Feb 21, 2014

The Color of Dreams Blog Hop

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?

The Color of Dreams BEADS

The Color of Dreams Boutique on Etsy

Each participant will be given a bead created by artist Patricia Handschuh of The Color of Dreams Boutique bead to design with. Create with the bead and show us your dreams! I'm treating everyone to the beads, and Patricia is donating a matched set of her beads for the blog hop reveal give-a-way. The one rule: let's focus on dreams as possible with the idea, "If we can dream it, we can achieve it." So, try creating "from the end" -- as if your dream has come true -- using your jewelry design to do so. 

You may share a dream that has already manifested -- such as becoming a parent, learning tennis, going back to school, or reading many books -- or one you are in the process of making come true, or would like to come true some day. Perhaps you are on the edge of a brand new dream, ready for inspiration. Or perhaps it is a dream you wish to simply keep on dreaming. 


Please join us for "The Color of Dreams Blog Hop" on April 6, 2014 to create the story of your dreams in jewelry. Each participant will receive an ooak/orphan bead from The Color of Dreams Boutique. I'm sending these beautiful unique beads out free of charge, so I am limiting the number of participants to 30-35 artists. 

To join in, please comment below so I have a count of participants, and also email me (toltecjewels @ aol DOT com) with your name and mailing address, your Blog name & blog address, & info about your shop, if you have one. In order to ensure that everyone has time to receive their bead and create, sign-ups close in one week, on February 28th. 

Below is the Blog Hop Widget/ Button for the Hop. Simply right click the image to "save as" a photo. In your Blogger layout, add the button by choosing a new element "add photo" and click "shrink to fit" before uploading the image. 

Sign ups are now closed with 47 participants.Thank you! 
The participants are listed on my March 3rd post: 

I'm honored and delighted with everyone's wonderful response to the challenge, and look forward to our hop! 


  1. Hi! I would love to participate! Going to send you an email. :)

  2. I am so excited about this!! Please count me in!

  3. I would love to be a part of this blog hop. Sounds so dreamy.....

  4. I would love to do this blog hop!!!

  5. OK you got me! To say my muse has left the building is an understatement, but you know what a dreamer I am, so here goes nuttin ;)

  6. I so totally believe that saying ~ "if you can dream it, you can achieve it" so I can't possibly pass this one up! How generous of you Rita to supply the beads in support of this project. You rock!!!

  7. Hi Rita = Sign me up please! I'll send an email with my details! THanks!

  8. I would love to play! Sending you an email with all the information. Thanks! Christie

  9. I have a particular fondness for orphans, Rita :) I would be honoured to take part!

  10. Hi Rita, I would love to participate in your blog hop.
    I will send you my e-mail address.
    Thank you,

  11. Hi,
    I'm interested in participating too!
    Please add me to your list, ok? Here is my info: Ev Shelby at:
    Looking forward to what 'dreams' can do...:) Thanks!

  12. I too would like to join The Color of Dreams blog hop. Have sent you an email (and finally got to post here).


  13. This sounds like a wonderful blog hop, Rita! Please count me in. I have many dreams both accomplished and still to come so it will be fun to create something based on my dreams. Thank you for this wonderful idea1

  14. Rita,

    Would love to join you and the Color of Dreams Boutique in your blog hop.


  15. This sounds like a marvelous idea. I would like to join in.
    Becky Pancake

  16. Sounds like great creative fun. Count me in...fairiesmarket@gmail.com. Thanks.

  17. I'd love to join in please. Email on way and I WILL be sending you something for postage this time xxx

  18. I would love to play!

  19. I would love to participate ! Sometimes one needs a new dream.

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  21. Rita,
    I would like to join in too. 99bobotw.kb@gmail.com

  22. Sounds like fun

  23. I hope I am not to late to participate, I would love to join in the fun and adventure,

  24. Hello!

    ...I'm not sure if I'm too late to join--but if I'm not, I would absolutely love to be a part of this hop!

    And, if I am too late, I'll just be excited to see what wonderful dreams people share! :)

    Thank you so much!

  25. I would love to join the challenge please


  26. Dear Rita,I would love to play (-: I love some dreams to come true and colour...

  27. Hello, I'd like to bead along, please. email to follow, Thanks!

  28. I have lots of dreams, some are unfolding now, some have been seen and some are still in the future. I would love to join in.

    maloneve at gmail dot com


  29. Is there still time to join? If so, please include me.
    Kathy Stemke
    322 Sundew Lane
    Mount Airy, Georgia

  30. Add me if there is room. jaelsjewels at gmail

  31. wow! I'd love to join. tappingflamingo.blogspot.com

  32. How did I miss this one?! I'd love to participate, please let me know if you open for the people way up North :)

  33. I would really love to play with this. I hope I made it in time. I have several dreams I'm hoping will come true, so will wait to see if I get to play and what bead I get. :) Thanks.

  34. Hi Rita, Don't know how I missed this one too. I also missed Erin's music blog hop :( Anyway if you haven't closed this blog hop, I would love to join in the fun! Thanks! kmorgan429@gmail.com

  35. Hi, just found your invite on Bead Soup Cafe' Hope it's not to late to join the fun. Please let me know, Thanks so much.
    or angeldesigner1958@yahoo.com

  36. Count me in. I want too have some fun.


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