beads by breul

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fairy Tale Spring Bead Swap Blog Hop!

(How's that for a title! )

It's here!
Lori Anderson of Pretty Things has done it again! She threw it out there and asked if anyone wanted to participate, suggested a theme and I jumped right in!

Our theme was Fairy Tale Spring!
Love this. Having a daughter (despite the fact that she is 17) We have lots of Fairy Tale princessy things around the house!

I was lucky enough to be paired with the wonderful
Valerie Norton of Hot Fused Glass, hop over and see what she created.

She sent me these wonderful goodies.

For some reason, when Lori suggested that we should send enough for a charm bracelet, that is what stuck in my head. I was very lucky, this just simply flowed, no arranging, re-arranging, creating, taking apart. It just happened. Without further ado, here is my bracelet.

Spring Garden

The great lucite flowers, crystals, cute bird charms all came together so effortlessly! It has the right amount of sparkle and magic!

Valerie also sent these great pink venetian glass cubes which became great earrings.

Ariel's Lilypad earrings

Thank you Valerie for the magical box of goodies. You mixed in the right amount of sparkle and magic and it worked!!!!!

Please hop around and check out what these very talented ladies created!

Lori Anderson, Pretty Things

Rebecca Anderson, Song Beads

Courtney Breul, Beads By Breul (you are here)

Loretta Carstensen, Designs by Loretta

Evelyn Hall, Dragon Lady Evelyn

Sandy Richardson, Sandy's Coloring Box

Dana James, Dana's Jewelry Design

Tara Plote, Newbie Beader

Christine Brandel, A Hot Piece of Glass

Lisa Sittniewski, Alterity Art

Joanna Matuszczyk, Filcowe

Jenni Connolly, Jenni Bead

Geneva Collins, Torque Story

Elisabeth Auld, Beads For Busy Gals

Sally Russick, Wireworked

Mary McGraw, MK's Creative Musings

Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas

Erin Prais-Hintz, Treasures Found

Stephanie Haussler, Pixybug Designs

Shai Williams, Shaia's Ramblings

Johanna Rhodes, Fire Phoenix Creations

Sandi Lee James, Do Be Do Bead Do

Sweet Addy Designs

Valerie Norton, Hot Fused Glass

Thank you Lori, for organizing this!!!


Jenni said...

I am really loving charms lately, and as you say, yours has a perfect amount of sparkle! Love the little lucite flower dangles.. and looks like your generous partner has given you extras too, how nice.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Your charm bracelet is so light and spring feeling. Great job.

TesoriTrovati said...

Such a soft and pretty palette! I have just discovered the lucite leaves and flowers and they are really fun to design with! I love that those earrings are Ariel inspired. She is one of the best princesses!
Enjoy the day!

Elisabeth said...

Love your two pieces - so springy and beautiful!

Loretta said...

Beautiful job on the charm bracelet, and I love the earrings too.

rockcreekcreations said...

It turned out really nice looking!! Wonderful job!

Pretty Things said...

Those are awesome! I love charm bracelets, I guess they've always been my "thing" since the very beginning of my jewelry designing!

I LOVE color! said...

I absolutely love your creation.Gorgeous !!!
I have been looking for glass flowers to pair up with what Jennifer Pride sent me in the spring Be Blessed

Shaiha said...

Beautiful! I love charm bracelets and yours rocks!

Shyme said...

Lovely spring charm bracelet!

Rickie said...

A perfect fairy tail bracelet--so girly too!

TorqueStory said...

Isn't it wonderful when a design comes together so effortlessly. Your bracelet has just the right girly-girl vibe.

Sally said...

Courtney, the bracelet you created is so pretty, such a soft and beautiful color palette and I just love the earrings!

Fire Phoenix said...

I thought the same think too! As soon as charm bracelets were mentioned, all i could think about was charm bracelets! You've done a fab job, your bracelet is really cute :)

Lisa - Alterity Button Jewelry said...

Sweet and simple...and the flowers are just amazing! Love this piece :)

Rebecca said...

Pretty! I love the spring colours and both pieces look like they'd have some lovely movement to them.

My Life Under the Bus said...

So sweet! Love charm bracelets!

Aquariart said...

Magical little gems!!

earthlyjewels said...

I'm loving that charm bracelet! It's sweet and feminine...Something a fairytale princess would wear!

Joanna Matuszczyk said...

I love charm bracelet, so fresh and springy. Wonderful creations!

Tara P. said...

Great bracelet - I love the jingly jangly bracelet thing!