Red Beans & Rice Necklace


High polished pewter with hematite or red dyed fresh water pearls

Length: Approx. 19″

Clasp: Washboard and clothes pin signature toggle


Story: Red Beans & Rice is a favorite dish of the deep south and so loved by Louis Armstrong that he humorously ended his letters “Red Beans and Ricely Yours”. Requiring little attention in an iron pot, Red Beans and Rice was the Monday wash day traditional fare. This conversational Bracelet design by Gulf Coast artisan Maurice Milleur celebrates this classic preparation.

This signature clothespin and washboard clasp symbolizes the Monday wash day. Served over “rice”, freshwater rice pearls, the ingredients include kidney beans, sausage or ham hock, hot and sweet peppers, onions, garlic, and celery. A garnish of Cajun or Louisiana hot sauce is included. The necklace is offered in Hematite, a natural ironstone representing the old iron pot, red dyed fresh water pearls representing the red beans. Made to nourish your conversations.