Category Archives: Nature

Chameleons – Super Heros of the Old World Lizard Clade.

Chameleons are just about the coolest animal on this planet. They have super powers and can make themselves invisible and look in two directions at once!  They have ballistic tongues that project with incredible speed and impact to catch prey; … Continue reading

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Marty’s Frogs Hop to Shedd Aquarium

Many of you know that nature is my greatest design inspiration. I have traveled to jungles and rain forests, archipelagos, coral reefs, deserts, plains and mountains. Spotting a heard of elephants or a pride of lions in Africa is exciting but … Continue reading

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Baja Inspiration

Many of you know that traveling is a passion of mine and Baja is one of my favorite destinations. As the daughter of a field geologist, I spent much of my childhood camping in both the deserts of Southern California … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost

Lost wax casting is a challenging and often an uncertain process.  I spent two full days carving the original wax for my Bird of Paradise Pendant but unfortunately the wax did not cast completely. The photo below right is of … Continue reading

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Anglerfish Lurks Beneath Monterey Bay

The Black Sea Devil Anglerfish is a fearsome critter that lives deep in the undersea canyons in the Monterey Bay. Aptly named for its monstrous fangs, it becomes a little less scary when you realize it’s only a few inches long. Back … Continue reading

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Scorpio Rising

In August we wrote about Marty’s childhood spent in the Mojave desert of Southern California, and how the critters she encountered there have inspired her jewelry. Scorpions were common in the desert by her family’s adobe cottage, and their strange, … Continue reading

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Adventures in the Azores, Part 1

Marty’s son John is currently off on another great adventure — this time in the Azores Islands! John’s girlfriend Steph has family there, and the pair went to visit and explore the islands. Marty’s been getting periodic updates through her phone … Continue reading

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Big Sur Trip & Inspiration

Between filling a few large orders and participating in the Pirate Festival, the last few weeks have been a bit of a rush here at Marty Magic. To rejuvenate, Marty and Art took the family to one of their favorite … Continue reading

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African Safari & Rainforest Jewelry

Come with us…it’s time for an adventure. Too busy? No problem. You don’t even have to leave your seat. It’s time for an armchair safari with MartyMagic. To help you get ready, we’re offering 15% off all African Safari and … Continue reading

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Carnivorous Plants & MartyMagic @ SF Conservatory of Flowers

Photo by Wikipedia User NoahElhardt “Beauty is a savage garden.” – Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat Last month we were excited to get an order from the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers in preparation of the opening of their exhibit entitled, “CHOMP: They Came From … Continue reading

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