Charlie was not the smartest dog on the planet, but definitely the sweetest. He had the longest eyelashes I’ve ever seen, and was the best snuggler ever. Charlie loved children, and was a therapy dog. He worked at a not-for-profit literacy organization in downtown Detroit, where kids who were reading-challenged would sit and read to him. He also worked at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, most often in the burn unit. He had an uncanny ability to sense what each child needed and brought so much comfort to them. And he loved to sleep, preferably in the softest chair he could find – always with pillows for his head. His favorite toy was a very large soft fleece ball. And I mean very large – 18” in diameter. He would carry it around and look like a giant bullfrog. When he lay down, he would put it under his chin as a pillow. Mostly, he just loved to be loved.
About Charlie's Bead
And here is the first shot of the Charlie bead right out of the kiln.
And here it is all cleaned up and ready to go. I love how the cremains swirl and reflect the light... and how they popped through right above the paw.
Even though this large bead is a really straightforward design and far less complicated that most of the memorial beads I make, I just love it. Simple and elegant! These are always my favorite beads to work on....they touch my soul in such a deep way!