Monday, 1 December 2008
Little keepsake box based on prayer boxes used in South-East Asia. This one houses 2 of my cat Misi's deciduous canine teeth she lost as a kitten. She was born in 1993.
Along with Misi's box is a bee-like insect. It was going to be a bee, but it never really ended up looking like one, so I kept it and added some yellow jade to look like honey anyway. The loop in loop bracelet was also made by me.
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
This seal brooch is being sold in my Etsy shop to raise money for IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)'s campaign to put an end to the horrendous annual slaughter of baby harp seals. Who needs to wear seal fur? Only indigenous Canadian populations, in my opinion. The fact is, with global warming, arctic and subarctic wildlife is already under pressure. If the hunt continues, harp seals will be added to the ever-growing list of endangered species. You can read more on the subject at www.ifaw.org
This news is a little late in coming, but my beautiful friend and feline companion died on 5th March. It has been so heartbreaking for me, as he'd been with me through thick and thin for 19 years. He certainly lived life to the full, having clocked up plenty of air miles through his residences in the UK, Portugal and Italy! He had been suffering from some kind of upper-respiratory tumour, but put up a brave battle right up to the end. He is sadly missed by his dad and his feline companion Misi. One of a kind, Tarka... gentle, intelligent, handsome. Simply the best.