The Little Red Bead

I have a little, red bead in my possession that I’ve had for as long as I can remember.  I don’t recall how or when I got it and I don’t remember how old I was.  If I had to guess I’d say it was a loose bead that fell off some jewelry my mom had, and I must have been around 5 or 6 years old.

How this bead has stayed with me for 30 years and made it through at least 3 or 4 moves is beyond my comprehension.  Needless to say, although this bead’s monetary worth is probably only a few pennies, because of its persistence to remain with me, its significance to me personally has grown as the years go by.

So what can I do with a bead that means so much more than all the vintage gems and pricey jewels in my studio?  One idea is to encapsulate the bead in a glass bottle and create a necklace from it.  Thoughts?

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8 thoughts on “The Little Red Bead

  1. BluKatDesign says:

    I like the glass bottle idea! Maybe string it on a piece of ribbon so it wont rattle! I have had pieces of ribbon for 30 years!

  2. Awww, that little bead looks lonely! Don’t put it in a vial! It will just rattle around all by itself! Have you ever had a dog follow you home? It just wants to be loved. I would give it some beads to hang out with, Maybe make it the center focal for a wrap bracelet. A wire pendant is good. it wants attention! After all these years, it deserves recognition! LOL

  3. What about the wire wrapping – sort of like a cage and use it as a pendant or something like that? I love the airy look of those sort of things!

  4. fatrabbitjewels says:

    Totally think you should put it in a capsule and make a necklace out of it. Saw some capsules at Michael’s today that I want but had no reason to buy or use.

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