Bead Town mural on show in Natchitoches

NATCHITOCHES, La. – A 48-by-8-foot mosaic made of discarded Mardi Gras beads will be unveiled next week before observers for the Guinness Book of World Records.

Local businesses and individuals raised $8,000 to cover fees for bringing the team to Natchitoches on Wednesday to see the piece called “Natchitoches Bead Town.” It’s by German-born Stephan Wanger, who holds the current record for a mosaic made of beads.