Sunday, April 6, 2014

Color of Dreams Blog Hop hosted by Toltec Jewels

You can see Toltec Jewel's blog post here about the hop... CLICK! And here's Toltec Jewel's second post about the blog hop... CLICK!

"If we can dream it, we can achieve it!"

I've always dreamed of being an artist... and I'll say I've succeeded at that one, BUT! I want to be able to support myself financially with my art. That's my next goal or DREAM. :)

I used cultured black sea glass rounds that I galaxy wrapped in copper wire, beautiful amazonite that matches the Color of Dreams bead perfectly, garnet in two different sizes of rounds and rainbow calsilica which I thought complimented the Color of Dreams bead beautifully. :)

And just for fun, here's one of my bird pictures that I drew! He's dreaming of SPRING!!!

And here's the list of participants:
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
YOU ARE HERE: 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. Great design for a wonderful focal and a very cute bird

  2. gorgeous creation and such a cool design you made using so many fun materials! great! jean

  3. I love your use different stones. And your bird is so cute.

  4. Andrea your necklace is beautiful.

  5. Your choices of stones complements your gift bead beautifully, Andrea... really brings out the mauve highlights :) Love the dreaming birdie, too :)

    Keep dreaming BIG!

  6. Beautiful beads and great flow to this piece.

  7. PS: I'm a new follower!

  8. I think this is one of my favorite things you have ever made.

  9. What a great necklace! It really has a very nice flow to it and using the different stones is right up my alley.

  10. Aren't we all dreaming of Beautiful piece. Those are some colors I would have been hard pressed to design to. Excellent job and thanks for posting.

  11. Great way to showcase the focal bead, and I love your bird drawing!

  12. Lovely piece Andrea, I hope Spring will come soon LOL

  13. I see your dream was inspired by your little birdie? The flow of your necklace is perfect.

  14. Beautiful mix of media and colours: a dreamy combination, for sure (I recently fell in love with Amazonite :) )

  15. I love your use of colour. You did a fab job with this challenge.

  16. beautiful, indeed! love love love the colors that you put together!

  17. Your bead is fun and whimsical, with great colors. I love the fun and playful use in your design.

  18. Love the colors, gorgeous necklace!

  19. Lovely! I really like the combination of colors... wonderfully done! :)

  20. Great use of the challenge bead and beautiful necklace. I love your bird drawing.

  21. This is a really sweet necklace - beautiful colors.

  22. What a beautiful necklace & matching earrings! The beads are just the right choice & colors to highlight your bead! Really beautiful!!! :)

  23. I love love love your gorgeous jewelry ensemble, Andrea! So pretty & upscale! The gems you coordinated with your bead are brilliant -- they look phenomenal together. Your galaxy wrapped sea glass adds an elegant touch, which works so beautifully with the fine gems (amazonite! garnet! jaw dropping beautiful!) and the special rainbow calsilica. Lovely style and amazing wire work. I love copper. I love everything about this dreamy set! A perfect reflection of your dream to support your life with your art -- high end, sophisticated yet also casual chic & pretty, soft and balanced, with movement and graceful lines! You are so gifted. Thank you for sharing with us, my friend, in our hop. I'm so honored! xxoo Rita

  24. Love your design!!! The color combination, the different shapes and the galaxy wrapped beads coem together to make a really memorable design!!! Love it! Have a Blessed Day!

  25. You are an artist indeed. You captured the colors of the orphan bead perfectly. What a beautiful design. Love the bird too.

  26. What a pretty necklace. I really like the links and beads you used to accent your pillow bead. Very nice piece.

  27. I love your dreaming bird :-) she/he? makes me smile, AND of course this beautifully designed necklace...

    Please, never forget what you wrote: "If we can dream it, we can achieve it!" I wish you all the best in achieving your 2nd goal!

  28. What a lovely piece, and a lovely bird ! Im dreaming of spring, too :) Sorry this comment took so long, this week has been a little heretic.

  29. The little birdie is adorable- and a great companion to your very pretty necklace! Christie


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