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Our Black Bears

About this design:

This is a tribute to the Black Bears that roam my neighborhood. They are urban Bears. I live close to the parkway, so they wander in and around where I live. Now, as recent as last week, one has hit our trash cans in the middle of the night. I 'm pretty sure they should be hibernating by now.


Lipstick Ranch bear, Tourmaline chips, Red Line Agate, glass leaf, copper charm and brass chain.

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Looks my! I don’t think I would like that. Opossum are scary enough. Your black bear necklace tribute is wonderful.

  2. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Wow. Bears in the city. I love the one on your necklace. Nice piece Sweetjane.

  3. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    People in Asheville are used to bears…that’s why they are called urban bears. I have had a rather scary experience…a mama and three cubs were at the Ed of my deck while I was sitting there one day. I guess she figured I wasn’t z threat and went on.

  4. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I might also add…you rarely hear of a bear attacking someone. They will runaway from you if you you make loud noises

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Love your bear necklace. Nice colors, great design.

  6. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    This is beautiful, Jane. For some reason, I had decided that the bear was a polar bear. Go figure!
    We have bears up here but they hide and hibernate.

  7. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Jane or anyone …
    My stash is beyond managing and these arthritic hands are rebelling at continued use and in my early days of beading I was ever so greedy in my purchases. You name it, I probably have it; stones, findings, artist beads and many, many more!

  8. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I myself are facing the same problem with way too many beads. It was suggested that I do a destash on my shop…that’s one suggestion…or simply bag them up and take them to the Goodwill. I haven’t decided which I will do. But…that being said, I still would be interested in new beads. So…CRHG…I will pay for postage…let me know how to send you the money.

  9. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Chicky – I would love some new beads. Feel free to contact me through my website. http://www.lucindasbeadart.com
    Let me know how much you will need. Thanks.

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Black bears running around the neighborhood–I’ve heard of this. I think it would be very cool to see as long as it was safe. Your necklace is a fitting tribute to these urban bears & the focal is perfect.

  11. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Chicky, I would count it an honor to create with your beads! You are a generous soul to offer them. How can I contact you? Sometimes making things with beads others have chosen makes it all the more fun! :)

  12. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I will gracefully bow out from this request…as I have already had my fair share of beads sent to me thru Nancy.i would love to see your beads go to Crystal and BLE.

  13. SF Girl
    SF Girl says:

    This is so cute! It looks like bears and berries. Love the whimsical touch of the green man charm.

  14. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    JANE – how did you communicate with Nancy? I am a bit leery of putting out my email … which is why I have not done this earlier.

  15. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Merilee, I was saddened when the personal messaging feature on this site was dropped. It’s hard now to get to know people better & communicate with one another. It was a lot of fun exchanging messages within our beading community. I do wish they would set it back up again–I miss those days. Maybe we could find a mediary to exchange phone numbers? I know what you mean about putting info out there. Having a shop or website would definitely be the easiest way to talk.

  16. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Merilee….Nancy and I would communicate thru my Etsy shop. I don’t know if Etsy appreciated that, but they never said anything. If you and Crystal could figure out how you could use my messaging on Etsy, your welcome to do so.

  17. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Crystal – I know what you mean about the personal messaging. You and Chicky can use my website to communicate also if you wish.

  18. J Carboni
    J Carboni says:

    Love, love, love

  19. Chicky Red-haired Grammy
    Chicky Red-haired Grammy says:

    Apologies … altho the sun is shining, my brain has shut down.

  20. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Merilee, you just let us know if you still want to proceed & how to do so. Hope you’re feeling better soon. It’s cloudy here today–hope the sun comes out later.

  21. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    Red Haired Grammy, you don’t need phone #s or email addys. I use janes shop name thru the Messages or just a msg thru her Etsy shop. You kinda have to experiment.

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