Friday, July 30, 2010

Lima Peru

As promised, here is the wonderful pic of the ladies in Peru receiving their necklaces. I was told that some of them were so happy they were crying and kissing them. I am sorry that I did not get a chance to post the before and after pics- as I did take pictures of the process. I do not have those pictures loaded yet though. There were 150 of the necklaces given out in Peru and I am told the rest will be going to Boliva shortly. How exciting is that! I am so happy to be able to be used by God to bless these women. I look forward to possibly being able to do this again sometime. It was a great opportunity. I would like to encourage other beaders to find a worthy cause to contribute to as well. It is a great way to get your art, as well as your talent, out there. It also will make you feel great to be able to help someone else. This too was "out of the box" for me. That was the purpose of the Bead Soup exchange. It was to push us to try something new and this certainly was one way to accomplish that. Joining the Bead Soup Blog "club" has opened up many new doors for me. It has taken my beading to a whole new level. I wish I could afford to quite my day job and just persue my passion. Perhaps one day God will open that door for me as well.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

On a wing and a prayer.........

The necklaces are done for Peru! They will be leaving with my friend Mari in the morning. She is going to Lima Peru and I made 200 (194) necklaces for her to take and give to the people there. She is on a mission trip. This was a wonderful chance that I was given to be a small part of her mission trip. I hope that God can use the necklace to touch the ladies of Peru and show them of His great Love! Thanks to my beading Buddy Christa who helped with the crosses and who helped bail me out when my first supplier fell through on the cord order. I could not have done this without her support. The cord was fabulous to work with! She also gave me great advice. She gave in memory of a friends granddaughter that recently died during child birth. God be with that family as they deal with her death. I have taken pics of the construction of the necklaces and my studio (kitchen table). It is good to get things back in order as I have been working on this project for about a month. I have to get a zip drive to download my pics on as I had them saved to a drive on my computer and due to a glitch they got dumped the other day- thankfully they are still on the camera. I will get that soon so I can show you the work and finished product. As they say a pic is worth a thousand words! Mari has asked me if I would like to join her on a mission trip next year. I will be praying for God's guidence in that matter. I trust you all had a great 4th of July. We took the kids on their first camping trip. For those of you that do not know I have 2 boys ages 12 and 15. They had fun but we sure did sweat. We hope to go again.