Friday, August 21, 2009

At the Charm Zoo

All the animals at the charm zoo are quite small, though dense, being made of sterling silver and all. Though mammalian in appearance, they are, in fact, reptiles in that their body temperature is dependent on the temperature of their environment.

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The charm zebra is part of a very small species. They are only two species know, and often their stripes are not visible, and therefore nonexistent. There is the "walking" variety, seen here, and also a running variety (seen elsewhere).

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Monkeys make up a large segment of the charm family as they can be found in many varieties. This monkey is of the "seated on an invisible monkey chair" variety, but other members of the species can be found . These include the "swinging" variety (as if from a branch, and not as if in a 60s R movie), the "hugging the knees" species, the "hanging upside down" species, the "mischievous smiling species", a "look at me, I'm your ancestor" species, and even a species where three monkeys pose together, each covering part of the face. Being charms who neither speak hear, or look, this species is a puzzlement to the other monkey charms.

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The rhinoceros charm is also part of a very small, and possibly nearly extinct, species. Valued in some cultures for their horns, the charm rhinos are in less danger, as their horns are very small. The only variety of charm rhinos is that of the "standing with horn looking pointy" variety. In the charm world, they are very shy, which is why the rhino on this bracelet cannot actually be seen. It is hiding in the bead veldt, an area filled with wooden beads, recycled glass beads, hand-painted African beads, and pressed glass beads.

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Elephants are a more varied species in the charm world, and are in great demand among charm rescuers. Though it is said that their sense of hearing is remarkable, this seems unlikely. None are known to have participated in a conversation to date. A remarkable number of varieties of the species can be found, from the "standing on hind legs elephant" to the "walking in an elephant parade" elephant to the "showering with the trunk" variety. There is even a variety that has shown political leanings.

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The panther charm is another rare species, often confused with the leopard charm, jaguar charm, cheetah charm, lynx charm, and irritable house cat charm. The panther charm is often placed in the wrong ecosystem in a bead zoo, and will be found with African beads rather than rainforest beads.

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All the charm species get along very well and thrive when attached to more sterling silver, from which they can derive their nourishment. Their zoo is currently on tour and can be found here.

2 comments:

  1. How beautiful and the silver charms are all gorgeous. You are very talented.

    Thank you so much for thinking of us. We need your healing thoughts more than ever.

    Love Renee xoxo

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  2. Thanks, Renee. More healing thoughts coming your way every day.

    xx Eleanor

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