Monday, July 28, 2014

Hot Days and New Beads

Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2014

What's New in August?

Here we are, past the halfway point of summer, and it just now has gotten warm. The average days are in the low 80s—high 70s and 50s at night. It makes it nice to sleep at night with the windows open.

Our summer has flown by, and I am sorry to say, I have not done a lot of creating in these last few months. I have been pretty busy with some other projects that have taken up all of my time.

However, I did manage to get some new beads created. It may only be a few new sets, but they are filled with bright colors and fun designs. I keep saying that I will make more beads, but that just does not seem to happen.

I finished new peyote bead bracelet patterns, and I did quite a few new cross stitch patterns for the websites. It has not been all summer spent with my nose in the laptop.

New counted cross stitch pattern using a word cloud. You can find this on

New peyote patterns from

New Beads—Several new sets of loose round beads that are perfect for the summer jewelry creations.

Counted Cross Stitch Patterns - The site has been overhauled and there

are now new patterns coming soon.

Everything is in my Artfire studio, my Etsy shop and my


Until next month,

Julie & Blu

Keep an eye out for new jewelry and beads coming up in the next month.


Julie and Blu