Thursday, April 19, 2012

I'd like to be in an Octopus' Garden ....

I have always been intrigued with undersea creatures, especially cephalopods. It is no surprise that my favorites are the squid and octopus. They are able to change color faster than a chameleon and can also change texture and body shape. If those camouflage techniques don't work, they can still "disappear" in a cloud of ink, Magic in the deep blue sea.

This one of a kind bracelet was created by crocheting non-tarnish copper wire in hues of vibrant purple, sea green, and midnight black. After the wire was crocheted, the cuff was sewn together with more wire to make it stable and to add a more sculptured effect.
I used an assortment of recycled, and vintage glass beads in hues of amethyst, violet, purple, pastel pink, aurora borealis, turquoise and deep blue. These were weaved into the wire with teal glass beads, blue seashell beads and sea foam green freshwater pearls creating brilliant reflections and hues seen under the deep sea.

A brass octopus charm is securely wired onto the cuff and is adorned by tiny faceted glass beads. He seems to be sitting in a coral reef waiting for Ringo Starr to serenade him. Or perhaps Captain Nemo will stop by for tea.

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Octopus' Garden
Sing along with Ringo Starr and the Beatles!

"Octopuses have two eyes and four pairs of arms, and like other cephalopods they are bilaterally symmetric. An octopus has a hard beak, with its mouth at the center point of the arms. Octopuses have no internal or external skeleton (although some species have a vestigial remnant of a shell inside their mantle), allowing them to squeeze through tight places. Octopuses are among the most intelligent and behaviorally flexible of all invertebrates.

The octopus inhabits many diverse regions of the ocean, including coral reefs, pelagic waters, and the ocean floor. They have numerous strategies for defending themselves against predators, including the expulsion of ink, the use of camouflage and deimatic displays, their ability to jet quickly through the water, and their ability to hide. An octopus trails its eight arms behind it as it swims. All octopuses are venomous, but only one group, the blue-ringed octopuses, is known to be deadly to humans

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