It’s true. I think I created a monster….that Monster is Kelli. I think she turned into a bead loving girl.
You might remember my hunt and determination to replace my bracelet that told the life story of Jesus. (Full story on that here). Then you might remember that I had wanted a to make a Psalm 23 bracelet and that my friend and blog reader Linda made it for me. (Full story on that here)
Well along the way, I’ve always wanted to make some of the bracelets. I would love to have some of the Psalm 23 bracelets on hand when I hear someone is diagnosed with cancer or dealing with a hard spot in live. So gradually I began accumulating all of the supplies. Kelli was with me on NUMEROUS outings as I was looking for beads. Gradually I had accumulated what I thought I needed…BUT I was a unsure of how to start.
Well Kelli to the rescue. She loves learning new craft things…me not so much. I think I”m always nervous that I won’t do it right.
Here is the Psalm 23 bracelet.
Here is the story of Jesus’ life bracelet.
She did a great job on both!! I’m so happy she figured it out.
So what prompted that we finally tackled beading. Kelli wanted to give something to my niece Jody’s benefit and thought she’d give a quilt then thought that there were already a few quilts that were going to be there. That left her scrambling to think of something else. I mentioned the bracelets and she said sure.
Youtube was a big help seeing she had never beaded anything before. She didn’t know how to use jump rings or the beginning clamps that start the bracelet.
She totally took to beading and is now hoping to do lots more projects. She left my house anxious to get home and search the internet for more ideas of making meaningful bracelets. I know her husband’s grandma is having a birthday soon and she hoped to make some sort of family bracelet for her….then I showed her a mother’s bracelet and “oh” she wanted to make that too…and that…and that too!! As she was leaving she was vowing to try to hit up one of the craft stores in Cedar Rapids, where the benefit is being held today, so she can stock up on beads.
Thanks to so many of you for donating on the Go Fund Me Page. I did get a few checks in that I have cashed and will be taking the money with me when I go. I so appreciate how kind and supportive you all have been. It’s early in the benefit and already they have raised over $1200. With a goal of raising $10,000, I think we can do it! Again…thank you, thank you.
Truly, I think I have created a monster!!