Connecting People over Space
Beads have been a
cultural staple for Millennia. They are believed to be the most
ancient forms of adornment, having been used for jewelry by each and
every civilization known to man.
Beads can be a status symbol and
someone's most prized possession
Cherished not only
for their beauty, they always were of tangible value: during the
course of history, beads were used as currency - enabling commerce. And
with that, connecting societies across far away lands.
Trading with beads became so common, that entire towns made a living
through bead making. Some of these towns are well known for their
beads still today. Just think of Venice and its trade beads, made
famous by the glass artisans from Murano.
Jablonec in the Czech Republic enjoys a similar status, albeit via a
much different type of manufacture and at a later time.
are many places all over the world where beads were equal to money.
Can you imagine, if we could buy our groceries, clothes, medicine,
furniture, cars or computers with beads today? How much fun that would
for more objects from around the world
only makes sense to use beads as a symbol of being connected to other
people. Beads of all colors, sizes, shapes, materials - all are on one
expression of joy that's captured in each bead should remind us that
we're all humans, with essentially the same goal: being happy and
living a fulfilled life. A life that's built on love and peaceful
We urgently need a
world with more compassion and less violence.
Let the "String of
Love and Peace" be a messenger, where each bead may represent a person
of a different cultural heritage, color, belief or language.
Peaceful living can
be achieved - we already have all the tools for it.
Together WE CAN
make a difference, just like many individual beads are combined to
make a beautiful necklace: A String of Love and Peace Going Around
Help make this symbol
of kindness grow around the world by adding beads to those you love!
The Neverending Necklace
All dedicated beads
are strung and then mounted on framed panels, just like the one you
see below. Your dedications are recorded in the
Journal, where you can find them forever.
Each finished panel
may be sponsored
by an individual, family, group or a business. Once your beads are
sponsored, we forward $1 per bead to
One of many unique sections of the
"World's Longest Necklace"
You can see
your beads on the
Currently, we are
working to make the Love, Peace and Beads
Museum a reality. It will be a
place with marvelous exhibits from around the world, and of course the
Neverending Necklace. Until then, you can see some of the panels
during our events.
Your dedicated beads are always
in good company on the Neverending Necklace