Tonya's Hope Bracelet
A couple of weeks ago I was in the craft aisle of Walmart, preparing for my workshops in Southern Pines. A lady and I struck up a conversation when she asked, "How do you make a bracelet?" Now is that a loaded question? Where do I begin?
Her name is Tonya, and she was holding some bright orange and pink beads in her hands. She started explaining that she wanted to make a bracelet with these colors, because she would soon undergo treatment for cancer. Bright orange is the color for leukemia and pink, the color of breast cancer.
She wanted to wear a bracelet when she went for treatments.
After talking for a little while, we left each other with a plan for me to create a bracelet for her. I didn't like the cheap charms at Walmart! I wanted to create some handmade charms.
So, here is the bracelet. The design idea came from the book Chain Style by Jane Dickerson.
I really hope Tonya likes the bracelet and that her treatments go well. She's a lovely lady.