Sunday, January 24, 2010

Winter Storm in Tucson

What a great week! I love winter weather, and miss the snow! It never actually snowed at our elevation, but the mountains got a ton of the white stuff. We had lots of wind!! and rain!! and cold!! Well, cold for Tucson!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vintage Typewriter Key Jewelry

At Buster and boo, I make jewelry using vintage typewriter keys. Sometimes really !!! vintage. The keys typically date from before 1950-1960 at the latest. Around then they started using plastic.

I make a lot of pendants, and some rings. I started recently to make cufflinks. So far I've had 2 orders for bridal parties - so much fun to think I had a small part in such a special day.

One of my customers (not for one of the bridal parties) is a photographer. She sent me this picture of the cufflinks, and I just HAD to share!!

What a fantastic photograph! Photographer is Susan Yee - you can find her here: -

For cufflinks of your own, please visit my shop!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Harris Hawk

He's back again. He likes to sit in my tree, just outside my window.

According to Wikepedia, this hawk can be anywhere from 18 to 30 inches tall, and generally have a wingspan of 3.6 feet.

The biggest bird that usually sits in our trees is a woodpecker, maybe 7 inches tall.

This hawk is huge. And he is a predator. He eats mice, cats, small dogs....

A raptor.

Watch out!