Monday, October 22, 2012

A BIG "Thank You"

The first week in October was an 8 day celebration of Lori Anderson's new book, Bead Soup.

All of the book contributors got in on the fun and the week was full of beady goodness, awesome eye candy and giveaways.

I was lucky enough to win the grand prize.  Lori must know someone at the post office because the box arrived lightning fast.

Opening the box was like my very own Christmas in October.  What did I find?

This gorgeous faux sea glass from Z-net Shows and a string of pearls:

An awesome brass toggle:

Sandi Volpe's gorgeous necklace, made for the Bead Soup Blog Party 6:

You can read more about the necklace in her Bead Soup 6 post.  Check out Sandi's etsy shop for more beautiful creations.

A fabulous "Bead Souper" apron:

Did you know that you can get your very own "Bead Souper" apron here?  If aprons are not your style, you can also find t-shirts, tote bags, mugs and more!

Two amazing color pallettes by Brandi Hussey:

Brandi has more palettes available here.

A gorgeous pendant by Erin Prais-Hintz:

Erin has more pendants available in her etsy shop.

A beautiful beaded bead by Malin de Koning:

If you want your own (and you know you do), you can find more in Malin's etsy shop.

Tacky glue, a Fiskars mandrel and nail files:

A handmade notebook and recipe cards:

A wooden bangle Bead Soup Kit: 

Several metal blanks:

Lori even threw in some lotion and a mini soap from Moon Dance Soaps.

Lori, thank you so much for organizing such a great week for us.  Thank you, too, to everyone who donated these awesome prizes!  I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your generosity.

Now, I need to get creating with all of these beautiful things.  :)


  1. So glad you appreciate it all Miss Tanya! I hope that it all inspires your creativity.
    Enjoy the day. Erin

  2. I'm so happy that you're happy! Congratulations on winning the grand prize - and for sharing photos! That's the first time I've seen my palettes out in the wild, so to speak. :) I love that they've got an awesome new home, and I hope you enjoy them.

  3. You certainly did hit pay dirt! Congrats, and have fun creating!