beads by breul

Sunday, September 12, 2010

It must be football season~

My creativity has jumped! Loving this. The NFL Theme is like a huge cup of creativity. First I have to share a culinary first for me. I. Made. Wings. Our local spot closed.... :(........so I decided to attempt my own. I used a recipe from Ina Garton, the Barefoot Contessa, on FootNetwork.

First some of these

and some of this


with these


gave us these!!!!!


Tastey!!!!!

Now, on to projects. First is this necklace. I have been playing with these floral components from Sleeping Dog Studio. Now, understand that I have to look at, hold, play with some things until they speak to me.  Well, they finally did. I used some glass beads from Indian Creek Art Glass, some enameled headpins from Sue Beads, and some antiqued copper chain.  I think it turned out really well.  In fact, my daughter said that she may have to "borrow" it.  :)







Oh, and there are a few great beads from Kelley!  Thoughts?

Next, some earrings.

Hand wrapped with some great disc beads from HMB Studios.

These started as a bracelet from Forever 21. It was just too good and I had to take it apart.


Now, these are my fav! I love hammering silver! Gets that aggression out!  12 g silver pounded into sticks and 20 gauge hoops. I do love that rustic feel to hammered silver. But I do have a question - for all you metal workers out there - how do I buff them out? Is there a special tool? Do I get a Dremmel? I would love to know.  I also love how they look on my daughter!


Today rocked! I mean, you know when you get into the groove, really into the groove?  Well, I was there! :)  In fact, probably TMI, I sat downstairs working, drinking water for almost 3.5 hours. Forgot to go, if you know what I mean........Love the groove! Felt really good.

I hope that you all had a good weekend.
Go Skins!!!!!

3 comments:

Regina said...

Thw wings look HOT! and so does the necklace!

Copper Diem said...

Lol - love the "forgetting to go" -- that is being in the zone all right!

Ok,

Love the enamel flowers (in fact, i just snapped up a set)
Love the necklace - great job on the colors, so perfect
love the disc earrings, so simple & pretty
great idea to take apart the bracelet - came out great!
and love the hammered earrings - maybe a polishing cloth?

Pretty Things said...

Thanks for introducing me to Indian Creek!

As for buffing them out -- you mean shine them up? Use either a rock tumbler if you have one, or a polishing cloth. The rock tumbler tutorial I used when I first started is here....

http://news.urbanmaille.com/how-to/tumble-polish-jewelry.html