Sunday, August 30, 2015

Our Beautiful World - Beads

Our Beautiful World is a photo blog where the hosts provide a word prompt each week and challenge participants to upload beautiful photography from around the world.  This week the word is Beads.  So I got a few of my Noonday Collection together and took these photos this morning.

Noonday is a home sales business that sells jewelry made in the developing world to help struggling moms and other individuals make a living by selling their product to American consumers.  I've previously hosted a trunk show (their name for inside the home sales) and picked up these pieces.

Each piece comes with the story about how they are made.  The brown beads were local seeds that are gleaned, cleaned and strung into a super long necklace that wraps at least three times around my neck.  Great for multiple different looks.  The green beads are paper beads made by hand by the artisans and strung together with some metal, blingy beads.  Green is my favorite color!  The bracelet is made of hand crafted metal beads.  The metal is gleaned from local fields where artillery shells lay spent.  These shells are melted down and the beads made from the shell casing.  The earings are carved by hand from local shells.

I love how each piece came with a story. The tray is also from Noonday - handcrafted from local wood.  If you get a chance, stop by their website.  You can host a trunk show or just purchase from the website.  I am in no way associated with Noonday, just a fan with an opportunity to share something beautiful with the world.

I'm so grateful for Our Beautiful World and their weekly challenges.  It gets me out of my normal schedule and helps me look at the world differently.  I always am inspired by the other challenge participants.  Stop on over to take a peek or join the fun!


  1. They sure are lovely, I need to check them out, thanks for sharing and thanks for playing along with us at Our Beautiful World, always good to see you here!

  2. So nice jewels and lovely with a story (we have in Germany a similiar project, where I by clothes and other nice things)
    Have a great new week

  3. Beautiful beads, and beautiful story to go along with them!

  4. Pretty jewelry, always great if people support/help for a good cause! Thanks for sharing with us at "OBW"

  5. They're lovely! Thanks so much for sharing at OBW!!

  6. Beautiful post and beautiful beads! TFS

  7. That's wonderful that they come with a story of their creation. What a great cause. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I liked hearing the story behind how each piece of jewelry was made. I also liked how you set up the photo with the doily in the background. Very pretty!


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