Friday, November 26, 2010

Dec 2010 BluPrint Blue Morning Expressions Newsletter

What's New in December?

Loose Beads: I have hundreds of new loose beads to choose from for all your beading projects. Most of them fall into the floral round category, but I do have a dozen or so kaleidoscope pillow beads for your larger projects. They work perfectly for lanyards and watch bands. I added a couple dozen coin floral beads for bracelets and watches and if you like a larger earring, they can be used as a dangle earring as well.

Swarovski and Lampwork Bead Sets: I created a dozen beautiful, dainty sets for the holidays. I still have another 5 or 6 to create and they will go up as soon as I can get them strung. A few of these sets are perfect for wedding sets or bridesmaids. They are all one of a kind and feature JMoore lampwork beads.

 

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I managed to get a couple new kaleidoscope canes done and promptly used most of them to create more pillow beads. I have a handful of clay on my work bench that is begging to be blended and mixed into new canes.

There is a new mini tutorial that I used in a email newsletter that I am adding to the back of this newsletter. It is a beading tutorial for my rondelle beads and the earrings that I created with them as dangles. It takes a handful of Swarovski crystals and a couple rondelles, headpins, eyepins and earwires of your choice.

I have over 2 dozen new Christmas waterslide decals and want to start on new finished pieces showcasing penguins and snowmen. In the meantime, you can buy the waterslide decals yourself and create your own beads.

I have been at a standstill with the other websites for the time being as I work on my long time paintshop pro site and try and get that working right. It has been down for years and now I have to upload thousands and thousands of free graphics. I thought it was going to be a snap—HA!

All holiday items are up and ready to go, so feel free to shop and I have a little code for my newsletter readers to use to get instant savings. Put in the code bluprint (no E) or 40% savings on everything in your order before shipping. Minimum order is $5 and remember, free shipping on orders over $50.

www.bluemorningexpressions.com

Until next month,

Julie

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Mini Tutorial


To create rondelle dangle earrings, simply take the rondelle bead and using a eyepin, string a crystal, a spacer bead/bead cap, the rondelle bead, another spacer bead/bead cap and finish it off with another crystal.


Wire wrap your top and add color coordinated crystal wire wraps to the eye of the eyepin.
Attach the dangle to a leverback or a french wire and you are ready to add sparkle to any outfit you are wearing.


Substitute a coin or a tab bead in place of a rondelle.JER-RonCry5c


Here is a finished example.

Let me know if you have any questions, or need any help.

One of a kind rondelles are available at

www.bluemorningexpresions.com

Have fun,

Julie and Blu

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