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"Why is a raven like a writing desk?"


About this design:

I had planned on making this necklace for some time. Then LRC and Robin pushed me over the edge last week with all of the teacup talk. Time for a mad tea party!

Components:

11/0 seed beads - rainbow blue, topaz, dark blue, 15/0 seed beads light blue - tiny tea set

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    BLE this is beautifully awesome! The seed beads are perfect for that lovely little tea set. Makes me wish I still had my mini tea set.

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    BLE, where in the world did you get this tea set? Was it made for pixies? This is such a novel idea for a necklace and the set is beyond cute. Your bead work is superb as it always is and the color are perfect for the tea set. Obviously I love it!

    I have a little poem for you about a tea party.

    I had a little tea party this after noon at three
    “Twas very small, three guests in all
    Just I, myself and me.
    Myself ate all of the sandwiches,
    While I drank up the tea.
    It was also I who ate the pie
    And passed the cake to me.

    This is a poem from my mother left over from my childhood. She had dozens of little poems like this from who knows where. I still remember most of them.

  3. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Forgot to ask….Why IS a raven like writing desk? Inquiring minds want to know.

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you ladies. LRC – My dad used to tell me silly poems also. Love this one. As to the question. “I haven’t the slightest idea.”

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Tea set from Amazon.

  6. Tanya m
    Tanya m says:

    LRC… Lewis Carrol never answered this riddle, actually. Many feel that it was never actually meant to have an answer. That said, there are folks who debate the topic and others who have come up with their own answers. Carrol himself came up with this answer years after the publication of Alice and Wonderland just to shut everyone up:”Because it can produce a few notes, tho they are very flat; and it is never put with the wrong end in front!” Personally, I like the answer “Because Poe wrote on both”, but as I mentioned there have been many different suggestions put forth, and technically none are wrong. Fun piece BLE!

  7. Tanya m
    Tanya m says:

    Reading over my last comment I should clarify: Lewis Carrol never answered this riddle IN THE BOOK, since, obviously, he did provide an answer years later.

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    Melody F says:

    Because it can produce a few notes, though they are very flat; and it is never put with the wrong end in front!– Lewis Carroll

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    Melody F says:

    I love the littl tea set!

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Beady, How cute is that little tea set–what a grand idea! I’ve not seen anything quite like this, and think you did a fantastic job designing & attaching the pieces. Very unique! Where did you get the title from? I must of missed the ‘teacup’ talk…with moving my mother my head has been spinning.

  11. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Forget it…after I posted, I saw all the other comments! That’s how long it took me to type it out on this silly tablet without a real keyboard! :)

  12. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks for all of your comments
    “Because there is a ‘b’ in both and an ‘n’ in neither.” This was Aldous Huxley’s answer.
    LRC – I almost titled this one – Tea For One. Perfect for your nursery rhyme.
    Crystal – Hope all is good with your mom.

  13. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Isn’t it amazing the things one can learn in the gallery. Not only beading and jewelry making techniques but literary references and poetry. Wowzers! :D

  14. kye
    kye says:

    Love the teacups. Your posts are so much fun. Yes it’s amazing what we learn here!

  15. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I agree with both of you – The gallery is such learning fun.

  16. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Oh – Just saw this one. “One is nevar backwards and the other is forwords. (nevar is raven backwards) Funny by Neil B,

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Are any of you literary types familiar with Ogden Nash? He is my favorite poet. He had such an amazing sense of the absurd…. “Candy’s dandy but Liquor’s quicker.”

  18. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Yes LRC – “A drink with something in it” – such fun.

  19. Tanya m
    Tanya m says:

    The shortest poem in the world: ‘Fleas’ *clears throat* “Adam had ‘em.” Thank you, thank you.

  20. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Adam had ‘em? I’m not even going to ask what this refers to.

  21. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    HA ha.. You girls are so funny. Here’s one I like:

    Biological Reflection
    by Ogden Nash

    A girl whose cheeks are covered with paint
    Has an advantage with me over one whose ain’t.

  22. Tanya m
    Tanya m says:

    LRC Why, Fleas, of course! Lol

  23. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Boy I must have missed that literary class- make that the whole semester! I remember the Doors and Janis Joplin! Oh right they weren’t poets- it sure sounded good back in the day! Hahaha ! I love the necklace- and the poems are awesome

  24. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Robin – I also remember the Doors and Janis Joplin – maybe they were poets also. Thank you for your comments. And you’re right – the poetry was so much fun.

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