Thursday, April 19, 2018

Blogging from A-Z • Q • Quiscalus quiscula

Q is for quiscalus quicula....or more commonly known as the common grackle.

These birds don't get a lot of respect due to their reputation as sometimes being a nuisance and just the fact that they are wide spread, however I think their striking iridescent heads and striking eyes are pretty magnificent!

I don't have much to report about the common grackle, no fun anecdotes or any happy surprises stumbling upon them, but I sure was happy to see a bird, which I enjoy, that had a Latin moniker beginning with the letter "Q"!

Today's challenge earrings were inspired by a pair of earrings I saw my friend Christine, of One Kiss Creations, make recently! Last month, I saw her post some earrings made from peyote tubes with some fringe, and I thought to myself, "I need to try that!"  Here are the results.

As a reminder, I will be holding a drawing once the A-Z challenge has ended. Anyone who comments  during the challenge will be entered in the drawing!

Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you will join me tomorrow for the letter "R".


  1. Love those earrings and those beads on the right very much appeal to me as I call it gasoline colours. They are intricate and must have been hard to least I think so. The poor grackle gets no respect but his head is pretty and I believe he thinks so too.

  2. She has turned into the 'fringe queen' !!! I love how you've given your beaded bead a bit of fringe - these are awesome!

  3. Good Job finding a Q bird. I love your colors on the earrings and the blue diamond. Very pretty.

  4. As a bead lover, I LOVE the AB/Iridescence of the grackle! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the twist you put on the tube fringe earrings with the changes in size to create the texture...and that ombre...and that sky/water color scheme. Perfect!


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