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Alamedans have many good neighbors. Many of them are talented, distinguished and colorful. However, none of them jangle like Eleanor Wiley, aka the Bead Lady. Beads, amulets, talismans, charms, and symbols adorn her. After attending the Parliament for the World's Religions in 1993 and discovering that the word bead means prayer, she created her business, Contemporary Prayer Beads. She teaches workshops worldwide to people of all ages, races, religions, and cultures. Bead by bead she is building relationships, creating human bridges for interfaith peace and understanding. Listen for the Bead Lady — she's a walking symphony for world harmony.