Ok so since I'm able to torch a bit in the early morns, I've been making more beadies for the kiddies of Beads of Courage. They are still in need as far as I know and I'm sure always will be. I've been so totally inspired to keep making beads for the kids that I've let my Etsy shop wane and I need to get busy with that again too. Not enough time in the day geesh....Anyway, as long as the kids need a bead, I'll keep at it. :) I'm inspired, I'm having fun, I'm learning new techniques, I'm revisiting old techniques and just enjoying all of it. Knowing too that each bead I make for the kids will be loved. The kids themselves are such an inspiration. All that the kids have to deal with on a daily basis I just can't imagine. So yes, they inspire me to keep on keepin' on ! :) Wow, now that's an old sayin' I haven't heard in a while. lol !
I've mailed in two boxes this past week and the picture below shows the most recent one. I had so much fun making these beads ! It was recently posted that the kids love bumpy beads, dot beads, encased beads, odd shaped beads and the Peace sign beads. Sooooooo I made bumpy beads, a few odd shaped beads and some critter beads. No encased beads mainly because I am lousy at encased beads ! lol ! I give it a shot every now and again but more on that another time. The critter beads are hard to see because they are standing up on their "paws". lol ! The peace sign beads are soaking as I type so those will be pictured another time along with today's beads.
So as I mentioned before, if you are a beadmaker, PLEASE take a few moments of your torch time each time you torch and make a BOC bead. Send them in when you get about 30 done. Believe me, you will feel soooooo good knowing you're bringing a smile to some kid who truly needs a smile. :) Besides that - it's fun !
Thanks so much for coming by. Please come back again soon to see what else I've been up to. :)