|these stars are so much fun to make|
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
|my finished piece -below is the story (& more pictures) of how I got here|
|look at that cute number six|
At first I wove some tiny Russian leaves. These were dainty and didn't detract from #6. For a few days I played with Russian leaves and made these earrings with matte golden copper Delicas, some dicro lined 15/0s, bronze wire (from Cool Tools), some dyed stones, and sterling silver wire. I think I wore these everyday this week.
|tiny Russian leaves - about the size of my index finger nail|
|some large red white hearts set off the red enamel|
|the leather and copper toggle closure - I punched each side of the slit so the leather will not split. I got this idea from my Muse belt. Check them out; they are great.|
2. Serena Trent
3. Susan Raber
6. K Hutchinson
7. Gigi - check out Gigi on Lorelei's Blog
8. Lois Moon** you are here
Friday, November 25, 2011
Kristi Bowman Design is giving away a pair of amazing copper and pink jade earrings as part of her promotion for the Virtual Craft Show.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The fabulous Lorelei Eurto is sponsering a Jade Scott Enameled Flower Challenge and Guess Who was selected in the random drawing. I am pretty excited. Today my flower came (#6 above), and it is a beauty. The light color surrounded by red is actually a very pale celadon green. I thought Sakura, then Wasabi, as soon as I saw it. Right now there aren't more flowers at Jade Scott on Etsy, but she announces shop updates in her blog. Stay tuned for what I create.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Last Sunday I wrote, at the end of a I Heart Macro post, about my neighbor seeing a panther. This neighbor did put up an infrared camera, but so far she has only seen some fox, birds, and house cats. But today I spoke to two other neighbors who have definitely seen the panther. The kids who live on the other side were playing in the woods behind their house and saw it and their uncle saw it also while sitting on the deck behind the house. Perhaps their will be something on film soon.
This is a great story about Florida Panthers in South Georgia. And here is a fact sheet with video and pictures about the Florida panther (aka, mountain lion, cougar, puma). According to the fact sheet, we have all the panther's favorite foods in our yard, and the neighbors have two piglets - Peaches and Milkshake - for dessert. Let's hope he doesn't like corgis.
The neighbor across the street recently saw a fairly large bobcat on some property he owns on the other side of town, but he estimates it was only 45 lbs. A Florida panther like the one on the photo below might weigh 130 lbs. and be seven feet long. The picture shows a Georgia Wildlife Resources Division biologist with the panther shot by a deer hunter three years ago. Here is a story in which DNA testing positively linked this panther killed and the Georgia-Alabama border to the South Florida population.