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I am an artist, I twist wire,string beads, glue stuff & am generally 'artsy'. I have recently started an artist's blog where I will show works as they progress.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

~The Color of Dreams~

 I was chosen to receive a bead for the Color of Dreams Blog Hop from Rita of Toltec Jewels.
 The bead is brown & blues w/ some ivory. There was also the tiniest bit of green @ each end in some leaves. That was my favourite colour, of course!

 I had a blast finding beads I thought would look good w/my bead. I even used one of my new Golem beads I had recently bought, (blue & brown, what were the odds?).One of my blue trade beads had a band of corally-red, so I added a little more in that pop of the orange glass briolettes.
 The small turquoise nuggets I used really matched the green leaves I loved.
 I've got to say, I really like this, & I'm keeping it for myself,(sorry Mom,but I'll share!). I may use it as inspiration for a new series that I can make for the gallery.So, speaking of the gallery, that is the Dream part of the post. A family friend opened a gallery last year & she invited me to be the exclusive jewelry artist. It isn't a living yet, but it's a start! I had a show/reception last December, SO MUCH FUN, (& lobstah). I have another show coming up in June. My juju is bringing me travel & a gallery, & you really do have to love that.
Thanks for stopping by,Below is a list of the Hoppers.
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


  1. WOW! Love the variety of blending colors and shapes you have in this piece. I think it would make a GREAT series of jewelry. Good luck with the gallery. Great dream. Remember, "The best is yet to come."

  2. So lucky to be living your dream! Very unique bracelet!

  3. What a great bracelet! I love how you mixed the different types of beads to incorporate your own style. I think that it would make a great series.

  4. A gorgeous bead and you did a great service to it with your other beads...I love it. Great job and thanks for posting.

  5. Congratulations on the upcoming gallery work, and on creating a wonderful design. I'm sure it will be an instant hit as a design line for the gallery.

  6. Jayne your bracelet is lovely. Good job. Congratulations on getting into a gallery. It sounds like a dream come true.

  7. Hi Jayne-I am glad to see you are getting better every year and having fun. Congrats on getting into a gallery. So exciting,

  8. Hi Jayne your bracelet is beautiful Love it!!!

  9. Eclectic and inventive design, Jayne... so glad to know it will continue to inspire you: you should DEFINITELY use this as a jumping-off point for a collection! Sounds like many of your dreams are coming true:) Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation :)

  10. A bead soup bracelet. Nature and bold colors.

  11. That bead is stunning and the bracelet you created with it is perfect! Love how you brought all the colours in and highlighted the green. Best of luck with the gallery. Enjoy the experience. I hope you make lots of sales and get some great customers who will appreciate your art.

  12. Such a happy, cheerful bracelet! I bet it's fun to wear it :)

  13. the colors you put together are simply magical.

  14. I'm in love with your bracelet, the combinations of color and textures are breath taking. Reminds me of all the wonderful colors Native Americans use in their beading. Simply Beautiful!!!

  15. Beautiful bead and a gorgeous mix of color. Love the bracelet!

  16. Oh, I love it! The colors and textures are gorgeous... I really like the design. And what exciting steps being taken towards your dream... Best of luck with the gallery opportunity! :)

  17. Love the bracelet and the way you combined the other beads to make it very pretty and fun. I hope the gallery show is successful.

  18. Great design and wonderful colors. What a neat bracelet.

  19. Your bead is gorgeous! I love the way you incorporated the colors in your bracelet with the variety of textures, stones, & beads to match your bead! Great job!! :)

  20. I love how the stones are all different yet fit together so nicely.

  21. Your bracelet is another star of the show, Jayne! Love it! How cool the synchronicity that came together with your art beads: the Golem and trade beads look magnificent with Patricia's bead, and you brought the colorway to a level of bliss with the orange glass pops of color and turquoise. Your juju is making some awesome magic, Jayne! Love your bliss (oh lobstah!) and the gallery doors opening! I'm honored our hop inspired you to create jewelry you love & inspired a new series for your gallery work! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us all in our hop. Bravo! Congrats! Gracias! xxoo Rita

  22. Really Love your bracelet! I think the way you found your beads to work with inspired and I love the way you put it together!! Have a Blessed Day!

  23. This is definitely a keeper! Bracelets are my favorite thing to make and wear. I really like your design.

  24. Congrats on your dream coming true and starting to pay off. What a lovely bracelet. I love all the color and especially that pop of the coral red/orange. I'd keep it, too.

  25. Lovely bracelet, great colour combination! I really love that ♥bead you received! I wish you tons of success AND fun in the gallery of your friend as her 'exclusive jewellery artist'. That sounds great!

  26. This is such a fun, colorful bracelet! How exciting to have such an awesome opportunity to showcase your work- congrats! Christie

  27. Blue and brown is one of my favorite color combos as well... You really lucked out with this gorgeous bead ! And what a lovely bracelet you made ! Sorry this comment took so long, this week has been a little heretic.

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