Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday

You've heard of Angry Birds, well these are Clever Birds.
They say these birds are not supposed to be able to feed off of this upside down feeder but they can.
They are not as good at it as the other birds they are meant to feed but it's amazing to watch them.

Crow doing a good job of hanging upside down.


Stellar's Jay

I don't mind so much because if they are good enough to make it happen they can have some suet.
They don't do it all the time, it's not like there isn't plenty of other food at my other feeders for them.
It does keep the squirrels from wiping my suet out and that's my main goal.

Here's the Professional, while the Clever Birds can only stay up a few seconds this little Hairy Woodpecker stays for many minutes and makes it look so easy.
He's been spending lots of time in my yard which makes me very happy!
Not the best pic taken from my window but you get the idea!

On another note, I saw my first Lazuli Bunting, actually saw 3 and heard numerous others.
I was only able to get 2 pics, this isn't in focus but I don't mind one bit!!

Lazuli Bunting
I also got some wonderful pics of this adorable little Western Wood Pewee.

Western Wood Pewee



Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday

It's been a bit since I've participated,
due to a recent trip to Anaheim, CA I have lots of wonderful birds to share!

These 2 Double Crested Cormorants got lots of attention from me. They were in Disneyland Park in the area where the Pirate Ship is. Since I don't do many rides and my traveling companions did I spent lots of time watching these amazing birds!

Juvenile Double Crested Cormorant.

We discovered a lovely little park, Yorba Regional Park, lots of lakes and lots of birds!
Black Phoebe

My first Western Bluebird!

Egyption Goose, I saw 3

Beautiful Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow at the nest
 There were many Tree Swallow all over this park but this pair appears to have been nesting or close to it. Would have loved to see babies popping their little heads out!

Below are some of my sightings at
 Oak Canyon Nature Center.

A lovely pair of Wood Duck in a tree, my first!

Male Anna's Hummingbird

Female Anna's Hummingbird
I have more to share but I'll wait for next time!!



Sunday, May 18, 2014

Shop Update

ALSO very exciting news if you haven't already seen it.
I'm entered for a chance to win the booth fee at the Whole Bead Show in New York in October.

I'd love it if you could vote for me, you can actually vote every day!!

Thank you!!


Friday, May 16, 2014

We're All Ears Reveal

Today is the reveal for the May We're All Ears Challenge.
The inspiration this month are these wonderful Zigzag Nerite Shells.

Zigzag Nerite shells - Neritina Communis - from Atlantis Shell Co
For my earrings I made these bright earrings using Lampwork from Lara Lutrick and amazing Coral Discs I purchased at the Whole Bead Show a couple of weeks ago.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Whole Bead Show in New York

The Whole Bead Show is holding a contest for a free booth space at their New York show this fall.
I have entered the contest so I hope you'll vote for me.

Click HERE to vote, you can vote every day and share as well.

Vote Here


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Art Bead Scene Challenge Earrings

It's been so long since I've participated in the Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge, I think these earrings work great with the inspiration this month.

Bernardo Bellatto's Capriccio Padovano

These Earrings are available HERE in my Etsy Shop.


Monday, May 5, 2014

Copper Discs

Now that the Whole Bead Show is over and done it's time to get back to regular business. I made a bunch of these Copper Discs and thought I'd share them here before I list them. If you're interested in any of them just email me kristibowmandesign at yahoo.com or leave a comment with your email address and I'll invoice you.

Each disc has it's own texture. 
hey measure approximately 1.75" in diameter
 with the center hole being about .75". 
$17 plus $2 shipping.

A couple of them have been sold
 but I will be making more so they will be done and shipped in about 2 weeks.

I want to share with you a beautiful necklace created with one of these discs by Jessica Klaaren.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Whole Bead Show

Just another little reminder about the 
Whole Bead Show
this coming weekend May 2-4, 2014
 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.
That's TOMORROW!!!!

Sorting and pricing non stop lately.
These new discs will be available.