It all started with paper beads. Noonday Collection was born when our Founder, Jessica Honegger, decided to sell some handcrafted paper bead jewelry she had on hand to raise adoption funds to bring her son home from Rwanda. Nearly 10 years later, paper beads are a staple at Noonday for their lightweight nature, artisanal appearance, and ability to create unique designs season after season. To make each style, Artisans carefully cut tiny strips of paper in multiple colors and tightly roll the strips around a toothpick to create the bead. The beads are then varnished to ensure a durable, smooth finish, and Artisans use a keen attention to detail and a fine touch to assemble the beads into some of your favorite jewelry designs.