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Mr. BeBe the squirrel

About this design:

We were talking about misplacing things the other day on this blog. This squirrel is what is lost in my bead room. So I just ordered another one- thus Mr BeBe.I didn’t know what to name him, so I chose this name from the Andy Griffith show. Mr. BeBe was the lineman who worked up high on the telephone polls. Y’all probably know the rest of the story. Did y’all know there’s a group that are all in to squirrels? That’s a squirrel fun fact! Haha! I think it’s time to get outside!


Squirrel pendant from majoyoal. Calcite square beads. Paper beads with bead caps that I painted with green patina. Disc beads, picture jasper 6mm rounds. Acorn and pine cone charms. Antique brass findings

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Beautiful necklace! The squirrel reminds me of Reddy. He was the squirrel that my dad and brother tamed to take pecans in the shell from their mouth as he sat on their shoulder. He gave one the two men working on the auto repair shop behind our house. The guy was on the dolly under a car. He had earlier Fed Reddy some nutty chocolate from his pants pocket Reddy crawled up the pants leg. I have never seen a man roll out from under a cat as fast as he did.

  2. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    Ha Ha Ha Pam, great story! I don’t have an affinity for squirrels but I love the Redwall stories with them and I think those names would be fun for these. This is a great piece Robin! One of the couples in our Sunday School class take in baby squirrels to take care of when they are abandoned by their parents or something happens to the parents. I love what they do with them, but I can’t forget what I was taught all of my life, they are furry tailed rats. They are cute, but….

  3. Jogi
    Jogi says:

    And, I love your links of beads, too. Such a textured dream!

  4. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Great story Pam-hilarious! I had a squirrel that would come down the tree for peanuts and then one day he bit me-he didn’t break skin, but that was the end to my feeding him. I have 2 beagles who love to chase them in the yard. The squirrels will sit up in the tree and tease them.
    Jogi, my cat brought a baby squirrel in the house-what craziness that was trying to catch him! I admire people who care for wildlife -it takes a lot of patience, I’m sure!

  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Unfortunately the Reddy -human venture ended while went to California over Christmas. The hoods that hung out at the gas station across the creek from our house cut an x on all four paws.

  6. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    What a fun necklace!! Well put together..color and design are great! I have one squirrel story. I used to leave the front door ajar so Sidney could come and go. Apparently, one day, a squirrel decided to venture in the living room. Imagine my surprise when up from behind my gold chair popped a little squirrel head. I also like your photography on this Robin.

  7. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    First, about your necklace. Like all your pieces it is full of great and varied colors, interesting shapes and sizes and stones that all go so well together. So much for the eye to see. Now, about squirrels. I love them so much. They are so happy and hyperactive. I just started feeding them, as well as a variety of birds, and there are a lot of them coming around. 2021 may just have been the worst year of my life and somehow these guys are lifting my spirits. They are eating all my animal crackers and the peanuts are seeds I bought them so fast. This little hobby is gonna cost me some bucks. So here’s one of my guys going for the cookies.


  8. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Oh, and Pam, that story is hysterical.

  9. kye
    kye says:

    I’m really enjoying your animal themed work. Squirrels are so fascinating to watch. They seem to have so much fun flying thru the treetops from branch to branch. Your necklace is fun to view also. So many colors and textures to admire. Beautiful!

  10. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Beautiful Robin. I love your squirrel and the beads go with it beautifully. Such a lovely necklace.
    I used to live in the city and there were many squirrels in the back yard. They all looked a little different. I used to feed them nuts. They all had names – Brownnose and Munchy.. etc. So much fun. One even took the nuts from my hand. They used to take the nuts and hide them in the yard. The crows would watch them and get the nuts after they left.
    About the crows – They would gather in the trees in the late fall, early winter. It was a grand social event. But the city doesn’t like them pooping on the grand hall so they hire people to come and shoot them each year. Such a waste. The grounds are clean after the first rain, And crows take 4 years before they can reproduce. It makes me so sad.

  11. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    This is one special necklace! Every element combines so well with the others. I especially like the subtle blue hues from the Calcite cubes picking up the blue in the focal. The Picture Jasper has me seeing this little guy scurrying and playing in & out of the bushes & trees. And to top it off, the acorn & pine cone elements complete the picture. Your recent themed necklaces are definitely fun, playful, and imaginative that pack a lot of appeal in my book! As for squirrel stories, I don’t have any; but as for lizards…well, lots of those. :)

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