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Lost marbles. Scattered. Need to regroup.

by notyouraveragegirl on April 7, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

This memoir was inspired by a stringed, beaded necklace that burst when I was traveling. There were beads running up and down the aisle of the plane! I was fortunate enough to save most of them. My favorite double strand necklace was no more. I had a friend of mine see the gathered mess I had kept in a baggie. She makes jewelry and had the vision to give the beads a new purpose: a single strand necklace, bracelet and pendant. They turned out beautiful!


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