Sunday, October 16, 2011

another pair of earrings...

I did manage to get in a little time in the studio this weekend, while most of my time was spent doing something cat-related. The temps have been dropping to around freezing at night, so it was time to do some insulating of the cat house (other people have dog houses - I have a cat house...) and organize some other warmer sleeping possibilities for the other kitties. And today, my adorable husband built a door for the cat house, to keep out the wind. Pics will follow... The kittens aren't doing as well as I would like - they have cat flu, which is why the eyes are so infected and they have runny noses. Cat flu is a rather serious sickness and can be fatal. So we have been getting antibiotic shots and a new ointment for the eyes, which seems to be more effective. Two of the kittens are still full of energy and all are still eating, but one little guy is spending most of his time sleeping - so this is a turn for the worse. But I am hoping we can get him through this.

But it is definitely autumn, which must be the reason I keep working on fold formed leaves in copper. These are combined with labradorite. A necklace is also in the works...


I hope to be able to show the necklace sometime this week.

17 comments:

Judy said...

Renate, your earrings are just lovely! I love your leaves!
Poor kitty, I hope he gets better. What a wonderful hubby you have and you to provide a home for these little kitties.

Rosy_les bijoux said...

Love them!!
...waiting for the necklace...
:))

Bye Rosy

SummersStudio said...

It's so good to hear you get soe studio time in. The labradorite makes me think of rain drops which for me works perfectly with your beautiful leaves.

So sorry about your kitties and I do hope they make it through the cat flu. You all are such great cat parents!

mairedodd said...

your earrings and leaves are just so beautiful and soft...

sending energy to you as a caregiver and lots of healing thoughts to those furry friends of yours...

Mary Newton Designs said...

Your fold forming is great! Can't wait to see what's next!

Corvid Delights said...

These earrings are so beautiful! They remind me of eucalyptus leaves with those grey labradorite stones. I am so enjoying these folded copper leaves of yours, rustic and elegant at the same time.

The new blog backgrounds is lovely too!

sharon said...

Bless you Renate and your fuzzy little ones, hoping they all are feeling better soon.
I adore your jewelry which is always so rich and soft at the same time, and your metal work is stunning!
Hugs!

Riki Schumacher said...

The earrings are beautiful! Love them, and yes, so very fall. Poor kitties, sounds like they have the right mom taking care of them though! Riki

Gaby Bee said...

Diese Ohrringe sind traumhaft, Renate. Die Blätter sehen einfach toll aus!!! Ich bin schon gespannt auf die Kette!

Ich wünsche dir eine kreative Woche!
Gaby xo

Esther said...

Renate c'est magnifique!

Inge said...

Hallo Renate, tolle Idee mit dem herbstliche Design. Das Design ist, wie immer eigentlich, sehr ausgefallen. Ich drücke die Daumen, dass deinen Kleinen und der Mama bald besser geht. Liebe Grüße, Inge

Diane said...

Hi Renate, Your new earrings are beautful! I love the length. Hoping the kitties will all be okay. Hugs, Diane

romantic decay said...

Wonderful! Love your fold forming and looking forward to seeing the necklace.

SueBeads said...

Renate, I love those earrings! Gorgeous!

lilylovekin said...

Glad you are finding time to be creative, it is a good outlet to stress and it sounds as if you have some in your life. Sick kitties, I hope they do well.

Silke said...

Dear Renate,

I am sorry the kittens are not doing well. That flu really is not easy for them to get over. I hope that the meds and your loving care will do the trick. It sure is difficult seeing little kittens suffer like that...

Your earrings are wonderfully beautiful! I have such a new appreciation for copper now that I'm etching. What a beautiful metal and you bring out the best in it!!

Much love, Silke

Barry said...

R- great to have an update on the cats - they are so lucky to have such a cat mother to care for them. Great earrings - I can totally understand the fascination with leaves as nature gives such beauty in abundance to us at times. Go well. B