Thursday, September 13, 2012

In The Pink

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I had heard rumblings of Lori Anderson’s Bead Soup Blog Party ®, or BSBP for short, in the past but could never manage to sign up for one in time....until about 6 months ago. And boy, was it ever FUN! To those uninitiated, the brainchild of this fun project is Lori Anderson. You'll have to read her blog to see what it's all about because this post is about HER, not her blog.

Over the years the BSBP's have grown in size so Lori opened up a facebook group so everyone could interact with one another even beyond the reveals. It's a fun group filled with caring people that love to share their work and ideas and are always more than happy to give advice when needed. It's wonderful for those times when our lives may be too busy to sign up for a BSBP, so we can keep in touch with one another.

But I digress...Shelley Graham and Sandra McGriff came up with a fun way for us all to honor and thank Lori for all she's done. We decided to all go PINK! Lori has had her own personal struggles, which she details in her blog post, explaining how she came to have pink hair. With my son's wedding just weeks away, I must admit that I cheated and used pink extensions, which may be for the best. I don't think I can carry it off as nicely as Lori. lol!



I was so inspired by her attitude that I created this pink haired lampwork glass goddess bead for her. To me, it represents the goddess that she is to all of us. Love you Lori! Thank you for all you do! I hope it puts a smile on your face!


Here's a list of the other participants. Check out the other pink haired goddesses!

Gail Vanderster-Zwang http://angelmoose.blogspot.com
Lea Avroch http://lajewelrydesign.blogspot.com
Leslie Wayment  http://www.aabeadsonline.com/blog
Kelley Katherine Hagerty-Fogle  http://www.mylifeonebeadatatime.blogspot.com
Sheila Davis http://www.stonedesignsbysheila.blogspot.com
Amanda Effron http://craft-o-licious.blogspot.com
‎Solange Collin  http://www.blog.ahowinjewelry.com
Jennifer Chasalow VanBenschoten   http://www.vanbeads.blogspot.com
Isolina Perez  http://IsolinaPerez.blogspot.com
Toltec Jewels www.JewelSchoolFriends.com
Sherri Stokey  http://www.knotjustmacrame.com
Mary Howell Govaars  http://mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Bee Kuhlman http://mixedmayhemstudios.blogspot.com
Lynnea Perry Bennett   http://designsbylynnea.blogspot.com
Alicia Marinache  http://www.allprettythings.ca
Heather Otto http://www.thecrafthopper.com
Kimberly Flood  http://www.goddessesandbeads.blogspot.com
Courtney White Breul http://beadsbybreul.blogspot.com
Lisa Liddy  http://lisaliddy.wordpress.com
Marlene Cupo http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com
Marianne Baxter  http://www.simplyseablimejewelry.blogspot.com
Mária Horváth   http://horimarikabeads.blogspot.hu
Andrea Beth Trank www.heavenlanecreations.com
Heidi Mansfield Kingman  http://mybeadtherapy.blogspot.com
Emoke Schmidt  http://emoke1.blogspot.com
Sandra MrtzDiaz www.petaloazuljewelry.blogspot.com
Lupe Meter  http://gesmpccorner.blogspot.com
Tanya Boden http://fusionmusebangkok.blogspot.com
Ambra Chicandfrog http://chicandfrog.wordpress.com
Kumi Fisher http://maliekaidesigns.blogspot.com
Sandra Young  http://blog.gypsyroadbeads.ca
Sandi Marinaro Volpe  http://www.sandivolpe.com
Gretchen Nation  http://www.artfoodlodging.blogspot.com
Mimi Gardner  http://www.othercuriosities.blogspot.com
Marian Hertzog http://mhertzog-msplace.blogspot.com
Sonya Ingersoll-Stille http://dreaminofbeads.blogspot.com
Terry Matuszyk   http://pinkchapeau.wordpress.com
Audrey Belangér  http://esperianterra.blogspot.com
Sandra McGriff http://skyescreativechaos.blogspot.com
Shelley Graham Turner http://www.shelleygrahamturner.blogspot.com
Sally Bohner Anderson
Mowse Doyle http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com
Judy Daly Reganti
Brenda Lee Sigafoos

17 comments:

Marlene Cupo said...

Your wonderful post can and is surpassed only by that fantastic tribute bead to her. Sure it holds a place of honor in her home.

Marian Hertzog said...

That bead is all kinds of awesome! I think you look great with pink in your hair!

The Crazier Sister said...

LOVE the bead! And, yeah, I would have cheated, too. Don't worry, you're still "In The Pink!"

Shirley Moore said...

You go girl! I think extensions are so fun, now I'm going to have to find me some....
You know you have serious talent, right? Love the bead!!!

Lori Anderson said...

The pink looks amazing on you! And I actually have some long extensions that I've been toying with, too!

I'm so honored to have the bead you made for me, and so overwhelmed with gratitude for this post.

Thank you.

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Lea,

You are such a special person, amazing artist & your beautiful beautiful bead is the BEST, so perfect for Lori -- with your elegant & sweet goddess bead, you have given Lori the honor she deserves!

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Lea - what an awesome tribute bead you created! Just beautiful!

pinkchapeau said...

I really enjoyed reading your post, and the bead is perfect!!

Skye said...

I think you rock the pink just fine ;) Thanks for taking part in the hop and for going 'Pink' with the rest of us :) And that bead is beyond fabulous :D

gretchen said...

Your beauty bead was amazing and you looked pretty darn cute in those extensions, too!

Isolina Perez said...

I love your pink hair and the bead is oh so beautiful.

Heidi at MyBeadTherapy said...

I totally adore that bead!!! It's so wonderful. The perfect tangible momento. And I think you can totally pull off the pink extensions! :)

Alicia said...

Leah, the bead is gorgeous - I know I told you before, but I can tell you one more time :) I am sure Lori will treasure it!

Mandi said...

I love that you curled your extensions. You look great! Your bead is so beautiful.

Sharyl said...

You look GREAT in the pink hair, and your bead is really a special tribute to Lori too! --Sharyl

CreatingCures said...

You look great in pink but... probably not for a wedding. High praise to all of the participants!!! ~~T

Kumi at Malie Kai Designs said...

Lea your bead is so cute! Amazing artist! Great post :)