Bronze Dore' Ginko Pendant and Earrings
Hand cast bronze with 24 ct gold plating
|French couturière Coco Chanel pinning a sleeve in 1962.|
After awhile, the caterpillars attach themselves head down to a convenient twig, (as seen above) they shed their outer skin and begin the transformation into a pupa (or chrysalis), a process which is completed in a matter of hours.
The pupa resembles a transparent jade vase with exquisite iridescent gold on the ridges of along the lower part of the little jade jewel, and becomes increasingly transparent as the process progresses. The caterpillar completes the miraculous transformation into a beautiful adult butterfly in about two weeks.
|1.||In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. With pastry blender or two knives, cut in shortening until mixture resembles course crumbs, set aside.|
|2.||Place warm water in warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast, stir until dissolved. Add yeast mixture and warm buttermilk to dry ingredients, blend well.|
|3.||Remove dough to floured surface. Knead dough 10 to 15 times, form into ball. Roll dough to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut into 2-1/2 inch biscuits. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 30 to 45 minutes.|
|4.||Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 15 minutes or until done.|