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Description from Southern Chick: First of all, I don't mean any disrespect...but I just got to thinking...
1. Thou shall not love one bead more than another
2. Thou shall not covet another beader's beads
3. Thou shall not steal another beader's designs (no matter how good they are!)
4. Thou shall not lie to thy husband/family/friend about thy overspending the "bead budget" (No matter how over the top it is)
5. Thou shall not commit adultery by shopping at other non LB websites
6. Thou shall not murder other helpless pieces of jewelry to "create" prettier pieces
I'm open to any others...LOL

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  1. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    This is so funny!!!

  2. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Thank you so much, Jill. I sincerely though long and hard before I made up this pick…I mean, I’m a pastor’s wife! I really, really hope that this doesn’t offend anyone!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Too funny, Donna! And I’m sorry – I don’t know if I can follow #4. I will always tell him what I’ve earned. But what I’ve spent… I’m just not sure. :)

  4. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    I know it isn’t the prettiest of picks, but I was trying to display the “tablets”. I was just bored from cleaning and needed to laugh.

  5. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Oh Jeanne…#4 is SOOOOO important…However, NOT following #4 may save a chickie’s life…Use with CAUTION!

  6. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    This is sooo Funny! LOLOL! I can follow most of these rules! Number 4 is iffy, tho. I sometimes don’t lie, but I may ‘forget’ to mention an order here or there!

  7. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Yeah, I like to be home for the mail, but hubby actually pays the bills, so I may only postPONE the inevitable! Oh well, a beader has to do what a beader has to do, right?

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    When I can, I get the mail first and I usually pay the bills – Hey, what he doesn’t know can’t hurt me. LOL
    Although, he must be wondering about the volume of my “raw materials”. I’m limited again to just replenishing spacers, clasps and other findings. Even sent Larry to the bead shop the other day for lobster claws and crimps because I knew I couldn’t leave without something colorful!

  9. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    There is no way my husband would shop for anything or anyone in a bead shop! When he went with me one time, he sat as near the door as he could! I thought he would trip people coming in…LOL Sent you a message…Did you get it? I’m still not sure if messages are getting where I’ve sent them.

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    Mary S - Sweet Chick says:

    TEE HEE HEE!!!!
    I don’t think I can keep these commandments!!! :-D LOL!

  11. Bonnie R
    Bonnie R says:

    #4 four would get me in soooo much trouble. He can spend but since I don’t drink don’t smoke I feel that a few beads won’t hurt him. they do take up less space than my quilting fabric. That’s good. And #5, I don’t buy else where unless LB doesn’t have it. Otherwise there wouldn’t be any strings going through those wonderful beads.

  12. Julie v
    Julie v says:

    7. Thou shall not take the LB name in vain when the back in stock beads don’t have the ones you’ve been hoping/waiting for.

  13. Shannon aka Silly Chick
    Shannon aka Silly Chick says:

    OOPS – I’ve broken a couple of these already! And I love this pick!

  14. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Oh That’s a super one!!! Good girl! Thanks for the update.

  15. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Thank you all for your comments…Keep those commandments coming!

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    KarenDe-Challenge Chick says:

    It’s not murder to take apart and re-use old or otherwise unsatisfactory jewelry – it’s facilitation of reincarnation! :)

  17. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    OKAY Karen! I couldn’t think of a commandment using reincarnation!!! lol

  18. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Southern Chick, this is just too funny! Meaning no disrespect, of course! #5 needs an addendum; except for sterling, wire, and swarovski crystals! Jeanne, I don’t know how you got your hubby anywhere NEAR a bead shop! Bob would rather, as he says, ‘eat hot death’ before he came within 100 yards of a bead shop! Good thing he doesn’t know how much I’ve spent over the years – he suspects, but he’d have a heart attack if I actually told him!

    Hey Southern Chick – there’s no commandment saying we can’t go to a local bead store, is there? (say no, say no, please say no….) :D

  19. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    I certainly hope not, Sue! I’ve just gotta take those classes. You know, you gotta keep the brain YOUNG by LEARNING!!!!

  20. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    No Sue, you can certainly hit the local stores for those “quick fixes” that we bead addicts have! lol

  21. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Hehehe!! I think the only commandment that I can stick to would be #3; but then again, looking at all the gorgeous designs in the Gallery is making it harder and harder to obey that one too!! :-D

  22. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Me too Elaine…How to distinguish between being “inspired” and stealing?

  23. Valentine Chick
    Valentine Chick says:

    Too funny!

  24. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Wonderful pick with great humor, Donna!!! Into my faves! :D

    I think we’re allowed to be “inspired” — but #4 is a real tough one for me! LOL ;-)

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Well, I’m going straight to hell!!

  26. Lynn in Oz
    Lynn in Oz says:

    This is a great pick and I love the commandments. However I am afraid that out of all of them I probably only follow #4 LOL

    Hubby always gets told what I spend and he cares not one iota.

    I regret to say that I cannot limit my spending to just LB unless they start getting in seed beads…. sorry LB :)

  27. Leigh D
    Leigh D says:

    Okay – I am in deep, deep trouble. The only one I may not have broken is #4 but that is simply because Chris (hubs) and I have a sort of non-spoken don’t ask don’t tell policy – he doesnt ask what I spend on beads and I dont ask what he spends on his computer toys/upgrades (with this computer I swear we are on NASA’s Radar)

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    Bella Chick aka Chill says:

    Southern Chick…you’ve reached a new high…to the top of the mountain with the tablets!!! This is great! …how about….Thou shalt honor thy LB Brothers, Sisters, & Chicks (who make this beading addiction so much fun!)….

  29. CAS
    CAS says:

    Plucky you can sit at my table by the river Styx, it’s reserved.

    Donna this is marvelous! I like to practice the don’t ask, don’t tell policy advocated by Leigh for #4. Now #3 is don’t “steal”, what about artfully improvising based on an inspirational design, would that be okay?

  30. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Oh you are all too funny…And for those of you going to bead hell, I’ll be praying for you…no offense! I promise…Lord, I apologize and be them Pygmies in New Guinea! Sorry, that’s Larry the Cable Guy, for those who don’t know. I don’t want to get plagerizing online too!

  31. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Christine, may I reserve my seat at the table with you and Plucky, please? ;-)

    I also love your reasoning of “stealing” — works for me!!! Seriously, I think anyone who has ever created anything has been inspired by someone or something.

  32. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    “Don’t ask, don’t tell” works just fine until the credit card bill arrives. :-(

  33. Sherry aka Parrot Chick
    Sherry aka Parrot Chick says:

    Well at least I know I’m going to have some great company when i go to beaders hell…. ;)

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Plucky & Leigh D – your comments made me ROFLOL! Lucky I didn’t have a mouthful of tea, or Mom’s computer would REALLY be toast!!!

    Southern Chick, this is INSPIRED!!! Not offensive in the least!

    Plucky, Lynn & CAS, may I join your party? I would like to know someone where I’m going! #4 is my major undoing, though I’m not sure of being envious of another beader’s financial status sends one to the nether-world. Leigh, you’ve got it MADE!

  35. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    There’s always room for more at our table, Lori!!! LOL ;-)

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    kitty mom jb says:

    Jeez – I’m going to beader’s bad place. I don’t follow any of these…eeeks!!! I think I need an intervention or redemption or something…

    This pick is very funny and beautiful too. I think I need some of those chinese writing stones.

  37. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    I’m definitely going to beaders h-e-double toothpicks! I have broken just about every one of those commandments. As for number 4, I have my beads delivered to work so DH won’t see them. What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him!…And, I pay the bills…he doesn’t even look.

  38. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    There IS a show on A & E called “Intervention” but I don’t think they’ve ever had one for beadaholics…..yet…..

  39. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Stay tuned for next week’s episode of “Intervention” featuring Kitty Mom….. ROTFLOL

  40. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    They may need one the way I have to restrain myself from buying them. I am trying to keep from buying so that I can use the one’s that I have…but…need….more….beads……It’s a never ending downward spiral…..

  41. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    It’s so sad, Kitty Mom missed her intervention because she was off buying Chinese Writing Stones. ROTFLOL

  42. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    The LB site just draws us in with their magical beads. Come closer, Tara, come closer……

  43. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    I’m close enough…….I’ve already been drawn in…..I have to hold a cross, made of beads of course, to keep it at bay!

  44. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Would beads made out of garlic help? LOL

  45. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    No…I’d probably just eat them! Can’t stab them in the heart either….putting wire through them serves the same purpose and it doesn’t work.

  46. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Please they’d smell kinda strong…..LOL

  47. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Yep..just add it to some italian food. I’d have bad breath for weeks.

  48. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I love garlic — just have to remember not to eat a lot of it before visiting our dentist! LOL

  49. CAS
    CAS says:

    You know Chicky Bear I have unlimited seating reserved at my Styx-side table. ;)

  50. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    For which we are “eternally” grateful. ;-)

  51. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    LOL

  52. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    I do belong there since I have broken almost all of the commandments…probably all of them. Coveting other people’s beads is a hard one to resist!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    good thing I don’t mind the heat cuz I’m goin’ to hell in a beadbasket …every commandment broken… I’m a bad, bad beader ;)

  54. Bonnie R
    Bonnie R says:

    #4; have own credit card and own checking account, Beeds delivered elsewhere so only sign is – its getting harder to sit down at the computer each week because the beads are in the way. Got to start making more before buying more.

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    kitty mom jb says:

    Lynn – Yes, I need to be on Intervention and Obsessed. Maybe an exorcism too?? I could be on Haunted as well – LOL!!

    Bonnie R – I do the same. I have a cc and checking account from my single days and have things delivered to work. I pay it off and then run it back up again!! LB and FM will be my undoing.

  56. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Oh MY so many confessions of the beader’s souls! I didn’t realize we were in such bad shape…Party of !@?$?(How many?) at the Styx Cafe? Loved reading your comments. Also loved Bella’s new commandment about honoring fellow beaders…Very nice.

  57. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    #8? Thou shall not feel sorrowful for buying too many beads!

  58. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Oh Tara…that’s another great commandment! But I don’t feel sorrowful…I sometimes feel guilty!

  59. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Count me in at the table by the River Styx!! I KNOW I’m way past an intervention!! See you all in YOU KNOW WHERE!! ROTFLMAO!!! :-D

  60. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Elaine, you are making me LMAO!!!! :P Who’s gonna steer the boat? LOL!

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    kitty mom jb says:

    This is too funny! I’ll reserve a spot at the Styx Cafe too. I’ll bring the band! And the rum and coke!

  62. Tina Louise
    Tina Louise says:

    We’ll probably only get to use fire agates “down there”

  63. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Hey, fire agate’s fine with me! They’re one of my favorites! Wait, rum and cokes, beads, boats…this is starting to sound a lot more like heaven if you ask me!!!

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    kitty mom jb says:

    Fuffy: LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Could be nicer than we thought?!?

  66. CAS
    CAS says:

    Well, of course, I reserved us the nicest table, veranda level overlooking the river, not far from the boat docks and very well shaded. ;)

  67. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    It sounds all right as long as the heat DOWN THERE doesn’t melt all of our beads!! :-D

  68. CAS
    CAS says:

    That’s why I picked the shady table … :D lol

  69. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    We could create picks using lava beads and fire opals, couldn’t we? And drink Hot Toddy’s (?) lol

  70. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Good thinking, CAS and Southern!! But I’m not sure about the Hot Toddys; I’m already in menopause!! :-D

  71. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Elaine, when we were visiting Savannah a couple of weeks ago, we came across a Paula Deen (Southern cook) t-shirt that said, “I’m still a HOT CHICK…It just comes in flashes now!”

  72. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Love the T-shirt Logo! As for the table at River Styx, it’s beginning to sound more like a chickation than you know where. Imagine all of us down there…We all would be LOAO and APOP….hot flashes or not!

  73. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    It’s not exactly a commandment, but how about: “Let she who is without sin cast the first bead.” Amen. ;-)

  74. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    LOVE that T-shirt logo!!! Chicks rock!!! :D

  75. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    That’s a good one Lynn. No beads would be cast by the sound of it!

  76. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    Is there a cabana boy? I also want a umbrella in my hot toddy!! You might as well count me in, I’ve broken at least 3 of these!!!! LOL…….. Southern Chick, I absolutely love this!!!!

  77. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    I also think that T-shirt logo is CUTE!!!

  78. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Hi Anita and Tara.Thanks again for all the great comments..I’d like a “Chickation” Maybe even a ChickNic!?!

  79. Anita QoG Funny Chick
    Anita QoG Funny Chick says:

    We’ll have to work on that!!! I think, LB needs to put something together for us all!!!! LOL……….. Maybe when they move to their new building?!? After all this addiction is partly their fault!!!!

  80. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Hehehe!! I love Paula Deen; I think she is great and so funny!! I need a t-shirt that says that. And there will be no beads cast from me, that’s for sure!! :-D

  81. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Love your addition, Lynn about casting beads! too funny

  82. BKD
    BKD says:

    I am so there – call me a heathen. This is great, Southern Chick!!

  83. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Hey BKD! I suppose we all fall short of “bead glory” Sorry about that!

  84. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    One last thank you for all your wonderful comments and dialogue on this pick. I almost got 100 comments…I’ve never even been close to that before! Watch out Lynn…I may catch up to your “novel” of a few weeks back! LOL Nightie night y’all

  85. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Neat Pick!!! :-)
    Just read this new book, and I love it. Not going to tell how much I need an intervention or how many bead commandments I have broken… Hey! I’m right here, reading back issues of Chick Chat! Sort of says it all, doesn’t it? ;)

  86. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Hi Harriet…Love the newest name for our talks online..Chick Chat..Do you think LB will create a magazine for us? LOL

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    RubberT aka Plucky Chick says:

    Great pick and Chick Chat! Thanks, Southern Chick!

  88. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Well….. count me in at the table!!!! Cause I’ve broken every one of these bad boys!! LOL

  89. Bonnie R
    Bonnie R says:

    Well #5 has just become much easier. i couldn’t keep up my over spending at the humungous website. $5000 a year was just too rich for me. found I need to chew my beads in amaller amounts.

  90. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Lima bead needs to get their sterling happening to be my one stop shop! Sadky, I still have to use other sites for that!

  91. KPJEWELS
    KPJEWELS says:

    I have been following the comments on this pick since the 13th July and it is just impossible to follow these commandments (LOL) because for one thing, LB doesn’t carry everything we need to bead. I wish they would carry seed beads in bulk. I find it very hard to locate them in bulk and with the amount I use it gets expensive buying in gram size packages. Love all the comments. You guys are hilarious. LOL!!!!!!!

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