Saturday, April 5, 2014

Color of Dreams Blog Hop


I signed up for the Color of Dreams blog hop w/Toltec Jewels and as a result I received a one of a kind handmade bead to inspire my creative process.  The bead was made by Patricia Handschuh from The Color of Dreams Boutique on Etsy.  The handmade polymer clay bead is from her Spring Roses collection. 


The focus of the challenge is that "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.

Aaaah to dream.  Well I used to journal about my dreams – dreams can convey so much.  Lately my focus has been on opening my heart.  Not judging but loving (including myself). 
My mantra – love flows in me, love flows out of me and love flows throughout my being.  

Green is the color of the heart chakra.  Pink symbolized love.  And so there was no mistake that Rita shipped this particular bead to me.  



I immediately fell in love with the green and pink bead. 
I surrounded it with my favorite beads -- new lampwork discs from Beads by Laura from her Indigo collection, Swarovski crystals in pink, white and green and finished it up with an eye catching bali toggle clasp. 

Thank you Rita for allowing me to participate in this wonderful blog hop.
A list of the participants is on the Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends blog -- check it out.

Keep Creating,
Karen

29 comments:

  1. I love everything about the way you think...and what you make is BEAUTIFUL! jean

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  2. The way you managed to pull out all these colors coherently is stunning!
    MirandAck.com

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  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bracelet. Keep that love flowing.
    Kathy
    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great bracelet with a wonderful flow.

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  5. Beautiful, the colors really flow! Great job and thanks for posting.

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  6. Beautifully conceived and executed, Karen :) With dreams like this, you will accomplish much!

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  7. Now you can check off the color of dreams and move on to other designs. Pink is love. Thank you for sharing your love dream.

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  8. that is one pretty bead! love the bracelet. I love your dream too, that is one thing I'm trying to work on...not to judge, just to love.

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  9. What a pretty bracelet- you did a great job! Christie

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  10. Lovely bracelet and such an admirable dream. Don't give up and keep dreaming.

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  11. Proof that you are where you need to be: even the bead agrees with you :) Lovely bracelet! Keep dreaming

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  12. So pretty, what a gorgeous bracelet. Keep dreaming!

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  13. Your dream is lovely, as I now sense you are too!!! Keep dreaming and keep loving, and it's perfectly wonderful to love yourself! Your bracelet is beautiful!!!

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  14. I love the lampwork pieces - SO precious and a perfect match! Well done!

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  15. Beautiful! Your design complements the bead so nicely... Thank you so much for sharing!

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  16. Lovely bracelet with great colors and design and wonderful dreams.

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  17. Nice use of colors - great bracelet.
    ~cryssT

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  18. Very lovely Karen! I like your mantra! It is so true - if we are full of love & allow it to flow in us & through us & into others, life can be so rich & rewarding! Great bead & color choices!

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  19. Another exquisite and gorgeous work of art, Karen! And a beautiful, healing & lovely post :) My heart is open & joyful reading your lovely words and gazing at your stunning bracelet. I love the lampwork by Beads By Laura -- oh, the color! And I love that you fell in love with your bead! I feel in love with your bracelet the moment i saw it! There's an energy & radiance to the art here -- I think it's that your intention to love rather than judge flows through effortlessly, and gracefully with each element: pattern, art beads, design, technique, colorway, creative thought and soul. A star of the show! Thank you so much my friend for sharing your gifts with us. You are as exquisite and lovely and outstanding as is your art! xxoo Rita

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging words. This has been a GREAT share for all thanks to you. :)

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  20. What a pretty bracelet. I love the colors you incorporated with your bead. What a great mantra/feeling. It leaves us feeling so much better.

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  21. I love the colors and how well it works with the bead!!! Wonderful! have a Blessed Day!!!

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  22. I love your dream, your mantra and your bracelet! It's a beautiful enterity...

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  23. What a lovely piece ! The beads you chose match the focal bead so well ! Sorry this comment took so long, this week has been a little heretic.

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