Sunday, May 31, 2020

Butterflies and Kaleidoscope Beads

Volume 17 Issue 6, June 2020

What's New in June?

The start of the 2020 hurricane season is already off to an active start. We have had a couple waves and disturbances that have made the weather here rainy and grey.

The plants love it, and I have used those dark days to create new beads and other colorful art pieces. I also used it to bake a couple loaves of bread. There will be more beads before there is more bread; apparently, yeast is now something that is hard to find.

What is not hard to find is lots of clay and color inspirations. Even with dark weather, I can still enjoy all of the flowers and birds in my front yard. A little bit of rain has gone a long way to perking up the flowers and giving them reasons to bloom.

I have been amusing myself by sitting on the porch and shooting photos of birds, butterflies and flowers like this one.


What’s New

Beads: Brand new sets of beads from kaleidoscope canes are now a reality in my shop.

Bracelets: Fun charm bracelets with Bible verses and Mom charms.

Charms: I added a large assortment of 20mm and 25mm charms for purchase.
You will find all of my beads, canes and finished jewelry on my website. 

www.bluemorningexpressions.com
Until next month,
Julie



Things to Look Forward To:

New Products:

Posters: I am working on my one word posters and wall hangings. There are also wood blocks to be added.

Loose Beads: I am focusing on making sets of beads again, so look for more beads to show up in my shop. I am not certain about the canes just yet, but I am planning on them for 2020.

Pin Buttons: A lot of new pin buttons have been created for Halloween and are in the shop.































Wednesday, May 13, 2020

From Pineapples to Depressions, It's all Tropical Here

Volume 17 Issue 5, May 2020

What's New in May?

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms, grandmas, aunts and sisters out there on the Internet and beyond! I hope that you had a peaceful day and were able to enjoy family, even if you were social distancing and getting together digitally. Strange days, indeed.

On the Florida front, there have been some beautiful, cool days with little humidity and lots of cool ocean breezes. These are the days that remind me of why I live here. Of course, we now have a tropical disturbance that, although it will not affect us, it is causing a bit of a panic buying spree that we Floridians are so accustomed to during hurricane season.

It is not even going to rain on us.

While we enjoy the cooler weather, here is a delight that has been at least three years in the making. It is a baby pineapple, and this photo is two months old, but shows all the beautiful purple flowers that come before the fruit. It is now about ready to pick, but still green.




What’s New

Beads: New cabochons are in the shop.

Bracelets: New personalized pet charm bracelet with your pet and a monogram charm and Mom and Bible verse bracelets, too.

Thimbles: New Mother’s Day and other thimbles, as well as Nurse Appreciation Day thimbles.

You will find all of my beads, canes and finished jewelry on my website. www.bluemorningexpressions.com

Until next month,
Julie




Things to Look Forward To:

New Products:

Posters: I am working on my one word posters and wall hangings. There are also wood blocks to be added.

Loose Beads: I am focusing on making sets of beads again, so look for more beads to show up in my shop. I am not certain about the canes just yet, but I am planning on them for 2020.

Bead Sets: In addition to polymer clay beads, I want to put together complete sets for beading that include complementary beads, as well.





















Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Gifts for Her–Rubies and Handmade

If you are looking for a boost in self-esteem, then drape yourself in rubies. Not only will you look "mahvelous", you will also see an increase in energy levels. The ruby is good for intuition and spiritual wisdom, too.

You will find loyalty and love, as well as good fortune from your rubies, and it has a touch of aphrodisiac traits. Ooo lala

Rubies are mined in Mexico, India, Thailand, and other places around the world that you find gemstones.

The ruby is a creator's dream stone, as it is the stone of creativity. Maybe rubies will help you during a creative slump or with writer's block.

Rubies are usually red, but they can take on tints of brown or blue under the right circumstances. They are directly related to the sapphire, so they can share properties.

If you are an impulsive person, the ruby is NOT for you.

Rubies will exacerbate nervousness or short tempers. One must use great care when using rubies since they enhance emotions all too easily.

That's great if you are looking for repressed feelings, but not so great when you are trying to talk to an overseas tech help desk for information on why your blankity blank printer doesn't work.

The ruby helps you shed depression and fatigue, as well as awaken all types of passions in you, which can be very beneficial in creative folks. It will help motivate you in a positive and refreshing direction.

It is also said to be the stone of blood and circulation.

As I have said before, I don't know anything about all of these things, but I do know that red is a passionate color and the color of intensity, so okay, I can buy that rubies are an intense stone.

What is also intense are these awesome handmade gift ideas for Mother's Day from some of our most talented artists and designers.

Leather double wrap beaded macrame bracelet

Andrea Designs 

Pink Or Red Rose Wall Art

Kevs Krafts 

Ruby Red, Pink Swarovski Crystal Earrings 22K Hooks

Magdalene Jewels 

Vintage Swarovski Ruby Red Crystal Teardrop Earrings

Victorian Style Treasures 

Bird Flowers Spring Necklace, Turquoise Ruby Quartz Handmade Jewelry

Shadow Dog Designs 

Sangria Red Japanese Maple Leaves on Ce Soir Art Print

Colleen Cornelius 

Red Charm Bracelet

lindab142


Red Heart Shape, Tree of Life Wire Wrap pendant Necklace Gift of Love

Watercolorsnmore 

Red And Gold Flower Earrings

The Singing Beader 

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, Medium Red Dark Cranberry Shiny 432dkg

Covergirl Beads 

Knit Scarf, Cashmere Lace Scarf, Gift for Her

Crafting Memories 

Czech Ruby Travertine and Swarovski Crystal Sterling Silver Earrings

Kats All That 

Red Cross Hat Nurse Earrings for Women, Dainty Silvertone

Blue Morning Expressions 

If you didn’t see something that you thought would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift idea, then contact any of these artists, and ask them to help you create something.

More gift ideas for Mom can be found here:

Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 1
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 2
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 3
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 4
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 5
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 6
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 7
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 8
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 9

Gifts for Her – Diamonds and Handmade
Gifts for Her – Jasper and Handmade
Gifts for Her–Amethyst and Handmade
Gifts for Her – Opal and Handmade
Gifts for Her – Jade and Handmade
Gifts for Her–Sapphire and Handmade
Gifts for Her – Agates and Handmade
Gifts for Her – Emerald and Handmade

Hurry and buy your handmade Mother’s Day gift now; handmade gifts sell out fast!

Julie

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Gifts for Her–Emerald and Handmade

Emerald

There was nothing as brilliant as the Emerald City, and that was due to the greens that radiated from this cut crystal. It is the stone of the heart and associated with love and mercy for all living beings. The Chinese goddess Quin Yin, the goddess of universal love and inner beauty, is also associated with the emerald.

A stone of wisdom and abundance, it also has healing powers and considered an aphrodisiac. It is said to regulate eye pressure, which means that many a jeweler will keep this stone on their worktable while working on tiny pieces. Meditation while holding an emerald can produce excellent results. When coupled with gold, it is an outstanding and powerful stone that is said to help heal the back and spine.

The emerald is stated to offer balance to the spirit and the emotions. It can increase the energy level of the organs in the body like the heart. That is why it is the anahata chakra that balances all of the other chakra.

The green emerald is the stone of Taurus and means good luck and fortune to those who are born under the bull. If you are in need of some revitalization, hold it next to a ruby or other quartz for a burst of new strength and energy.

Whether you are a Taurus or not, the beauty of emerald green is something that brings renewal to all those who wear it.  Here are some delightful emerald green handmade gifts to choose from.

Tractor Wall Art

Kevs Krafts 

Dainty green glass beads bar necklace, The green roses necklace, choker

Andrea Designs 


Emerald Green Swarovski Rivoli Earrings, Brass Peace Dove Jewelry

Victorian Style Treasures 

 

Nebraska Farm Life

Colleen Cornelius 

Crochet Necklace, Green Gold Lariat, Seed Bead Jewelry, Gift for Her

 Morgan Jewelry Design 

Emerald Green Swarovski Crystal Earrings May Birthstone Sterling silver

lindab142 

Tree of Life Earrings, Green Copper Jewelry Czech Glass Miracle Beads

Shadow Dog Designs 

Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads, Petroleum Green Etched Matte 218e

Covergirl Beads 

Emerald Green Swarovski Crystal Earrings Vintage Rhinestone Crystal Vintage Teardrop Pendants

Magdalene Jewels 

Green Crystal Earrings, Spring Green, Silver Pewter Cone Earrings, One Inch Dangle

The Singing Beader 

Unique Green Wood - Fungus Wood Earrings, Handmade

ExoticWoodJewelryAnd 

Swarovski Emerald Green and Pearl Snowflake Sterling Silver Earrings

KatsAllThat 

Green and Yellow Lampwork Beaded Necklaces for Women

Blue Morning Expressions 

If you didn’t see something that you thought would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift idea, then contact any of these artists, and ask them to help you create something.

More gift ideas for Mom can be found here:

Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 1
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 2
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 3
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 4
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 5
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 6
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 7
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 8

Gifts for Her – Diamonds and Handmade
Gifts for Her – Jasper and Handmade
Gifts for Her–Amethyst and Handmade
Gifts for Her – Opal and Handmade
Gifts for Her – Jade and Handmade
Gifts for Her–Sapphire and Handmade
Gifts for Her – Agates and Handmade


Hurry and buy your handmade Mother’s Day gift now; handmade gifts sell out fast!

Julie

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Gifts for Her–Agates and Handmade

Agates

Calming and balancing, the agate is said to bring harmony into the wearer's life. Relaxation is an attribute to this stone, and it makes meditation easy as it is said to stabilize the aura and help with stress.

The agate is a slightly translucent stone and the product of volcanic activity. It is said to bring forward any latent hidden. Stories are told that you will get boosts of energy from these stones, which is perfect for the artist and creative individual.

Another property of the agate is help with overwhelming pressures. The agate is an earth element, and it is also told that when you are faced with battles in life, carrying an agate in your pocket will help you face them head on and offer courage. Additionally, the agate is supposed to be capable of having positive effects on the blood, lungs and digestive system.

Again, I know nothing of these things, but what I do know is that I am very fond of the agate since it is a creative masterpiece with its delightful colors, patterns and variety. Whether a blue lace agate, fire agate or a white agate, the agate is a jewelry designer's perfect complementary stone. They can be tumbled, sliced or made into beads, and it will surely go with whatever other focal pieces you desire.

While these following gifts may or may not be agates, they will help create harmony for the woman you give them to, so shop for handmade gifts for Mom below.

Handmade RN Theme Nurse Wall Clock

Kevs Krafts 


Turquoise Silver Dog Lovers Beaded Charm Bracelet

Victorian Style Treasures 

Aqua Fired Agate Lampwork Bead Pendant

Covergirl Beads 

Plover at Salton Sea

Colleen Cornelius 

Pink Agate with Rind Necklace, Unique Chunky Gemstone Statement Jewelry

Shadow Dog Designs 

Necklace Ruby Red Agate

Magdalene Jewels 

Brown and Tan Agate with Copper- Natural Riverstone Gemstone Necklace

Kats All That 

Pendant Necklace - Bronzite Gemstone

lindab142 

Chunky Sodalite Beaded Necklace, Sodalite Gemstone

The Singing Beader 

Lime Green Agate chunky beaded Statement 21 inch necklace Toggle clasp

Watercolorsnmore 

Lace Agate Bracelet, Agate Jewelry, Gift for Her

Morgan Jewelry Design 

Purple and Blue Handmade Beaded Cha Cha Bracelets for Women

Blue Morning Expressions 


If you didn’t see something that you thought would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift idea, then contact any of these artists, and ask them to help you create something.

More gift ideas for Mom can be found here:

Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 1
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 2
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 3
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 4
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 5
Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 6

Countdown to Mother’s Day Week 7


Gifts for Her – Diamonds and Handmade
Gifts for Her – Jasper and Handmade
Gifts for Her–Amethyst and Handmade
Gifts for Her – Opal and Handmade
Gifts for Her – Jade and Handmade

Gifts for Her–Sapphire and Handmade



Hurry and buy your handmade Mother’s Day gift now; handmade gifts sell out fast!

Julie