Earrings from the Desideratum Art Jewelry "Embellishments" series.
Sketch of fluffy cat from my sketchbook ... pen, ink, watercolour washes, approx. 6" x 8"
A few interestings things about Cat's Eyes:
A cat's eye is about 6 times more sensitive to light than our own. They cannot literally see in the dark but they can see when it is too dark for us to see. Their eye has a pupil that can open wide to let in all available light, including starlight and they have a special light reflecting layer behind the retina, that works as an image intensifier for night vision. But it takes time, up to an hour, for a cat's eye to adjust completely from daylight to nightlight... it can worry a cat that is suddenly put out of a well lit home at night... an outside light helps their eyes adjust.
The lens of a cat's eye has a fixed focal length, like a camera... objects between 6' and 20' are the clearest... anything closer than 30" is probably blurred. It is thought, their peripheral field of view is better than right straight ahead.
A special feature of cat vision is the way the smallest flicker of movement catches their attention and they see these tiny movements best in low light conditions and hardly at all in bright light.
Colour does not seem to be very important to cats.
Sterling Silver and Copper with a mix of mauve and blue-green glass and african turquoise, semi-precious stones.
Segments are linked together with jump rings, so there is lots of movement.
One of a Kind... not to be reproduced.. although I can make a somewhat similar pair with different coloured stones at an individuals request... and it will be One of a Kind too..
4" from top of earwire to bottom of earring.
If interested in ordering, they are identified as Embellishent D #1.
...created by me at Desideratum Art and Jewelry studio, St. Martins, New Brunswick
*oh I just have to add this cool and unusual sunrise spread across the Bay of Fundy from yesterday morning ... of course it was way more amazing in real life... quite a perk after the gray days we had. Cheers All!