Monday, October 3, 2016

Hurricane Matthew

Volume 13 Issue 10, October 2016

What's New in October?

It’s time to start thinking about the holidays, and in our fifth annual Countdown to Christmas, Blu and I are hosting a large selection of handmade and vintage items from a long list of friends that we support. I have taken to sending out biweekly newsletters to help you see some of the wonderful gift ideas that our friends have come up with. You can see the countdown on our blog:

In the meantime, on a serious note, Hurricane Matthew is destroying Haiti, Jamaica and soon the Bahamas. This storm is a minor threat to us at this point ( we are on the edge of the state), but it wasn’t minor the other day when we started to consider evacuation plans. If you get a chance to help with the recovery of these places (I am writing this as it is hitting, so I do NOT know the scope of the damage, but there WILL be damage), please make sure that your donations of money go to those who really will be helping the victims with the necessities.

While I have had time to do some new pieces, I just want everyone to do what they can to help those in the path of Hurricane Matthew because the next place it could land is in the Carolinas. Stay safe friends.


More Beads: I finished almost 50 lampwork technique focal beads in a variety of styles and shapes.

Thimbles: I created seven new thimbles featuring macaw parrots, cardinals, butterflies and more.

Watches: I finished five new watches. 

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

Until next month,

Julie & Blu

Things to Look Forward To:

New Products:

Hotrod magnets: I am finishing up the hotrod magnets, and I have a couple dozen done, but not featured in the shop.

Bangle Bracelets: Have a few bangles done, but adding a lot more.

Print Pieces: I am working on a range of beach theme pieces that include pillows, towels, table clothes and more. In addition, I have a new line of water lily shots that I just took at a local botanical gardens.