First, there are some spacer beads and one set of earring beads on etsy - go get 'em!
Second, here's another one of my pet peeves, since I seem to be revealing myself. It's when people allow their dogs to defecate in your yard, or anyone else's, or on the street, or whatever, and don't clean it up. That is so disgusting...do they not think where it goes or what happens to it? Someone in my neighborhood actually did clean it up, and then threw it in the sewer. That goes directly to the water processing plant, don't they know that?!??!?! Ok, I feel better now!