Sunday, July 8, 2012


I decided to make a piece honoring the most prolific creature in and around my house.
The bug.
We have them in all shapes and sizes.
Spiders, cockroaches, crickets, rolly-polly, you name it...
but, my least favorite are the things that fly and sting.

Wasps terrify me, hornets horrify me, bees are the bane of outdoor living and mosquitos think I taste like Snicker's bars.
So, why not create a piece to honor the creepy crawlies (and flyies...).

This one is the Hornet's Nest. A big piece of Silver-Leaf Jasper with stripes of matte gray and mustard yellow to mimic those sported by the ever-present hornet (No fear, this one won't sting).

I also couldn't resist another Steampunk Ring.
4 o'clock on the dot this one reads.
A bit of history frozen in time and brought to the modern era.

I like to think I gave this particular watch face another lease on life.
I think it earned a second chance, this time with all the glamour and none of the work.
A little dark, a little dented, but every bit as lovely.

Oh, and remember this?
I made another one.
Which I promptly attached to the first one.
Now, I have this huge chunky pyramid bead.

Now, what to do with it?

Before I go, Kitty wants to know....
what exactly have you been doing to stay cool this week?


  1. Love that you took something annoying and turned it into something beautiful.
    Check out my post if you would. I brag about you a bit.

  2. I love the pendant and I hate flying bugs ... :-)
    And the ring has me fascinated ... is really beautiful!!!
    Happy week!!!

  3. una maravilla de colgante y que honor que le haces a esos insectos caray!!! y la sortija, pues que me encanta!

  4. Just found you through Bobbie's blog and the award she's given you. WOW, love your work! that ring - ROCKS!

  5. Unos trabajos fantásticos!!! adoro el anillo!!! un saludo!!!

  6. Marcie, I love that bug pendant and the humor behind it. And the steampunk ring is so funky. Again your colour schemes are fantastic. Can't wait to see what you do with the beaded bead.