beads by breul

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Custom order, and some advice (please)

Here is the necklace that I made. 
(I didn't make the stamped piece)

The rest is mine. All sterling, pearl and green chalcedony.
I am very happy with it. 
I made a thicker 8 (16 gauge I think) that my daughter wants. :)  
Have to see what she wants hanging off of it.

Ok, advice time.
I have this fun piece but an not sure if it "works".  
I love the green girl studios robot and the other pewter pieces. 
My question is this:
Does it all work together? Does it work on the leather? What would you do differently?

Thank you all!

Friday, July 22, 2011

It's hot

It's hot, so hot.

And it's Friday!
Thank goodness, it has been a looooong week.

I am tired and my brain is fried!

I will try to photograph a custom order that I am finishing tomorrow.
Great piece.

And my daughter decided that one of my "samples" now needs to be hers..........

I love making her things, makes my heart sing.

I hope your weekend is off to a great start.
Stay Cool out there!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Now what?

A friend gave me two cucumbers from her garden.

So cute. And so my daughter did this.....

How do I cut them up and eat them??????

Monday, July 18, 2011

It's Almost Time Again - BEAD SOUP BLOG PARTY!

I. Can't.Wait!

Lori Anderson of Pretty Things is hosting another party!
Please, hop over, read the details and come play with us!

You get to meet new folks, 
challenge yourself outside your "box", at least I do, 
and have a great time.

Click here for all the details!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pictures, pictures, pictures!

Ok, while I have not been feeling very creative with the beads,
my photos have rocked! 
While I am still learning,
and probably will be forever,
I am loving these.

I have to catch you up.
First, we start with our little family outing to 
Virginia Beach.

Ah, the ocean, putt putt golf and Pocahontas Pancakes!

I was having fun with the ocean, feet and sand!

Now, on to Colorado where I was with my mom assisting and then we had our family 
reunion. (already planned before her stroke)
The 4th of July!

Fun shots; clouds, flowers, signs and the run-away balloon.

We did a photo shoot with all of us and here are a few of my favs! (mixed in with a few others)

Here are a few that I am in love with.


All of us 

Magic clouds

My niece skipping

What is fun about this is that, see that first girl with the white apron on, bow in hair ~ that is me!
Yup, me around 10 years old!
This is hanging on the top of Vail mountain in the restaurant!

Vail! Home.

Thank you for making it all the way through! Hope you enjoyed the zillions of pictures.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Back, sort of

I am back, sort of.
My mom is doing really, really well! Phew.

My dad probably has 2-3 more weeks.
This is taking up much of my thought processes at the moment.

I did go and sit at my work table the other night,
but, nothing.
No creativity.

I am giving myself permission to be ok with that.

I have some beautiful, beautiful beads on my table.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts.
They mean so much to my heart right now.

Go outside,
get some sunshine,
kiss your husband/wife/partner/kids!
Enjoy the day!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Radio Silence

I am still here.
Things are a bit crazy at the moment. Dealing with family health issues all around! My mom had two small strokes. She is doing really well and will make a COMPLETE recovery! Best news ever.
My dad is is failing. Please say a prayer.
(My parents are divorced, just so you don't think it is totally crumbling around me)

I am traveling and have my camera. Have taken some great shots ~ did I remember my camera cord???? Nope! Oh well.

My sisters and their respective families will join my shortly as will my family for a family reunion!
I. Can't.Wait!
All of us together is the perfect Rx.

May you all have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!