Jul 29, 2012

Let the Beads Roll and the Party Begin! BSBP6 1st Reveal

 It's here! The first reveal of the 6th Bead Soup Blog Hop Party!

 Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Blog Party is underway with the first reveal this weekend! My friend Tanya of Fusion Muse created a beautiful web page of everyone's jewelry designs if you'd like to take a look at the jewelry and revisit all the stores, and of course here are the BLOGS themselves to hop if you'd like to savor the posts and comment on the designs. I'm doing both. I love the way the reveals are all organized by Tanya (an act of love) and I really love seeing the blogs and moving from partner to partner. 

The Bead Soup Blog Hop Party -- and so many of Lori Anderson's bead swaps, Cup of Soups, and jewelry challenges -- are a great way to make friends, learn as a jewelry artisan, and have fun. I enjoy Lori's group on Facebook, The Bead Soup Cafe and recommend the Jewel School community of experts and new artists join in! The group is an excellent way to learn about new artisan's work to use handcrafted with handcrafted, but more on using handcrafted with handcrafted later. For now, look for the image above on Lori's page and you'll find the list of all the participants in the first reveal enjoy the Bead Party!

Big Hugs, TJ

Toltec Jewels is an author by day and jewelry artist by night. Her literary work is housed by the San Fransisco MOMA in a permanent collection of mixed media art and is published internationally in popular magazines, literary quarterlies, and university publications. She has won a number of awards for both her literary and jewelry art. A gemstone collector and jewelry lover, she makes handcrafted jewelry with her entire family. Her store offers small sets of beads and bead soups from high quality Jewel School gemstrands and crystal components for creating unique, well designed, one of a kind handcrafted jewelry.

She is also the creator of Jewel School Friends, a community of expert and new jewelry artisans taking inspiration from each other, Jewel School, and jewelry art culture. Jewel School Friends features jewelry designers and bead artists, supports entrepreneurship for independent artisans, and hosts community events, challenges, and fundraisers. Join her at Jewel School Friends on Facebook for challenges, fundraisers, contests, free jewelry tutorials, coupons, Jewel School and handcrafted store features, youtube tutorials, networking, give-a-ways and beautiful jewelry!

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