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St. Petersburg in Bronze and Pink

About this design:

My daughter saw the last necklace using the St. Petersburg stitch and wanted one of her own. I made a simpler design in pink and bronze. Hope she likes it.

Components:

12 x 12 mm Lampwork Stars in Pink nd Blue/Pink, 11.0 seed beads - Toho Frosted Metallic Dark Bronze and Pink Ceylon Matsumo, 3mm Czech Glass Frosted Pink Smooth Druks, 4 mm Czech Glass Pink AB Smooth Druks, 19 mm Teardrop Flower Toggle Clasp Pewter with Antique Bronze

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  1. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Ooooo. Another fringy one with the beautiful “eye”. I love these. Your daughter will enjoy it. Love the bronze tones. Where do you find the time, LOL.

  2. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Gorgeous to infinity and beyond! Your daughter will love this. I agree with K Ralston, How do you have so much time to make all these time consuming necklaces?About how long did this one take?

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks so much Pam and KR.
    I lost one of my kitties, Copernicus, last Monday. He was old and had a heart defect. Looks like he went peacefully under a shrub. He loved to go on walks with my husband and our dog. He is sorely missed. We buried him in the afternoon.
    That evening my daughter called. She told me she found a calico laying in the street near death. She asked if I could put her in my guest room (cat room?). She doesn’t have space in her home. I said ok but was a little unhappy after losing Copernicus. She brought the cat over and it looked horrible. It looked like all of its’ bones were broken or something. Huge hard barnacle like protuberances all over her. We gently moved her into a box and brought her into the room. Surprisingly, she climbed out of the box slowly.
    On closer inspection I noticed that the hard rock-like balls were on her fur – very close to the skin. I carefully cut the fur away in tiny snips with the scissors. She was very cooperative. I think she felt better with each snip. It took hours to remove most of the balls. They were completely snarled into her fur – full of pointy seeds and twigs and dirt. In several spots the fur was so tangled it pulled away from her skin leaving bald spots and sores. What a mess! She was also starving. I gave her a little water and broth and a little food. She was quite unstable on her feet – she probably quit moving because of the pain. Over the next few days I kept up removing the tangled fur and combing her with a fine toothed comb.

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    I put some ointment on her wounds ands she got better quickly. She doesn’t mind the combing so I will continue.
    She looks about the same age and coloring as my other cat, Darwin. I think they must have been in the same litter. Don’t know how she made it through the winter and then this ordeal. This morning she came running up to me for breakfast. I’m so happy for her.

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  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    That poor furbaby! She knows she now has a new home with someone who loves her and cares about her well being. I finally had a chance to report my neighbor’s abuse to their 2 huskies. One was a free spirited runner that would escape their backyard. They then chained her to tree that provided her no shade. They frequently had no food for them and no water. Finally animal control came by and I told him everything. They got a warning and told they would lose both of there are any problems. The runner just moved to San Antonio with their daughter.

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wow Pam – I hate it when people hurt their animals. Glad animal control got involved. Maybe the runner will have a good home now.
    I name my cats after scientists. I decided to name her after Jane Goodall – Goody for short.
    Little Darwin has no tail but Goody as enough tail for both of them.

  7. Althea A
    Althea A says:

    I love this necklace. Your creations are always gorgeous!
    So sorry to hear about your loss of Copernicus. So hard to lose our fur babies.
    Just curious why you name your pets after scientists? I’m a retired biologist.

  8. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks Althea. My husband and I both love science. He lives in the physics and engineering field. (builds amazing speakers) I studied at the University.
    Our first cat was Sir Isaac Newton (Newtie) – or Neutie as the vet called him. Then there was Sweet Marie “Curie”, Galileo (Babyleo), Archimedes (Archi). Now we have Crick, Darwin and Goody.
    Biology is a wonderfully interesting subject. Our nursery owner is a biologist.
    I love genetics also. So much to learn and so little time….

  9. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Forgot to tell you. My studies were in biology.

  10. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Oh Beady. I’m so sorry about Copernicus. And now you have Goody to save and care for. It’s a calling and a mission to bring goodness and light into the world. I knew we had a commonality. I had a child to raise alone and did not finish my college education, but while I was there I studied biology. I was fascinated with microbiology and one of the professors would let me use the little lab behind the classroom when he was teaching. He’d come peek into my microscope occasionally, and if I had something interesting under the lens he’d let the class come take a look. I haven’t thought about those days in years. Pam, I also have animal abusing neighbors. It’s a struggle to get animal control to do anything. I’ve complained a lot, and emailed the mayor once to light a fire under these people. There’s a little improvement after 3 years but not enough. I call them the rubbish people and I hope they will go someday. It’s why I wanted to move (mostly). I have a plan B and a plan C that I will pursue if it gets extreme again, but I would rather just be left in peace. I’m not leaving. If they continue, they are leaving.

  11. Moogie
    Moogie says:

    Your necklace is beautiful. I love how it sits on the body—the wide “straps” on the sides. And the graduated dangles are great.
    So sorry about your kitty. You are doing a great job retoring the new cat to health. Love the coloring.

  12. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks KR and Moogie. Yes Moogie her colors are beautiful. All of the cats I have now were abandoned on my street.
    Funny how many of us love science. Math is also one of my favorites along with chemistry. But it’s been a long time.
    Here are the two of them. Darwin and Goody.

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  13. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Oh Beady- I’m so glad you got that little kitty and are nursing it back to health. Who knows what happened, but you did exactly the right thing – fluids and a safe warm place. Awe … I think I told y’all that my big yellow cat got shot last Christmas with a pellet gun. I was beside myself, but he’s healed and I’ve stopped being angry- and we all sleep in the same bed! Haha I’ll probably die from a hair ball before anything else! Your necklace is truely beautiful!

  14. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks so much Robin. Little Goody growled at everyone for the first 5 days. It was a little intimidating but the other cats finally go used to it. I think it was her way of coping with all the pain she had. Anyway – Darwin sat next to her and ignore the snarling and now they are almost friends. I hadn’t heard her meow so I started meowing at her and finally I heard it. So sweet! I hope we don’t die of hairballs! Ha.

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