Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Kalmbach Bead Soup Party

Currently, I am temporarily living in what is considered a "resort community"...or as the state calls it, a campground! LOL!  My point, is that the mail doesn't come directly to our little house by the bay.  It goes into a slot, in a little mail room shack on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays. 

So on those days, my dog and I walk past there to check the mail.  Imagine my surprise and DELIGHT Saturday night, when I saw this stuffed into our little slot!

Several weeks ago, I signed up on the Kalmbach Facebook page for a chance to receive a bead soup, and well, I sort of forgot about it.  I've been excited to see all the fun bead soups posted on the Kalbach page, and I just didn't really consider I'd be one of the lucky recipients!!!!!

Kalmbach is hosting this promotion in celebration of Lori Anderson's new book, Bead Soup: 32 Projects Show What Happens When 26 Beaders Swap Their Stash.  It's available to purchase at the Kalbach store

I am no stranger to Lori's Bead Soup Blog Parties, having participated several times in the past couple years.  This is a very exciting project for her and I wish Lori all the success in the world with her new book!  I am looking forward to checking it out.

And so....without further ado, here is my bead soup, provided by Thistle Beads, located in Connecticut. 

It is a VERY GENEROUS soup filled with beautifully colored paper beads and a clear glass toggle clasp!!  There is also a dash of metal, ceramic, glass and some natural stones & pearls!  

I am very excited about these neat rolled paper beads.  They are big!  I am typically drawn to smaller beads, but I think these large beads are just gorgeous.  This soup embodies, what I consider to be the spirit of the Beads Soup Blog Party - which to me, is using beads you might not normally select or procure on your own.  Stepping outside your 'comfort zone'.  Playing with a type of bead you've never held in your hand before!

So I am thrilled to be a part of this special bead soup party.  Thank you Thistle Beads for this unique and generous soup!!!  Stay tuned for what I create with it!  


  1. What a cool selection of beads! Congratulations!

  2. oh wow! what a cool bead soup! I got a similar package from Thistle Beads (CT), but with totally different beads! I didn't realize they were mixing it up.

    Can't wait to see what you do with this beady goodness :)

  3. Oh how I wish I could have participated, but I live in Canada. Your bead soup looks beautiful. I love the paper beads.

  4. Those beads are fun! Does this soup thing cost money to participate in? I made some rolled paper beads years ago. I liked doing them.

  5. Hi Amy and congratulations on receiving such an awesome soup I love the paper beads. Looking forward to seeing what you create with this soup.


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