Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Healing Power of Beads

Today is giveaway day! Congratulations to Carla and Sally, who were both drawn for a copy of my new beaded buttons and toggles tutorial. Thank you so much to everyone who entered!

For this giveaway, I asked what aspect of beading you are most grateful for. The responses were overwhelming and often moving. Many of you agree that beading has a special power to heal, whether it’s relaxation at the end of a stressful day, or providing hope and joy during a difficult time or illness.

The conversation reminded me of all the wonderful organizations and movements that use beading and jewelry to change the world, one person at a time. Today I want to give a little tribute to some of these special people and causes. Many of them will be familiar, but they deserve recognition as often as we can give it!

Soul of Somanya Sustainable Employment Project

Soul of Somanya


The Michala Riggle Beat Autism Foundation

Beading to Bead Autism


Bead for Life Fair Trade Organization

Bead for Life


The Andean Collection Fair Trade Jewelry

The Andean Collection


Also check out:

The Global Genes Project 7000 Bracelet for Hope Campaign and Beads of Courage.

How have beads influenced your view of your community, and your planet? If you know of another great cause, organization or movement that is making a difference with beads or jewelry, leave us a link or story in the comments!

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1 comment:

  1. Great round up of causes! There are so many ways people can use art to benefit others. Congrats to your giveaway winners!

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