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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Hey Lynda, I know I wrote a comment but I don't see it here... So, I love…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

  • Snnje B
    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Oh you are so good with polymer clay! Did you play with Playdoh alot as a…” read »

  • beadinggma
    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

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    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Moogie, this is a great necklace to showcase each and every component of this great necklace!…” read »

Bejeweled Puppy Bed..Grandpa Made


About this design:

Actually I designed the bed inspired by beds of royalty with wooden canopies. Grandpa decided he would build it for our puppy Coco le Bebe. She turned 1 yesterday...it's in the garage waiting for me to upholster. Its adorned with an iron cross with vintage filagree brooch.

Components:

Oak Hardwood, Iron, Vintage Filagree Brooch, and Grandpas' Hardwork ;)

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Rosie
    Rosie says:

    It’s beautiful! What a lucky puppy and a loving grandpa!

  2. Aqua Chickie Cat
    Aqua Chickie Cat says:

    Grandpa is talented :)

  3. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    Yes he is and he is also 87!!! Can you believe he still does work like this? He’s amazing!

  4. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    OOOOh, coolness! Maybe Grandpa can build you a bead desk? wouldnt that be awesome! Beautiful!

  5. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    He’s already built me two work benches they are each 5′ wide and one is 30′ deep and the other is 27″ deep so I’m good on that :) He’s in the works of finishing a small bedroom into a beautiful room with a chandelier for my studio for my website so I am never going to ask him to build another thing until he’s so bored he asks me lol!!! I’m very spoiled! and so is the puppy :)

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Grandpa is a treasure! Beautiful work!

  7. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    You are very lucky to have such a wonderful grandpa!!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Grandpa is one talented man! That is beautiful, Sonja. The design is wonderful, too. My cats are jealous. I may have to upgrade their polar fleece pillows. LOL

  9. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    Thank you so much beautiful ladies!!! And yes I am very lucky to have a Grandpa like mine ;)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Beautiful !

  11. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    Wowwww… my doggies would love a bed like that!

  12. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    I think every dog would… LOL and to think she sleeps with me at night so it’s really her day bed/queen of the house bed;)

  13. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    I make her glass pearl and gemstone collars all the time and use ribbon to tie them off so its not so much weight around her neck. very spoiled little girl..yet she still insists on playing in the dirt ha ha ha

  14. Arja A
    Arja A says:

    We have to think more of possibilities of collars ;)

  15. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    Arja so agreed….!!!!!!

  16. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    this is beautiful Sonja!

  17. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    Thank you Sarah.. Grandpa is talented!!!

  18. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I love it and thanks so much for sharing! Just wonderful!

  19. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    Thank you Deborah..I posted just for you!!!

  20. Violet
    Violet says:

    Sonja, this is amazing !!! i love it !!! So would my dogs Tori and Jake…
    You and you dog are very lucky to have such a wonderful grandpa !!!!!

  21. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    I know right I tried to talk him into making larger sleigh beds out of oak and he didn’t want to go such large scale…he could really do well…silly Grandpa he only wants to do things when he’s bored….I have him pretty busy right now lol..soon he’ll be begging for something to do again…all at 87yrs old unbelievable..

  22. LadyJhia
    LadyJhia says:

    You have a very lucky puppy and a wonderful grandpa. His work is amazing!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    What a beautiful bed for your adorable pup! You have a very talented grandpa! I had a grandfather who had his own handcrafted furniture business for many years. He stopped building furniture and started doing smaller wood pieces when he was in his mid 80s (he lived to be 101!).
    I was the proud recipient of a beautiful drop-leaf table and some lovely wooden lamps. Looks like your grandpa is a lot like my own was. Thanks so much for sharing and bringing back some wonderful memories! :D

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Your puppy must feel like royalty with this gorgeous wood work bed!
    Your Grandpa is a special guy and it seems talent runs in your family! ;-) You are truely blessed Sonja.

  25. Sonja
    Sonja says:

    I am very blessed…and not spoiled at all lol!!!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    :-D
    (Grandpa’s should spoil their grandkids!) ;-)

  27. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is soooo cool… I love the old world style. What a lucky dog.

  28. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    How nice is this? And your grandpa is a wonderfully talented man. Your dog will love it!! SLS

  29. Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick says:

    What an awesome Grandpa!

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