an earring went AWOL
in yonder urban sprawl
it was a cherished treasure
that gave the wearer pleasure
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this bauble? no ordinary thing
t’was cat hair that made it zing!
so another set was made
to replaced the one that strayed
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?
YES. Anderson Cooper’s National Daytime Talk Show!
Received email . . . from Adam at Etsy, URGENT, I’ve been contacted by a producer from Anderson Cooper’s national daytime program, ANDERSON. They asked me to help get in touch with you for a potential story. If you’re interested, please let me know, and contact her ASAP!
Of course I was interested! But me, I don’t watch much TV or cable? forget about it! And, who is this person anyway, or this show ? I had no idea. After Googling away, OK, I now know more: this IS national TV!
One little, two little, three little cat hair ornaments, off to the Big Apple!
After emails and phone calls back and forth to New York, I found myself FEDXing priority overnight, of all things—set me back $77.00!—2 necklaces and 1 pair of earrings, to be shown on the show.
I normally don’t sweat, but somehow all this was making me a tad nervous and excited at the same time. I won’t physically be on the show—John Fulton of Must Love Cats will be featured—but, as a video clip, along with 3 examples of my cat hair jewelry. Filming is for this Tuesday, air date not set yet.
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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.
Or . . . how the fluff of kitty cat hair got to be an earring.
We start with kitty cat. Here he is in all his glorious fluffiness, trying to stuff himself in a bed too small.
A hand full of that soft fluff.
The fluff is felted by hand into a small ball of hair. . . . Or Le Orb.
After wire wrappings with brass—the final creation. See below.
Count Down . . . 43 Days . . . until Must Love Cats on April 7th !