For those who aren't familiar:
This is the third Bead Soup Blog Hop in two years, and Kalmbach books has picked it up for publication in October 2012.
Registration begins on http://www.prettythingsblog.com/ today. Basically, you get a partner, exchange a set of beads, send a focal and a toggle (you don't have to make them) along with coordinating beads. The idea is to expand your horizons, try something new with beads picked for you by another designer.
An example of a Bead Soup package:
The cool thing is, people get discovered during the blog hop, which will take place on Septembe17th. Blog numbers and followers increase, designers that make beads and components experience increased sales and some bloggers have even been approached by magazines. So you never know who will be watching.
If you are interested, sign ups are August 1-3 at http://www.prettythingsblog.com/ and are open internationally. There were over 200 participants last year.
I hope to see some of you at the party!