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“hands up”


Description from franny: poor Aggie! she's getting herself in more trouble - this pick was to be a schoolteacher with students ( those hands are so expressive) , but it quickly developed into something else! ; fact is I worked in a bank & experienced two robberies - Lady Bracknell, in 'The Importance of Being Ernest' says, "one... is a misfortune , [two is] ....carelessness" ( apolgies to Oscar Wilde )...SO I haven't worked since - sorry to subject you all suddenly to this but it's how & why I found & immersed myself in the wonderful world of beading! I guess that's me & my panic in the pick - I didn't so much as see a gun to my head as sense it - it's strange how feelings will out! oh, & the round button, not sure if that's my open mouth or the emergency button! (nervous laugh)! - please let me know if you find this too confronting & I'll remove it - it was somewhat cathartic for me but I'll understand!


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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Fun pick.

  2. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Love it! :)

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:


  4. Deco Chick Elaine
    Deco Chick Elaine says:

    So fun – glad it helped you release some of that fear – I understand… :>)

  5. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    This is a very expressive pick! Fresh picks are many things for many people, so if creating this one had a positive effect for you(sounds like it did), wonderful! Picking is for you….if other people like it, that’s icing on the cake. I guess what I’m saying is, it’s all about what makes YOU feel good!

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Okay,so I somehow missed the story that goes with this pick when I made my first comment. While the pick is fun, the story not so much. I worked in a bank for a while and thought I was going to be robbed once. I was so scared I did not think to activate the camera. Definitely not so fun! Sorry if I sounded insensitive.

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    franny, that must have been terrifying. I am so sorry you had to go through that! If it had been me I probably would have gotten mad, fought back, and gotten myself shot. Beading is, as far as I know, a much safer activity. :) I welcome these stories and anything you all say and do for catharsis. That is what friends are for. I love the pick! xoxo

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    franny, did you intend for that toggle clasp over Aggie’s head to look like a gun? That must be your sixth sense relieving itself of the stress! I just caught that going past the pick again.

  9. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Franny, this is a most expressive pick. Awesome job pulling it together. So glad you are alright and blessing us with your fabulous picks! Beading is a much safer way to spend your time. Glad you are a picker!

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    franny says:

    thank you all! – I really appreciate your response & I’m SO glad you saw humour – it wasn’t intended, but I cracked up (laughing, that is) when I read the first comment! Coral,thank you & Becky, when I saw the toggle it was instantly a gun & that’s when the pick changed course( that’s PTSD for you)!

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