Lets Do The Hop – Bunny Blog Hop

The Art Jewelry Elements Theme Challenge for March is Hares and Bunnies.  The challenge was simple:  Make a rabbit or hare bead or piece of jewelry and share it on March 31st.

A collection of earthenware rabbits

A collection of earthenware rabbits in Oaxaca, Mexico

I don’t have any rabbit or hare beads with me here in Mexico, so I couldn’t really participate in terms of making something new.  So instead I’m going to share a rabbit necklace that is currently available in my shop, as well as some rabbit jewelry that I have designed and sold in the past.

First off is this delightful “Bunny Love” necklace.  I was lucky enough to snare this double bunny pendant from Nancy Adams of Round Rabbit. Her ceramic work sells fast, so I was pleased to have been at the right place at the right time to grab this pendant.

The Bunny Love necklace is in my shop, which, by the way, is brand spankin’ new!  I’ve been busy this past month setting up my own, stand-alone website.  Some things will remain in my Etsy shop, but my complete line of jewelry and ceramic components will only be available on my website.  The web address is easy to remember. Its just my name and dot com. .www.LindaLandig.com  I will be back in the States soon and all orders placed now will ship on April 7th, via USPS.

handmade rabbit becklace by Linda Landig Jewelry

Bunny Love Necklace

I love bunnies, so I thought I’d share a couple of my previously sold designs as well.  This necklace features one of Jenny Davies-Reazor’s wonderful ceramic hare pendants.  I made it for display in her both for Bead Fest 2013.

Handmade Hare necklace by Linda Landig Jewelry

Lunar Hare Necklace

This necklace dates way back to 2010, but it is still one of my favorites.  I love the carved pendant!

Handmade bone rabbit necklace by Linda Landig Jewelry

Carved Bone Rabbit Necklace

I’m really looking forward to seeing all the rabbit and hare designs.  Here are all the links.  Let’s get hopping!

I am always delighted to read your comments!   Hope to hear from you.

-Linda

Linda Landig Jewelry

Brown Bunny

 Tuesday News Day

Welcome to News Day Tuesday –  the day for jewelry updates and snippets of life

Garden Visitor

We live in a little neighborhood that is surrounded by woods. Our neighbors are not only human, but also include deer, great blue herons, bats, newts, raccoons and bunnies.  Lots of bunnies!  My husband is an amazing gardener, and as such, he is not too fond of the little brown rodents with the fuzzy white tails.  However, since I do not like to muck about in the dirt, I love our rabbits.

One day, last week, I took an evening stroll through our garden and noticed that we had a visitor.  I dashed inside and grabbed my camera.  The sun was setting rapidly and it was a bit difficult to get clear pictures in such low light, so I apologize.  But be patient, please, because the pictures improve a little further down the page, once I realized that I should change the camera settings for low light conditions. In the picture below, our furry guest was checking me out and wondering if he could go on nibbling the grass or if I posed a threat.

Bunny

 He decided I was safe and he proceeded to roll over and over in the bark, in order to scratch his back.  I had to chuckle.

Bunny rolling

Bunny rolling

Bunny rolling

Next came some washing…Bunny washing

Bunny sniffing….some sniffing…

Bunny

…and some exploration.

Bunny

Bunny

Bunny 12 clear

Bunny 13 clear

All this time I had been slowly creeping closer and closer to him.  In the picture below, he turns to look at me and assess the situation.

Bunny

He notices a glimmer of light, turns toward the fence and spies an escape route under the fence!

Bunny near the fence

Bunny escape

Bunny 17 clear

“Bye-bye.  I’m outta here!”

Bunny 18 clear

I have always loved bunnies and have made 2 bunny necklaces in the past.  It was about time for bunny necklace #3!  It just so happened that I had a cute little handmade ceramic bunny by Shaterra Clay Studio.

Brown Bunny Necklace

Isn’t he a cutie?  I placed him on a sage-green  lampwork glass headpin. I had some really cool peach aventurine triangles that look awesome with the brown bunny and sage green lampwork. I like this color combo so much that I’m looking forward to doing other projects in the same color-way.

Brown Bunny Necklace

I threaded sage green Czech glass within and between the peach adventure and finished it with an antiqued brass chain.  You can keep this bunny.  He won’t run away under the fence! 😉

Find the “Brown Bunny Necklace” here.

I am always delighted to read your comments!  Hope to hear from you.

Linda

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Monday Musings

  • Happiness is having a Golden Rain Tree right outside your kitchen window!
yellow flowering tree
Golden Raintree
  • Even if sales are slow at a show, its worth it if you make a new friend. I met Sharlynn of Ashar Gems at a show on Saturday.  We visited on and off all day and we even traded jewelry.  I now have an awesome woven-wire pair of earrings that Sharlynn made.  Check out her shop.  Lots to love there.
  • Did you ever read Make Way For Ducklings when you were a little kid? I was driving south on Interstate 5 last week when I saw a mother mallard duck and about 9 little ducklings making their way across 6 lanes of traffic!  They’d already safely negotiated the 3 northbound lanes and were now waddling across the southbound lanes.  Cars slowed and changed lanes and the mallard family made it all the way across Interstate 5 to the wildlife reserve just west of the freeway.  Whew!

baby ducks

    • I am so proud of my student teachers. This is the last week of their internship and they have all grown and learned so much!
    • Now that I’ll have more time to myself, I really, really need to clean my studio!
    • The baby bunnies in the woods by our house are adorable.
brown rabbit
  • It is not good to forget to turn on the timer when baking a cake.
  • I am getting better at being strong and assertive when the situation calls for it.