I wasn't going to join this year's Bead Soup Party, that's hosted by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things. I told myself my time was very limited this semester and I just couldn't possibly squeek in one more item to my schedule. I participated in the first two bead parties and had a blast! But this year is different. I have to teach, get my store up and running, and plan this year's garden. I'm also part of the Assessment Team and have to concentrate on that as well.
But you know me...despite my being logical and practical...I couldn't resist the siren's call of another rip-roaring, exciting, bead soup party! Yes I did! I sent my email into Lori this morning. Bless her--she organizes all us women into some reasonable, flowing, fun-loving group. That's no easy task. The thought of organizing a bunch of talented, intelligent, unique, artistic women makes me tremble. In fear. Give me college students any day of the week!
That giggling you hear in the background is the Bead Addict. She's thrilled to no end that I relented to her incessant pressure to join this year's Bead Soup Party. She's bead-greedy for one thing. For another, she's been complaining that I haven't bought her--me--us a lot of new and interesting beads lately. Not like we don't have whole drawers full of beads or anything like that...Maybe this will keep her occupied so I can get the store up and running without hearing her complain that we can't possibly sell this set or those earrings or THAT necklace--because they are simply too pretty!
I like the bead soup parties because they make me stretch out of my comfort zone. I also meet new women who are creative and talented. My first bead soup party partner was Elizabeth of Turquoise Sky. Whenever I wear that set I created from this Party, I am reminded with fond memories the emails and the developing friendship.
My next bead party brought me in contact with Dana of Dana's Jewelry Design who sent me pearls--my absolute favorite of all favorites!
Yeah--I like bead soup parties...and I'm eager to join in this year! Please go to Lori's place and join in the fun! The requirements are fairly simple; a blog, beads, and an email!