New release of the day:
Saturday, August 17, 2013
I'm excited to announce some new necklaces I'll be releasing! One of my very talented friends created these hand blown glass vials for me. They turned out beautiful and I was excited to make some new pieces with them.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I'm excited to announce a giveaway that's going on over at the lovely Ladyface Blog. If you haven't visited her blog before, Becca is a wonderful lady with beautiful pictures and lots of creative ideas so you definitely should! One of her lucky readers will be receiving a Woodii terrarium necklace! So, head on over there and check it out. The giveaway ends August 14th.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I was lucky enough to get out of Washington (a few weekends ago) for a bit and explore the Oregon coast! One of my favorite places to visit is Cape Kiwanda. There is a little trailor park with wild rabbits right next to the shore! I believe that the original family was not actually wild, but someone's unwanted pets. They have thrived at the park and continue to reproduce. Every time I go there are always lots of babies, but they are too shy to let anyone get close.
We also took the trail to Cape Lookout. It was an amazing and easy hike through the beautiful woods. I loved seeing all the mosses and lichens as well as spectacular view of the ocean.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Here's a little update on what I've been reading lately. I picked these up over the past couple of weeks and so far I'm thoroughly enjoying them! Of course, I had to purchase another Any Stewart book titled, Wicked Bugs. It's just as amazing as the other two. The carnivorous plant field guide is very detailed and filled with gorgeous pictures and diagrams to identify and understand the various species. The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual has been extremely helpful! When I was flipping through it at the bookstore, I noticed that almost all of my houseplants were in it so I had to get it. Last but not least, I'm reading Gathering Moss, a history on moss. It's one of those books that doesn't initially catch the eye, but I sure am glad I picked it up and read an excerpt. After reading a couple paragraphs I was hooked and couldn't put it down.
1. Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer. 2003
2. A Guide to Carnivorous Plants of the World by Gordon Cheers. 1992.
3. The Complete Houseplant Survival Manual by Barbara Pleasant. 2005
4. Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects by Amy Stewart. 2011.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Today I though I would share with you my family of Marimo! Cladophora aegagropila, or marimo, are spherical shaped filament algae bits that thrive at the bottom of chilly lakes. The shape is cause by the current in the water, rolling them into a ball over time. The slow growing algae can be found in only a few lakes in Japan and Iceland. Marimo enjoy shade and cool water, similar to how life would have been in their natural environment. Their water needs to be changed about once a week, but other than that they are very simple pets!