When one of my favorite people announces that she is going to be having a blog hop, I am all for it. Especially since Lori Anderson of Pretty Things has had to cut back on the hops because of some health challenges.
This hop took a little, no let's make it a lot, more thought than most of the ones that I participate in. Figuring out what disease or condition that I wanted to shine a light one was easy since both myself and my husband have fibromyalgia. The color for this condition is purple.
The next step was figuring out just what I wanted to have added to my little word bean. Yeah you heard me. Since Heather of Swoondimples was making each of the 'beans' individually, we got to personalize them. It took a couple weeks but what causes me to push past the pain is being able to provide a home for my husband and our various furry members of our family.
I really stepped out of my wheelhouse designing this necklace as I went totally asymmetrical with the 'bean' off to one side. Also (are you ready for this) it doesn't have any of my beloved 'gemmies' in it. Instead I used a combo of Czech glass and sea glass as well as a pewter clasp. It is all knotted up on Irish Waxed Linen.
I am really happy with this necklace and have worn it a few times already. It is the first time I have really worn any awareness jewelry but that is going to change.
Now to hop about and see what everyone else has chosen for their cause and what words are important to them. ( I do want to apologize for not having the list of designers posted on my blog but while I got the post done early, I had planned on adding the link list. A migraine waylaid me.) Just click here to get to all the designer links.