Thursday, September 30, 2010

Welcome to Our Blog!

Hello and Welcome from Lunar Blue Designs

We are sisters and business partners who love working together and creating beautiful items: jewelry, including elegant, casual, and goth designs; accessories such as key rings, bookmarks, and bolo ties; and prayer beads, including buddhist malas. We do all this with high-quality gemstones, metals, and other industry-standard materials. We are both published writers as well, so we are truly looking forward to blogging about our craft.


"Hello! I'm the Creative Director for Lunar Blue Designs.  I'm going to post about the business end of making and selling jewelry. I also craft hand-knotted, beaded malas and other devotional pieces that are available in our Etsy shop. I have lived and worked in Japan, and have an  M.A. in East Asian Studies. I find myself continually drawn to art and craft with an Asian aesthetic. I adore the feeling of a fresh string of polished gemstones clicking in my hands. I'll never get over the surprise and beauty of that sensation."


"My main job for Lunar Blue Designs is as Designer and Craftsperson.  I'll be posting about 'The Art of Design' where I will write about what makes designing and creating beaded gemstone pieces so very interesting.  I'll also be posting on the topic of 'The Stories of Stones.'  Gemstones, and all materials used in beading, have fascinating stories associated with them.  I have a Ph.D. in Planetary Science specializing in the geosciences, so I'm enthralled by the nature of gemstones and why they are viewed as precious.  I hope to weave those stories into my jewelry making, and thus create pieces that I love to make and that you or your family and friends will love to wear!"

Thanks for coming to the blog.  We greatly appreciate your input, so don't be afraid to leave a comment and let us know what you are thinking. We know there are a lot of kindred spirits out there. :-)

Amy and Jennifer

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