pottergirl05:

The only thing you need to see.. Peter dinklage and Lena Heady hula hooping at a gay bar.

realmonstrosities:

the-holocene-extinction:

Happy Earth Day!
In celebration of today I would like to bring you some good news. This large cave dwelling insect has likely escaped extinction thanks to the efforts of biologists. These tusked wetas (Motuweta isolate) were nearly wiped out due to rising populations of invasive rats. They are no longer found at all in several of their original habitats but thanks to the efforts of the New Zealand Department of Conservation they have been introduced into other habitats free of invasive mammals. 
For the full article by John Platt visit Scientific Amercian
(Image source: Graeme Churchard)

It’s got the back-end of an earwig coming out of its face!

realmonstrosities:

the-holocene-extinction:

Happy Earth Day!

In celebration of today I would like to bring you some good news. This large cave dwelling insect has likely escaped extinction thanks to the efforts of biologists. These tusked wetas (Motuweta isolate) were nearly wiped out due to rising populations of invasive rats. They are no longer found at all in several of their original habitats but thanks to the efforts of the New Zealand Department of Conservation they have been introduced into other habitats free of invasive mammals. 

For the full article by John Platt visit Scientific Amercian

(Image source: Graeme Churchard)

It’s got the back-end of an earwig coming out of its face!

mymodernmet:

Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, putting them side-by-side in the some of the most adorable portraits ever.

art-of-swords:

[ BOOK ] The Full Collection: Rare Historical Metalsmithing Books
[ BUY LINK ]
This complete collection includes 43 Rare Historical Metalsmithing Books in PDF format, and TWO entries in our random draw of Gift certificates from Rio Grande. 
VOLUME 1
A Manual of Electro-Metallurgy, By James Napier, 1860
American Watchmaker And Jeweler by Henry G. Abbott, 1896
An Introduction To Metalworking, By J. C. Pearson, 1904
Art Metal Work and Jewelry by Louis J. Haas, 1916
Brass Repousse for Amateurs by Gawthorp, 1902
College and Corpoorate plate, South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks, By Wilfred Joseph Cripps, 1881
Copper Work, By Augustus F. Rose, 1908
Decoration of Metals - Chasing, Repousse and Saw Piercing by John Harrison, 1894
Designs for Silversmiths, South Kensington Museum, 1871
Diamonds, Pearls and Precious Stones, by Marcell N. Smith, 1913 
VOLUME 2
Educational Metalcraft by P. Wylie Davidson, 1913
Electro-Plating (with numerous engravings and diagrams), Paul Hasluck, Editor, 1905
Enamels and Enamelling, By Paul Randeau (translated from German by Charles Salter), 1912
Gemstones and Their Distinctive Characters by G. F. Herbert Smith, 1912
General Letter Engraving for Watchmakers, Jewelers and Kindred Trades, by G. F. Whelpley, 1892
Gilding, Silvering and Bronzing, edited by Bernard E. Jones, 1918
Hall-Marking of Jewellery, Practically Considered, By George E. Gee, 1882
Handbook on Electroplating, Polishing, Lacquering, Burnishing, Enamelling. By W. Canning 1907
How to Enamel: Practical Enameling of Jewelry with Hard Enamels by Howard M. Chapin, 1911
How to Make Jewelry by George S. Overton, 1914 
VOLUME 3
Manual of Instruction in Hard Soldering, By Harvey Rowell, 1884
Metal-Work, Chasing and Repousse for Home Art Workers by Frank G Jackson, 1903
Mixed Metals or Metallic Alloys by Arthur H. Hiorns, 1912
Modern Letter Engraving in Theory and Practice, by Fred Holmes Rees, 1898
On The Theory and Practice of Art Enamelling Upon Metals, By Henry Cunynghame M.A, 1899
Practical Engraving on Metal, by G. A. Banner, 1899
Precious Stones: Considered in their Scientific and Artistic Relations by A. H. Church, 1899
Repousse Work for Amateurs by L. L. Haslope
Sheet-Metal Worker’s Guide, By W. J. E. Ceane, 1911
Silversmiths Handbook by George E. Gee, 1885
VOLUME 4
Simple Jewellery by R. LL. B. Rathbone, 1910
Soldering, Brazing and Welding edited by Bernard E. Jones, 1916
The Art of Enamelling on Metal by W. N. Brown, 1914
The Art of Enamelling Upon Metal by Alexander Fisher, 1905
The Art of Hard Soldering By Henry G. Abbott, 1895
The Jewellers Guide and Handy Reference Book by William Redman, 1883
The Jewelry Repairer’s Handbook by John Keplinger, 1902
The Polishing AND Plating of Metals by Herbert J. Hawkins, 1902
The Private Book of Useful Alloys and Memoranda for Goldsmiths, Jewellers by James Collins, 1871
Watchmakers’ and Jewelers’ Practical Receipt Book, 1892 
BONUS eBooks
Lost Wax Jewelry Making: The Build-up Technique - Complete Edition
A Modern Method of Creating Enameled Filigree Jewelry by Leon Hornstein - Complete eBook Edition
Doming Silver Beads, by Nancy Howland, 2008

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Ganoksin Project

art-of-swords:

[ BOOK ] The Full Collection: Rare Historical Metalsmithing Books

This complete collection includes 43 Rare Historical Metalsmithing Books in PDF format, and TWO entries in our random draw of Gift certificates from Rio Grande. 

VOLUME 1

  • A Manual of Electro-Metallurgy, By James Napier, 1860
  • American Watchmaker And Jeweler by Henry G. Abbott, 1896
  • An Introduction To Metalworking, By J. C. Pearson, 1904
  • Art Metal Work and Jewelry by Louis J. Haas, 1916
  • Brass Repousse for Amateurs by Gawthorp, 1902
  • College and Corpoorate plate, South Kensington Museum Art Handbooks, By Wilfred Joseph Cripps, 1881
  • Copper Work, By Augustus F. Rose, 1908
  • Decoration of Metals - Chasing, Repousse and Saw Piercing by John Harrison, 1894
  • Designs for Silversmiths, South Kensington Museum, 1871
  • Diamonds, Pearls and Precious Stones, by Marcell N. Smith, 1913 

VOLUME 2

  • Educational Metalcraft by P. Wylie Davidson, 1913
  • Electro-Plating (with numerous engravings and diagrams), Paul Hasluck, Editor, 1905
  • Enamels and Enamelling, By Paul Randeau (translated from German by Charles Salter), 1912
  • Gemstones and Their Distinctive Characters by G. F. Herbert Smith, 1912
  • General Letter Engraving for Watchmakers, Jewelers and Kindred Trades, by G. F. Whelpley, 1892
  • Gilding, Silvering and Bronzing, edited by Bernard E. Jones, 1918
  • Hall-Marking of Jewellery, Practically Considered, By George E. Gee, 1882
  • Handbook on Electroplating, Polishing, Lacquering, Burnishing, Enamelling. By W. Canning 1907
  • How to Enamel: Practical Enameling of Jewelry with Hard Enamels by Howard M. Chapin, 1911
  • How to Make Jewelry by George S. Overton, 1914 

VOLUME 3

  • Manual of Instruction in Hard Soldering, By Harvey Rowell, 1884
  • Metal-Work, Chasing and Repousse for Home Art Workers by Frank G Jackson, 1903
  • Mixed Metals or Metallic Alloys by Arthur H. Hiorns, 1912
  • Modern Letter Engraving in Theory and Practice, by Fred Holmes Rees, 1898
  • On The Theory and Practice of Art Enamelling Upon Metals, By Henry Cunynghame M.A, 1899
  • Practical Engraving on Metal, by G. A. Banner, 1899
  • Precious Stones: Considered in their Scientific and Artistic Relations by A. H. Church, 1899
  • Repousse Work for Amateurs by L. L. Haslope
  • Sheet-Metal Worker’s Guide, By W. J. E. Ceane, 1911
  • Silversmiths Handbook by George E. Gee, 1885

VOLUME 4

  • Simple Jewellery by R. LL. B. Rathbone, 1910
  • Soldering, Brazing and Welding edited by Bernard E. Jones, 1916
  • The Art of Enamelling on Metal by W. N. Brown, 1914
  • The Art of Enamelling Upon Metal by Alexander Fisher, 1905
  • The Art of Hard Soldering By Henry G. Abbott, 1895
  • The Jewellers Guide and Handy Reference Book by William Redman, 1883
  • The Jewelry Repairer’s Handbook by John Keplinger, 1902
  • The Polishing AND Plating of Metals by Herbert J. Hawkins, 1902
  • The Private Book of Useful Alloys and Memoranda for Goldsmiths, Jewellers by James Collins, 1871
  • Watchmakers’ and Jewelers’ Practical Receipt Book, 1892 

BONUS eBooks

  • Lost Wax Jewelry Making: The Build-up Technique - Complete Edition
  • A Modern Method of Creating Enameled Filigree Jewelry by Leon Hornstein - Complete eBook Edition
  • Doming Silver Beads, by Nancy Howland, 2008

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Ganoksin Project

glitteringgoldie:

if u ever get disheartened just remember people in the 19th Century were painting hot Napoleon/Tsar Alexander boyfriend yowz before our great-grandparents were even conceived

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bile9:

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painted-bees:

Penh was eyeing up my lollipop something fierce. 


Expecting her to be repelled by it, I let her check it out.
She wiggled her antennae all over it before shoving her face right into it with the fervor of a five-year-old sugar addict. Sean managed to snap a shot of the moment! 

Apparently it’s not “bad” for her, but too much sugar can’t be very ‘good’ either! Though, I’m have a feeling that she would insist otherwise if she were capable of doing so.

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