Sep 11, 2013

The Bead Soup Cafe 9th Blogger/Non-Blogger Challenge

Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Cafe on Facebook has an ongoing community run jewelry and bead making challenge called the Blogger/Non-Blogger Challenge.

The ongoing challenge was created by Marlene Cupo of Amazing Designs by Marlene to meet the needs of jewelry designers and bead artists who wanted to participate in community blog hops, but without the need for blogs.

 Each new round, the previous winner is hostess and is responsible for choosing a new design inspiration photo and offering a prize. The BNB challenges take place regularly at The Bead Soup Cafe' and are great fun! 

Goodie Bag Prizes from the 8th BNB Challenge Hosted by Robin Reed

As the winner of the 8th Bead Soup Cafe BNB Challenge, I have the honor of hostessing the 9th round.  I decided to double the fun by creating two colorway inspiration photos: 

A modern art colorway, Teal Goddess:

And a folk-art colorway,"Time Flies" by Frida Kahlo:

The artists of the BSC have come through with the most beautiful work! Members of The Bead Soup Cafe can view the album and comment on work. To vote, write "favorite" in a comment. Since there are two design photos, there will be a favorite chosen for each.

I was inspired by Robin Reed's prizes when she was hostess. She added an item to a goodie bag for each artist that signed up for the 8th challenge, and I'm adding an item for each entry in the round. The two first place winners will receive one of two first place prizes: a $50 gift certificate to Lima Beads or a bountiful bead goodie bag.

Start of the Round 9 goodies:

With so many beautiful designs and beads for the 9th Blogger/Non-Blogger Challenge,  I wanted to share a little about the contributing artists with links to their blogs and shops:

Artists of the 9th BSC Blogger/Non-Blogger Challenge


Designs by Vera

shop link:
FB page: 
blog link:

Max & Lucie Jewelryéi-jar-my-creations/

Amazing Designs by Marlene




The challenge ends Sunday, Sept. 15 at 11:59 P.M. Eastern. Check out the entries! It has been very exciting and quite the challenge for the voters too-- the designs and beads are gorgeous and picking a favorite is not easy! 

Toltec Jewels is an author by day, jewelry maker by night. Her literary work is housed by the San Francisco MOMA and is published internationally in popular magazines, literary quarterlies, and university publications. She has won a number of awards for literary and jewelry arts. She is happiest making handcrafted jewelry with her entire family, snuggling with her doggies and grandkids, sewing, singing, reading, and learning more jewelry techniques. Join her for networking, fundraising for Beads of Courage, jewelry making challenges, blog hops, contests, give-a-ways and of course, cool beads and jewelry!

1 comment:

  1. You did one heck of a job on this Challenge. Can't wait to see who the winners are.


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