Cat Fur Jewelry: The Video………Must Love Cats!

Saturday, April 7th, cat fur jewelry premiered on national television!

This event occurred last weekend—the day of my birthday!—as I celebrated in a Northern California home—at Sea Ranch, to be precise—a home perched on a bluff overlooking the expansive ocean, and, there was the prerequisite hot tub, at ground level too! affording spectacular views as we soaked: sunsets, crashing surf, and the occasional breaching whale, while sipping on Cointreau. Then, at 8 pm sharp, we sat and watched Must Love Cats, not knowing what to expect—but—this, no matter what, was the best birthday present I even had!

Here we Go: Fur jewelry on Animal Planet’s Must Love Cats! Take a peek! (Click on the blue link to view)

After watching it a godzillian times, I am embarrassed to say, I am pleased with the result!

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Full Flavor Bouquet*

Today is your BIRTHDAY! and a Happy Birthday to YOU Gaia! 

Gaia has reached his prime, his most deliciousness, for today, April 16, Gaia is four years old! and, as Ragamuffins go, Mr. kitty kat is all grown up!

Baby Gaia. His eyes not yet open.

Such a awkward and adorable little kitten!

A wild adolescent, and not even four months old!

Gaia’s beauty shot at ten months, and what a big stud tail!

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And, what does Gaia want for his birthday? Dried salmon treats? No. In fact, there is no special food that he would even consider having. He is not into food. What he does want is play. Play, play, and more play, as well as going out into the hall, a very favorite past time, in particular right before we go to bed, as we brush our teeth—this is the time he likes to do the hall thing—one last time for the road! so to speak, right before beddy-bye-time.

* When ice cream is at its most delicious, soft and creamy, after having been left out of the refrigerator, for at least one hour. Haagen dazs would advertise on the container to eat their ice cream in such a way. And so, as with Gaia, after four years of gradual maturing, is at his most deliciousness, and, will only get more delicious as time moves forward!

The Cat, The Jewels, and His Audience…UPDATE!

Extreme Pet Owners: ‘Anderson’ Takes a Look at ‘Cat Jewelry’  ……………….. click on blue link above to view video.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 

John Fulton, host of Animal Planet’s “Must Love Cats,” appeared on “Anderson” to talk about “cat jewelry” made of real cat hair — created by Flora Davis, a cat lover from San Francisco.

Anderson explained, “This is balls of hair with wire around it.”

Fulton added, “Yeah, this is all from one cat!”

Anderson turned to the audience and asked if anyone wanted to try on the cat jewelry. Would you wear cat jewelry?

The Vote is IN … Yes. It’s cat-tastic!–54%          No. Me-ouch. –45%

And what does Gaia think about all this? His response? Hey! What’s all the fuss about?

Must Love Cats . . . TONIGHT !

No more count down! Tonight is the night! 8 pm, Animal Planet !

8 pm Saturday night episode 5 of Must Love Cats

. . . Swimming Cats and Cat Fur Jewels . . .

Host and musician John Fulton, travels down the Pacific Coast Highway in search of crazy cat lovers. In Oregon he meets a woman who is on a crusade to teach kitties how to swim.

In San Francisco he visits a woman who designs jewelry out of her cat’s fur.

Thats ME! and Thats GAIA!

Gaia modeling duplicate necklace made with John Fulton.

One little, Two little, Three little kitty cat orbs, hang’n in a row

Spinning cat hair orbs — pendant and earrings.

This creation started elsewhere, sustained fits and starts, was given up as a lost cause, then, after being put aside, an epiphany — that was so spontaneous and in the moment, and who knows where those thoughts come from anyway —  allowed a rebirth to occur. Yes, the creative process is a funny and magical thing!

And earrings, I had previously made, that go well with the pendant.

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Kitty LUV

YES, I love my cat, I LOVE my cats. This neck sculpture expresses love!

I could not sleep one night recently because of Gaia. He has this BAD BOY but endearing habit of wanting to play at 3 am, when I should be in REM sleep. This does not happen every night, but this particular night he was more riled up than usual, and there wasn’t even a full moon! Anyway, even after a little play, a bit of food, and excommunicating him from the bedroom, I could not go back to sleep.

What to do? Use the time to visualized cat hair jewelry! My creative juices got going, resulting in this piece as well as a few others.

A most interesting idea came to mind, at this darkest time of night: bend the neck wire in half. Bending, what I normally keep round, would allow the caged cat hair pendant to hang asymmetrically. When I got to the studio, all was going as I envisioned, until I got to the point of caging the cat hair between the two pieces of chicken wire. As I was matting and felting the cat hair, my fingers began to form the hair from a mass into a heart.

A heart of cat hair! Of course! a symbol of pure love from a cat-aholic!

Gaia LUV

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A Little Fur, A Little Steel . . . . . and then, New Earrings!

Here we have the quintessential name sake of this blog.

Thats my fur alright!

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First, we start with the cat’s FUR. Thank you Gaia!

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Titian. All steel

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Next is the steel. This is Titian, a sculpture I made by crunching miled steel with my hands and knees. It is hand sanded and has a yellow patina in a few places. Size is 25″ high x 20″ wide and 7″ deep.

Well, I didn’t use the miles steel. Instead I used galvanized steel mesh, otherwise referred to as chicken wire. Each cage is wired shut with stainless steel.

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Count Down . . . 26 Days . . . until my segment on Must Love Cats ! …………………… March 10 at 8 pm second seasons begins.

Caged orbs of fur.