Studio Musings

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lots of Possibilities for January

The new year is positively brimming with opportunities, including an earring challenge and the next Bead Soup Party.

Earring Challenge
The idea here is to make a new pair of earrings every day for an entire month. That's 31 different designs which will definitely be a challenge! Beading Daily has a Bead-Along page with a gallery especially for this, but I'll be chronicling my work on my blog as well.

My plan is to upload a photo of each day's design to Facebook and Twitter, and post weekly updates on my progress along with links to friends' blogs who are doing the same. If you're interested in joining in, let me know so I can be sure to include you in my blog rolls. I'd love to have enough people to have a blog hop celebration at the end! JJ over at Coming Abstractions has suggested an earring exchange as well, so I'll organize towards the middle of next month.

Almost Time for Bead Soup
Sign-ups for the next Bead Soup Blog Party are just around the corner, January 7-9th. I almost hesitate to share the dates, because if too many people sign-up, then Lori's going to choose participants by lottery.

Lori carefully pairs all of the participants, and then the partners swap 'bead soup' mixes, which are used to create new pieces, which we share in the blog hop reveal. I've participated twice - last winter and this past fall.

I've had such fun both times, I'll be quite sad if I don't make it in. But at the same time, I'd love for others to have a chance to play as well.

Bead Soup Blog Party


  1. I'm firming up plans for a show in March, and will be needing lots of earrings. This challenge sounds like a great way to ensure I have at least 31 new pair! Count me in!

  2. Count me in too, Karen -- I think this is an excellent idea and a great way to expand my inventory on my ETSY website and my gallery!! It also gives me the inspiration (and courage) to head out to my COLD glass studio and turn on the torch so I can make some beads :-)

  3. I'm right there with you! My Etsy store is tiny right now, but this challenge should definitely help! I'm glad you've joined in!