Just Bead It

So, I’m heading to Africa. In August. With Little Dresses for Africa. My passport has been renewed, my flights are booked and I’m starting to organize my sewing party! If you don’t already know about my short term mission trip, please click on the Africa! link at the top of my homepage.

I have been so blessed by the outpouring of support that has come my way. I have reached about 2/3 of my financial goal! I have also had many people offer to make dresses, people have donated fabric and a friend has even loaned me a tag punch so that I can make tags for each of the dresses I plan to bring. I can see that this is a community endeavor as I strive to bring awareness to the people we are going to serve, and I am so thankful.

I belong to a local MOPS group (Mothers of Preschoolers). We meet once a month and in our last meeting, I shared with them about my trip to Africa. Then I showed them how to make paper beads (an African art form). Together, we spent 30 minutes making paper beads and I ultimately made bracelets out of them.

Like this one:

and this one:

Many thanks to the lovely ladies who helped me make these bracelets. It is a time consuming project to do on my own.  I have decided to give one bracelet to the next two people who donate $25 or more toward my trip to Africa. Just follow the instructions here to contribute toward my trip. Be sure to scroll all the way down to my name, so that the funds will go toward my trip. Email me at jana [at] earlmacdonald [dot] com and let me know that you have done that. Once I get confirmation of the donation from our team leader, I will send a bracelet out to you (US and Canada, only).

So cute. One of a kind. Beautiful, upcycled African art!

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