Tuesday, September 29, 2009


It's been almost a month since my last post! My husband has been home for 3 weeks, so I haven't gotten much done.

My Etsy shop is DEAD right now, and 1000Markets isn't any better. You'd think I'd have tons of new stuff to show, but no, I don't! I did make 3 new rings, and have some more stones almost ready to set. I only got pics of one ring though. I'll take the other's tomorrow.

Here's one ring

It's Baltic Amber and I really like it.

And here's a weird bug for you!
The Cotton Boll Weevil

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle measuring an average length of six millimeters, which feeds on cotton buds and flowers. Thought to be native to Central America, it migrated into the US from Mexico in the late 19th century and had infested all US cotton-growing areas by the 1920s, devastating the industry and the people working in the American south. During the late 20th century it became a serious pest in South America as well. Since 1978, the Boll Weevil Eradication Program in the US has allowed full-scale cultivation to resume in many regions.

It is much smaller than it looks in these pics. 6 millimeters is TINY! I have no idea why he was on the side of my house that night, but he was, so I took his photo!

Oops! Almost forgot my new favorite pair of earrings! These leaves reminded me of Elephant Ear plants, so I added a "drop of water" and the stems.

Maybe now that I have the whole house to myself I'll get a lot more done!


Barrie said...

Wow is right! Thought you'd abandoned us! :) LOVE the new earrings and the ring is VERY pretty!! Sorry, but that bug's face is CUTE (I know I'm weird, don't remind me! LOL).

Ginga Squid said...

Fab work - really Wow! Really, really love the ring.
Wondered where you had gone....

Ruby Mountain Beads said...

Hey Tammy! Love the ring and earrings! Great work. Can't wait to see more.

Willow Branch said...

Boll weevils...I know. A friend of mine from the Raleigh area had to go to the Eastern part of the state & aske me why they had som many rain gauges in one field.

Glad to have you back, but I understand quality time with the hubs. I love the new pieces & thse leaves...shut up!!!! I love the leave & I love that you made them "studs".


Bear Chick said...

Isn't it funny how we manage to get nothing done when husbands are home? Looking forward to your new work and I love the earrings!

Fashionably Adorned said...

Hey Tammy~ I love those earrings, very pretty and the ring is also.. your bug looks like a cross between a bug and a woodpecker

susie said...

I really like those earrings - they do look like elephant ears, very pretty. The bug reminds me of a muppet, so cute with his little nose sticking out. Have a good one!

gail said...

Tammy - nice to see you back! I think we all need a break every once in a while -
Your ring is a definite WOW !!! And I love your earrings. Your bugs really creep me out tho - I know you have a macro lens, but the thought of getting that close....! yikes!