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Surly or Sane?

About this design:

Following Laud's lead, I decided to do this very therapeutic piece. It put me into a fabulous mood. Serendipity struck again when I opened the package and there was the shrunken face right next to these glass "arrows" and golden brass magatamas. These together point like a lighted road sign straight to the face I am making inside my head. Mentally snarling definitely takes the edge off. :) The swirls are the conflicting emotions the offending party gives me. The gray and black water jasper are the surrounding storm clouds generated by this encounter, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel. Sorry, buddy, you can't ruin MY day! My attitude is the key-choose to be happy!


Crackleroot face, 2 colors of magatamas, several shapes of black water jasper, crystal picasso table cut nuggets, base metal swirl connectors, hematite wire, gunmetal findings. Lots of it from LB

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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Becky! I am so impressed and inspired! I keep seeing the Czech table cut nuggets but have no idea what to do with them. You’ve given me SO many ideas! Love the magatamas with the big beads. LOVE love love the two colors. You got it girl! Texture and color and contrast. :)

  2. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    OMG Becky! I love the concept, story, and design! Mr. Crackle Root even seems to have a sardonic grin! Fabulous!

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love what you did with Crackleroot, also love the second picture I can see some grass ;)

  4. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Becky, this is wonderful — such great choices, colors, & design! Love that crackly little face! :D

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    franny says:

    thoughtful & cute, Becky!…voodoo, next? is there a hidden message in the movies listing?…i used to need courage from my chunky red coral & butterscotch amber choker to protect me just to go out into the world after those robbery traumas…so go to it!…love the colours, been playing with champagne crystal & silver pyrite so this drew me; is the big water jasper round from LB?

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Three cheers for jewelry therapy! Nothing makes your day like a successful design and this is definitely one! Love it love the story, too. :D

  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    I want to shout OMG!, but then I’d sound like a teenaged girl…. This is wonderful–you even managed to make it lovely. Great, great job! And, yes, choose to be happy.

  8. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    What great fun ! Can understand why you found this theraputic – - -

  9. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    That face is great! It’s like telling someone to buzz off and never even have to move your lips! Love it.

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks so much, ladies!! You’re the best! I knew you’d all understand this one! I had to work with one of my tormenters yesterday and she behaved true to form so today I am wearing this to work. She’s parttime so we all get a break from her today and the mood in the place is off the charts better. I really don’t understand sometimes how some people can live with themselves. She has to be spending her entire life being unhappy. It’s sad but no excuse to drag us all down with her.

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    franny, you are too funny! Voodoo ain’t such a bad idea….hmmmmmm…. I hope you some day get over the trauma of those robberies. That was entirely unfair to you. Show us what you are playing with-the champagne crystals with silver pyrite sounds divine!

  12. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is way too cool, Becky! Love it!

  13. OK Jacki
    OK Jacki says:

    Girlfriend, this rocks!!! Maybe there’s a business in this – Bead Therapy Haven??? I’m shouting w/ Laud…like a silly teenager – OMG!!!

  14. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Yup, I can see a new business angle here. Bead Therapy home parties cropping up all over. And cheaper than paying a therapist! Thanks for sharing about your frustration and wonderful solution with such humor (this probably was also a big part of your therapy).

  15. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Great design……

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely design!

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    franny says:

    hi, Becky, thanks for your thoughts…i was trying to show how we find ways to “fake it till we make it!”…dem beads is a great way!

  18. Frida
    Frida says:

    Awesome! I totally love it :D

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