Sunday, September 16, 2012


As you know I took the plunge and joined the 6th Bead Soup Blog Party this summer.  Lori Anderson is the super woman who put together this huge event with 400 participants.  She spent countless hours organizing and supporting jewelry artists from all over the world.  Today we are simply here to express our gratitude and show her how much we appreciate her!  So some of us decided to go pink.  Due to work rules I wasn't able to actually dye my hair pink but loved the hot pink clip ins :)

Warmest Aloha and Mahalo from the bottom of my heart dearest Lori Anderson!  I know you spent many sleepless nights organizing, putting out fires, hand writing post cards, sending numerous emails to all 400 participants, and keeping us all on track with blog posts and FB posts.  We can't thank you enough for the countless hours of hard and tedious work and please know how much joy you brought to so many around the world!  We've never met in person but I consider you to be a dear friend.  Big Hug!

Please visit all the other fabulous ladies who is In The Pink for Lori!

Gail Vanderster-Zwang
Kelley Katherine Hagerty-Fogle
Jennifer Chasalow VanBenschoten
Mary Howell Govaars
Lynnea Perry Bennett
Alicia Marinache
Courtney White Breul
Andrea Beth Trank
Heidi Mansfield Kingman
Emoke Schmidt 
Sandi Marinaro Volpe
Sonya Ingersoll-Stille

Big Mahalo to Sandra McGriff & Shelley Graham Turner for coordinating this special event!



  1. So cute! We should work to change those rules at our offices, huh?! Lovely post! :)

  2. Lori is loved all over the world. Your's is a wonderful tribute.

  3. hi Kumi
    what a great idea! Love your pinkie Hairs :-))
    Hugs Gite

  4. Aloha Kumi,

    I'm so glad to meet you & your beautiful jewelry because of Lori :) Your post is lovely & so is your pink hair! By the way, my grandson's name is Kai :)


    1. Aloha Rita! Loved your post too! That's so cool that your grandson's name is Kai!

  5. You look fabulous with the bright streaks :) I hope you find more occasions to wear them!

  6. Thank you SO incredibly much -- that pink looks amazing on you!

  7. Those bright pink extensions look so pretty in your hair!!! Lovely sentiments, too.

  8. Kumi, I am so happy I met you thanks to Lori, what a wonderful smile, you are very beautiful (Trés Belle) in pink. Anytime I visit your blog it's made my day, It's bring Hawaii sunshine into my life. I really love your work, you are a great Artist.

    1. Merci beaucoup Solange! Truly an honor to have met you too! Looking forward to our creative kinship :) Love your work too!