Wednesday, February 2, 2011

For The Bird Lovers and Prays For Queensland

I've made another bubble necklace with a bird theme this time. I'm getting braver with drilling and my dangle is one of Jen Crossley gorgeous caste pewter branches that I have patina coloured and drilled a tiny hole thru each end.

This is the other side. It's very hard to take photos off due to the round bubble glass reflecting so sorry these are not the best images.

The Wet season here has been very wet indeed. About ten days ago we took Ryan to Kakadu. The Arnhem Highway to there was open then with just a small amount of water over the road in a few spots. Last week when Grant went out there to release some goannas from The Territory Wildlife Park he works at, the Arnhem Highway was flooded for long stretches. Grant took this photo from the 4wheel drive he was travelling in. So much water everywhere!!!.

I suspect more water is on the way as a gigantic and scary category 5 (the severest ratting), Cyclone Yasi heads to North Queensland. It's expected to cross onto the land at 10pm tonight and be as sever or worse then Cyclone Tracy that wiped Darwin off the map in 1974. This one is HUGE with a 35km wide eye and is approx 500km + wide. I'm scared for the folks over there indeed. It's awful that Queensland people have had so much to cope with this year already with the devastating floods already. Info can be seen here where there will be hourly updates.

I'll be a bit quieter over the next month or so as my second daughter Melissa will leave for Uni in Adelaide (South Australia) on the 12th February and while I struggle with feeling I shall miss her terribly, I'm also happy to finally have a room of my own to create in. We will paint the whole house and I'll be moving my crafts stuff from the kitchen to her room. I wont have access to my materials for a bit....It's been a 20 yr wait so a month more is no biggy LOL.

Please all my friends in north QLD take care!!! I'm not religious but we are all thinking of you at this time.


Annette In Oz


Brenda said...

Your jewellery making just goes from strength to strength Annette. Love this.

Oxana said...

Simply gorgeous!!! I love your necklace!

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

What a wonderful work of art Annette!! I so look forward to your new creations. Do you play with polymer clay at all? I've got a great steampunk polymer clay book that I got at the same time as the Precious Salvage book. Christie Friesen is the author, and the pieces are exquisite. many ideas, so little time. Hugs, Rockin Robin

Jen Crossley said...

I so love this necklace your amazing Annette I feel so proud of you. My little jewerler has grown up.

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

Dear Annette,
Just popping by to let you know I am thinking about you and your family. wishing you all the best
Big Hugs, Chris

Esther said...

beautiful bird! i hope things are better in oz.


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