beads by breul

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Big Reveal

So, the big day is here! While part of me was grateful that I was towards the end, the other part is so nervous. So many amazing soups, so many incredibly talented women. Where do I fall in this and what will folks think.  My daughter thinks I am being silly, and perhaps I am. I guess that the bottom line is that I really like what I created! Yup, that's right!  Amy of Copper Diem sent some really fun, handmade pieces. I love that she plays with fire! Not going to lie, a bit jealous as well.  I love the circles and the pink.  I love, love the copper!

Where to begin?  As always, my beads have to sit on the work table for a bit. I move through, play, touch, design, move beads, re-design, walk away, come back. It can be a long process for me at times. I wanted to take my time and make this piece special, something that I would be proud to wear.  I went through my stash to see what colors I could come up with, tried blues, tried yellows, tried browns. Like the browns! So that is what I went with. I added some hand made boro beads and some great drops from Unicorn Beads. Both have pinks, blues and browns in them.  Also some Czech glass beads and Swarovski pearls.  My other criteria was that I had to have enough to make earrings - have a thing for earrings. So without further ado, here's my Soup!


A close up.

Amy also sent some great copper rings/hoops that I made into a pair of earrings.




This has been such fun! Thank you all for taking the time to come over and look! I have enjoyed blog hopping, seeing what you amazing women are creating, and in a small way, getting to know you better.  Thank you Lori for being willing to organize this again. I am looking forward to participating in another, should it happen.

37 comments:

steufel said...

Great Job! And the earrings are real cute!

Elisabeth said...

Wow! Love both pieces but reallu love the earrings - you could wear them with anything!

SSShhh said...

I love the necklace, not ususally keen on pink, but this is fab. And the earrings too!

Pearl and Pebble said...

Really pretty! I like the pink alot!! Great earrings too! Enjoy:)

Janet said...

What a pretty pc youve designed! It def holds its own sashaying all over your page!! I love what youve made!

Cathryn said...

I'm not a big pink fan but I LOVE what you did with those enameled disks! It's one of those pieces that can be worn with a slinky black dress or with your favorite worn-out blue jeans...and I adore versitility!

Terrific earrings too, especially since I love copper!

Lorelei said...

pretty pretty!! love that addition of that flower on the focal!

Jennifer Cameron said...

Oh, I want that necklace! Gorgeous! It looks comfortable to wear and could go with just about anything. Great job!

Copper Diem said...

I love it! You knocked it out of the park! I love the Unicorne beads, love the colors you chose, love the chain, love the teeny dangle with the pendant! And the earrings are adorable too! Great job!

Rebecca said...

Beautiful! Really sweet and simple. I love them!

moonlitfantaseas said...

I love that necklace, and while I don't wear a lot of pink, I would definitely wear this, its just one of those things you could wear with any thing, very nice!

Megilon said...

Both pieces are great! I love the necklace...beautiful color combination.

Kate said...

Love the necklace! and the earrings are great too! I myself am not a pink person but I do love it with brown for some reason. I love your wonderful asymmetrical design. That really is a stunner!

Pretty Things said...

LOVE the little flower detail on the pink necklace! You did a fantastic job!

Patricia Wood said...

So nice and fresh, love it! Very pretty:)

Christine said...

That is just a beautiful necklace! I love the little flower accent!

TesoriTrovati said...

So glad that you are a part of our soup party. This is so much fun! You have NOTHING to worry about. You fit right in ;-)
I love the shapes. And that little flower is a clever detail that makes this even more special.
Enjoy the day!
Erin

tyneboden said...

I'm a new follower and LOVE what you did!

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Charlene said...

I love it, I think the necklace is fun and modern and the earrings are gorgeous. Enjoy both pieces!

Nicki said...

This is truely cool - I never thought about pink and brown together, but this is just right. I love this combination. Need to try it one day..... Beautiful simple necklace. And earrings.

Laurel said...

Lovely combination of colors and beads! Good soouuuup!

Heather said...

Wow, I am also having a love affair with Copper although I cheat on him with Brass quite often! LOL When you zoomed into those enamel pieces I could really see how great they are! I love the white flecks on the pink and your other beads stand back and let the focal take a bow. There is a small detail that I just love-What some may think is an imbalance right next to your focal. I love it!! It made me look several times -"Vedy Interesting"

Loretta said...

I love that mix you received, and you did a great job with your design. Cool earrings. I'm really into copper.

Silver Parrot said...

Very pretty. I love the pink and it's wonderful in combination with the other elements you used. Earrings are cute, too!

Regina said...

It is beautiful, the pink just pops out and I love the little flower on the focal. It is a great design. Like the earrings too!

Denise Yezbak Moore said...

I love the pink paired with the copper. The design is very fab! Love the earrings too - I think everyone is nervous about putting themselves out there. You did an excellent job!!!

ViviBijoux said...

Fab! you got great ingredients but you pulled it off girl! so very well arranged. very classy ^_^ Virginie

Heather Powers said...

Wonderful necklace! Those pendants are just sugar-coated goodness.

Kella said...

Whata beautiful neclace you have created. I relly like the little flower dangle you added to the main focal. very chique.

one-eared pig said...

that is so yummy!

Glaszwerg said...

Very nice, the coulors of your necklace are wunderful! Have a nice day, Doris

Marieke said...

Lovely necklace and fun earrings!

Jo said...

I'm not usually a fan of pink, but your necklace is gorgeous!

Marie Cramp said...

Yummy Soup!! Everything you made is fantastic! Those earrings are the bomb! ;)

Cindy said...

Oh my....thought I had commented on your beautiful necklace but looks like I had not. I love the assymetrical design - I always struggle with that but you sure nailed it here! What a gorgeous piece...one you'll be proud to wear anyday! :-)

Michelle said...

What a great necklace. I really like the rosy pink!
Bead Happy!
Michelle

wildvanilla said...

I love the colors! Those pieces are so fun. You did a great job putting them together. Love the little lucite flower!