Saturday, May 03, 2014

Creative, generous friends

I have some very creative, generous friends.  Carla, who makes beautiful jewelry and mixed media journals,  agreed to make a necklace for me.  The ceramic beads she's using (pictured below) came from Kazuri Beads, in Kenya.

Waaaaay back in 1981, when Coty and I had first moved to Nairobi, we visited the workshops of Kazuri and watched women roll, shape, and paint the beads.  I still have two necklaces that I bought at that time.

This new necklace that Carla is making has special connections - it reminds me of a time and place that holds many fond memories, and it makes me think of my very dear friend, who is creating a work of art that I will treasure.

When Carla gets her blog up and running, I'll let you know.  You would enjoy seeing her work.

Thanks, sweet friend, for all the ways you encourage and inspire.

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