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Art from the ♥

Making tails wag – one bead at a time! 

Beaded Tail AvatarSharla along with her mom, Sheri, are the artisans behind BeadedTail.  They use their love of creating quality beaded jewelry to benefit their love for animals. Each of their one-of-a-kind designs contains an animal theme – from paw toggles to cat face beads or animal awareness ribbon charms or butterflies. A portion of ALL sales proceeds benefit animal awareness causes.

Cat Face 14K Gold Filled Earrings

Sophia - Cat Face and Clear Swarovski Crystal Beaded 14K Gold Filled Earrings

Sharla supports various local and national animal charities, including organizations that work with feral cats and practice Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) policies.  According to Sharla, feral cats taken to traditional animal shelters are usually euthanized because they are not socialized and are considered unadoptable.  Feral cats that are TNR’d can live their lives outside as they are accustomed to without continuing the cycle of more kittens being born.  She  also support organizations that help senior pets find forever homes since it is often harder for them to be adopted out of shelters than kittens and puppies. In 2009, BeadedTail donated a total of $686.50 to organizations such as Beaufort Community Cat Project, SaveHaven Humane Society and Alley Cat Allies.

Onyx and Leopard Glass Bead Earrings

Onyx and Leopard Glass Bead Earrings

Sharla has had pets literally all her life. Currently, she and her husband have a Husky named Sadie that was rescued from a puppy mill by the Humane Society.  They also have two cats, Isabella and Angel,that they also adopted from the Humane Society. Sheri has an American Eskimo named Samy that she adopted after someone got him as a puppy and was unable to take care of him. Their animals are a huge part of their lives and now live like royalty!

Black Dangle Beaded Sterling Earrings

Pawsome - Pawprint Ceramic and Faceted Black Dangle Beaded Sterling Silver Earrings

Sharla and Sheri are keenly aware that there is a great need for animal awareness education to prevent overpopulation, abused and homeless animals and are most grateful to be able to sell their jewelry on Etsy to benefit animals.



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  1. wonderful feature on Sharla and her love and concern for animals! I have enjoyed reading her blog and visiting with her on the etsy blogger forum. Furthermore, I bought a couple pairs of her lovely earrings and have enjoyed wearing them. I hope her dreams of forever homes for pets come true.

    Comment by Splendid Little Stars — 01/21/2010 @ 1:45 am

  2. Great feature on Sharla – BeadedTail!!! She’s great person to do charity for poor animals!!

    Comment by Patch — 01/21/2010 @ 3:49 am

  3. What a great feature 🙂 I have had the great honor to get to know Sharla through our EtsyBloggers team and find myself a better person because of her 🙂 She truly is an inspiration!

    Comment by Memories for Life Scrapbooks — 01/21/2010 @ 4:28 am

  4. What an incredible feature! I heart this shop and I really enjoy my daily dose of the blog with the hilarious photos and commentary. It is so great to see people taking care of animals or anything else that might need a helping hand.

    Comment by nico designs — 01/21/2010 @ 11:14 am

  5. I love Sharla’s work – great feature!

    Comment by Ruthie — 01/21/2010 @ 3:47 pm

  6. Thank you so much for this lovely feature! I am very grateful! The comments above make my heart happy too! Thank you everyone!

    Comment by BeadedTail — 01/21/2010 @ 4:20 pm

  7. What a wonderful feature!

    Comment by Beth — 01/21/2010 @ 5:46 pm

  8. I too am a Sharla/Beaded Tail fan! She inspires me. She exudes love and kindness.

    And thank you for clearing up TNR for me. Awesome!


    Comment by Lily — 01/22/2010 @ 7:53 am

  9. What a great feature! I chat with @beaded on Twitter. Love cats too.

    Comment by Linda B — 01/24/2010 @ 1:14 pm

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