Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Spotted Tuesday: Turtles


Did you know the first turtles crawled about on earth more than 250,000,000 years ago?

Spotted Tuesday this week is inspired by our new turtle pets. In the new year day, we got Ethan a couple of turtles. It was not really planned. We planned to spend the new year with in-laws including a trip to a mall. We stopped at a booth (not really a pet shop) selling mice, porcupine, fish and turtles per Ethan's request. He loves animals! Seeing him so happy seeing these animals, I asked DH if it would be a good idea getting  a couple of turtles. Perhaps that it is a good time now to teach him to be responsible in taking care of animals....somewhat! I will be the one who clean their tank on a daily basis (add that to my chores list!) but he will be responsible to feed them. As of today, he's been doing a great job!

Last week, we bought a bigger turtle and a bigger tank at an actual pet shop located at a mall close to where we live. We have 3 turtles now and I put a stop on that. Lol. Ethan named the 2 little ones: Lupy and Gupy. The bigger one is Bupy. Lupy is the smallest among three and Ethan said it's a "she". She is calm and pretty shy compared the other two. Ethan said Gupy is a "he". We really can't tell their gender at this point because they are still too small to be identified. But Bupy is a male turtle.

I personally find it enjoyable looking at these turtles. They sometimes act funny, like this one for example: Gupy is on top of Lupy and they do this a lot lately.



Here are beautiful handmade products found at Artfire and Storenvy

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/elisabeth_77/6934528/digital_crochet_pattern_the_original_turtle_cuddle_cape_not_item/design/patterns/crochet/hats

Digital Crochet Pattern The Original Turtle Cuddle cape from Calleigh's Clips

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/atti/6550028/cute_turtle_tortoise_sea_animal_pearls_and_rhinestones_stud_earrings/design/jewelry/earrings/shell_pearl

Cute Turtle Tortoise Sea Animal Pearls and Rhinestones Stud Earrings by Atti

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/bluemorningexpressions/3485258/turtle_and_bluebells_counted_cross_stitch_pattern_xstch-00168/design/patterns/needlecraft/cross_stitch

Turtle and Bluebells Counted Cross Stitch Pattern by Blue Morning Expressions



http://dzasv7x7a867v.cloudfront.net/product_photos/7569555/oct_20041_original.JPG

Sea Turtle set of clips from Violet's Buds


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=710747205626311&set=pcb.710747698959595&type=1&theater
Crocheted Turtle by Unique Creations by Tracy



You do not really see a turtle on these gorgeous handmade jewelries below, but I love to give them a shout out. I am pretty sure that they were not created with a turtle in mind, but they do capture what I was looking for in preparing this post.

The spiral dichroic earrings from Shadow Dog Designs and the bronze and olive necklace and earring set by Craftofthepast have the turtle's yellowish and greenish colors.
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/ShadowDogDesigns/8279921/spiral_dichroic_glass_handmade_earrings_green_yellow_black_onyx_unique/handmade/jewelry/earrings/glass

Spiral Dichroic Glass Handmade Earrings Green Yellow Black Onyx Unique by Shadow Dog Designs



http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/craftsofthepast/8400384/designer_made_original_bronze_and_olive_necklace_and_earring_set/handmade/jewelry/sets/polymer_clay

Designer Made Original Bronze and Olive Necklace and Earring Set by Craftofthepast


This orange carnelian necklace has somewhat remind me of how the plastron, lower part of the shell looks like.
http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/ShadowDogDesigns/8375340/orange_dichroic_pendant_carnelian_handmade_necklace_swarovski_jewelry/handmade/jewelry/necklaces/gemstone

Orange Dichroic Pendant Carnelian Handmade Necklace Swarovski Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs

Thanks for dropping by!

22 comments:

  1. Lupy, Gupy and Bupy are absolutely adorable!!! I bet they will be so much fun for all of you. =) Thank you for including such lovely turtle, and not so turtle, picks in your post.

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  2. Cute and entertaining. Thanks for including my very green necklace to match your sweet critters.
    Anna

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  3. I adore the turtles and the jewelry "ain't" bad either. LOL

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  4. Thank you so much for including my Sea Turtle hair clips!

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    1. You're most welcome, Melanie.

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    2. I love them! It makes me feel happy when I wear them.

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  5. We used to play with those little turtles. I don't think they are legal in USA anymore They are so cute!

    So are the handcrafted turtles too

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    1. Many are for sale at this side of the world. I've seen many different kinds of turtles, some unique ones too. These 3 that I have are the most common one, and I'm surprised with how inexpensive they are.

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  6. What a fun post, Nat! This post brings back my childhood - had turtles growing up and spent many hours watching them, even if they were just stacked on each other (like those above) and not doing anything else. Such a nice surprise to see my jewels included - thank you! Will share now. (sorry that I'm just now finding this - have been sick and haven't been on the computer much).

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    2. So true, I find it enjoyable watching them, yes, even when they are just stacked on each other, lol.

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  7. Awww, thanks for including my crochet turtle.

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  8. We have three red eared slider turtles at our house, too! We've had them for several years and they are much larger than yours. Be forewarned, these turtles get BIG. We have two females and a male. Bertha has a 6" x 8" shell. Pixie has a 4" x 6" shell, and Trevor (the male) is in between those two. Males have very long front claws and a thicker and longer tail. We feed them reptile pellets and halved grapes, occasionally blueberries, worm, and minnows. We have two large tanks - one for the girls and one for Trevor. It's quite a production to clean the tanks! They stay on our outside lanai most of the year, but during our NE Florida winter months, they are inside. Thankfully they slow down during the colder months, eating less and not needing their tanks cleaned as often. They are fun to watch and each has a distinct personality! Be careful to always wash your hands after handling them. You will have many, many years of enjoyment from Gupy, Lupy, and Bupy!

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    1. Wow, yours definitely are much bigger than ours. It's quite a chore to have the tank cleaned on a daily basis, I'd bet cleaning your bigger tanks is more time-consuming. Each does have a distinct personality! Interesting to watch. And yes, we always wash our hands after handling them :-)

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  9. Just love this post, Nat! I had these little guys as a kid too, so this is a fun post for me. Thank you for including my counted cross stitch turtle pattern. Shared your posts, and enjoy your little turtles :) Julie and Blu

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  10. I have a 6 year old, 6 in shell male red eared slider. My sister gave him to me as a two month old after he was left over from a research project. He is funny.

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  11. My daughter has been asking for turtles, lizards, snakes, frogs, a dog, mice, etc for a long time. She would love those turtles. They are cute and fun. I like how you tied the purchasing of the turtles and the turtle items together. It was a great idea.

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  12. Hello! This is ATTI on ArtFire.com! Thank you so much for mentioning our turtle shaped stud earrings! So glad you like them :)
    http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/atti

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