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.
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.
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!