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  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “Gorgeous work and composition! Really like your choice & mix of colors and beads with that…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Early Sunset”:
    “Really pretty and not overdone. The Tibetan beads really take center stage!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Koi Pond”:
    “How cool is this? You do amazing things with these challenges and this is no exception!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “Oh. My. This is fabulous!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Ooo! What a striking piece! You done good!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Mysterious”:
    “WOW! You nailed this! LOVE IT!…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Love the brighter blues pop against the darker hues! Lovely design.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “I just love how you do those wrapped circles! Do you wrap them around something? They…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “More Bones and Leather”:
    “You have good bones! Love everything here! There is a lot to look at but it…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “One the Wings of a Vintaj Butterfly”:
    “One of the things I love about Vintaj is the "old made new" look. Sometimes it…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Early Sunset”:
    “Wonderful color scheme and great design! So nicely done!…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Koi Pond”:
    “This is such a great concept! I love the challenge given to you by your husband.…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I want to say ditto to everyone's comments above. This is so well done. I've looked…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “This is definitely a work of art. Great piece!…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “This is asymmetry perfection. It is so visually interesting. The colors and textures work so well…” read »

  • Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin on “Mysterious”:
    “Oh. My. Gosh. Wow. This is incredible. You have rocked my face off, blown my mind...…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bluesy Bronze”:
    “WOW!!! This is amazing! I love how you carried the necklace design down under…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Dads Key Fob”:
    “Love this stylish key fob idea for men. No more misplacing those keys! :) …” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Mysterious”:
    “Isn't it exciting when you find a treasure unexpectedly? That glass bead is stunning! …” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Tibetan Life”:
    “Donna, I just love the way you combined the Tibetan agate beads with the Czech ivory…” read »

  • Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “It is wonderful the way you combined all those rich-colored blue elements into this beautiful asymmetrical…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Beautiful necklace - love all the blues together.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tibetan Life”:
    “I am very taken with this necklace. It is so ethnic and pleasing. I…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Mysterious”:
    “Love it, love it, love it. From the mystery focal to the chainmaille to the…” read »

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    C Wathen on “Hidden Treasures”:
    “Likw your designs and having the directions are nice.…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “Thank you! ;) What intrigues me is the wire wrapped part. I am just…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Mysterious”:
    “Thank you so much for all the kind words!! :) :) :) …” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Thank you for all your comments and kind words. Hey, Little Round Chick, you should me how…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Tibetan Life”:
    “You all are such artists! i really am starting to spread my wings. Your kindness. is…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Mysterious”:
    “Kye, another amazing piece of magic! Love everything about your wirework and moss agate to match…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Mysterious”:
    “Everybody loves a mystery and this is no exception. The focal is unique and gorgeous.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tibetan Life”:
    “WOW! This is fantastic and definitely exotic! Love the color, the beads and the…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Beautiful color, great design. Love it!! :) …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “pclrbecky Please feel free to borrow part or all of the design idea. I'm a…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Mysterious”:
    “Wow, I love this! That focal is exceptional and you've complemented it perfectly.…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Blue Lagoon”:
    “Very, very nice, Donna! I love the asymmetry and the balance!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Asymmerty One More time”:
    “I love it!!! I might have to ask your permission to steal a bit of this.......…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Mysterious”:
    “Very, very cool!!!!!!!!!!! I love your wire/maille work but in this piece it is the…” read »

  • SilverCords aka Judy
    SilverCords aka Judy on “Mysterious”:
    “This is just stunning--the stones and metals work perfectly! I wish I knew how to…” read »

  • Creel U
    Creel U on “Mysterious”:
    “matte moss agate and chain mail. You had a happy muse!…” read »

why I'm not getting much jewelry made


About this design:

My work table has been appropriated by my furry friends.

Components:

Ramblin' Dan, Nikolai, beads and tools.



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Too cute!

  2. Asia
    Asia says:

    They sure are enjoying it, love the expression of the black and white, must be Nikolai :D

  3. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    LMBO! The one on the right looks like “touch my beads…make another necklace and I’ll scratch you!!”

  4. Sonja J
    Sonja J says:

    I have an orangey like the sleeping one! He can be a real jerk. Lol! Kitties + Deep Carpets kept me from jewelry for 6 years, I’m so happy my current place has no carpet! (Plus, my fiance distracts the furry ones.)

  5. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    I love it.

  6. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Mary, what delightful “supervisors” you have! LOL Obviously, Nikolai is officially in charge, while Ramblin’ Dan appears to be on his break…..LOL ;)

  7. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    I know the feeling of having the furballs in charge of the beading schedule!! Somehow I managed to end up with three: Princess,who is exactly that and must be treated as such and the two little, ones Hashbrown and Pumpkin Pie (8mos.) are buck wild and continually into everyting like 3 year olds! (All found and named by my grandson.) I could not imagine a day without them! Oh, except for yesterday when one of them decided to dispose of their half digested dinner into a newly purchased bag of beads! Yea, that was a fun clean up…never a dull moment!

  8. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    I just couldn’t bear to disturb them!
    Nikolai (grey & white) is not the fearsome creature he appears in this picture. His paw is raised b/c he’s washing his face, and the camera flash gave him devil-eyes.
    Love the names Hashbrown and Pumpkin Pie!

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Adorable!!

  10. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Nicolai is giving everyone a cat scan!

    Pumpkin Pie and Hashbrown. Love the names! … Several years ago I had a cat named Pepperoni and I had a friend with a gorgeous classic pattern silver tabby named Cellar Door. What ever happened to the normal names like Fluffy or Sassafras? :D

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I would much rather cuddle with your cuties than bead any day! :) Love all the kitties and the fun names!!!

  12. JenniferLynn
    JenniferLynn says:

    You gals are a hoot. LMBO! :D

  13. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Beautiful kitty co-workers you have Eeka Mouse :D

  14. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Ramblin’ Dan was a foster. He was adopted last Saturday by a woman who adores him.

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    Karil D says:

    I know the feeling! My cat does exactly the same thing. Finally, she is learning to sit off to the side, but close enough. Her coat is like a swiffer.
    I find all kinds of beads embedded into her coat. I shake her up a bit, and I replenish my bead supply!.

  16. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Karil, too funny!

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    Lucinda A says:

    I know what you mean. I have an adorable tabby cat who loves to get on my work desk and look our the window. Then he lays down on my jewelry stuff. I have cleared off a corner of my desk just for him.

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  18. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    How cute! :)

  19. Kraftycat aka Fern
    Kraftycat aka Fern says:

    Definitely understand your dilemma! My momma’s boy, Bailey, must have my attention when I try to work in my studio and will lay down on my lap.(Of course, I have to rub his belly! How can I not? :) ) I also have a few other furry helpers – Bono and Geordi. They love to find “lost” beads and play with them. I am the spoil-sport who has to stop all the fun to recover their new “toys”.

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