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
                                                                                          leave comments!)


Jean said...

Totally LOVE what you made! How beautiful! jean

Shirley Moore said...

I have a huge challenge creating earrings, so I'm totally thrilled to see your beautiful design! I love those tiny accent beads, where did you find those? These would definitely be a 'go to' pair for me!

Lori Schneider said...

Pretty colors on your beads. ... I procrastinated and made my whole necklace last nite I dream of not procrastinating. Lol

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Oh my, Renetha, nothing like adding some extra drama to your life LOL. Like you need it!

Those ribbon beads are sublime, aren't they? They look exactly like little gifts lovingly wrapped by a good friend. I think your earring design features them wonderfully... what are those yummy little beads that look like candy? Mmmm-mmmm!

MirandAck said...

Oh wow! Now those earrings are my style-bright and bold! I need those beads!

anafiassa said...

Oh, those earrings are simply wonderful! I absolutely love them--and what a happy dream, too. Thank you so, so much for sharing!

kathy stemke said...

Beautiful earrings. And you still have all those yummy beads to work with. I'm jealous. hehehe

Becky Pancake said...

Renetha your earrings are charming. I bet you will make other wonderful pieces with the extra beads.

Renetha said...

I got the enameled rhinestone dangles from my local Hobby Lobby store under their Metal Gallery label.

Jael said...

The ribbon pillows are beautiful! Have fun creating!!

Shaiha said...

What great earrings! I had to chuckle about making earrings because you were short on time because for me, they always take the longest.

Veralynne Malone said...

Beautiful. I can so see wearing those earrings. They look like they would have a great "swing" to them. Great job and thanks for posting!

Renetha said...

Earrings have always been easiest for me because they are little pieces of art for the ear. The prettier the bead the prettier the earrings!

Kathleen Breeding said...

Sweet earrings. I want me some DOTS, the ones you eat off of a piece of paper.

Nan Smith said...

Gorgeous earrings! Oh, the colours are to die for! Nice design for your earrings. Thank you for sharing.

Kepi said...

Those are gorgeous earrings, so bright and cheery and just in time for spring! Love them, love the beads.

asri wahyuningsih said...

Very SPRING earings love them !!

Linda said...

how ADORABLE! i love the little dangles.... willing to share what they are and where a girl might find some? =) just absolutely sweet!

Here Bead Dragons said...

The earrings are so sweet - I really like them.
Just right for spring.

Renetha said...

Linda, I picked up the little dangles at Hobby Lobby's beads/findings section. The label was Metal Gallery.

kmorgan said...

I totally sympathize with your postal issues :( However, you made a fabulous pair of earrings!! So Springy & fun to wear! :)

Nelly May said...

Ooh such beautiful earriings. Full of colour, sparkles and delight.

KayzKreationz said...

Glad you were able to join in. Such pretty earrings. Love all the color in them.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Oh how pretty! Just perfect ffor spring. Jean sent me ;-)

Kathy Lindemer said...

Great earrings for the spring! I love the colors you used.

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

I am so honored you created and shared your wonderful talents, Renetha! I LOVE your earrings. Earrings are a challenge for me too, as I read in a comment, and they way you used all the elements is fascinating to me. Beautiful! The gold findings are exquisite (I can never get enough gold & brass jewelry), and the rhinestone dangles are very pretty and unique -- love how you used the style of design and colors in your jewelry art to create movement! These must feel so good to wear, too!

Thank you for being a special part of our hop with your lovely jewelry! Bravo and star status to you! xxoo Rita

Robin Reed said...

Did you ever find out why it took so long to get your beads??? You did a great job! The earrings are really pretty! Have a Blessed Day!

Audrey Bélanger said...

Those are perfect little earrings ! You did very well in spite of post office drama <3 Sorry this comment took so long, this week has been a little heretic.

Dini Bruinsma said...

Great earrings, such ♥sweet colours! Must be great to wear! There are a lot of other beauties waiting for you on the beading table :-) Have fun with them, and anything else you create!