Friday, July 1, 2016

Baseballs and Butterflies! It’s Summer!

Volume 13 Issue 7, July 2016

What's New in July?

We are past the halfway point in the year already, and even though the summer is starting to heat up, I am already thinking of fall and all those luscious autumn colors. While it’s not quite reflected in my creativity yet, those colors are lined up and ready to go on my workbench.

This summer has been filled with lots of flowers and butterflies as my yard has been transformed into a butterfly sanctuary by all of the butterfly tempting flowers that are blooming out there. This means that I am surrounded by yellows, oranges and reds with a few whites thrown in for good measure. Although the zebra butterfly is the most prevalent, I have managed to stalk and shoot a yellow swallowtail and a black swallowtail as they flitted among my flowers.

Then there was the day the big, red headed vulture showed up and perched himself in one of my trees. The squirrels froze in mid-jump and stayed that way for 20 minutes while they waited to see if he would leave. Apparently, they cannot distinguish one raptor from another.

Hope you are enjoying your own butterflies and flowers.


More Beads: While I am working on individual beads and chandelier components, my beads are almost completely sold out, so it’s bead making time around here. I have been working on faux ceramic beads.

Canes: I am almost out of canes, so they are on my list as well. I did one kaleidoscope cane for a magazine project, but I need to make even more! I forgot how much fun they were to make.

Pushpins: There has been a run on baseball pushpins, which has gotten me motivated to start creating more pushpins from my To Do list.

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 adding hotrod magnets to my shops, and since I only have one finished, that’s all I can show you this month.

Bangle Bracelets: My magazine column this issue was about bangle bracelets, and I have been on a kick ever since. I am planning on creating a lot new bangles in the near future, so keep an eye out for them.

Hotrod Calendar: I have one 2017 calendar completed, but I have so many photos that one is just not enough!

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