Friday, August 5, 2011

Blue Morning Expressions August 2011 Newsletter Polymer Clay

Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2011


What's New in August?

Counted Cross Stitch Patterns— We are happy to announce the grand opening of—over 300 patterns are uploaded and ready to go. Prices are right around $2.50 per pattern and they are currently on sale for $1.88. At the moment, we will not be creating any more patterns, while we work on …….

The Seed Bead Pattern Store—patterns are being uploaded and we are a third of the way through the complete catalog. There is a freebie section and many of the tapestry patterns are under $2.50 as well. There are more freebies and patterns to upload, there are 250 more to go. You can find all these patterns at

Puzzles and Games—new section includes crossword puzzles, e-jigsaw puzzles, word search puzzles and other goodies are available for immediate download for your enjoyment.

They are free and fun, written and designed by me. E-jigsaw puzzle sample:

I have a lot more to upload, but have run out of time. I am trying very hard to get organized but it seems like a futile effort.As an example, I have over 50 more of these digital jigsaw puzzles to get ready for the website and then upload for you to download.

Crossword puzzles are next.


Polymer Clay Canes—These canes are available on and along with some regular canes, these custom color canes are located in the cane section. I reorganized the cane section and split it up by type and color. That makes it much easier for everyone to find what they are looking for. I will be adding more geometric and kaleidoscope canes as soon as I unpack some of my tools.

Artfire—I have my complete stores on—I loaded everything into it. You will find Blue Morning Expressions, X-Stitch-Patterns, The Seed BeadPattern Store, and Clipon Earrings Boutique. If you are interested, you can find me at

As always, thank you for all your support and emails.

Until next month,

Julie & Blu



Mini Tutorial
To create rondelle dangle earrings, simply take the rondelle bead and using a eyepin, string a crystal, a spacer bead/bead cap, the rondelle bead, another spacer bead/bead cap and finish it off with another crystal.
Wire wrap your top and add color coordinated crystal wire wraps to the eye of the eyepin.
Attach the dangle to a leverback or a french wire and you are ready to add sparkle to any outfit you are wearing. Substitute a coin or a tab bead in place of a rondelle.
Here is a finished example.

Let me know if you have any questions, clip_image002[8]

or need any help.

One of a kind rondelles are available at

Have fun,

Julie and Blu

Let me know if you need any help with creating these earrings.
Julie and Blu