I do not know from where the idea for this piece came. I was attempting to make a bracelet B had left for me. It was done all in Preciosa beads so before I could get around to attempting it I had to order the beads because their look was so much the part of the bracelet. I really love the beads and thought the idea of B's bracelet was so easy I could duplicate it without trying. Not so! my work looked nothing like hers. Still I liked how the beads and their colors eased together. Almost without decision I gravitated to this white cat and wanted to do designs on it. Finally I am able to think of one of these beanie babies as a surface instead of the animal. For me, this seems a huge break-through.