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a little advertising won’t hurt

but will it dish out the pay dirt?

because, i’m one terrifying trend

that might portend or offend

and on cracked.com you’ll find the buzz

that cat hair stuff is anything but fuzz

yes, they can humor me all the same

but just you wait

cat hair jewelry will put them to shame!

cracked.com: HAIRBALLS—not just choking hazards for cats anymore!

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f i n i s h e d !

Metro Cat

For weeks and weeks I fussed then cursed

My mind was trapped and at its worst

No creative thoughts were to be found

My mental state had run aground!

> * * <

I begged my kitty—help me please

I badly need your expertise!

With Thinking Turban on his nod

Designs soon flew—and none too soon!

> * * <

And now, let’s see him strut his stuff

With Metro Cat he sure looks tough!

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City kitties metro statement in fur and steel.  One “tough” looking cat he is.

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Choker necklace. Steel, cat hair and stainless steel jump rings.

a false start

Be bold! Be sharp! Is what I caught

From kitty Gaia’s train of thought

So off I went, to make with zeal

A necklace, of fur and steel

A work of art, that would appeal

To Gaia—and end this ordeal

But no, that would have been too smart

It didn’t work. Tomorrow? Another start.

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Gaia: “I don’t think I like it.”

Spirally Cosmic Blast !

A new cat hair necklace.

What is this? A spontaneous combustion of neurological activity. Yes! The brain was on a roll in this creation, throughly in the present moment, no saved mental image to refer to.

After a couple of months cooped up at home, I finally am at the studio. In front of me is beautifully colored plated wire—rose, sea green and aqua—as well as a handful of cat hair orbs, begging to be part of something. And so it just happened, my hands, my mind, my joy, began the process of birthing this piece over two sittings.

The final result: An outrageous spirally cosmic blast!

 

In this image Gaia looks more impressive than anyone I’ve ever met in real life, he looks like he should be in charge of something important, like immigration or the military.

Hair we are again—Tubular Too!

An elegant necklace made from tubes and orbs of cat hair.

This past May, while I was laided up, recovering from a foot operation, a second design, based on Mr Tubular, a necklace I created previously, began percolating. It rolled around in my mind for days, actually weeks, before beginning the process of rolling then forming the hair into tubes. That was the easy part. Wire wrapping those elongated shapes, with brass, was a pain and I almost gave up! But I persevered instead.

Gaia is such a gracious model. Not only did he pose for me with the necklace around his neck, holding still for many shots until I got the right one, but allowed me use of his wide back for an overall view of this piece.

And the final necklace: just cat hair and brass wire.