Sunday, October 9, 2011

new earrings...

I finally have been able to put in a couple of hours in my studio to make jewelry - being a part(most of the)time kitten mama has really taken its toll on the other areas of my life. I actually finished a pair of earrings - yay!


Fold formed copper leaves with bone beads, red aventurine, garnet and chalcedony - really long earrings in autumn colours.


The weather has turned - we are having a high of 8°C today, to say nothing of the rain and hail showers... the kittens and their mama have moved into the cat house, next to the front door. And because the nights are getting pretty chilly, they have been joined here by Mr. Babysitter (I think he is a sibling of mama cat) and one of the earlier kittens. Everybody is snuggled up to keep warm.


Aaaawwwww - look at that face! Unfortunately, the kittens are having problems with the eye infection again, meaning antibiotic ointment in the eyes several times a day. They are about 6 weeks old now and full of spunk and curiosity. But I will be glad when they are finally weaned and all eating cat food...

17 comments:

lilylovekin said...

What a darling household you have. What are you going to do with all of these little ones? I'm surprise you find the time to do anything, but your earrings are just great for this time of year.

Laura A. said...

My gosh those cats are soooo adorable! And they are getting pretty big now. Thanks to you!

Those earrings are very lovely...quite fall looking. And I must say, I have seen big steps over time in your jewelry design. You have the courage. It is quiet and deep and keeps you moving slowly but steadily on a rising track.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Beautifil earrings!!!and that kitty face is to darn cute!!!Hugs,Cat

romantic decay said...

Your are wonderful, love the fold forming!

Diane said...

OMG...they are so precious! They are so lucky to have you! Happy Sunday! xo Diane

sharon said...

Bless you Renate....you are a saint! The kittens are forever grateful, and so is every other animal lover!
Your earrings have me drooling....the chalcedony just glows, the leaves are gorgeous, the whole combination is spectacular!

I sent you an email weeks ago when I got your postcard, but I never heard from you...has your email changed?

Hugs!

Mary Newton Designs said...

Love the fold forming! Great earrings!

Luthien said...

wow Renate!! the earrings are so gorgeous!! organic yet has a mystical aura to them. did you make the leaves yourself?

kittens are absolute cuties and daddy and mommy seem to be doing their job well ... as well as foster mommy ;)

so happy to hear autumn is here ... it's my favourite season. we dont' have it here but i can still dream ...

Silke said...

Liebe Renate,

It seems like your sweet family is growing and growing - such cute little cat faces!! I'm glad though you are getting back into your studio - I've missed seeing your beautiful jewelry.

And now since I'm taking an etching class, I have much more of an appreciation of copper and how beautifully you work with it...

Hugs, Silke

Hopemore Studio said...

That is one snugly family.

Love your new earring, how great that you are finding the time again. The forged copper leaves are gorgeous as well as the color choice.

Abeille à miel said...

Such beautiful earrings! Your work is lovely, and your cat family is just heartwarming and beautiful as well!

Riki Schumacher said...

That kitty picture is sooooo sweet, and look at them all piled up together. Makes me want to make a cup of tea and cuddle with them. Your earrings are wonderful, love them. Riki

Barry said...

R- Being a cat mother of such a cute bunch must be both rewarding but demanding - especially given the number of cute little creatures depending on you - and with their ailments. Glad you got time in the studio and have been able to produce such a lovely organic autumn piece. Go well and hope you find a little more time to create as the cute cats grow older. B

The Bead Stylist said...

I'm so glad I found your blog which is so nicely done with elements of your life and creations.

I was just thinking that I hadn't seen much done with bone beads lately and then see your earrings and love how you use them, very indeed...looking forward to more of your updates...!

lunedreams said...

look at all those kitties crammed into one basket! they're so funny that way, they like being squished together. they lurrrve each other! LOVE your earrings! those leaves are amazing, they look like real live eucalyptus leaves! i love the combination of the ivory bone with the red/orange of the stones.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

What a dear you are to take such good care of the kitties. The earrings are beautiful! Perfect colors for autumn!

Kokopelli said...

OMG, so tolle Ohrringe und so tollen Miezen!

OMG, such beautiful earrings and such cute cats!