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swarovski crystalA woman taking beading lessons had a birthday, and she got some money to treat herself to some new swarovski crystals.  A week later, she was looking for her crystals in her beading boxes and couldn't find them.  Two days later, her husband was making some fishing rigs up, and there were her new crystals on the table. 

"What are you doing with them?" she asked.  "I've been looking for them all over the house!"  

"I'm making my rigs up," he said.  "The fish like these ones." 

As might be expected, she got mad and said he couldn't have them, but said he could have some of her czech glass ones.

"No," he said.  "I have tried them.  The fish like the sparkly ones."

Now this story came from someone in the UK, thus her response:  "Never mind your bloody fish," she said.  And the happy ending is, he threw £20.00 at her and said "Here you are, buy some new crystals!"

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I don't know about you, but coming from a long line of (Cajun) fishermen/women, this tickled my funny bone.  In fact, it makes me think of some trolling lures my dad used that would have made great earrings!  They say such lures are designed to intrigue/attract fish, so I guess we're not the only ones who love sparkly things.  If you have a funny beading story, please share!

p.s. Read more funny things about beading in our earlier blog post, The Addiction of Beading.

 

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