Below are the 47 participants of "The Color of Dreams Blog Hop" on April 6th.
|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 random.com, 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.
If your name & blog link is listed below, you'll be receiving an email & bead. If you signed up, but don't see your name here, please email me: toltecjewels (at) aol (dot) com with the topic "Color of Dreams Hop" and I'll do my best to make sure you are in.
Also, there are a few people I still need info from. Please check at the end of the list to see if I need your address or email. Thanks everyone.
Here we go!
Kay Thomerson http://kayzkreationz.blogspot.com/
Audrey Belanger http://esperianterra.blogspot.ca/
Jael Thorp http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.com/
Jael Thorp http://jaelsjewels.blogspot.com/
Alicia Marinache http://www.allprettythings.ca/
Terry Carter http://tappingflamingo.blogspot.com/
Jayne Capps http://mamasgottodoodle.blogspot.com/
Lori Schneider http://beadaddicted.blogspot.com/
Jenny Kyrlach http://anafiassa.blogspot.com/
Asri Wahyuingsih http://asribeadwork.blogspot.com/
Dini Bruinsma http://angazabychanges.blogspot.com/
Karla Morgan http:// texaspepperjams.blogspot.com
Debbie Rasmussen http://kepirasmussen.blogspot.com/
Veralynne Malone http://veradesigns.blogspot.com/
Kathy Stemke http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com/
Mowse Doyle http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com/
Heather Richter http://desertjewelrydesigns.blogspot.com/
Lori Poppe http://lorillijeanscreativecorner.blogspot.com/
Andrea Glick http://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
Kathleen Breeding http://99bobotw.blogspot.com/
Becky Pancake http://beckypancakebeaddesigns.blogspot.com
Karin Martinez http://fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/
Penny Houghton http://smellynelly.blogspot.com/
Miranda Ackerley http://MirandAck.wordpress.com
Nelly May www.smellynelly.blogspot.com
Carolyn Lawson http://carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
Chris Eisenberg http://wanderware.blogspot.com/
Christie Murrow www.charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
Monique Urquhart http://ahalfbakednotion.blogspot.com/
Eve Shelby http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/
Cryss Thain http://beaddragons.blogspot.com/
Jasvanti Patel http://jewelrybyjasvanti.blogspot.com/
Nan Smith http://wirednan.blogspot.com
Sue Kennedy http://suebeads.blogspot.com/
Jean Yates http://prettykittydogmoonjewelry.blogspot.com/
Debbie Rogers http://debbiestreasuresandgems.wordpress.com/
Marybeth Rich http://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
Shirley Moore http://beadsandbread.blogspot.com/
Shaia Williams http://shaihasramblings.blogspot.com/
Kathy Lindemer http://www.bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Melissa Trudinger http://beadrecipes.wordpress.com/
Linda Anderson http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com/
Judy Turner http://lilisgems.wordpress.com/
Gloria Allen http://gloriaallendesigns.blogspot.com/
Regina Wood http://gina-design.blogspot.com
Robin Reed http://willowdragon.blogspot.com
Mary Goovars http://mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Marlene Cupo http://amazingdesigns-marlene.blogspot.com/
CJ Bauschka http://fool4jewels.blogspot.com
*** I need more info for the following artists, please.
Email me your information at : toltecjewels (at) aol (dot) com or comment on this post with the info.
Cynthia O'Tool Will you post your reveal on a Blog? FB?
Eve Shelby http://raindropcreationsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/ --- email & snail mail?
CJ Bauschka http://fool4jewels.blogspot.com --- snail mail to send bead?
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!