Friday, January 29, 2016

Cowgirls and Purple Flowers

Volume 13 Issue 2, February 2016


 What's New in February?

Wow. We are already into February 2016. The way that time is flying, I might need to start my Christmas shopping soon. In the meantime, I have been doing a lot of reorganizing of the websites, my studio, my supplies and just general clean up. There are a few new beads that are ready for sale, but there are also projects on the table that are going to be part of my latest magazine article about some cutters I found. They are created through the art of 3-D printing, and they are seamless, which makes them a great tool for those of us who play in polymer.

While the new beads are in construction, here are a few of the newest sets that I just posted. Half are already sold, so grab what is left soon. They are only in my Etsy shop at this point.

Handmade loose beads 
Polymer clay beads for sale



















More Beads: All but one of my latest cabochons sold out, so I have to make some more as soon as I can. 

Coffee Mugs: My hotrod series of art prints are now on coffee mugs. I tried to get them together in time for your holiday shopping. We are now on Amazon Handmade, so things are getting changed up a bit as we settle in.

Earrings: I finished a couple pairs of new earrings featuring polymer clay beads.

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

Until next month,
Julie & Blu

Polymer clay beads 










Things to Look Forward To:


New Products:

Watches: There are new watches in my shop. I went a little Southwestern with beads and charms.

Thimbles: I am working on getting some new thimbles created. I am completely sold out.

Hotrod magnets: I am adding hotrod magnets to my shops, and since I only have one finished, I will have to show them off next month.






Thursday, January 28, 2016

Magnetic Attraction

Friday, January 22, 2016

Little Bit of a Test and a Preview

Got some new toys this year! I went shopping for myself and bought a couple sets of these wonderful cutters. The really cool part is that the hole is already set, so I don't have to cut a hole, and they are created by a 3D printer. I am working on a tool review for a magazine as we speak, so watch for finished pieces!

Also testing the Hootsuite publishing tool for Blogger. 

Round Donut polymer clay cutter

 

 

See you soon!

Julie and Blu

Monday, January 18, 2016

2016 Starts with New Beads

Just a quickie post to showcase some of the new things in my Etsy shop.

One pair of heart earrings and three bead sets



Playing with techniques, finishes and creating my own faux lampwork disc beads. There will be more on these next month as I get some more finished.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Hot Weather and New Year’s Projects

Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2016

About this time last year, I was on the snowy, cold, roads heading from my temporary home in Montana (which, I miss achingly) to my old, permanent home in Florida. I have to say that the crazy, hot winter we had here in Florida this year has made me miss those dark, snowy Montana days all the more. It’s hard to believe that I have been home a year, and it took me most of that year to get my studio set back up at home. In the meantime, I did not do much creating, but I did do a lot of sorting of four years of photos from the mountains and car shows. So, I focused on getting my prints ready and offering them for sale. Since my creative time was so limited, there are not a lot of new things in my studio to show off, so I will just wish you a Happy New Year and promise to start expanding my bead making and kit compilations for your designing pleasure in 2016.





More Beads: All but one of my latest cabochons sold out, so I have to make some more as soon as I can.


Coffee Mugs: My hotrod series of art prints are now on coffee mugs. I tried to get them together in time for your holiday shopping. We are now on Amazon Handmade, so things are getting changed up a bit as we settle in.

Art Prints: I am adding prints and other products to the site that feature my art and photography. I am also including a digital art section.

You will find all of my beads, canes and finished jewelry on my website. www.bluemorningexpressions.com
Until next month,
Julie & Blu
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Things to Look Forward To:

New Products:

Watches: I am making new rose beads to add to watches, and I am considering creating bead kits with the watches so you can make your own.

Thimbles: I am working on getting some new thimbles created. I have sold out, and I want to add another dozen or so to the website.

Bangle bracelets: It took me a long time, but I finally got the blanks built to finish my smaller bangle bracelets. They are a lot of work to build from scratch and take a considerable amount of time, but they are ready for me to decorate with flowers and such.