Flora and Fauna - Artisan Handmade

 

 

The Earth is such a beautiful place to live on, if we just take the time to look and observe.  No matter where we go, unique plants and animals can be found, two very important parts of any ecosystem.  I’ve been lucky to have lived in many places and many different ecosystems, from Central Texas to North Carolina, from near Georgian Bay in Canada to a forest in Northern Virginia, from North Texas to an island in South Carolina.  Now I live in the gorgeous Desert Southwest.  The flora and fauna of each place was awe-inspiring - some the same but, most often, very different.  Since I love what Mother Nature has to offer, I find it all VERY, VERY interesting and want to keep on learning about how our wonderful Earth functions . . . and what we need to do to heal it.   

 

 

 

Koala Enamel Artisan Earrings with Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Linda of VictorianStyleTreasures

 

 

What is "flora" and "fauna?"  Both “flora” and “fauna” have their origins from Latin. Flora signifies the goddess of flowers and plants, a symbol of nature and fertility in Roman mythology.  Today, it refers to all the plant species that exist in this world, but more specifically to a group of plants found in an ecosystem in a distinct geographical location at a specific time.  It includes the indigenous native species of plants, but also, due to human intervention, the new species of plants and trees that have been introduced (such as food crops) or have invaded the area from another ecosystem.  Sadly, a large number of flora species are at risk due to habitat changes, climate change, diseases and pests of all kinds.

 

 

 

Magnolia, Bougainvilleas & Orchids Watercolor Prints, 3 Choices, Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore

 

 

Fauna” is about animal life.  According to Roman mythology, Fauna refers to the goddess of fertility, the wife / sister / daughter of Faunus, which was the horned god of the forest, plains and fields.  Romans believed that this goddess nurtured all the living creatures in the world.  Today, the term is used to describe a group of indigenous animals of any geographical region at a specific time.  To further break down animals into classes for ease of discussion, “fauna” is often added to the end of a word.  For example, megafauna refers to large animals, avifauna is a term given to birds, piscifauna includes all types of fish, cryofauna are animals that live very close to ice, microfauna represents all microorganisms, etc.  Unfortunately, according to a new UN report, approximately one million species of fauna, from microscopic to large, are also at risk for becoming extinct, primarily due to reckless human activity.   

 

 

 

Red with White Flowers Large Hole Lampwork Glass Beads Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads

 

 

Flora and fauna serve as an integral part of our ecosystem - every living creature plays a distinctive role to support life on earth.  Maintaining a natural balance is essential for the survival of the ecosystem. Mankind definitely needs to reconsider its attitude towards nature for the survival of life on earth.  Let's hope we don't wait too long . . . 

 

Because of my deep love for the flora and fauna of the Earth - and the extreme worry I feel - I decided that plants and animals would be the theme of this blog.  Featured are handmade beauties from artist friends that feature flora and/or fauna.  I hope you enjoy the handmade goodies and will visit the shops of the artists.

 

 

 

Metal Butterfly Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet w/ Ceramic Bead Handmade by Andrea of Andrea Designs

 

 

 

Polymer Clay Sunflower Pendant Necklace with Jonquil and Mint Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels

 

 

 

Modern Floral Original Acrylic Painting on Canvas, 20 x 16, Handmade by Jacki of Christie Cottage

 

 

 

Giraffe Pattern Polymer Clay Coin Beads Handmade by Julie and Harry of Blue Morning Expressions

 

 

 

Verdigris Bronze Woodsy Leaf and Topaz Crystal Dangle Earrings

 

 

 

Red and Gold Flower Earrings with 14k Gold Filled Lever Backs Handmade by Connie of TheSingingBeader

 

 

 

Vintage Sterling Silver and Turquoise Inlay Road Runner Brooch from Mexico Offered by Diane of DianesDangles Jewelry

 

 

 

Original Design Hand Knit Pink Baby Girl Dress,  3-6 months, Handmade by Cathy of Crafting Memories

 

 

 

I Ruff You Ceramic Dog and Heart Pendant Necklace with Genuine Turquoise Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs 

 

 

 

Pink Flower Enamel Earrings with Swarovski Crystals and Flower Dangles Handmade by LInda of VictorianStyleTreasures

 

 

 

Pink Hibiscus and Hot Lilies 5 x 7 Blank Note Cards from Watercolor Prints Handmade by Roxanne of watercolorsNmore  

 

 

 

Emerald Green and Ivory w/ Raku Frit Lampwork Glass Flower Bud Focal Bead Handmade by Charlotte of Covergirlbeads

 

 

 

Boho Chic Owl Pendant Necklace on Purple Paracord Handmade by Andrea of Andrea Designs

 

 

 

Siam Flower Fairy Tulip Earrings with India Pink Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Pamela of MagdaleneJewels

 

 

 

Weeping Willow Original Acrylic Painting, 16 X 20, Handmade by Jacki of ChristieCottage

 

 

 

Yellow, Orange and White Daisy Polymer Clay Coin Beads Handmade by Julie and Harry of Bue Morning Expressions

 

 

 

Pink, Green and Purple Flower Lampwork and Silver Bracelet and Earring Set Handmade by Kathy of KatsAllThat

 

 

 

Patina Verdigris Bronze Owl Charm Earrings with Lever Backs Handmade by Connie of Thesingingbeader

 

 

 

Sterling Silver Panther Head Link Bracelet, 7 inch, 13.9 gr., Offered by Diane of DianesDangles Jewelry

 

 

 

Crochet Flower Design Blanket / Afghan Handmade by Cathy of Crafting Memories

 

 

 

Tan Ceramic Kitty Cat  Face Earrings with Lampwork Glass and Swarovski Crystals Handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs

 

 

I hope you enjoyed each and every one of these unique handmade flora and fauna creations!  If you would like to make my day and the day of the talented artists featured, please leave a blog comment.  And any promotion you can do will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

 

 

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Wonderful promo.

Hi Catherine, thank you so much for putting out this extensive promotion for all of us. I will be tweeting and pinning each item and sharing the blog on social media. Have a beautiful day!

Thanks

Thanks Catherine for posting my flora and fauna.

Will promote all.

Thank you, Catherine!

This is a lovely blog showing how much you care for the ecosystem of our planet. I'm very hopeful that things will improve in the future. The pretty Flora and Fauna handmade items are lovely. Thank you for including my flower earrings and owl earrings. Shared....

Thanks

Thanks Catherine for all the information and for sharing our items.

That road Runner is cute!

Catherine, The 24 creations

Catherine,

The 24 creations were shared on Twitter and on the Pinterest board 2020-Handmade Shopping Guide.

Thank you for creating this beautiful album.

Thank you

Thank you, Catherine, for including my dress and afghan with this flora and fauna loveliness.
I have shared on

Pinterest here: https://www.pinterest.com/dusamae/sharing-from-blogs/
Twitter here: @dusamae
I have also scheduled all.

Treats to Seamus from the gang.

Thank you Catherine for

Thank you Catherine for including my brooch and panther bracelet. Lovely selection of flora jewelry. Will share.

Great big thanks!

Thank you so much for including my polymer clay beads in your flora and fauna blog post. I have pinned and tweeted everyone everywhere. Many treats to our fav desert dog and his peeps.

Thank you Catherine

Fabulous blog as always. Great reading too. Shared on Pinterest and off to Facebook.

Thank you for including my earrings.

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