Friday, March 24, 2017

Mothers Day Countdown 2017 Week 3

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

She Was Born in February

Second Place
She may be second, but that doesn’t make her second best by any means. In fact, she is charming and makes a wonderful first impression. The month of February is the shortest on the Julian and Gregorian calendar, and it is home to the strange phenomenon of Leap Year when it has 29 days instead of the normal 28 days. We use February to catchup with the seasonal year. February is derived from the Latin term that means purification. While some flowers are blooming in the north, it is the middle of summer in other parts of the world.

The Signs: Aquarius and Pisces: The waterbearer and the twin fish.

feb-pic7-150x150The Flower: It is the lovely Iris that graces the table of the child of February. It goes with the traditional color of purple being associated with those born under the second month. The Iris expresses peace of mind, friendship, faith, hope and wisdom. Not content to only have one flower, the Pisces wants two flowers, so you will find the violet is also part of the second month child. Both of these wonderful spring flowers are filled with the exciting color purple.


The Personality: She is one of the most original people who have graced the earth. She is in great company with inventors and eccentric folks. She is curious and adores science since it stimulates her mind. She loves to research, and she is drawn to psychology. She loves the challenges of televisions and can rule the Internet with her curious spirit. This makes her able to earn a comfortable living. Intuitive and filled with common sense, she has a powerful will. She is independent. She is beautiful. She is an intellectual. She can be eccentric to a fault. She is clever. She is quiet and shy. She is honest and loyal. She loves friends, but has trouble making them. She can be too sensitive.

The Color: Why, it is purple, of course.

amethyst-large_infoThe Stone: The stunning amethyst is the birth stone of the February baby. It brings stability and peace to the quirky February child. It is also a symbol of power and courage. As we know that purple is a regal color, we know that amethysts dazzle with purples and lavenders. These powerful colors only enhance the beautiful February darling. The amethyst is said to be so powerful that it can aid in the healing of withdrawal symptoms of those suffering from addiction. It is no wonder it is referred to as the sobriety stone. "The February born shall find Sincerity and peace of mind, Freedom from passion and from care, If they, the amethyst will wear."

The Gifts:

Amethyst Necklace Watch Necklace

Treasures of Jewels

King Cake Earrings

Wyvern Designs

Amethyst Stalactite Necklace

SolanaKaiDesigns

Purple Flower Celtic Woven Mat

RSS Designs in Fiber

Pregnancy Baby Shower Tags - Set of 24

AdorebyNat

Hand Beaded Women's Necklace

LadyGreenEyesJewelry


Purple Hand Beaded Cuff Bracelet

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Violet Flower Beaded Bracelet for Women

Blue Morning Expressions

Amethyst Purple Swarovski Crystal Cha Cha Beaded Ring

Dianes Dangles

Etched Pale Amethyst Lampwork Beads Purple Glass Silver

Covergirl Beads

Genuine Amethyst and Chain with Niobium Ear Wire Earrings

Kats All That

Iris Victorian Note Card 5 x 7 blank

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Easter Bunny and Pink Tulips Spring Dog Bandana

SewAmazin

Purple Fused Art Glass Plate

Resetar Glass Art

Ladies Slouchy lace hat in Deep Purple

Nancys Knots and Lace

Tree of Life Amethyst Earrings

Pretty Gonzo

Pendant Necklace and Earrings for Women

Blonde Peach Jewelry

Short Beaded Pendant Necklace

The Singing Beader

Butterfly Arrowheads and Purple Amethyst Lampwork Earrings

Shadow Dog Designs

Snowflake Christmas Ornament

Kevs Krafts

With handmade items, often times they are one of a kind items that sell quickly. If you see something mom would like, then you better buy it now before someone else does.

Don’t see what you want here, then ask someone to make something just for your mom.

Shop from these Mother’s Day Countdown 2017 links, as well:

Week 1
Week 2
She was born in January 

Happy shopping!

Julie and Blu

Friday, March 17, 2017

Mothers Day Countdown 2017 Week 2

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

She Was Born in January

Always First

Janus is the god of the doorway, and there is nothing closer to a doorway into a new year than the month of January. Both hot and cold depending upon where in the world you are, January is a month of extremes. January rings in the new year, and it is the Thank You month. In some cultures, it is still the Christmas season.

The Personality:

She comes first on the calendar and brings the year in with a steadfast personality. She is symmetrical and neat. She is so wise. She is also ambitious with a loyal nature. Very sensitive, but hardworking and steady. She is family focused and loves her children. She can be very reserved and are naturally soft and gentle unless provoked. She is very healthy, but gets cold easily.
She is romantic, but has difficulty sharing it and may become jealous because she is too quiet.
She makes a magnificent designer, inventor, financial guru or musician. She loves to learn, and she loves to teach. Because she is  focused and critical of errors, she is a wonderful mathematician and is usually successful in careers that include finance. Oh, and she makes a wonderful aviator.
She can be wildly witty.
The January girl is pink, pink, pink.

The Signs:

Capricorn and Aquarius: The earthy goat and the waterbearer.

The Stone:

January babies are born under the beautiful garnet sky. The garnet is steadfast and true under duress.
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The garnet is available in all the colors of the rainbow, although, a blue garnet is very rare. The garnet is a crystal formation that has been used throughout history as both a gemstone and an abrasive.
Some also recognize the emerald and the rose quartz as birth stones for the January child.

The Flower:

The versatile carnation is found in almost all standard floral bouquets, and it is a staple of most weddings, but it really belongs clip_image003to the women of January. A pretty Dianthus in pink is also that flower for those January babies.

The Chinese bestow the babes of January with Prunus Mume; a plum.

The Japanese declare the Camellia to be the best flower for the January child.

The Color:

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Cottage pink is for those babies who lead the way into the year.

The Gifts:

Best Wishes Looking Glass with Carnations Vintage Postcard

Postcards in the Attic 

Eiffel Tower Charm Bracelet

Treasures of Jewels 

Pink Cat Eye Bead Pink Crystal Women's Bracelet

LadyGreenEyesJewelry

 

Red Wine Mini Tassel Earrings

Wyvern Designs 

Crocheted Washcloths, Set of 2

Christie Cottage

Red Dangle Earrings

Solanakaidesigns 

Pink Or Red Rose Wall Art Portrait

Kevs Krafts 

Brick Stitch Heart Earrings

CraftingMemories1 

DREAMCATCHER PINK TASSEL PLANNER CHARM

Pelhuaz by Red

Vintage Inspired Pink Elephant Favor Tags

Adore by Nat 

Deep Red Garnet and Antique Silver Chandelier Earrings

KatsAllThat 

Pink Swarovski Crystal Bracelet

Lindab142 

 

Rare Bloodwood Exotic Wood Dangle Earrings

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Etched Pink Lampwork Glass Beads

Covergirl Beads 

Daisy Flower Heart and Lampwork Valentines Earrings

Shadow Dog Designs 

Rose Quartz Necklace for Women, Gemstone Necklace

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Pink and Black Lampwork Bead Necklace and Earrings

Blue Morning Expressions 

Glamour Girl Over-the-Collar Dog Bandanas

SewAmazin 

White Freshwater Pearl Garnet Gemstone Nugget Long Necklace

Dianes Dangles 

Pink Crystal Necklace

The Singing Beader 

Pink Crystal Awareness Earrings

Pretty Gonzo 

Hurry because handmade sells out fast, and when they are gone, they are gone! Buy now.
Enjoy!
Julie

Friday, March 10, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hotrods and Number One Teacher

Volume 14 Issue 3, March 2017

What's New in March?

The cardinals are back in the feeder, even if only for a short time as they get ready to nest. They will show up here in droves in the next month or so. The doves on the other hand, have taken over the feeder and have run off everything from woodpeckers to blue jays. It’s spring and everyone is territorial. We had one hour influx of every robin and starling in the country covering the ground, and then they were gone just as quickly as they came.

Have been really busy with adding a lot of cool coffee mugs and such to my website, as well as designing the new Just Beachy line of home accessories. In addition, I have been working very hard to start putting things together to clear out of the studio. I will be getting rid of the majority of my polymer clay as I change brands, and I will be destashing a number of findings and other such stuff that I will never have time to use.

Spring Cleaning is afoot!

On other fronts, I am working on more thimble designs. I have not put Just Beachy on it as of yet but that is a consideration for later. There are still so many projects on the board, and so little time to do them.

Collectible Thimbles: I have added a number of new designs like shamrocks and hummingbirds, and the Mother’s Day 2017 thimble now has a matching coffee mug.

Hot Rod Mugs: I am working on transferring my hotrod mugs to the website. At this point, there are a few of them at my original Etsy shop, but not on my website yet. Getting there.

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

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.

Leggings: Yes, I am doing some leggings too.

Print Pieces: I am working on a range of beach theme pieces that include pillows, towels, table clothes and more. In addition, I am doing a lot of floral designs for homes and finishing my hotrods.