The Bead Politics of Beadtopia

Posted on June 28, 2016 by Larry Silverman | 2 comments


BEAD SHOP TURNS IT'S STORE WINDOW INTO A POLITICAL CARTOON ON THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL RACE
S & A Beads, a small gift and bead boutique in Takoma Park, MD has created what may be the first political cartoon this election season made almost entirely of beads. Its latest store window portrays the leading figures of this weird presidential contest - Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders - under the banner of the Republic of Beadtopia. The word balloons above the bobble headed figures reflect the character and positions of each of the candidates:
  • Bernie (hands outstretched): Beads for everybody. 
  • Hillary (holding a strand of broken pearls): I can fix it. 
  • And Donald, (standing next to some really big beads): My beads are huge.  
The main characters are surrounded by smaller figures made from beads carrying placards which echo the great issues of the day. Some examples: 
  • Black beads matter, 
  • Insurance coverage for crystal healing, 
  • All beads all bathrooms, 
  • Give beads a chance, 
  • We will have a bead on the moon by the end of this decade.  

And many more. The closer you look the funnier it gets. Says Cheryl Moody, senior artist at S & A Beads and the designer of the window, "The election news is so depressing, I felt I had to do something to lighten my own mood."  According to Larry Silverman, owner of S & A, "Our customers really love it. Many have suggested additional placards. I am very proud of the wit and the craftsmanship evident in this shop window."

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Debbi
Debbi

July 07, 2017

Trying to find out about the status of an order I placed and paid for on June 18. Email to you has not been answered. I need the order as soon as possible!

Lauren
Lauren

October 20, 2016

I love this!

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