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The next Artists for Animals Auction starts on Monday, 4/19/21 and goes through Sunday, 4/25/21. I made a few more things. I always make a bunch of stuff over time, forget about half of it, decide some doesn’t work, and don’t always know where all of it is. So I have to gather up what is actually going into the auction. These items have a high chance of getting in because I made them fairly recently.

Selection acrylic pink dog beads with silver accents

I got some cool vintage acrylic dog beads recently. I had all these ideas of what to make, but when I started to work with them, I found the hole was horizontal rather than vertical and large hole. That made a huge difference. So I ended up using them in a different way than originally envisioned.

Necklace with lampwork bead, crystal, and crystal and metal tassel cap with tassel made of a variety of fibers. A second picture to the right shows the same necklace with the tassel spread out to reveal two of the pink dogs beads tied to the fiber.

I made a fiber tassel necklace, a favorite style as of late, and the hidden surprise is a couple of the dog beads inside the tassel. I used a jeweled bead cone, a lampwork bead by Jennifer Tough, a vintage AB crystal and finished it off with chain. Really fun and funky.

Four jewelry items. Top left is a blue cat bead with blue and small coated blue glass beads and a coated blue drop below the cat. To the right are earrings with glass cat drops and green and brown beads. Below that is a necklace with a jasper pendant and beads in reds, browns and tans. Bottom left are earrings with large patterned wooden rounds, mismatched, with sari silk ribbon in mauve tied above and colorful - orange, yellow, magenta and silver - large beads.

I always like to have a few cat pieces. A contemporary blue cat bead is knotted with vintage glass beads. The coated beads, used as spacers in between the larger aqua beads, and the drop below the cat (that I think looks like a bell on the cat’s collar) are in vintage condition, which I love. They have some patina and wear. They are beautiful.

I couldn’t resist these Czech glass cat beads from one of Allegory Gallery‘s live videos a while ago. I used a couple in some cute earrings with vintage lucite moonglow beads.

The jasper and mookaite necklace I’ve showed before, also with materials from Allegory Gallery.

The mismatched wooden pieces are from Tangible Light Studio. I paired those with some fun polymer beads by Artybecca and a little bit of sari silk. Even though they are big statement earrings, they are super lightweight due to the materials.

Four kraft jewelry boxes painted with stickers on top. Left is Plum and gold with an elephant sticker. Middle are two painted gold and green with dog stickers. Right is painted plum and blue with a heart sticker.

I even had fun altering some boxes to use for shipping the auction items. I got the idea from Candie Cooper. It was really enjoyable, and is a great way to reuse branded boxes I get with orders and reduce waste.

I hope you can stop by the auction. There are many artists selling their handmade goods to support animal charities. My auctions will support Madison Cat Project.