Grateful Artist Lisa Lodge, of Pine Ridge Treasures, had a brilliant idea for a blog hop. Take a bag of treasures from her bead table and create.
And while I could see one of y jam-packed charmed bracelets easily emerging from her treasures, I decided to pursue a different path. The Road Not Taken, to quote Robert Frost.
Two beads leaped out at me. Those who know me can easily determine which those were.
Yep. Two kitty heads.
A while back the talented Tanya Boden sent me a beaded skeleton that so inspired me that, of late I've been playing around making Frankenstein's Monster, and Pumpkin Headed Creatures, and Mummies, so I thought... why not make a cat?
I started with the head, which I set off with the rondelle shaped beadies. Isn't she pretty?
I got kind of carried away with the neck, because there were so many fun beads to play with, So Kitty ended up with a very long neck and some elegantly waving arms.
At this point, I decided she was the reincarnation of Audrey Hepburn... which got me humming "Moon River."
Next came Audrey's torso. A double-drilled bead works best for the torso, but those are hard to find... even on my overflowing bead table. So I went with a single-drilled bead. I chose this magnificently swirly bead.
Then of course I needed arms, with some Hepburn-appropriate paws. And some nice long legs...
And, of course, a divinely elegant (and twisty) tail.
Audrey Hepburn Kitty is going free to a good home. Would you like her? She's litter-box trained and doesn't shed.
To win her, all you have to do is leave a comment saying you want Audrey, and become a Follower on my blog. If you're already a Follower, just say so in your comment. And, of course, visit some stops along the Blog Hop. You'll find the path below, and there will be all sorts of treasures to see... but probably no other Audrey Hepburn Kitties.
All together now... "Moon River, wider than a mile... " ♪♫
The "My Bead Table Blog Hop"
Your Host: Lisa Lodge
Molly Alexander, Beautifully Broken Me
Audrey Belanger, Dreams of an Absolution
Ginger Bishop, lilmummy likes...
Tanya Boden, Fusion Muse
Lisa Boucher, Lisa’s Clay Happenings
Michelle Buettner, Mishel Designs
Eleanor Burian-Mohr, The Charmed Life (you are here)
Mikala Coates, Maybe Just Perhaps
Marlene Cupo, Amazing Designs
Kathleen Douglas, Washoe Kat's
Mary Anne Klinglesmith Flesch, Hand Crafted Serenity
Tanya Goodwin, A Work in Progress
Mary Hicks, Falling Into the Sky
Tina Holden, Polymer Clay Bytes!
Shelly Joyce, Au jour le jour
Carolyn Lawson, Carolyn's Creations
Kathy Lindemer, Bay Moon Design
Susan Lloyd, Designs by Susan
Cynthia Machata, Antiquity Travelers
Kashmira Patel, Sadafule .. always in bloom!
Inge von Roos, Inge's Blog
Kristen Stevens, My Bead Journey
Sonya Stille, Dreamin' of Beads
Christine Stonefield, Sweet Girl Design
Toltec Jewels, Jewel School Friends
Norma Turvey, Moonlit Fantaseas
Sandra Wollberg, City of Brass Stories