If you have a daughter, and The Purging Lutheran does, then she wanted beads to make bracelettes and necklaces, and My Marta did. Most girls, I figure, start down the road of hard plastic jewelry in fourth grade with their friends. I think that’s about the age where they’ll listen to ma and pa to not pretend they are flavored tic tacs and swallowing them. What we have here is her last group of beads, the others having been given away, I think, to my niece, Edbert. There’s not much to say about beads than to say no matter what shape or color they are they come in a bunch of sizes starting at tiny and going down to “Rats! I lost another one!”. Tiny lost beads do help you determine whether your vacuum cleaner actually vacuums or just makes that blowing sound to trick you. There is no mistaking the hard CLACK! of a bead hitting the frame of the vacuum head. It does give one a sense of accomplishment as the beads bang around and get sucked in. Everyone else in the house can hear your ‘sense of accomplishment’ as well, so best to be done in a hurry or they’ll complain.
Numbers 31:50 – We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the LORD.