Monday, December 6, 2010

Feature Artisan: Mona Peepers Ahleman

 Mona is the owner of 3 Peeps Designs, and is a member of the Crafting for Animals Guild and the Artfire Beadweavers Guild on

Mona is an animal lover, especially when it comes to cats and dogs, and has a big heart for rescued animals.  She donates some of her beaded dog cuffs to different rescue groups, and most recently donated some Greyhound cuffs to GALT and TIGR, and cuffs for Luv-A-Bull and their silent auction.

She loves the fact that she is making a difference in the world!

The cuff on the right was made using the peyote stitch and is Mona's own design of a Pit Bull and paws.   This cuff is made-to-order in any colors that you would like.  

She also makes cuffs with various other types of dogs, and I've also seen that she has some tutorials for sale in her other shop, 3PeepsDesignsToo for us bead lovers!

Mona makes various beaded items, one of my personal favorites is these small paws that can be used in scrapbooks, crafts, and/or jewelry - making.  I think that they would make the perfect magnets to put on the fridge or in a locker!

Mona's love for animals extends to her own home where she has two large dogs named Charlie and Apple, and three cats named Buffy, Dixie, and Einstein.  

Mona's main inspiration for beading and creating stems from her husband and two children.  

For now she sells items to help supply her love of beads, but hopes that someday she can do it full-time.

Mona has been beading for 9 years, as is evident in the quality of her work.  Just looking at her studio I can see that her items are made with love and are top quality.  I truly believe that she has what it takes to do it full-time!

Mona can be found at the following locations on the web: 

Thank you for sharing with us Mona!

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  1. Well written post and definitely portrays what I know about 3peeps as well. She is very caring with both her bead work and animals. She is a strong force in the Crafting for Animals Guild as well. Our animals are lucky to have her by their side.

  2. Aww! Thanks for posting about my shop! It put a smile on my face on this cold and dreary day! I'm lucky to have so many animals in my life :-)

    Mona aka 3PeepsDesigns

  3. You're most welcome Mona, I enjoyed learning about you and your shop, and you have so many beautiful items in your shop! The write-up was my pleasure!

    Thank you El!

  4. Your beading is beautiful and your designs reflect perfectly your love for animals.
    Interesting read.



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