Sunday, October 30, 2011

Taking a blog break

Taking a blog break  Please Visit Our Blissbee Web site !! Hugs to All Julie 

Friday, October 7, 2011

In memory of Steve Jobs ....

"Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”-  Steve Jobs 

Monday, September 26, 2011

lusious !!

Thought I would post some images of the luscious clothing I carry in our shop !!!! Wish I could afford it myself tee hee . I carry three lines- Meg by design- Magnolia Pearl and Vintage Kitty. If you guys know of any hand made clothing artist that are looking for a shop to represent them I would love to  hear about them as I am looking to expand more in that direction .

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stepping back in time ...

Down the street from our little shop is an amazing shop called "Optimo hat works"  owned by Grant Sergot . The other day I stopped in for a visit and came out an hour later with tons of  photos and a new passion for hand made Panama hats. I have never been in a more beautiful shop ! Hence the reason I wanted to share these images with everyone. One feels like they have stepped back in time  over a  hundred years ago and yes almost every thing Grant uses  to form these hats is from the 1800 and early 1900 hundreds  . He also fitted me for a hat using one of his many strange antique contraptions .Well I hope you enjoy these images.  PS Grant's  lady friend  makes hand cut rubber stamps . Hope to visit her soon too !!

types of bows you can select Grant  only uses vintage ribbon.

A very amazing hat  hand woven into a  very  tight weave. Grant gets the basic   hat forms form artisans  in south america and then he forms  them into what  ever style you want  and stretches  them to the  exact fit of  your head . 

Notice the weird scary bumps on the side of the pattern  taken from my head. Am I growing horns ????

Monday, September 12, 2011

A eye candy post

 I went to the mini fall  Tucson gem show and came  back with a few goodies .  For you bead/jewelry  artist the latest trend is AB finishes , large gem stones and HOT is Pearl  chalcedony!  I have started to  list these  on my new etsy shop bisbeebliss. Also for those into turquoise my favorite is sleeping beauty from the now closed mine in Globe  AZ . Since the mine is now closed it is  harder to find. I splurged on a faceted string of A++++ grade and  the color is stunning !
Yummy AB facet cut large gems 

sleeping beauty !

Monday, September 5, 2011

my town

We have lived in Bisbee for 9 months now and each day I  find  new reasons to love this  sweet little mining town. I thought I would show some of those reason in the following  photos......