My jewelry designing/beadmaking friend, Christine Damm is collecting charms to make a healing bracelet for her sister in law Vila who has leukemia.
If you'd like to participate, here are the relevant details taken from Christine's lovely blog, Stories They Tell:
"Contribute a charm that is handmade by you-- that's the only stipulation. The charms can be anything, any theme, any color, any material, any technique but about 1” X 1/2” would be ideal. Send your creation to me and then I'll attach it to a nice chain that will become a charm bracelet with everybody's charm on it. The energy created in making the charm is what I'm after-- it doesn't have to be perfect, or expensive or elaborate. It could be resin, or metal or polymer clay or fiber or layered paper.
The deadline for contributions is Monday, March 22, 2010. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to send a charm and I'll e-mail you my address back as I'd rather not broadcast that over the Internet! If I receive more than 50 or so charms, I'll collect them and pass them on to someone who wants to do a similar “kindness” bracelet for a friend who needs one."
To say thank for donating a charm, Christine is having a giveaway of these lovely items:
I've sent along a sweet little blue bird sitting in her nest, symbolizing new life and hope. I wrote a tutorial for the bird charm on ABS.
Sending out good thoughts to everyone today.....