loved the old and now the new

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

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Swashbuckler Cat

Tuna Chips ahoy!

Blimey! It’s puss sporting an earring!

And an earring made of his cat hair, spiraled with stainless steel.  Amazingly he did not shake it off. The purrfect model.

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a memento mori

He was loved and his name was Sammy.

He did not have 12 lives lived, just only this one.

A bad heart was his fate.

He was 14 when his life was taken.

This memento mori is a small love token,

A physical reminder of the love he gave.

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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?

Anderson Cooper? Who’s That?! or, things are heating up again.

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.

Caged orbs, cat hair earrings.

Silver Puffs, cat hair necklace.

Out of this world, Zoron, cat hair necklace.

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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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L e O R B — The Metamorphosis Of Cat Hair

Or . . .  how the fluff of kitty cat hair got to be an earring.

Just cannot fit into that bed, but who cares!

We start with kitty cat. Here he is in all his glorious fluffiness, trying to stuff himself in a bed too small.

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The fluff

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A hand full of that soft fluff.

One orb.

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The fluff is felted by hand into a small ball of hair. . . . Or Le Orb.

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After wire wrappings with brass—the final creation. See below.

Count Down . . . 43 Days . . . until Must Love Cats on April 7th !

Finished!