Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Color of Dreams Blog Hop

Those are the beads that Rita from www.jewelschoolfriends.com/ generously sent the participants of this hop.

This is what Rita wanted us to do:

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.

This is the bead I received. It is so pretty.
Hum, this made me dream of the Island of Burano in Italy, I went there one summer and I had the best meal of my life.
Burano is a place I definitely want to go again.

I hope my dreams come true!!!

This is what my dreams called me to make.
A dutch spiral bracelet using the bead I got from Rita.
Thank you Rita for another opportunity to participate in one of your blog hops.
I know it has been a very difficult time for you, and I hope that everything is going well for your family.
This is Rita's blog and you can see what the other participants made here:
http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com/


30 comments:

  1. Glorious awesomeness! Great work!!! jean

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  2. The way you have accented your bead with the spiral make the whole thing almost look like an opal.

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  3. Incredible! I love how the focal bead pops out of the bracelet. I want to go to Italy with you. What a gorgeous street!!
    Kathy
    http://vintagememoriesjewelry.blogspot.com/

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  4. Your bracelet is beautiful. It reminds me of stained glass windows.

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  5. What a great bracelet! I just love the little pops of color in the black.

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  6. You caught the "dream" of the bead exactly.....isn't amazing how all of our beads seem to bring out some memory...Excellent job and thanks for posting.

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  7. Oh, I want to live on an island in the Mediterranean in a purple and pink house! Or, next best, wear a gorgeous bracelet like this one :) You really hit the mark with this creation, Jasvanti... hope you have more dreams like this!

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  8. That is stunning!!! Is it spiral or kumi? It makes the bead look like a stained glass window :) Christie

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    1. Christie this is a dutch spiral, very easy to make, I found the pattern on youtube, let me know if you want the link for the tutorial.

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  9. Dutch spiral is one I still need to learn. Just getting into beading stitches this year. Let's all go to Italy. But we'll need one of these bracelets too.

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  10. Such a pretty bracelet, and a great dream!

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  11. Beautiful bracelet ! I love the burst of colors , and your dream has made it so spectacular :)

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  12. Gorgeous bracelet. I love all the bright jewel tones against the black....WOW. And your dream of Italy......I'm there with you, too!

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  13. Beautiful bracelet, perfect for the bead. Love the colors.

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  14. OMGoodness! You have my favorite piece, so far! BEAUTIFUL and so, so creative!

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  15. I love your bracelet . The dark colors look wonderful with the bead. It is stunning.

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  16. This is an awesome piece. While dark, it just seems to shine from within.
    ~cryssT

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  17. Woohoo! Equisite! Love the colors & the bead work!!!! The Italian dream ... I want to go too... It's such a beautiful place!!! You're so right about the food --- fabulously delicious.

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  18. That dutch spiral in black with flecks of color is just the perfect match for that bead. Bravo to that beautiful bracelet and a future trip to Italy!!!

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  19. wow! I love everything about it...the colors, the style. your dream of returning to that lovely Italian island looks like a nice dream too.

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  20. I love the way you muted the colors in your dutch spiral, so that the colors of your ooak bead would pop right out at cha!!! Lovely!!!

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  21. Lovely bracelet. Your spiral work is wonderful. I can't seem to figure out how to do that. And what a great dream. Love all the colors in your bead and bracelet.

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  22. What a beautiful memory! And when you return to Burano, I'll go too! Indeed, having the best meal of your life there is so enchanting, as is your GORGEOUS bracelet! I love the Dutch Spiral & I'd love a link to the tutorial. You are so talented at beadwork, Jasvanti, and your jewelry art is inspiring to me!

    The bead you received does look like the beautiful island, and your beadwork is a perfect, exquisite reflection of both the island's beauty and the art bead's beauty. So pretty! I love the colorway you created -- it is colorful yet sophisticated & elegant.
    Thank you for sharing with us all your lovely talents. I'm so honored you shared your dreams and gifts! xxoo Rita

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment. The pattern is a tutorial on youtube from Offthebeadedpath, I will send you a link to the video tomorrow when I am at the computer.

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  23. What a Lovely bracelet!!! I just love it! Great Job! Have a Blessed Day!

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  24. Great bracelet, and such a perfect match! May your dreams come true...

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  25. Oh my this is sooooo pretty. Yes ooak bead/bracelet what a perfect match.

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  26. What a lovely piece ! I love how the black just makes the color pops, also love the use of seashells as props ! Sorry this comment took so long, this week has been a little heretic.

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  27. Absolutely lovely! ...and what a lovely dream! Here's to hoping you get to go to Burano again--and when you do, you can wear this beautiful bracelet. Such beautiful work! :)

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