Sunday, April 6, 2014

Color of Dreams Blog Hop




I will say that this has been my most challenging blog hop.  
I'll save the first idea as my last for the reveal. 
To first work with a polymer clay pillow bead donated & designed by Patricia.
Then our host Rita of Toltec Jewels 
to offer the wonderful assortment to the first 50 designers for FREE.
We each received one free shipped & packaged polymer clay pillow bead.
Finally, designing.  I had way too many ideas & not enough time to put my beading blinders on to focus.  One idea was wire wrapping. 
I just was not satisfied with this result.  In my mind, does the wire take away from the layers of colors in the design of the bead?
Should I focus on one color in the bead?

Ideas of doing a peyote bezel as a pendant for a necklace.  Oh wait, which side to choose as the front?  So the challenge is "Color of Dreams".  I took a class just about 2 months ago at Sweet Beads, 
with owner Shae Wilhite here in Las Vegas.  The main parts of making a cuff in this class used Shibori Ribbon.  Shae purchased the ribbon from Shibori Girl.
We also incorporated polymer clay cabs (made by Shae) along with an assortment of bead soup supplied by Sweet Beads.  I will say mine is a work in progress to this date.  But I will show you what I have completed so far.  I plan to not use the piece in the form of a cuff bracelet, but framed and as home decor.  As I continue to add beads, findings and other items I'll share the photos.

Please take the time to visit the other 49 artists' blogs to view their interpretation of the Color of Dreams Blog Hop.

The Artists Sharing the Color of Dreams:


Honorary Guest and Featured Artist: Patricia Handschuh
Patricia's blog:              The Color of Dreams        
Patricias Etsy:               The Color of Dreams
Hostess: Toltec Jewels   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  (please visit after 4.09.14)
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

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