Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ThaddeusRose: Countdown to Christmas

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Polymer Clay Canes: Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Polymer Clay Canes: Everything’s Coming Up Roses:   I have not made a lot of handmade rose polymer clay canes over the last few years. I usually do not have a call for roses in my designs,...

On the Sixth Day of Christmas

My true love gave to me ……………..

Six Geese a Laying ….

Quack, Honk, nests, wings, feathers, barnyards and egg shaped goodies are compliments of the outstanding artists who participated in the Countdown to Christmas Week 6 post. I took a lot of liberty with the poetic goose this week :)


Duck Cell Phone Pouch - Crochet Pattern



Vintage Postcard Roth & Langley Comic Wishbone



7 Disney Gift Tags - Donald Duck and Daisy Duck - Upcycled



Large Grey Goose Vodka Bottle Serving Tray


Copper Pendant Deep Blue Turquoise with Crystal Chain Necklace


Hand Stamped Necklace Wings


Dark Blue Sea Sediment Jasper and Chocolate Pearl


Turquoise Sea Sediment Jasper Mother of Pearl Bracelet


Hand Knit ABC Washcloth With Disney Alphabet Hardboard Book


Australian Coin Pendant Egg Laying Spiny Anteater and Gold Necklace



Earrings Ducks Rubber Polymer Clay Yellow Orange Dangle


Original Oil Painting Barn



Country Farm Fresh Table Counter Hot Pan Pot Holder 4 Piece Set


Made to Order Body Butter Skin Care


Long Dangle Earrings, Rainforest Jasper, Carnelian, Spirals, Copper


Fairy Crystals Dreamcatcher


Vintage Waterfowl USA Belt Buckle


Hand sculpted Silver wire Angel with white feather wing necklace


Personalized Nana Gift Keepsake Remembrance


Copper Concho Red Gold Ribbon Necklace Choker


Red and Blue Multi Strand Bracelet


Whimsical Animal Colorful Gemstone Necklace


.925 Sterling Silver Turquoise Pendent Necklace


Western Horse Dream Catcher Handcrafted Walnut Cherry and Maple Wood


Brown and Tan Fused Glass Pendant - 1 Inch Oval


Crocheted Duck Amigurumi


Easter Bunny and egg applique iron-on patch


Breakfast In The Barnyard


Handwoven Becky Basket with Brown Reed


Womens Black Headband Feathers/Flowers Created From Pencil Shavings


Christmas Holly Pine Cone mini Note Card


Christmas Ornaments Adorn This Handmade Christmas Card Green and Red



You have been goosed! Goose everyone you know!

Julie and Blu

Monday, October 29, 2012

Saddles, Horses and Mountain Passes

Volume 9 Issue 11, November 2012

What's New in November?
Soon the smell of turkey will be wafting throughout the homes of millions of Americans and there will be unlimited football and cranberry sauce, as well as bellyaches and a lack of sofas to nap on. It seems like yesterday and I was enjoying budding petunias and brilliant red geraniums and now the flower buckets are put away for the season.

We have had a couple snows already and it is a soft grey day out. But, the lack of color does not mean that we are not colorful in the studio this month. Blu and I are busy creating all kinds of new colorful creations and a wide variety of beads and canes.

We also have added some more cute gift ideas to our studios.

We have done our last hike of the season up into the mountains as the fall is in full swing here and as I was out wandering, I spied these nosy horses trying to figure out what we were doing. The mountains in the back were the mountains we were going to hike up into. That saddle ridge was our destination.

We made it up  to the foothills just below the ridge before we felt the snows starting to creep in and decided clip_image002to hoof it out of the mountains before we were forced to hike in the dark.

New Canes and Beads
Here are some new canes that I have come up with for the fall season. I have them in my Artfire studio, my Etsy shop and my
Until next month,
Julie & Blu


Things to Look Forward To:
New Products:
New Beads—Euro Style handmade polymer clay large hole beads to fit the popular cable bracelets.
New Necklaces—Finally! I managed to get my act together and create the necklaces that I have had on my planning board for years now. They are single pendants featuring some of my popular beads.
Thimbles— I am back to creating thimbles. I have included my latest thimbles in the vision of Santa and snowmen! There is a gingerbread house on my work bench now waiting for me to add snow.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Countdown to Christmas Week 6

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Five Golden Rings – Countdown to Christmas

Sing it with me ….

Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive goooooooooooooooolden riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiings

Now that we have woken up the neighborhood and caused all the dogs to immediately start barking after all the car alarms went off, let us enjoy these lovely golden creations from this week’s Countdown to Christmas participants. They may not all be gold, but they are definitively golden.

Copper Cluster Multi Tier Two Inch Earrings Gold Plated Ear Wires


Just For You Handmade Card with Retro Circles


Handmade Polymer Clay Bead Necklace Pink Gold Chain Stripe Feathered


Birch Stash Box With Spalting


Yellow Jade Red Malachite Yellow Calcite Agate Multi Wrapped Bracelet


Beaded Glass Ornament bauble for Christmas gold white crystal netting


Beadwoven Bracelet and Earring Set in Gold tone


Mahogany Desktop Shelf Double Picture Frame Office Decor Handcrafted


Sun Earrings with Red Sponge Coral, Orange Jade, Swarovski Crystals, Charms


Handmade Large Solar Eclipse Cocktail Ring - Upcycled - Layered Metal Tones


Night View Band Shell Bever Dam Wisconsin Postcard Vintage


Copper Daisy Hoops Amethyst Handmade Earrings Gemstone OOAK Jewelry


Handmade Summer Berry Crochet Ring Bracelet


Haviland Lemoges Footed Cake Dish Floralies Pattern


Ornament, Christmas, Sequins


Whimsical Jack O Lantern Star Gold Plated Halloween Earrings


Wedding Wish Personalized Gift Keepsake and Remembrance



Amber Citrine Past Present Future Pear Shape Ring, Sterling Silver


Enjoy these golden rings and shiny things.
Share with all your friends and add them to your holiday gift giving lists.