Lots of new things listed and ready to be listed again...
Ettamorphisis. If I remember correctly. She sent a ton of great metal pairs.
Winter Wonderland Stringing Magazine necklace. That necklace got deconstructed long ago.
I wanted to share a photo of our sweet darling Boris. He had a chronic respiratory illness and started spiraling terribly several days ago, stopped eating and drinking without it being initiated, then within just a couple hours he seemed to be unable to see, could not walk well, and his feet and tail became like ice, so I knew it meant his body was shutting down. I was able to make him as comfy as possible and had him with me until he finally had a heart attack or stroke as I was holding him and then...crossed the ratty veil.
I'm telling this story not to make anyone sad, but on a chance that anyone seeing this and considering rats as pets or new pet rat owners will obtain vet care for rats experiencing sneezing, sniffling, or any kind of breathing issues. Rats do catch colds and such and have the usual acute respiratory issues that go along with that, but they should go away with other symptoms. If your rat has intermittent audible breathing sounds, even if they don't seem distressing to the rat, do not hesitate--TAKE THE RAT TO THE VET.
Many veterinarians care for rats--it's usually a matter of making a few phone calls. It's also not astronomically expensive--the visit was under $40. The medicine was $7. Oftentimes a single course of antibiotics (which are very easy to administer) will correct what can turn into a lifetime of discomfort and quickly turn fatal like it did with Boris. Our other rat, Sticks, had repiratory issues when he was a baby and he had one course of antibiotics and is free from any type of problems now.
Boris did not get vet care until a few months ago when we received him from our friends, who were given terrible advice about his sneezing and snorting when they purchased him at Petsmart. The dire state of his condition wasn't apparent until it was too late to make an effective difference. I was also given terrible advice by the Petsmart worker when we purchased our other rats--the guy told me that I'd eventually have to 'separate' them (huh?)- but since I've had many rats in the past, I knew he was just blowing crap and to ignore it. Ok, rat rant over!