Thursday, February 13, 2014

In Which I Turn into a Squealing Fangirl - Part 3


As I've gotten more involved in the beading community, I have been trying--as funds allow--to buy some handmade components to go in my creations. After all, there are so many incredibly talented artists out there!

And, well, yeah...  The inevitable has happened.  I've turned into a squealing fangirl.

In my defense, though, these artists are so cool. That is why this blog series (that I actually started last year, before it took a bit of a hiatus) is dedicated to sharing some of their work... well, that, and because I want the opportunity to babble.  
What can I say--I'm excited! :)

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Today's Artist

Today's artist is a talented polymer clay artist: Patricia, over at The Color of Dreams. (Her Etsy is here, and her blog is here!)

I have been wanting to make polymer clay beads for a long time--and, well, nothing I've done is as impressive as what she makes! Her stuff is so bright and cheerful... Just looking at it all makes me smile!

Sadly, I didn't get any pictures of the beads before I used them... I was a bit too excited, I guess. So, instead, I'm going to show off what I made with them!

Those topper focals? Yep. All polymer clay beads by The Color of Dreams. I really fell in love with those butterfly wings... as soon as I saw them, I wanted to use them as hairstick toppers. 

And so I did!


...But, of course, I didn't stop there. 

I decided to make matching earrings, too!

I actually just posted the butterfly sets on my Etsy store, because they were just so happy and colorful that I wanted to share. I hope they make someone else just as happy to wear them as I was to make them!

Oh, and, of course, she also made those beautiful purple beads that I used for the center pair of hairsticks, seen below:

Now I have to decide if I'm going to list that purple pair, or keep them for myself! (Since, you know, purple is my favorite color...)

...Heh, and I also have my eye on a pair of adorable hedgehogs she has listed on her Etsy...

And so, there you go!  Yet another talented artist, and yet more cheerful lovelies to make me smile! Thank you so much for letting me share!

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And, for those interested in such things--no, she did not pay me or bribe me to write this entry.  Not at all.  I'm just really, really like her work, and wanted to share.

After all, this blog is, in part, my chronicle of happy things...  And, to me, these beads are happy things!  :D


  1. I LOVE this post, Jenny! How cool is it that you just discovered Patricia's work & made your beautiful jewelry and hair sticks?

    I really like her too! And I have a pair of her hedgehops :) They are even cutter in person, with a really pretty finish.

    So glad we will be creating with Patricia's work together for the hop!
    Have a great day,

    1. Thank you, Rita! I really appreciate your kind words--and the opportunity to work with Patricia's beads again! Thanks so much for including me in your hop! :D


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