Just a public service announcement.
Don't leave a strand of beads on your desk when there is a rambunctious kitty running around.
I had a very nice set of beads on my desk partially strung. I needed one more bead to complete the set. I left it half strung on my desk and went downstairs to the torch.
A few hours later, coming up the stairs I found a spool of stringing wire unraveled. I few more steps and I found some pliers, a few more steps and I found a pile of tiny spacer beads scattered. Ugh!
So far I've found all but one of the beads from this set. It kinda sucks, but lesson learned I guess.