beads by breul

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Echo Creative Club

Another month gone by ~ 
so fast.

Just like I did last month, I asked Jeannie to surprise me
with her choice of beads. 
(best part of the deal, makes me work
outside of the box.)

She sent me some of her peeled paint beads in 
I am not going to lie, I was at a loss for what to create. 
I wanted to make a bracelet, but no matter
how hard I tried, nothing seemed to work.

I was continually drawn to some of the vintage crosses that
my sister in law gave me to create with, the simple gold one
in particular.

As you know, I love, love wire wrapping
and thus this was born.

Her beads lent themselves to this piece
so gracefully.

I know that it sparkles, and for some, that might
be too much.

It hangs so wonderfully!

Thank you so much Jeannie, for this opportunity to 
play in the big leagues. 

Please swing by her blog and see her wonderfulness. And
when you are done, please visit all wonderful blogs
below to see what everyone else has created.

Cindy Cima Edwards


TesoriTrovati said...

That is so lovely! I like the way the peeled paint gives it sort of a worn through the ages look. Very nice! Enjoy the day.

SilverNikNats said...

really pretty and it all goes so nicely together

Shel said...

This is very pretty - I think I would wear this quite often! I love how you incorporated Jeannie's peeled paint beads and how it sparkles - just makes the design so wonderful!! Beautiful and striking!

Kristen said...

Oh Oh OH that is stunning! I love the elegance and sparkle of it and your wire wrapping! LOVE!

Lori Anderson said...

Pretty! And I love wire-wrapping, too! My wrist pain at night is proof!

Kokopelli said...

Awesome! Such a simple design became so beautiful by the choice of your beads and your wirewrapping skills! Love it!

Lola said...

Beautifully done Courney … I love the wire wrapping and the vintage cross! As for sparkle … there can NEVER be too much sparkle! =D

Molly Alexander said...

Such a beautiful design Courtney. The substantial cross balances the beads you chose and received perfectly, and your wire work is lovely.

:) Molly

Malin de Koning said...

Beautiful! So classy! I love it Courtney!

jeanniek said...

"big leagues." too funny. Hope to make it there one day myself. Ok, the necklace. I have to say the cross struck a cord with me (in a good way) it was so unexpected. This is beautiful Courtney! and we both love wire wrapping beads! What's not to about that? Thank you for creating such beauty.

Cindy Cima said...

Lovely design! Love that you incorporated the rhinestone beads - the added sparkle is terrific!
Great job!

Patti Van said...

I think this is stunning! Love that cross with those beads...such a pretty design!

Courtney said...

Thank you all!

Shannon Chomanczuk said...


CraftyHope said...

This looks like it was made to be pulled together like this. Excellent job! I don't think the sparkles are too much, I think it makes the necklace a little extra special and can now be worn dressed down or up. Super!

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

So pretty Courtney! Simple and with that vintage feel. Well done!