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Sunday, October 16, 2011

I've Been To Oz, With the Gypsies!

I was abducted.
The Flying Monkeys!!

No. Not really.
But, Oz has been busy.

The wicked witch, Elphaba,  AND the flying monkeys
have kept me busy.
Turns out that she's actually a GOOD witch.

At least to me. (wink, wink) 

And, the flying monkeys?
They are really just misunderstood.
Yes, they are!

They aren't cowardly like the lion
but truly are just as sweet.

I've been staying up late making jewelry.
And it appears
(whispered)  I may be a tad "touched."

I've been sifting through books and books
hunting for words.  
Special words.

I have lots and lots of
SO much blood.
Which doesn't seem to lend itself to Christmas jewelry.

That's another good word.
People like gypsies.
True story:
We were always warned about them
They'd show up in the lower fields
on my grandfather's farm in the summer.
We weren't allowed to play down there
when the gypsies were in town.

If we were caught going down to the lower field
we were threatened with a spanking.
I always thought secretly
"at least the gypsies wouldn't spank us."
I wasn't afraid of no gypsy!

These are nice gypsies.

I made this gypsy necklace.
Then someone asked nicely
so I made another.
The gypsies it turns out
aren't so scary either.

Want to see something really scary?

These are really, really large beads
honestly, they kind of freak me out.
I put them for sale in my Etsy shop.
But, I think they freak out other folks, too.
If they don't sell by the end of the weekend
Stay tuned.
I'll tell you the story.
And it won't be two weeks later!
I'll be sharing the story  this coming week.

We'll have a give-a-way.
That is if you
want their
in YOUR house.



Sue said...

I LOVE those True Blood earrings......are they for sale?
And I like the big heads too.....waiting for the give-away!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love the flying monkeys and your take on them, but they scared the daylights out of me when I was a wee Munchkin.

I LOVE that gift tag. I'd wear that as a necklace, Kathy!

I've been abducted by aliens, too. It's been a long summer! Glad to see fall arrive...



fairyrocks said...

You do know how to spin a tale!!!
I do agree those skulls are rather large and depending on what culture you follow can be a remembrance of ancestors or just a halloween howl.{well and they kind of bring to mind a dental appointment I had last week....but I digress} Love your gypsy jewelry keep smiling and creating.

Anonymous said...

Wow- your jewelry is a spooky treat-so much imagination!

Kathy said...

Dig it. Get it. Well done!!!

LBP said...

Wow! They are fantastic pieces! I love all the Oz related ones, especially the wicked witch! I'll get you my pretty!!!!!



Cameron said...

Wow, Kathy! Your shop is overflowing with all kinds of amazing things! That Gypsy ribbon necklace is gorgeous! ...and sold I see!

I love how you get on a tangent and make a bunch of things with a theme....I love themes!
When I first started painting, I did that...fairies for all the Seasons, cats with names that depicted what were doing (Fischer eyeing the goldfish, Dustin under the bed, etc) :D

I still want to see what you made in your last felting class....wasn't it leaves?

Terri Kahrs said...

L-O-V-E all of these pieces, Kathy! Your work rocks!!! Hey, did you know that I have a bit of real gypsy blood in me?!?! At least that's what my Mama says!!! Her family was from Croatia. :) Hugs, Terri xoxo

Susan said...

Still having trouble with blogger. Love all your jewelry.

Mina Juwelry said...

Nice work! Lovely :-)