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.
Digital Crochet Pattern The Original Turtle Cuddle cape from Calleigh's Clips
Cute Turtle Tortoise Sea Animal Pearls and Rhinestones Stud Earrings by Atti
Turtle and Bluebells Counted Cross Stitch Pattern by Blue Morning Expressions
Sea Turtle set of clips from Violet's Buds
|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.
Spiral Dichroic Glass Handmade Earrings Green Yellow Black Onyx Unique by Shadow Dog Designs
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.
Orange Dichroic Pendant Carnelian Handmade Necklace Swarovski Jewelry by Shadow Dog Designs