I love Parties, and Lori Anderson of Pretty Things is holding a Bead Soup Party and Bead Swap. If you are a jewelry maker you might want to join us. Once you register you will be asked to send a focal bead, a clasp and some complimentary spacers to your bead partner. You, in turn, will receive your packet with the same, and be asked to create something Pretty by the deadline of February 1st. Then you post it on your blog (you must have a blog to participate). For full instructions and information follow this link to Lori's blog. http://lorianderson.blogspot.com/2009/12/bead-soup-party-and-bead-swap.html. I look forward to seeing you at the party.