Mar 3, 2014

The Color of Dreams Participant List

Below are the 5o participants of "The Color of Dreams Blog Hop" on April 6th. 

Each participating artist will be given an orphan/ooak bead created by artist Patricia Handschuh of The Color of Dreams Boutique to design with. Simply create with the bead you receive and show us your dreams!

The Beads:

As a Florida artist, Patricia has a way of reflecting the amazing beauty and color and optimism -- the tranquility and tropical paradise -- of our pretty state. It's like a little vacation in a bead! I find her work renewing and inspiring. I hope you find your pillow bead to be as nurturing as I do.
The Color of Dreams Boutique on Etsy

If you have been in my blog hops previously or know me, you know I surprise all my participants with art bead prizes/gifts after the hop. This time, I decided to send out art beads for the hop, as our design inspiration for the challenge. I'm treating everyone to the beads for your designs, and Patricia has generously donated a matched set of her beads as a blog hop give-a-way! 

My photo does not do the elegance and colors of her beads justice. This set is absolutely beautiful! Everyone who posts a reveal for the blog hop on April 6th will be entered into a drawing and using, a winner will be chosen to receive the artisan beads. Aren't they gorgeous? Thank you, Patricia! 

The Design Challenge:

Feel free to create in any way you wish, using your bead as inspiration for your colorway, theme, technique. You are welcome to use additional Color of Dreams beads in your design, as well as artisan beads and gems and anything you like. You are not limited to jewelry.

You may share a dream that has come true, one you are working on now, or one you hope for in the future. The one goal of the hop: we'll focus on our dreams as entirely possible, with the idea, "If we can dream it, we can achieve it." So, try creating "from the end" -- as if your dream has already come true -- using your jewelry design to do so.

The Participants Who Will Hop:

Below are the artists participating thus far. This is not yet the final participant list; it will be updated just before our reveal date, and I'll email everyone a final list of  artists and their blogs the week before the hop.

So please look for at least two emails from me: the first, letting you know you are in the hop, that I have your snail mail address, and your bead is now on the way; and at least another, reminding you of the hop and providing a participant list for you to copy and paste to your blog. I will also provide a permalink to the participants list on my blog.

On the 6th, I encourage you to enjoy visiting everyone's reveals. Personally, I have a difficult time visiting all blogs in a hop in just one day, so if we can comment on everyone's reveals within a week, that would be magnificent! I will wait one week for the giveaway to give everyone plenty of time to participate fully. 

Here we go! 

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

Blog Hop Button:

Below Here is The Color Of Dreams Blog Hop button to add to your blogs if you like :) Patricia's beads arrive just like this, wrapped like candy! 


  1. So excited to be part of this hop, Rita. The colors in the beads are scrumptious. Thank you!! Christie

  2. So excited to be part of this hop, Rita. The colors in the beads are scrumptious. Thank you!! Christie

  3. Can't wait to see them, Rita :) I have a blog post started (cause that's how I roll LOL)

  4. Oh, I'm so very excited! Thanks so much!!!!

  5. This is so exciting. These beads are gorgeous. I'm already turning ideas over in my mind, especially in conjunction with a class I'm taking in a couple of weeks.

  6. Beautiful beads to dream with ! Very eager to see mine. You are never to old to have another dream !

  7. Is it too late to sign up for the Blog Hop? I would love to participate, but I just heard about it today.

  8. Gasp! Got my bead! It is so precious! All sorts of ideas going round in my head now :-) thank you xxxx


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