beads by breul

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Another guess.

Hint: someplace we should all be once a day.
(could have had horrible consequences for me if I
wasn't careful)

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macro goodness.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Again, I was stalking my neighborhood,
oh well.

Found in my neighbor's front yard…..
the tree box space, I wasn't someplace I shouldn't
have been!

They really were spectacular. I stalked them all week, snapping here
and there, watching them grow. :)

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wonderful blog Studio Waterstone!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012



I love her beads and have finally broken down and
purchased two sets (only one pictured here)
and a focal (the single on top)
I love looking at them, holding them, loving them :)
So summery and luscious.

A while back my sister-in-law gave me four
crosses from her mother that she wanted me to create
with. Ultimately, she will have one, I will have one and my
daughter will have one.

These are old crosses, each one different. 
One brass/gold, one black onyx (?) with turquoise, gold and pearls, 
and two that are silver.

I have used the brass/gold one and next in line is 
the black onyx one. 
I got to play this weekend.
I have wire wrapped the whole necklace, used turquoise seed beads,
antique pearls and black czech beads. The necklace is on the longer side,
hitting right below the bust line.

I am lovin' it.

Happy Wednesday all.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Quintessential Summer.

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for more Macro goodness.

Have a great Sunday.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

What exactly have I been up to?

Here, let me show you!

First we did this.

Then we did this.
Congratulations Caroline! You did it and we are all so proud of you.

Followed the next day by this.

Now, this is the ONLY picture of her graduation party
that I have. Seriously! I was planning on taking a bunch,
I mean, I had 65 people in my house.

But, right smack dab in the middle of the party,
(as I sat down to eat)
Danger Boy did this.
(graphic, you may want to just scroll right on down)

Yup, jumped down the stairs, didn't duck and smacked his
head on the wall/ceiling edge. 8 staples. Required an ambulance
ride to the ER as his pupils were different sizes. 
Some how, no concussion, go figure.

Then we did THIS!
Saved the best for last…
Disney World!

Can you find Nemo? :)

(i may see a Christmas card here…..)

These are my daughter's favorites! That little girl in the
bottom left, no idea who she is but if you look closely, you can
see a HUGE Princess kiss on her forehead. She was soooo cute.

And this isn't even all. I just got tired making collages. :)
It was an amazing trip. Disney's level of customer service
is stunning. Clean bathrooms, no trash on the ground
at their parks, friendly staff. Truly amazing. I think that there
are many companies who could learn alot.

Phew. We have been busy.  

Well, I am off to make some Soup!

Monday, July 9, 2012

They arrived!

My ingredients for Soup!

Look at all this wonderfulness!
Great packaging

Individually wrapped goodness. I love how she
used pages from a book or advert.


Look, 2 focals!!!!! And a wonderful leaf toggle clasp.

Now, these are my fav! Blues swirled in cut crystal, I think.

Thank you Lisa.

I can't wait to get started playing!

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Can you guess what this is?

I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. 
So, here is my first I.Heart.Macro in ages.

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Studio Waterstone to see more macro goodness.

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, July 7, 2012


In the middle of organizing all of the
Bead Soup parties, Lori is having an
amazing giveaway!

5 giveaway's to be exact!

I can't stand it, want them all.

Please hop on over and check them all out.