We are excited to be participating in our first North Georgia Bead Society community outreach program at our April meeting. With Mother's Day approaching, we wil be making bracelets strung on elastic thread and donating them to local shelters. Children staying in those shelters can then choose bracelets to give to their moms for Mother's Day. The more we make, the more we can donate.
This is a great opportunity to bring your friends to a NGBS meeting for an intro to working with beads. Many bead weavers start out by stringing beads and that's exactly what we will be doing. All supplies will be furnished. This project is also a wonderful way to introduce your kids to the concept of giving back to the community, so feel free to bring your children (ages 12 and over, please).
Sheila has been busy sourcing contributions of supplies for the bracelets, and members are also encouraged to look through their stashes for beads to donate.
Members may also donate other pieces of finished jewelry for this worthy cause.
We will have supplies for the bracelets available at the meeting, but feel free to bring any beads and/or finished jewelry you would like to contribute to the project!
Pliers (for closing crimp covers)