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"Orphans of the Storm"

About this design:

I found some bags of these porcelain beads in a gift shop in Columbia, MO. Everything there had been handcrafted in Missouri. These darling beads were made by Mary Benjamin. The bags of beads had "Orphans of the Storm" printed on them, so that's what I call this necklace.


Small handcrafted colored porcelain beads, sterling silver beading wire, gun metal hook and eye clasp.

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  1. Laud
    Laud says:

    This is my idea of a good time: simple and stunning. Love the way you strung the pendants; each one stands out to be admired. Good job!

  2. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Great combination of shapes…

  3. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Awesome! So many interesting beads to look at. I like the way your created pendants to hang between the heishi beads. You have jump-started my creativity for the evening! :)

  4. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Great design!

  5. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    They may have been orphans of the storm at one time…but now they are part of one big happy family in that necklace! Outstanding! :)

  6. Elaine
    Elaine says:

    Thank you everyone for your nice comments! :)

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Great composition! I really like the muted tones and the unique focal.

  8. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love the colors and the design :)

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