Friday, July 3, 2015

Destash of sorts

Today I'm going through the bags of Copper pieces I have already made. I made a ton of pieces for the Whole Bead Show I did last year in New York and still have lots left. I love creating so I just went on creating new stuff when I have so much all ready to go. So this weekend I'll be creating some new but I'm going to focus on listing from my stash!

Here are a few of the pieces I've got listed.











LOTS more to come!!

Some are in my Etsy store and some are on my Website
 Links below in my signature!
If you purchase from both shops I will refund the extra shipping.


Kristi

Monday, June 29, 2015

New Long and Lean

I had a good size special order to fire over the weekend and managed to add some new pieces for my website too.

Winding Road

These Long and Lean pieces are very popular, it's fun to try to find new textures that will work on them. Not easy when they are so long.

Double Spiral

Colorful Peacock Feather

Tribal Diamonds

Kristi

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Violet-Green Swallow - Day 10-11 Wild Bird Wednesday

Video from day 10 as seen through the nest camera.
Lots of feathers and quite a bit of preening going on.
They are growing so fast!



I decided to get in to the nest one last time and I'm sure it will be the last time, not that I've done it.
The nest bowl inside, has collapsed so when I opened the side  of the box there they were!
They were chirping at first and then when they realized it wasn't mom or dad they hushed.
I figured the safest thing was to take a picture from the side and close it up quickly so I wouldn't take a chance of one tumbling out.

Lots of open eyes!!!

Violet-Green Swallow babies hatched on 6/17/15.
Approximate fledge time 7/11/15 give or take a day or so on either side.

Kristi
 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Violet-Green Swallow - Day 7

Day 7 - Hatched 061715

I quickly got in to the nest to take a picture while the parents were out,
I was in and out in about 30 seconds.
It looks like their eyes are just in the process of starting to open.
What little cuties!!
As usual the parents returned as soon as we moved away.


Video taken with a Camera inside the nest.

Kristi

Monday, June 22, 2015

Violet-Green Swallow Days 4 and 5

The continuing saga of my Violet-Green Swallow Family!
Babies hatched on 6/17/15,
here is video from day 4 and day 5.



I took a quick peak in the nest over the weekend and took this picture. 
Extremely difficult to get a picture from inside the nest box, the camera wants to focus on the feathers.

The videos are taken from a camera inside the nest box and we have it wired to a tv inside my house.
When I get in to the nest box itself it's only for a very short time, less than a minute.

Kristi

Friday, June 19, 2015

We're All Ears :: June Reveal

Ombre Sea Urchin
These are the Earrings I created for the Earring Everyday We're All Ears Challenge.



Some of my favorite Sea Urchin Beads by StoneDesignsbySheila, I have quite a few in my stash and they are absolutely amazing. I added some Copper Sea Urchin with Pink and Purple Ombre and Little Sea Urchin Bead caps topped with Czech Glass Beads.
 
These earrings have SOLD!

Kristi

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Violet-Green Swallow babies - day 2

This is the start of day 2 for these little Violet-Green Swallow Hatchlings!
They are hungry as usual!


Below is a video from yesterday afternoon, you can clearly see 5 little mouths open up when mom chirps at them! Confirming that all 5 eggs hatched and mom has cleaned most of the egg shells out of the nest box.
Taken from a Nest Camera connected to a TV screen inside my house.

Kristi