Right now, my coffee table (old toy box crafted by my great grandfather) looks like this, and my cat is loving it. Every time I turn around, I catch her trying to bat a bead off the table, or chew on a piece of bead wire.
But I'd say the disarray is worth it. The center is an old brooch that is missing the pin and clasp, so now it's got a new lease on life! I'm going to wear it tomorrow to see what people think, and once I get enough necklaces made, I'm going to take them to a few shops in town that sell handmade jewelry and see what happens!
Next up... green and gold!