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