This is the second time my plumeria has bloomed. I guess it likes the heat here. Wally took this picture today and said that the praying mantis was going after hummingbirds. Yes, they can actually catch a hummingbird. Here's a link with a cool photo: Praying Mantis Catches Hummingbird
Here's the new kitten Cody with Trevor. Most of the cats have learned to tolerate Cody. The little kitten is extremely bold and fearless. I'd forgotten what it's like to have a kitten in the house. I wish I could siphon off some of his energy for myself.
We found this kitten on the side of the road last night. Another member of the family now. I'll be calling the Vet tomorrow to get it in to get checked out. It seems really young but it's strong, feisty and looking for trouble all the time.
I've listed a new set of beads in my Etsy shop, River Rocks. These were totally therapeutic to make. They have a lot of visual texture with mottled and webbed patterns in ivory and brown encrusted with silver. I've heavily encased them with a premium crystal clear. There are quite a few perfect matches among the set so you could get a few earring pairs out of this as well.
My new tutorial is ready! Six webbing techniques, 25 pages, 123 photos, over 130 example beads and a 4.3MB file size. Available by direct download for only $21 here: http://beeswaxrubberstamps.com/lampworkbeads.htm
Wally and I have been going hiking the last few months. We have a ton of different trails here so we are taking advantage of them. Wally brings a camera with so I'll start posting some pictures. This is a fence post where some woodpeckers have stashed acorns.
Gosh, it's been forever since I've posted here and I didn't even realize it had been so long. I've been testing all of the Double Helix glass colors since mid August for my new webbing tutorial. I'm almost done testing and I should have the tutorial available by the end of February. It will include instructions on each of my six webbing techniques and a glass color guide showing all of the techniques that work on each Double Helix glass color. I'm expecting it to be around 25 pages long. Here are some examples...