Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Elf Owl Pendant

Out of all my etched copper pendants, this may be the one that I am the most proud of for several reasons - 1) I created this image from scratch, based on my own drawing 2) I got an incredibly large amount of detail into such a tiny space and 3) I made this as a custom request for an 11 year old girl's birthday present - she is really into the Guardians of Ga'Hoole and her father is an ornithologist. She loved it and wears it all the time now.

If you haven't heard of it before, the Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi) is the world's smallest species of owl. Elf Owls live in the Southwest U.S. and often nest inside cavities in giant saguaro cacti.

This is a two-sided pendant featuring a closeup of the adorable little owl in its hole surrounded by a cactus spine motif around the edges of the hole. On the reverse side is a wider view of the giant saguaro with the tiny owl visible peering out of its hole.

And here are pictures of an actual elf owl.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Stillwater Craft Show

So I know that it has been a long time since I've updated this blog, but I intend to make a serious effort to start updating it on a regular basis again, and perhaps broaden the scope a bit. Where our adventures left off, I was excited to have a table at my first ever real craft-fair, the 2009 Fall Festival Craft Show in Stillwater, Oklahoma at the Expo Center. It was three days of fun, selling my metal jewelry and other items, and checking out the other tables (they had three buildings full of them). I made lots of sales. My friends helped me at the table and kept me from getting too bored or tired (sometimes you have to make your own fun). I cant wait to do another show.