Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bourbon Street

All bourbons are whiskey, but not all whiskeys are bourbon. By international agreement, the law requires that all bourbons must be made in America and must be made from at least 51% to 79% Indian Corn. Bourbon first originated in Bourbon County, Kentucky where the farmers found themselves with more corn than their live...stock could eat...Thus through American ingenuity- and a desire to get shitfaced- bourbon was born. Yay!


Friday, August 27, 2010

Is it a moth or butterfly?

I think it's a moth.



Moths are primarily nocturnal insects. They use the moon and stars to navigate; which is why they get so confused with house lights. Adult moths don't feed; infact most moths don't even have mouths. They use a probiscus to drink nectar. Some moths don't even do that; they rely on the fat stored from their caterpillar stage to survive long enough to reproduce, then die. It's the larvae that are the pests that eat your sweaters.

Want the necklace? Buy it at:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/54820428/moth-butterfly-resin-heart-necklace

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Octopi are awesome

Aside from picking the winners of the World Cup, an octopus can detatch an arm when in danger and then grow a new one. Also, octopi have 3 hearts and their blood is blue. The largest octopus ever found hand a tentacle measuring 33 feet. Yowza!

Here's a necklace that I made inspired by the great octopus:

Interested in purchasing? Here's the link:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dirty Harry

First I must say that I am staunchly anti gun. But, I have to admit that there is a certain sexiness to guns. A sexiness that is only there by the fact that they are deadly weapons and the element of danger is innately attractive sometimes. Such is the case with these earrings:
In 1852, Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson formed a company called The Volcanic Repeating Arms Company. Later, they would change the name of the company to Smith and Wesson. Probably a good call. The company reached crucial success with the onset of the Civil War when the demand for their product became high. The guns... would become a favorite of law enforcement officials and popularized by Wyatt Earp and later in the movie Dirty Harry. So... do you want these earrings? Ask yourself one question. "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk? 
http://www.etsy.com/listing/53744072/smith-and-wesson-gun-heart-earrings

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Scream

“ I was walking along a path with two friends—the sun was setting—suddenly the sky turned blood red—I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence—there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city—my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety—and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature. „


—Edvard Munch



It is theoried that Edvard Munch got the iconic image of the "being" in his painting The Scream from viewing a Peruvian mummy that was on tour at a museum in Paris at the time. Also, astronomers assert that the painting must have been inspired by an 1883 event: the eruption of Krakatoa, which turned the skies of most of Europe an orangy/hazy hue. In addition to picking up the knowledge I just dropped, you can pick up these earrings as well...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/53711484/the-scream-heart-shaped-earrings

Friday, August 20, 2010

Killer Queen


OK, so I'm afraid of bees, but I will admit that they are pretty cute...and I do love honey. But, this fact kind of grossed me out: bees eat nectar, then regurgitate it over and over to create honey. Blah. But delicious. Also, the so called Killer Bee is no more venomous than the common Honey Bee; it's just that the Killer Bees tend to attack in swarms, which makes their attacks more deadly. Also, in one day, a queen bee can lay her weight in eggs, averaging one egg per minute. Dear God! Here's a necklace for you, Queen Bee.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Today's featured item: Rock you like a hurricane!



Scorpions are tough little insects. They are able to slow down their metabolism enough to live off of one meal per year. They are also able to adapt to both the hot desert and very cold climates. In fact, researchers have frozen a scorpion, then thawed it out the next day and it survived. Creepy! Yet somewhat awesome!

And if you don't know about Loteria, it is a Mexican game similar to bingo. The game consists of a series of cards with different, darling little images. El Alacran is the scorpion card, from where this image is taken.

I'm am really excited about this piece. I think the 7 strands of gold-toned chains add an interesting and unexpecte 1920's art deco element to this chocker. Also, the colors are perfect for fall!

Check it out for yourself:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/54189829/loteria-card-scorpion-resin-necklace

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fast Cars, Fast Women and Fast Jewelry:)

So I'm slowly learning about this whole "blog" thing and I'm learning that you actually have to post to your blog to make it effective. Who knew?
Well, here I go.
A few things coming up: The first is the Rockabilly and Rods car show in Pueblo, Colroado. Here's the link: http://www.lucky13entertainment.net/rockabilly_and_rods_car_show
The reason I mention this is because I have a booth this year and will be selling my handmade resin jewelry there. If you are unfamiliar with my jewelry obsession, here's a link to my etsy shop:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/whiskeydarling
I make off the wall, kitchy jewelry for all walks-on-the-wild-side of life.
But enought about me. Just kidding. This is totally all about me.

The next event I have coming up is burlesque related. That's right, I'm an amateur burlesque performer as well. I perform with the troupe Peaks and Pasties. I finally found a way to take my clothes off in bars and not get arrested! Yay. My next performance is going to be at the Triple Nickel Tavern in Colorado Springs on Sat. July 31, 2010. If you are not acquainted with this fine watering hole, you should be. It's the best neighborhood bar in Colorado Springs- and believe me, I've tried them all:) Here's their facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Triple-Nickel-Tavern/77734541596?v=info

If you get a chance, you should go to this show. It's going to be a fun one!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tour de burlesque

There are a few upcoming events that I'm quite excited about:


The first is this hot show that I've been fortunate enough to perform at: http://www.burlesqueonthegogo.com/Home.html
This sleepy little evangelical town won't know what hit it! I'm quite honored and humbled to share the stage with such incredible talent. If you need tickets, contact The Thirsty Parrot now as I'm sure this will sell out.

The second event is the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend in Vegas June 3-7. So many huge burlesque performers in one hotel, I think the amount of swarovkis will be blinding!  

Which brings me to my third upcoming event- I've been asked to perform at the first ever Colorado Burlesque Festival: http://www.blendyourlife.com/CBF/index.html
Yay! 

And while all of this is going on, I will be tirelessly working on some new jewelry pieces, so please check out my etsy page: www.whiskeydarling.etsy.com