As Karen, this mix’s creator, explains it, “cat at midnight was my inspiration.” We all are still wondering what life around the office was like before Alfie came into our lives. Rescued* by the team, he now lives with Kate and commutes to work with her each day. He is a joy for everyone at beadshop. With some gray under his chin and on the back of his tail, he isn’t just black.
Karen was inspired by Alfie’s personality, his lovely eyes, and the reddish-brown undertones of his coat. This array of richly colored 6/0 and 8/0 Miyukis is complemented by an adorable little black cat charm, a first for our Monthly Mixes! As this is a limited-edition mix for September 2018, we suggest getting it during the month of its release. If you would like to recreate the mix, the beads Karen used are:
If you were to purchase all the beads and the charm separately, the purchase price is almost $60! This is a great way to try them all and have a special mix made by hand in our bead studio. We hope you like Alley Cat.
Sold by the tube of 22 grams. Mix may vary slightly from photograph.
*To help support animal rescue, beadshop will donate $1 of every Alley Cat sold to Pets in Need, a no-kill shelter in Redwood City, Ca. It’s such a full-circle story...Pets in Need was founded at the same time Lydia had the old shop in Palo Alto. She was very active in helping it get started. And we’re thrilled to come back and help again.