alexandra & wells

Blessing Beads | Long Glass



My husband and I took a trip to South Carolina two months after our son died as a way to separate ourselves from the pain filled reality we were living in.  In a small art studio, we came across what the artist described as “blessing beads” — a strand of beads intended to bring hope, good faith, and protection into the home of another.  It was the only thing I brought home from our trip, and it hung on the door of our son’s room from that point forward.  The blessing beads from our trip inspired me to create the Blessing Bead Collection we now offer to you, today.

I string all of our blessing beads by hand, create the alpaca wool yarn tassel, and wrap each with gold wire that is strung through a hand cast brass charm.  I hold the meaning behind these pieces incredibly close to my heart, and want them to always be something that my hands make for you and your family.  My hope is that they can bring a sense of love into your home, just like they did mine.

Our long strands are best used when draped across a table or centerpiece, hung over a lamp, or wrapped up on a bedside table.  They make a beautiful gift to family and friends, an expectant mother, or to your own child — to place in their room and remind them that they are safe and loved.

Length 39 white, 2 charcoal recycled glass

Cord 3mm genuine suede cording

Tassel olive alpaca wool yarn

Charm long hammered brass cross

The recycled glass beads used in this strand are made by the Krobo People of Ghana, Africa, using a centuries old technique.


machine wash cold with like colors
tumble dry low | line dry to prevent shrinkage
our garments are preshrunk with added recycled polyester to minimize shrinkage as much as possible | standard shrinkage is 3-5% after wash

do not dry clean or iron printed garments

Our standard fulfillment time for regularly stocked inventory is 7 business days.  We operate with a very small team, and do out best to get your order to you in a timely manner.  At this time, we are unable to rush orders.  If you would like expedited shipping outside of our 7 business day processing time, this can be uparaded during checkout.

All shipping timeframes and costs are calculated at checkout.  Once your order ships, you will receive a confirmation email with all relevant tracking information.

We are not responsibility for any import taxes or duties for international orders.

We accept returns and exchanges on full priced, unworn, unwashed items within 30 days of marked delivery.  

Exchanges are processed at no cost to the customer.

Returns are subject to a $15 processing fee to cover associated shipping costs and restocking.

All custom items are not eligible for return. Please check sizing details prior to placing your order.  If you need assistance, please contact us.  We are happy to help.

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