27 December 2010 Can You Believe These Beads? Posted by: Caitlin Leutwiler | 1 comment | Share: Voila! Defenders supporter Joyce White has completed her handmade clay bead necklace – and it measures more than 2,000 feet! This necklace, weighing in at just under 200 lbs, was handmade one bead at a time and hand assembled. Joyce began crafting a beaded necklace in June of this year, after seeing heartbreaking images of oiled wildlife in the Gulf. She plans to auction off the necklace and then donate the proceeds to Defenders in the effort to support animals that continue to be impacted by the Gulf oil disaster. It’s one thing to hear about a necklace that long, but to see it is another! Check out this video to see the necklace in its entirety. For more information, please visit the Clay Bead A Thon page on Facebook. See how Defenders is working to help wildlife impacted by the Gulf oil disaster. One Response to “Can You Believe These Beads?” Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap Up Washington Wildlife Officials Issue Kill Order for Huckleberry Wolf Pack; Illinois Adds Wolves as a Protected Species; Keeping our Sights on OR-7; Yawning is contagious – even in wolves! Courage for Conservation Thanks to the efforts of the Tribes of Fort Peck, bison have been returned to their historic home in the Great Plains. The Passenger Pigeon’s Everlasting Mark – America’s Most Infamous Extinction The passenger pigeon’s human-caused extinction 100 years ago is a haunting reminder of how important the ESA is for endangered species.