beads by breul

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Backyard treasures.
My husband found the discarded hive and the dead butterfly
while doing yard work.

Please visit Lori's wonderful blog
 to see more macro goodness.

Hoping you all have a great Sunday,
the weather is spectacular in the DC area!
Go Skins!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

In the Pink!

What is "In the Pink"? 
you ask.

Let me share.
This is an amazing group of women who have
gotten together to give tribute to a 
truly amazing, wonderful, talented woman.

That woman is none other than 

She has this amazing blog called
Pretty Things, and started this little thing
We just finished up our 6th party, 
it was amazing.

I started this little blog so that I could
participate in the Bead Soup Blog Party, as
that was one of the requirements. I had no 
idea the world it would unlock for me, in
so many ways. 

So, this bunch of crazy women 
(of whichI am honored to be a part of) 
all agreed to dye part of our hair pink in honor of Lori
as she has dyed the tips of her hair the most
beautiful shade of pink. 
If not dye, then extensions,
if not extensions, then something wonderfully
pink in our hair.

Without further ado....

Lori, thank you, for everything,

your support,
kind words,
positive outlook,
mad organization skills,
keeping so many people moving forward
being so giving of your time and talent,
your sense of humor,
your wonderful blog,
and for being you!

Your blog party is the reason I created
this little electronic space. I can't 
thank you enough for the door you
opened, unknowingly.

Please visit these other fun, amazing women
as they honor Lori.
Gail Vanderster-Zwang
Kelley Katherine Hagerty-Fogle
Jennifer Chasalow VanBenschoten
Mary Howell Govaars
Courtney White Breul - You are here!
Andrea Beth Trank
Heidi Mansfield Kingman
Sandi Marinaro Volpe
Heidi Mansfield Kingman

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I finally figured out what to do with my handcuffs

Stop ~ seriously, not that! ;)

I have had these fun sterling handcuffs for a few years now
and haven't been able to figure out what to make with them. 
But, once I got this wonderful heart from Julsbeads, things
started to fall into place. 
Some SS rolo chain an few twists of the wire and
I had this! I am loving this lariat style necklace.

This is the Part 2 of this blog post,
playing around while my family was away.

I am loving this bracelet. It has a vintage crate label and some of 
Heather Power's Humblebeads on each side.

This bracelet is another fav! I used dyed jade and a wonderful
polymer button from SCDiva

And now this!
 I have a small, very small, stash of 
Mindy Moogin beads that 

I am afraid to use them because I love them so much
and want to create something that does
them justice. Anyone else like that?

I hand wrapped turquoise colored rounds to 
create a rosary style chain, paired with a brushed
gold tone double link chain, threw in a few
wonderful summery orange beads and,

I am loving this three day weekend, and trying
to find my muse as I now have time....

Come home!!!! I miss you. :)

Hope you all are having a good weekend.