Sunday, June 26, 2016

Painted Copper and More!!


I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying painting on my copper!
I love copper as is and I love it Painted as well!

Deep Textured Copper Leaf Focal

Scalloped Copper Flower 3 hole Drop pair

Stained Glass Drops

Flower 2 hole Copper Drops

Colorful Stained Glass Discs in a Rainbow of colors!

Copper Snakeskin Wrap End Caps


Most of these are sold but I'm making more for an online trunk show this coming on 




Kristi

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday - Nest Cameras

For the second year I'm filming a Violet-Green Swallow family in their nest box. The box has a camera inside that we've strung to a spare TV in the house so I can watch them all the time!

Mama VG laid 5 eggs over Memorial Day Weekend, while I was out of town, and 4 of them hatched.
Today is day 10.


Here is one of the first videos of the year, Mama beginning preparations. I started her out with a little bit of nesting material to which she adds a ton of feathers.



5 eggs!


4 little birds growing like crazy.
Their eyes are just starting to open and they are doing lots of preening on all those new feathers popping out!


Dark-eyed Junco

Over the weekend I discovered a Junco nest in a hanging Strawberry basket so we hooked up a camera and I can switch between watching the Violet-Green Swallow, to the Juncos.
I'm hoping the VG's fledge about the time the Junco's hatch so I don't have to worry about missing anything!


Here's the basket with the camera clamped directly above!


Daddy Junco on the nest!


UPDATE!!
As of today (6/21/16) we have 3 eggs!!




Video of Dad on the nest.


I post most of the photos and videos I get everyday to my Instagram so if you'd like to keep up in between blog posts that's where you'll see the most!
Link below.


If you'd like to take a look at some of last years pics and videos on my blog CLICK HERE!

Kristi


http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/2016/06/wild-bird-wednesday-204-curlew.html



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Showcase coming up!!

Here are some of the new pieces I've been working on for my next online show at the 

on Sunday June 5th, 2016




I'm loving these cute little Bouquet Drops!!


Lovely little Embossed Heart Pendant!



2 hole Copper with super deep texture!




A couple of Sea Urchin Rings!



New Beads, isn't this a fun Bubble Texture!!



Beautiful 3 hole swirling Leaf Textured Scalloped Drops.



Delicate Medallion Mini Shards.



Little Woodblock Forget Me Not drops.


Colorful 8 point star with 8 holes, think of the possibilities!!


These are some of the new items that will be available!

I hope you join me on Sunday June 5th

I've also got lots more Copper and Finished Jewelry in my Etsy Shop and Website. Links below!

Kristi

Friday, April 15, 2016

We're All Ears :: April Reveal




Who doesn't love Spirals?!
I know I do, this Ammonite texture has been at the top of my favorites list for years so when the Earrings Everyday Inspiration for this month came up I knew I had to use some of my new Hollow Ammonite Beads.


I had to resist the urge to put a headpin through the beads which is my favorite way to go, I wanted to add even more spirals, so with a little experimentation I ended up creating a sort of Cross out of the Spiraled Copper wire and topping them with creamy Coppery Green Lampwork Beads by Lara Lutrick.

Check out the other creations over at the

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kristi