Saturday, April 5, 2014

Color of Dreams Blog Hop

Color of Dreams blog hop with Toltec Jewels. Its now reveal day! my focal bead on this bracelet is the bead that I received for this blog hop. I spent days thinking about how to use this bead in the best way possible to keep it as the focal point of the project. i love crystals and dream of having lots of crystals. I was working on a bracelet then thought this would be the perfect project to add this bead to as my bracelet was matte cubes and cup chain! So that is how this bracelet came about!
 Below are 3 pictures I took of my bracelet!

Below is the list of all the other participants in this blog hop. Please visit their blogs as well!!

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


  1. Oh! AWESOME! This is beautiful! I love what you thought of designing! jean

  2. I like how the cup chain reflects some of the colors of your bead. Nice!

  3. Gorgeous and unique! The color combination is stunning.

  4. Don't know how you did it, but it's beautiful!

  5. Amazing bead!! And I love how it looks with your crystals. Excellent job, thanks for posting.

  6. Beautiful way to showcase the bead. Love those matte cubes with the contrasting sparkle from the cup chain!

  7. Very pretty bracelet that really showcases the lovely bead!

  8. Wonderful design, Heather... the bead is very bold and graphic, but with this delicate beadwork the balance is just right :)

  9. Simplicity at it's best. I'm honored to have the friendship of you and to bead alongside you as you made this bracelet.

  10. Lovely combination for an elegant bracelet.

  11. how creative to put it with cup chain - never crossed my mind! love it!

  12. Love!!! I'm a seed beader at heart, so this bracelet is my kinda style! Lovely

  13. Very pretty bracelet, shows off the bead so well!

  14. Beautiful bracelet! I am not very good with seed beads, so this design definitely impresses me... Wonderful work! :)

  15. Very interesting and pretty bracelet. So unique with the cup chain at the edge.

  16. That's some great bling - really like your design.

  17. I like the way you "blinged" up your bead with the crystals. You did a great job with the bead work! Very pretty bracelet that will be so fun to wear! I bet you get a lot of compliments on it :)

  18. Elegant jewelry design, Heather! I love the focus on the bead, the gorgeous simple sparkle of the cup chain and exquisite beadwork! Beautiful art. I'm so excited you joined in the hop, my friend. Thank you for sharing your lovely talents with us. Gorgeous jewelry art!
    xxoo Rita

  19. The beautiful bead is the Belle of the Ball!!! Really pretty! Elegant and sparkly!!! Have a Blessed Day!

  20. What an interesting design - love the bling!

  21. What a pretty design. I love the way your bead stands out as the 'main' bead, yet is complemented by the rest of the bracelet. Very nice.

  22. What a beautiful idea to design a bracelet like this! With colour reflections in the little ♥crystals :-) Very nice!

  23. Love the bling in this- such a creative way to showcase your bead. I'm always in awe of what you seedbeaders can create! Christie

  24. Love this bracelet ! I love how you have this bling and yet the focal bead still stands out. <3 Sorry this comment took so long, this week has been a little heretic.