Friday, December 30, 2011

Blog Hop from Handmade

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Polymer Clay Canes and Jewelry for 2012

Volume 9 Issue 1, January, 2012

What's New in January?

Winter Morning Canes and Beads—Since I finished the Winter inspired beads and canes, I used them to create six pieces of jewelry. I could not decide if I was going to sell the beads individually as focal beads, or if I was going to sell them in sets. The more that I held them in my hands, the more I realized that I wanted to create jewelry from them. So, I did just that. I created three necklaces and three matching bracelets, but decided to sell them separately.

Here are the beads, and here are the pieces of jewelry from these beads.

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New Canes and Beads—You can find all the new beads and canes on my website www.bluemorningexpressions.com or at Artfire under Blue Morning Expressions. Both places have a full selection of my most current canes and both places have them on sale at 35% off.

 Happy New Year! It is our wish that you and your family will be safe, happy, healthy and prosperous in the New Year.

 As always, thank you for all your support and emails.

www.bluemorningexpressions.com

Until next month,

Julie & Blu

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Things to Look Forward To:

New Products:

Earrings—These are all created from my bead sets, I used both floral rounds, heart swirl lentils, and full size 20mm pillow beads to create 30 new sets of earrings. Each set is under $4—I wanted to create an affordable set of earrings for gifts that can be easily purchased in groups. They can be converted to pierced look earrings if you like.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winter Jewelry from Winter Canes

You’ve seen the canes, you’ve seen the beads – now see the jewelry.

I sat and looked at these beads for a long time before I decided what I wanted to do with them. I thought about selling them separately as focal beads for wire wrapping, I thought about just putting together the usual eight bead pillow set and letting it go at that. Then, I thought about creating jewelry myself with them.

I rarely get a chance to sit down and just bead, but I decided to take a day and just make necklaces and bracelets from these beads. I had a lot of matching glass and pearl beads in blues and greens and I thought I might just make sets of my own. I might even keep them for myself.

I have them in my Artfire shop and I may still take them for my own; I particularly like the cat’s eye bracelet :)

 

 

 

All photos link to the store items!

I had a lot of fun putting these together and hope you enjoy the pretty colors :)

Happy Holidays

Julie and Blu

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Bead Type Word Search Puzzle

Bead Types Word Search by Julie L. Cleveland

Print and play this word search puzzle based on the types of beads that I enjoy working with. You might find your favorite in this list as well.

Download the pdf puzzle here

 

 

E D C B U W J D B Y F A C E T E D H G R C P R Q V X E P Q O

B E T V Z X M T D N W U O E J J I L D A D S Z Z H I K G S S

U H N S A W O F G Q F H O T E T W O K T O N E E L X L S R P

C S E W V J A J C E R E K G Q O A K X T R X F A N X A D E E

R I R W I F U V L V Y C X M R R Q T E I L B R H H C P E C C

R L A S O A I E W N O Z N P T W U M T F F D T X I E S T T K

B O P R D N O M A I D D G N I D I L S M E Z M P S P Y U A L

P P S B Y T Y B Z F N V E E D Z Z E Q H S A T I N N C L N E

D T N W A G K F V S T C R E S U N Q T U C P P X S D T F G D

C E A P L C Q G F V U V N Q A V R A Y D U U O O B E F M U A

Y R R K C Z L U A L I I U T N E C S E D I R I B W R T Q L Z

L I T Y J B G J S G L H N I W W R E D N I C A H I O M Y A P

I F D L B F O N L R I W S T S N D A B A C R V R V L D K R Y

N Q Y A C X A O V A L K Y T O G E Y I E O D Z G L O C N C W

D P D R O R U B S B U W J E D O B Y H Q N G R C P C R Q I V

R X E A T P I R I S C Q V F Z P X M U T D O N W U I O E J W

I J R L I L D A D S R Z Z N H A I E B A S E B M E T A L K G

C S E U A W O F G Q A F R O M L H O S H E L L T E L K E X L

A R T G B W V J A T C J O C I E C E R E K G Q O A U K X T R

L Y S N I X F N L T K X N L X S P R E C I O U S R M E T A L

W H U A C I F A U E L S D E E C T N E C S E L R A E P V L V

Y P L C O X S M O G E S E A D E R R Q T E I L B H H P R S O

A R I E N W E P E G N A L R O N Z N P W U M T F F T X E L G

C O S B E R A S R U D L D M Z T M C H A T O Y A N C Y S I O

R P P Y A Q I P B N T G O P I N C H E D Y O V A L B Z F A S

Y N V U U O Z Z E S E N O T S Q S U O I C E R P I M E S R S

S N Q E T D I A M O N D W C D T W G K F V S T I C K S T T A

T S S R U N Q U C P P X S T P C Q G F V Q A V R Y D U U I M

A O O O D R U K B P L A S T I C F M A K Z C Z E C H L U V E

L T A U T Q Z Y J B G J H N W W H I M Y P D L B F O S N D R

 

Bead Types Word Search - 58 Words to find

 

 

BASE METAL                         BONE                              

CLAY                               CRYSTAL                           

GLASS                              PLASTIC                           

PRECIOUS METAL                     SEMIPRECIOUS STONES               

SHELL                              WOOD                              

CZECH                              OPAQUE                            

CLEAR                              TRANSPARENT                       

TRANSLUCENT                        IRIDESCENT                        

OPALESCENT                         PEARLESCENT                       

VITRAIL                            GIVRE                             

IRIS                               LUSTER                            

SATIN                              CHATOYANCY                        

GOSSAMER                           PICASSO                           

CINDER                             SPECKLED                          

PORPHYR                            TORTOISE                          

CONFETTI                           TWO TONE                          

MULTICOLORED                       MIXED                             

SWIRL                              LINED                             

CRACKLE                            FACETED                           

WINDOW                             CATHEDRAL                         

CYLINDRICAL                        ATLAS                             

STICK                              RECTANGULAR                       

ANGULAR                            CUBE                              

SQUARE                             DIAMOND                           

BAROQUE                            PINCHED OVAL                      

NUGGET                             RONDEL                            

FLUTED                             OVAL                              

BICONE                             SLIDING DIAMOND                   

FIRE POLISHED                      DRUK   

Spoiler Alert – Solution to follow!

                          


Bead Types Word Search - Solution

 

 

E D                 F A C E T E D                         O

B E T                                                   S S

U H N                         T W O   T O N E   L     S R P

C S E                                         A     A D E E

  I R                                       R     C   E C C

  L A                       T             D     I     T T K

  O P   D N O M A I D   G N I D I L S   E     P       U A L

  P S   Y               E E D         H S A T I N     L N E

    N   A             C R E         T             D   F G D

C E A   L           U V N         A               E     U  

Y R R   C         L I I   T N E C S E D I R I B W R     L  

L I T           S G L     I     R E D N I C A     O     A  

I F           N L R I W S T               R       L D   R  

N           A O V A L     T           E O         O   N    

D     R   R               E   O       Q N         C     I  

R     A T   I R I S C     F   P     U     O       I       W

I   R L             R     N   A   E B A S E B M E T A L    

C   E U             A   R O M L     S H E L L     L        

A R T G B         T C   O C I E                   U        

L Y S N I       L T K   N L X S P R E C I O U S   M E T A L

  H U A C     A   E L S D E E C T N E C S E L R A E P      

  P L   O   S   O G E S E A D E                            

  R     N   E P E G   A L R   N                         L G

C O     E R A S   U   L D     T   C H A T O Y A N C Y   I O

R P     A Q I     N   G O P I N C H E D   O V A L       A S

Y     U U O       S E N O T S   S U O I C E R P I M E S R S

S   Q E T D I A M O N D W                 S T I C K     T A

T S   R                                                 I M

A   O   D R U K   P L A S T I C           C Z E C H     V E

L T                                                       R