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 Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii(Mallow Family)

Eureka! I found it! These beautiful red spiraling beauties are Malvaviscus Arboreus from the hibiscus family. You may be more familiar with other names: Bleeding Hearts, Scotchman's Purse, Ladies Teardrop, Marzapan, Mexican Apple, Turk's Turban, Turkcap, and Wax Mallow. (Drummond's Turkscap)  Origin is Yucatán region of Mexico but they thrive in Southeastern United States, South America and Central America. This variety was named for Thomas Drummond(naturalist) born in Scotland ca. 1790 - 1835.  Hummingbirds love them!

And, this variety is edible. :) 

 Resources: Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
  and Foraging Texas.

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Janet Coffield
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Sea Glass Jewelry by Lindsay Furber & Mary Beth Beuke

433033: Sea Glass Jewelry
SRV $14.95 US
Sea Glass Jewelry
By Lindsay Furber & Mary Beth Beuke / Ulysses Press

Gather beautiful beach glass with its mysterious ocean-tumbled shapes and rainbow of bright hues. Add your personal creativity and some basic jewelry making techniques. Enjoy your stunning, wearable, one-of-a-kind keepsakes!
With gorgeous color photographs and step-by-step instructions, this book teaches the essential skills, like drilling glass, wire wrapping, and texturing metal, to turn your beach-found bounty into attractive accessories, including:
  • Adorable bracelets
  • Stylish pendants
  • Sparkly earrings
  • Eye-catching rings

Create Beautiful and Unique Designs from Beach-Found Treasures 

My Thoughts

I enjoy collecting shells, stones and sea glass when we visit the coast of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. I found more sea glass when walking along the beach at Surf City, NC when I lived there a few years ago. There was not a wide variety of hues and colors like those presented in "Sea Glass Jewelry" by Lindsay Furber & Mary Beth Beuer.

"Sea Glass Jewelry" is amply stocked with beautiful photography. They begin by introducing us to the terms and tools that we will need to begin our jewelry crafting and how to clean and organize the sea glass. They share step-by-step instructions on wire wrapping, drilling glass, and texturing metal to create unique and fashionable bracelets, pendants, earrings and beautiful rings.

I look forwards to searching the beaches for more unique shaped and colored sea glass on my next trip to the coast. In the meantime, I need to browse the resources shared by Sea Glass Jewelry for  tools, supplies and more information. Um, I have needle nose pliers and some wire on hand. What else do I need? Safety goggles! Don't worry! The supply list is featured with each project. Have fun!

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Disclaimer: Loving Heart Designs received a complimentary copy of Sea Glass Jewelry by Lindsay Furber and Mary Beth Beukee through Ulysses Press.
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Caltrate® Gummy Bites - Support Strong Bones!

If you suffer from dysphagia or fear of swallowing pills then listen up!  Now you can get the calcium and vitamin D3 to help support healthy bones from a gummy! Caltrate® Gummy Bites comes in three mouth popping fruity flavors: black cherry, orange and strawberry. They did not stick to my teeth like real gummy candy either.

My only objections are the price and the required taking two twice daily gummy recommendation. I like taking my vitamins all at one time. I am too busy to remember to take supplements later on in the day. If they would lower the price a few bucks and the recommended servings suggestion then I think they have a winner!

I shared a few samples with my daughters(teens) and they agree that the flavors are delightful. They hate taking pills too.

If you take medication or are pregnant or nursing mom, seek physician approval before use. Also, this product is not recommended for children under age 13.

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“I received  free sample packets of Caltrate® Gummy Bites courtesy of Smiley360 for the purpose of my review. Opinions are 100% my own.”

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