Watch glass seahorses being made

Watch glass seahorses being made Right before your eyes! Here are two great videos from YouTube. The first video shows Mauro Vianello, a Venetian Murano glass artist who films himself making pieces - today he came out with a seahorse! Watch how he crafts the creature from soft Venetian glass. The second video shows a Welsh glass artist making an even more ornate seahorse - the finished piece is shown above. And here are some glass seahorses on eBay in case this post has whetted your appetite! US Auctions Australian Auctions Austrian Auctions Belgian Auctions Canadian Auctions French Auctions German...

Mary Moon’s Seahorse Hobo Bags

Mary Moon’s Seahorse Hobo Bags Here's another great piece from a beautiful collection I found on Etsy! As I mentioned in my last seahorse craft post Etsy is a fabulous source of one-of-a-kind handmade lovely things - clothes, bags, accessories - something for everyone! This particular bag is from Mary Moon Designs which is owned and operated by Maria Luna (get it? Mary Moon?) who specializes in gorgeous handmade applique pieces. You can read her blog here. She has two versions of the seahorse hobo bag - below you can see the pink and blue versions. Click on the images to order yourself...

Did you know? Male seahorses give birth

Did you know? Male seahorses give birth It's one of the most fascinating facts about the seahorse - males get pregnant and give birth to live, fully-formed young. During mating the female seahorse deposits her eggs in a pouch in the male seahorse's belly. The male then fertilizes the eggs and carries them until they are ready to be pushed out into the water to fend for themselves. The gestation time can vary between six days and six weeks depending on the species. When the male is ready to give birth he makes thrusting movements which push the young, or fry, out of his breeding pouch. Below you will see a fantastic video of a male giving...

Delicious seahorse wedding stationery

Delicious seahorse wedding stationery While browsing the excellent website Etsy I came across this delicious seahorse-themed wedding stationery. Called "Seahorse Bliss" this design comes from the shop ExQuisiteInVitation owned and operated by Chonte Simmons from Florida. When my husband and I got married we were too poor for a big "do" so we only had close family around. If we did it again now this would be exactly the sort of stationery we'd want to use! On the right you can see the reply card and "save the date" tag. Click on the image to see more pictures of this stationery. Click here to go directly to the webpage where you can order...

Pregnant male weedy seadragon video

Pregnant male weedy seadragon video Thanks to Nicola Stephenson who shared this with me on Facebook. One of the most enduringly fascinating aspects of seahorses and seadragons is the fact that the male cares for the babies until they hatch. The female lays her eggs into a sac or onto the tail of the male and he carries them until the young are born. Here is an absolutely beautiful extract from the BBC One documentary Life which shows the courtship dance of the weedy seadragons and some incredible footage of the male giving...
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