April 19, 2014

My Sentiments Exactly....

Thank you everyone for doing such amazing work with your Color of Dreams Boutique bead!  What gorgeous and inspiring designs.You are gifted artists, and I'm honored to co-create with all of you.  I think this hop was the best ever! 

If you didn't get a chance to check back on my blog regarding the bead set winner, our winner by random.org is Shirley Moore.  Congratulations Shirley.  Your package is going out in the mail tomorrow.  

And as a thank you to all -- and as a way of fulfilling my dream of commemorating our blog hop--I've made a Glossi publication with everyone's jewelry and links to blog posts:  


Thank you everyone  
Enjoy the publication!
Happy Dreaming!
Love & Thanks again, Rita

I agree with everything Rita said in her email.  The glossi was a wonderful surprise!  I still have to take time out to visit all of blogs.

April 11, 2014

2014 Year of Jewelry Project: Week 13

A Gift from the Woodland Realms is the theme for Week 13, Year of Jewelry Project Facebook Group.  I completed a pendant, just haven't decided what type of chain to make for it yet.  I will be posting more projects as I catch up on the last few weeks.

Fox focal by Tree Wings Studio.

April 6, 2014

Color of Dreams Blog Hop & Reveal!

What are your dreams?  Is there a dream you are watching unfold now?  What has been your greatest dream to come true?  If you could be, do, or have anything, what would that be?  All I want is for my family to be happy, healthy and successful in anything they want to do or be in life!  

Each participant was given a bead created by artist Patricia Handschuh of The Color of Dreams Boutique bead to design with.  Our host for this hop, Toltec Jewels, of Jewel School Friends, wants each participant to create with the bead and show our dreams!  Toltec Jewels treated everyone to the beads, and Patricia donated a matched set of her beads for the blog hop reveal give-a-way.  I, of course, joined late and purchased a few beads from Patricia so that I could participate in the hop. After a lot of postal drama,

my package finally arrived!

These beautiful beads should inspire some wonderful dreams!  The round beads were a surprise--thanks Patricia.

Since the beads didn't arrive until April 2, I will have to get to work on my dreams. 
The one rule for the upcoming Color of Dreams Blog Hop:   Let's focus on as many dreams as possible with the idea, "If we can dream it, we can achieve it."  So, I'll try creating "from the end" -- as if my dream has come true -- using a jewelry design to do so. 

Since I signed up at the last minute, and the post office messed up, I ran short of time!  Nothing new for me though (smiles).  I decided to make a pair of earrings with the ribbon pillows.

Some of you have been asking about the rhinestone dangles.  They can be purchased at Hobby Lobby or their online shop: http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/multi-color-crystal-charm-cluster-pendant-318345/

Many thanks to our Hostess,TJ and featured artist, Patricia!  Let's get hopping!

Honorary Artist: Patricia Handschuh

Patricia's blog:            The Color of Dreams        
Patricias Etsy:             The Color of Dreams
Hostess: TJ                Jewel School Friends

Kay Thomerson           KayzKreationz
Audrey Belanger          Toki No Hourousha
Alicia Marinache          All the Pretty Things
Terry Carter                TappingFlamingo
Lori Schneider             Bead Addict
Jenny Kyrlach             Wonder and Whimsy
Asri Wahyuingsih         Asri's Beadwork
Dini Bruinsma              Angaza by Changes
Karla Morgan              Texas Pepper Jams
Debbie Rasmussen        A Little of This, A Little of That
Veralynne Malone          Designed by Vera
Kathy Stemke               Vintage Memories Jewelry Design
Mowse Doyle               Mowse Made This
Heather Richter             Desert Jewelry Designs
Lori Poppe                   Adventures in Creativity with LorilliJean
Jayne Capps                Mama's Got To Doodle
Andrea Glick                Zenith Jade Creations
Kathleen Breeding         99 Bottles of Beads on the Wall
Becky Pancake             Becky Pancake Bead Designs
Karin Martinez              Fairies Market
Miranda Ackerley          Mirandack
Penny Houghton           Smelly Nelly
Carolyn Lawson           Carolyn's Creations
Chris Eisenberg            Wanderware
Christie Murrow          Charis Designs Jewelry
Monique Urquhart        A Half-Baked Notion
Eve Shelby                  Raindrop Creations Jewelry by Evelyn
Cryss Thain                 Here Bead Dragons
Jasvanti Patel               Jewelry By Jasvanti
Nan Smith                   NanMade Handmade Jewelry
Sue Kennedy               SueBeads
Jean Yates                   Snap Out of It, Jean! There's Beading to be Done!
Debbie Rogers             Debbies Treasures
Marybeth Rich             A Few Words From Within the Pines
Shirley Moore              Beads and Bread
Shaia Williams             Shaiha's Ramblings
Kathy Lindemer           Bay Moon Design
Linda Anderson           From the Bead Board
Judy Turner               Silver Rains
Gloria Allen                Gloria Allen Designs
Regina Wood              Ginas-Design
Robin Reed                Artistry HCBD
Mary Goovars            MLH Jewelry Designs
Marlene Cupo             Amazing Designs
CJ Bauschka              4 His Glory Creations
Robin Showstack        The Crazy Bead Hoarder
Cynthia O'Toole          Sparkles and Sweets
Jael Thorp                 Jael's Art Jewels
Renetha Stanziano      Lamplight Crafts (Thank you for stopping/hopping by my blog.  Feel free to
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