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.

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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:

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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?

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...

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!

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