But this month, there is an added incentive to finally finish a project. This month, Art Beads Scene is encouraging readers to make a blue-themed bracelet and contribute it to 7000 Bracelets for Hope, an initiative that raises awareness and support for caregivers of children with rare genetic diseases. Given my current fondness for making bracelets, this seemed like a good project for me.
After studying this month’s painting, Picasso’s Two Acrobats with a Dog, I let my fingers do some walking on Etsy and ordered a number of beads. Plus a couple of pewter charms. While I have a design in mind, none of the beads have arrived yet. I am pretty tactile when it comes to making jewelry – I can have an idea in my head, but I need to have the materials in front of me in order to really see how the piece will come together.
Here’s a couple of the beads I ordered…
Vintage blue and orange vintage enameled rounds (Gardanne Beads)
Stay tuned to see the final project later this month. And if the muse strikes you, hop over to Art Beads Scene and see how you can contribute to 7000 Bracelets for Hope.