Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Latest creations.. butterflies and gold

My latest creations for the Boutique! terrarium bottle pendants made with delightful little things like *real* butterfly wings, wisps of gold flakes and native Irish mosses and lichen. The butterflies were sustainably sourced from a butterfly farm, no wild or endangered butterflies here!

These vials are reminiscent of dusty old natural specimen jars, odd in their beauty and oozing with irresistible intrigue and mystery. A tiny world preserved, for you to wear.

I'm working to get these ready for a weekend I'll be spending doing demos and selling my wares at the Shanagarry Design Center in East Cork, so pop in and say hi if you're in the area this coming Friday, Saturday or Sunday. If you don't get a chance to see them in person, these bottles will be making their way to my Etsy Shop sometime next week (if any survive the weekend that is!).


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Introducing Baby Bear

 The worlds most hard to photograph kitten! Baby Bear was found hiding under a skip in Bandon, West Cork a few days ago. A friend found him and got in contact to ask for advice, and we offered to take him in and to try to find him a forever home when he's big enough.

He is so tiny at six weeks old, and didn't even know how to feed himself for the first few days, so we had to care for him constantly at first, but he is learning so quickly! He also takes incredible pride in keeping himself spotlessly clean, which is really amazing for such a small baby :)

When we got him home we soon discovered he has a bad limp and very swollen paw, so he's on antibiotics and will probably be having an x-ray soon if the swelling doesn't go down. Although he was a stray, he quickly fell in love with me and P. and is incredibly loving and affectionate. He  cries if you dont hold him close enough to your face until you tuck him in under your chin when he can nuzzle, pod and purr himself to a happy sleep.

We're trying to stay strong and focus on not getting to attached, but it's pretty much impossible when you're nurturing such a small, vulnerable little creature day and night.
We are hoping to find him a forever home in the next month or so, depending on how his paw heals! If he faces a series of Xrays and possibly surgery, I think we will have to do some sort of fundraiser to generate the money, so please stay tuned to hear more!

Something new!

 Sweet and whimsical little necklace, made with a delicate little white feather encased in a beautiful glass vial and suspended on a sparkling gold cobweb chain. Feathers are a symbol of freedom, hope, new life and travel, and so this would be a wonderful meaningful gift for someone you know embarking on some new adventures in life!

Available from my Etsy shop!