -- http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Diane Cook -- www.rosa-josies.blogspot.com

Malin de Koning -- www.beadingbymalindekoning.blogspot.com 



Thursday, October 4th

Lori Anderson -- http://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 -- http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Brandi Hussey -- http://www.brandigirlblog.com

Cindy Wimmer
-- www.SweetBeadStudio 
 
Barbara Lewis -- Painting With Fire



Saturday, October 6th

Lori Anderson -- http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Melissa Meman -- http://www.melissameman.blogspot.com/ 


Stefanie Teufel -- http://stefaniessammelsurium.blogspot.com/

Shannon LeVart -- http://missficklemediacom.blogspot.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  

19 comments:

SummersStudio said...

When I first saw your cameo necklace in the book, I just loved it. A cameo is such a romantic piece and your necklace design embraced that whole heartedly.

Lynn Roberts said...

Wow! How did your creative brain look at the selection of beads and come up with that wonderful necklace. Amazing!

Lynn Roberts said...

Wow! How did your creative brain look at the selection of beads and come up with that wonderful necklace? Amazing!

Christine said...

Love your work!! So inspiring!

Cynthia said...

Your bead soup turned out beautifully!

Lori Anderson said...

Hilarious that you've never used a cameo, because I thought it would be RIGHT up your alley!

KayzKreationz said...

I love your piece. Just got my book this weekend and am hoping to get started reading it tonight.

Coffeefreek53 said...

How pretty. I have never used a cameo before either. I remember my Aunt having many cameo pieces of jewelry. Wonder where they all went? Thanks for a chance to win some pretties.

HeatherFig said...

Beautiful!! Love what you did with the cameo and pearls add the right touch.

Spicy Pisces said...

Very pretty necklace and the bead soup has my fave color pallette.

AntiquityTravelers said...

That Cameo is so very pretty! Love the design

Islandgirl said...

Great Soup! Love the colours.. please enter my name in the draw! Thanks!

Cheryl said...

The feel of your work is so wonderfully Victorian chic.

Diana Napier said...

I love the vintage look of your jewelry and would love to win a soup from you.

Teresa said...

Wonderful goodies,Diane! I absolutely love your work& would love to win your bead soup.

Teresa said...

Wonderful goodies,Diane! I absolutely love your work& would love to win your bead soup. Thank you.

debra hocking said...

lovely design, look forward to seeing the book in person for more inspiration!

Janet Bocciardi said...

So excited to see your blog and work. Thank you for the opportunity in the drawing.

Wendy said...

what a wonderful prize, thanks so much! I can't wait to get hold of this book!