beads by breul

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I Can!

Yes, my muse has returned from vacation! Ok, perhaps she got some sleep, had some time and peace and quiet......I am happy that she has returned.  

2011 is filled  with potential, for all of us. I have decided that my mantra for 2011 is 
"I Can!"

I can
improve my blog,
improve my Etsy,
create more,
use the beads I have (challenge!!!)
enjoy my family,
spend time with friends,
be positive,
exercise more,
eat better,
become better with the camera,
learn how to collage my  photos,
stop and smell the roses.
(remind myself to check back here when I begin to doubt!)

Here are a few pieces that I created over break.

 Great bracelet with a Jade Scott pendant

Earrings with pieces from Lorelei's challenge.

Yes, Kelley Beads

A great Cindy Gimbrone pendant

This is a remembrance piece, created with pieces from my mother-in-law's

Wire wrapped rondelles with a great silver bead/pendant

Great brass chain with a polymer clay pendant in, my fav, 
brick red.
I will be listing these over the next few days in my Etsy Shop. 

Also, get ready!!!! It's time for the
Bead Soup Blog Party!!!!!
Woo Hoo!!!!

Sign ups start on Jan. 7th. Please check out Lori Anderson's blog
Pretty Things for more details!

This is soooo much fun! Please hop over, check it out and consider playing 

And, Lorelei is having another challenge.  This time she chose pieces from Fusion Beads.  Here are the beginnings.....

This will be a challenge for me. Beads, clasp, leather ~ thinking, thinking, thinking....

I. Can. Do. This!

You can too!


Imaginative Jewelry said...

I am glad your muse is back, and boy is she back! Great pieces.

Kristi Bowman said...

Terrific and fun pieces!!Hooray for the Muse!!! I hope my pieces arrive soon from Fusion, won't have much time to play, the day will be here before I know it!!

Elisabeth said...

Wow, wow, wow! What incredible pieces. I love them ALL :-)

Michelle said...

glad that your muse is back in action! i really like the remembrance piece. :-)
Bead Happy!

Angel said...

Beautiful peace of arts :)

Heather Powers said...

Love the work and yes you can!

GraceC said...

Hi Courtney, You have left a couple of nice comments on my blog (Suddenly Last Summer), so I tracked you down to see what you've been up to. Some very nice things I see! Cool work! What is especially interesting to me is that though I have not posted pix of pieces that show this, you and I have some very similar tastes and creative approaches, from using the same sorts of lampwork glass to inclusion of leather to closures. It'll be fun to see what else we may be doing similarly down the road without realizing it.