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Leaf On The Wind

About this design:

Finally decided to try the knotted seed beads on a necklace. Not much else really looked right with this. I had this and the turtle bracelet, in a half finished state, in a ziplock bag with all the green beads. For weeks.

All babies have started sneezing since yesterday. But.they don't act like they feel bad and they are eating. They had warm chicken broth at lunch and will every day. I cant go to the vet. I have $20...great.

Title...from Firefly/Serenity.
I am a leaf on the wind
watch how I soar.


Ceramic pendant. Green and brown seed beads. Green glass beads. Ceramic round bead. S-lon cord.

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  1. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    It was love at first glance for this piece and the name sealed the deal!

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    If I had spelled it right…I.had winf.

  3. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    I knew what you ment. I’m always posting typos, it’s so embarrassing, oh well.

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    Loving it, Deb, knotting is something I probably will never attempt, I tried, but the knots are uneven, any tips? :D

  5. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Mine are probably not really even either. I just put my finger in the middle and get the beads situated and then pull. Knotting between beads is making me aggravated. My bracelets alway look wonky, like a zig zag.
    Beadinggma is who you should ask that question. She is no doubt the expert.

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Hey MM you should google “leaf on the wind”. I found this great poem last night when I did. I would put up the link but I’m on my phone. Google leaf on the wind poem.

  7. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is fantastic! I love this!!~!!

    Asia-put the tip of a tweezers inside the knot as you pull it tight. Hold it up against the bead with the tweezers and the knot will end up tight right next to the bead. I have a system–wrap the knot loosely, grab the string with the tweezers through the knot right where it comes out of the bead and pull the string tight. The knot forms right at the bead when you do this.

  8. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Deb, if you need to take those precious little ones to the vet, I will be happy to help with the bills. Just let me know what you need, please. :)

  9. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love the pendant! What a wonderful piece Deb!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Great piece Deb…love the pendant!

  11. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    This is an amazing piece, Deb!! Love everything about it!

  12. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Very beautiful, Deb! You are the queen of fibers! Wish I had the knack of using ribbon and cord the way you do….I treated myself to a copy of Bohemian Inspired Jewelry, so maybe one day…..

    Hope the babies stay well.

  13. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    Hey Deb, I just wanted to let you know that the litter of stray kittens we’ve been taking care of had the same sneezing. Then a few had their eyes get all goopy and swelled up. We asked the local vet and they said it’s a common problem, so they gave us eye drops and Amoxi-drops. They worked like a charm and didn’t cost much at all. You’ll be happy to know we have now taken them all on board so mom has the 4 days for milk to dry up and then we’re going to take her in to get spayed. We’re taking them with us back to Arizona to get adopted as this tiny town has now human society or animal adoption hopes. It’s going to be crazy with our greyhound an muttly, but well worth it. I’ve attached a picture of the kits ’cause I’m sure they will bring a smile to your face, which is much needed after the Vintaj fiasco today.


  14. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Hey…I’m just worried because I had 3 die from this mess in…what wad it February..March. But they were all so young wjen they got sick. All my cats were sick actually…there was a bunch of sneezing going on here.

    Yea the vet gave me amoxi-drops. I’m hoping to go tomorrow with the 1 kitten that is really stuffed up and get some meds.

    Those are some beautiful kittens!! Gorgeous eyes and fur.

  15. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Vintaj fiasco?

  16. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    What happened? Deb and Angela,you are such good kitty mommas! All are adorable!!

  17. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Becky they have posted the winner and.editor’s pick. Fo .editor’s pick they have Angela’s bracelet but my name and description. Very confusing…plus there was another issue I cant discuss here.

  18. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Deb and Angela: CONGRATS! on the challenge. Curious to know what happened.

    Angela: The furry babies are SO cute!

    Deb: I sent you a message. Please read and respond.

  19. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Deb, looks like they fixed the problem. Congrats!

  20. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very cool. I like the knotting.

    When my fosters are congested I put them in the bathroom and turn on the hot water in the shower. the steam works like a charm

  21. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    sheeeesshhh! Vintaj.

  22. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Congrats to both of you!@!!!!! Well deserved!

  23. Asia
    Asia says:

    I’ve seen that we have now 2 winners, to me that was the only way to handle it, kudos to Vintaj and congrats to you both, well deserved!!! :D

  24. Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma says:

    Thanks for the poem Deb.

  25. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thanks everyone…I agree that was the most fair decision and I’m happy with it.
    MM wasn’t that poem great. I can almost imagine Wash reciting the last part…it was very inspirational.

  26. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I have decided that Turtle Pond and this necklace coordinate so I will be wearing them together…cool.

  27. RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs says:

    Looove love love!! :)

  28. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Your necklace is so lovely, Deb, and I hope that your kitties are feeling better by now. Sounds like Vintaj needs to get their act together – - – but it would have been hard to pick one winner between the two of you – -

  29. Laud
    Laud says:

    What a great way to handle a ceramic focal! I have a couple of pieces, and they just don’t look right with beads or stones. You’ve inspired me to try the knotted cord, so thanks!

    Oh, and I hoped you were quoting from Serenity. Love that movie.

  30. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oh yes Laud I was quoting from Serenity. I’ve watched it at least 6 times recently. Love the show…love the movie.
    I tried beads with this 1st…maybe I just didn’t have the right beads..but it just looked *meh*.
    Thank you.

  31. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    Wow this is so pretty, I just love the ceramic pendant!!!

  32. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    It was only a $1 I think Fire Mountain. Thank you.

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