Saturday, October 6, 2012

Blue Crab Soup with Chilies!

That's my soup name!
Isn't that fun!?!
Have you had such an exotic soup? I have not, but I want to try it.


As I do all these savory soup recipes included in this book!
There's Ginger Peach Soup by Lori, Stone Soup by Malin, Autumn Harvest Soup by Barb, Savory Tomato Soup by Kerry, Summer Strawberry and Mint Soup by Brandi and so much more. 
You'll be full for months!

Today is my celebration day for the week long blog hop. I am celebrating the release of this book for a few personal reasons;
  1. Lori welcomed me into her blog circle with open, encouraging arms and she did not give up on me even though I became very uncommunicative while the preparations for publishing her book were underway.
  2. I have met some of my best beading buddies through the bead soup blog parties.
  3. There are some really good projects and know how in here...
Lori discusses bead soup beginnings and inspiration, using up left over beads, embellishing focals, referring to a color wheel and purchasing randomly (Gasp! But I plan everything out!!!). The projects are as varied as the designers are, but there is a lovely synchronicity to the flow of the book, which I enjoyed reading as much as I enjoy reading Lori's blog.

My own personal soup was sent in from Christine Damm, one of my most favorite polymer clay artist whose specialty of large donut focals and handmade beads seriously tempt my wallet every time I see them!
To have one of her silky, colorful sets in my hands that I could mix with beads is something I am very grateful for and I hope you enjoy the project I stepped out with it. 
Now I am sure you are not missing out on the prizes and give-aways and I would very much like to offer a set of the lavender flower beads that Lori uses in the books cover project;
So please leave a comment and I will send out a set of 4 to the winner drawn on Sunday.
Here is the remainder of the blog hop so you can continue celebrating and entering chances to win!



Erin Prais-Hintz -- http://treasures-found.blogspot.com  


and for Monday, October 8th,
there will be a grand prize offer with a ton of goodies to enjoy!

Lori Anderson, www.PrettyThingsBlog.com
Much Love & Respect,
Shannon 





114 comments:

  1. Your beads are too cute. Just love them. ;-)

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  2. Love the delicious soup, Yum! There is so much to be said about Lori's Bead Soup Party and it what it continues to do for the beading community. I met you at one of these parties, need I say more?

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  3. I love Christine Damm's work, and what you've done with her focal is brilliant - I'd love to read the instructions for this one! I wouldn't want to eat crab soup, but I'd definitely wear it! Thank you for the chance to win those pretty beads! :)

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  4. The colors and texture of your piece are just amazing!

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  5. I love your Blue Crab Soup! Congrats on being in the book!

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  6. I love your creation and the name. It really does look like crab soup! I would love to win.

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  7. Loving the hop... your piece is mouthwatering as always. Can't wait for my book to arrive.

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  8. Ohh, what a wonderful peek a that necklace! I can't wait to see the rest of it!Congratulations on being a part of this wonderful collaboration!!!!

    Your giveaway beads are lovely and I would be thrilled to win!

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  9. These little flowers are so cute.

    Nancy

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  10. I have admired your work for a while now. Thanx for the chance to win some of your great beads. I got to participate in the last BSBP & I consider it one of my highlights of the year. Lori's new book is awesome for so many reasons. Besides getting to hear peoples stories & win great beads this hop is fun.

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  11. Those are gorgeous, as is the piece you created for the book. I am having such a good time going through the book, multiple times!

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  12. Love the fact that you're naming the soup now. And it actually sounds like it might be quite tasty. Would love a chance to win some of these lovely little flower beads. Thanks so much.

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  13. Hello,
    so beautiful lavender flowers, so wonderful jewelry at your blog:)
    Regards!

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  14. These are gorgeous! I haven't seen your lavender patina yet. ( I don't know where I've been) I love it!

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  15. Hi Shannon,

    Congratulations on being asked to participate in Lori's book. I can't wait to see it. I would love to win a set of your flower beads; they are so cute. Thank you for the opportunity.

    rrunner444@triad.rr.com

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  16. thank you, those beads are adorable!
    ciao dall'Italia :)

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  17. Your beads are lovely, would love to win them.

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  18. I adore the colour of the beads you are offering in the giveaway, they are yummy! And your blue crab soup with chilies project is gorgeous! I love spicy chili components.
    Just been to your Etsy shop as well, oh my....... great stuff in there.

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  19. Beautiful! I'd love to add these to my own pot of soup!

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  20. I love the ingredients that Christine sent you and the necklace you created with them, very bold and fun! Great color combination too.

    Would love to win a set of your lavender flower beads! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. Those flower beads, plus just the names of the soups, make me want to get my hands on the book!

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  22. I am still amazed at what everyone did with their soup.

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  23. i love soup too. especially the kind you can create with. would love to win your prize!!! your beads are beautiful.
    laura huffman
    laurahuffman@ciaccess.com

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  24. Love your beautiful contributions to the book! Congratulations!

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  25. Love those beads! I agree with loving all the soups you named from the book. They really are some of my favorites!

    Thank you for offering the beads as a giveaway!

    zanc@att.net

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  26. The lavendar flower beads are gorgeous! The soup names all sound yummy and inspiring.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and creations.

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  27. I love the name of your soup progject! Those colors are really pretty together! And those little flowers you're giving away! GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for a chance to win!

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  28. Love your jewelry; love chilies!

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  29. what a great soup! love the colors! and those beads you're giving away are such a luscious color!

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  30. I just loved your yummy soup! Miss Christine is a marvel with polymer clay. I am in awe of her talents. And it works so well with your style and offerings. So happy to be on the Bead Soup tour with you! Enjoy the day. Erin

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  31. Wow, your piece is beautiful! What a fantastic giveaway, thank you!

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  32. Love those beads! I have so many ideas for them. :) Congrats on being part of the book!

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  33. I can't believe I'm the only one commenting? Those beads are amazing! I suppose the other comments just haven't been published yet. =)

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  34. Love the Colorado of the beads. Thanks for the chance to win them.

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  35. That's supposed to say 'love the color of the beads.'

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  36. I think I'd try that soup! And I'd love to win those beads:)

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  37. I'd love to win these great beads! They're great! Thanks for doing this. I've had such fun hopping around all week!

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  38. Gorgeous necklace, gorgeous cover girl beads! What fun it must have been to be part of this book!

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  39. Those are such cute beads. thanks for the chance to win them.

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  40. Oh how I would love to win 4 of your lavender flower beads. Such delight I could find in designing something to go with them. Can't wait to see your design and more of your beautiful findings in the book.

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  41. I have been a huge fan of yours for quite a while. You have inspired me to spread my creative wings and I so appreciate it! Congratulations on the book! I would be honored to win some of your fab beads! Count me in!

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  42. Your Blue Crab Soup with Chilies is gorgeous! Love it!

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  43. I love the name of your soup!! But the necklace is even better. Just met Christine Damm at ArtBLISS - wonderful and her things are incredible. You certainly did them justice. rmar261783@aol.com

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  44. Oh Shannon!!! What you create is always so amazing to me. Not my creative style but if I could I would totally snatch it right out of your hands. You have an outlook in jewelry that totally astounds me and sends me to such beautiful places. Thank you!

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  45. That large focal donut is a temptation for sure. And your flower beads are really cute. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  46. Lovely lavender beads! Thank you for the chance to win them!

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  47. That IS a perfect name-those are fabulous colors!! I love love love hot red and turquoise. And your pretty little flowers are just gorgeous:)

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  48. I would love a chance to win these Shannon. I hope you are well.

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  49. Melissa, your flower beads are beautiful. The colours are incredible. Love them Thank you for the chance to win them.

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  50. Oops Shannon please delete my previous comment. I realized I called you Melissa by mistake. So sorry.

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  51. I love your style, Shannon. These beads are so beautiful and rustic...just love them. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

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  52. Shannon, I have to say, I love everything you do. You are a constant inspiration to me and I am so glad to have gotten to know you through FB and your blogs. ((HUGS))

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  53. Thank you for this fabulous giveaway! You have whetted my appetite for beautiful beads.

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  54. Love that soup name. How do you come up with this stuff?

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  55. Shannon, your flower beads are ultra cute! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Doreen

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  56. I would love to use those flowers! What beautiful work you do, Shannon.

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  57. The glimpse of your necklace is gorgeous! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy to see the fill things!

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  58. I love your piece and am having a blast reading everyone's posts. Would love to win the beads.

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  59. You made such good use of your focal, I especially love all the dangles! Very festive look, goes along with hot chilies! The giveaway beads are "my" color, so I hope they have my name on them! Thank you for offering them!

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  60. Shannon, I love those little flowers. I'd love to throw my name in the hat for a chance to win.

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  61. I can't wait to see your necklace in its entirety when I get the book. It looks tempting indeed. Your flower beads look like a lot of fun and I'd love to work with them. Thanks for opportunity! On a side note, I took a polymer clay class today in Cocoa Beach taught by Barbara B. and Lisa P. also attended. Small world!

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  62. I really love that necklace, but then I rather like all your components and jewelry! Your give-away is lovely and the lavender patina on the flowers is just beautiful---hope I can win them.

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  63. Love your Blue Crab Soup! Would also love to win those beads! Thanks Shannon :)

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  64. Elena Adams (ElenaAdams1992@yahoo(dot)com)October 6, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    I HEART your flowers: Thanx for a chance to play:)

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  65. Such pretty beads! Thanks for your giveaway!

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  66. Thanks for allowing us a chance to win!

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  67. This book is chock full of creativity! Thanks for the opportunity! You are so generous!

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  68. These are just gorgeous! It has been so much fun, meeting all of you who were part of this book! It will make that book mean so much more to me when I get it. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  69. Thanks for offering such a nice set of beads. I like how you described your soup and how it made you feel, and I love the sneak peek of your Blue Crab Soup and Chilies necklace. This has been a wondeful celebration - thanksfor your contribution :)

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  70. I would love to create a beautiful necklace with your wonderful lavender flower beads! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. I'd love to win your fabulous beads! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  72. Shannon, you are so inspiring to me! I love reading your blog and am a huge fan of your work. These beads are so pretty!

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  73. Love! The soup you picked out for Lori is SUCH a beautiful one (obviously the publishers agreed with me :-)), and I have already had thought of pinching the colour scheme for something else.....what more perfect than those lovely purple flowers to go in it....fingers crossed!

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  74. Very pretty lavender beads! Would love the chance to win them!

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  75. Your necklace looks beautiful - I can't wait to see the finished piece!! Your lavender flower beads are lovely!!

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  76. Love the flower beads--such a yummy color!

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  77. For me, what you make have mystery, personality, is made with imagination and strength. Have a good week!

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  78. Oh I hope that I am not too late to enter the drawing. Those beads are lovely.

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  79. Oh these are great! I would love to try my hand at them! <3

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  80. That sneak peak of your soup definitely does look quite scrumptious! ;)
    Congratulations on being included in such a wonderful book!

    And thank you so much for your contribution to the giveaway and blog hop :)

    TheEclecticElement AT yahoo DOT com

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  81. Love the colors that you used. Thanks for being part of the blog hop and gifting.

    ~cryssT

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  82. Love the colors that you used. Thanks for being part of the blog hop and gifting.

    ~cryssT

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  83. Congrats on being in Lori's book...yahoo! I would like to win those pretties you are offering....just maybe? Thanks!

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  84. Blue crab with chilis? YUMMMMM! Thanks for the opportunity to win the purple flowers!

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  85. Love the name of your necklace, who wouldn't want to eat such an exotic soup! Thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  86. Shannon,

    Would love to win a set of your beads. The projects in this book are terrific.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a set.

    Carolyn
    carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com

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  87. Sure hope its not too late to enter your giveaway-love your soup :-)

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  88. Whooo, purple flowers are my favorite! Thank you for the chance tow in some!

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  89. Thanks so much for the chance! Many congrats on the book!
    Holly (zeniswoman@yahoo.com)

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  90. Those are gorgeous components in a gorgeous colour!
    Thank you for the opportunity :)

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  91. Congrats on being in the book! I finally got a sneak peak yesterday, but still don't have my own copy yet. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  92. Not sure what time you are drawing, I was not able to get to a computer till now. I am having a great time with this and would love to win thos lovely beads!

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  93. Oh so sweet and pretty !!! swopemelmel @ aol dot com

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  94. If I'm not too late, would love to be considered! melissa_trudinger at yahoo dot com

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  95. Along with the usual fall leaf colors, I love purple hues. The color of frost to come to my garden soon. Would love to win these beads. Andrea abross@ymail.com

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  96. Blue crab and chili would make a yummy and divine gumbo as well as wearable art!

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  97. Blue crab and chili would make an awesome hot gumbo as well as divine wearable art!

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  98. Beautiful necklace! I adore the little flowers.

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  99. What a beautiful necklace, Shannon! And such pretty little lavender beads. Hate I missed the giveaway, but I love your name, "blue crap soup with chilies!". Very inspiring. Those colors!!!! xox {donna}

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  100. It's a fiery blue crab special! Love the combo - a delicious piece.

    With much admiration and respect for talent.

    Les

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Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, it means a lot to me.
Shannon