beads by breul

Sunday, September 2, 2012

I finally figured out what to do with my handcuffs

Stop ~ seriously, not that! ;)

This....
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  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

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,
Voila!

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.

7 comments:

Regina said...

They are all so beautiful, I love the earrings and he chain necklace, perfect design to complement the bead.

Niky Sayers said...

Love what you did with your hand cuffs very cute! I have way too many beads waiting for the right design, think I may have turned into a bead collector!

Patti Van said...

Love those bracelets! I, too, have some very special beads just waiting for the perfect design! That last necklace is spectacular! So sorry you are missing your daughter so much!! Hope it gets better for you!

Penny Neville said...

Your necklace with the Moogin Mindy bead is gorgeous, I love the turquoise wrapped beads. Everything is awesome.

Shel said...

The handcuff lariat is so cute! And the earrings, bracelet and lastly, that necklace - oh my - how pretty are they!! Lovely designs - glad you got to create and have fun! And yes, I have beads that I 'hoard' and don't want to use because nothing seems good enough for them. Thought that was just a 'me' thing! ;-)

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Hi, Courtney! I was tracking my stats in my shop today and saw that some visits were referred by your blog. I got curious and wandered over here, and was pleasantly surprised to see the koi fish button so cleverly used in your bracelet design. I'm honored, and thrilled. It is a beautiful design! Thanks so much!

Lynda

Heidi at MyBeadTherapy said...

They are all beautiful designs -- and the cuff necklace is adorable! Hard to believe you are "new" to blogging. You are a natural! :)