Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Art of Awareness Blog Hop - GEM'S PC Corner


Welcome to The Art of Awareness Blog Hop!! Thank you, Lori Anderson (Pretty Things) and Heather Millican (Swoondimples) for hosting this blog hop! Participants of this blog hop each created a design using a Swoondimples word bead to bring awareness to the different causes around the globe.

I chose the color orange and the word "hope" for my Swoondimples bead...orange for Multiple Sclerosis. I picked this particular cause because my sister has Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Multiple Sclerosis has many symptoms and I recall it took years before she was finally diagnosed with MS. This disease is an inflammatory disease where the insulated covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged (lesions that form in the nervous system), This damage affects the ability for parts of the nervous system to communicate causing mental, physical and psychiatric problems.  The symptoms that can occur come in isolated attacks (relapsing forms) and those that build over time (progressive forms). There is no known cure for MS though there are various medications that treat the symptoms of MS. Some of these medications while effective do produce adverse reactions. 

I have always looked up to my older sister and continue to for the courage that she has shown in dealing with this disease. It has been difficult for her...shots everyday, doctor's visits, and medications upon medications. Some days are good and other days are not. I love her dearly and I pray that one day there would finally be a cure for Multiple Sclerosis as well as for the many other incurable diseases...there is always hope.

I created this necklace for my sister, Alma. Great timing, her birthday is just around the corner. I hope she likes it! I created some orange polymer clay beads for the design but only used the flat orange spacer beads after all. I thought the polymer clay swirl bead would take away from my inspirational "Hope" bead. 

Swoondimples bead with a wire copper bail, turquoise beads,
copper beads, polymer clay beads, 
glass beads, and stone.

Finished necklace

Front of Swoondimples bead

Back of Swoondimples bead

If you would like to donate to this cause, you can go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (nationalmssociety.org): click here for the link! 

Please don't forget to check out all the other participant's blogs to view all the wonderful designs on this blog hop!  

Lori
Heather
Anderson
Millican
www.PrettyThingsBlog.com (hostess)
www.facebook.com/swoondimples (bead artist)
CandidaCastleberrywww.spunsugarbeadworks.blogspot.com
mischelleandradehttps://micheladasmusings.blogspot.com
PaigeMaximhttp://delightfullittlegems.blogspot.com/
Laurie Vyselaar www.lefthandjewelry.wordpress.com
MarybethRichhttp://forestofjewels.blogspot.com/
AlicePetersonwww.alice-dreaming.blogspot.com
KimDworakhttp://www.cianciblue.blogspot.com/
AudreyBélangerhttp://esperianterra.blogspot.ca/
Karenmitchellwww.overthemoon-design.com
JoanWilliamswww.lilrubyjewelry.com
JeanWellsjeanawells.blogspot.com
AnnSchroederwww.beadlove.wordpress.com
GailAccinellifacebook.com/oregonmadejewelry
TaniaSpiveywww.moobiegracedesigns.blogspot.com
Mallory Hoffmanhttp://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com/
Mary KMcGrawmkaymac.blogspot.com
ShaiWilliamswww.shaihasramblings.com/
BethEmerystoriesbyindigoheart.blogspot.com
CatieDomanhttp://drcatie.blogspot.com
LoreleiEurtoHttp://lorelei1141.blogspot.com
LeeKoopmanwww.stregajewellry.wordpress.com
TammyAdamswww.paisleylizard.com/blog/
KatieNelsonhttps://www.facebook.com/katiebead
PattyMillerhttp://pattymillerbeads.blogspot.com
ChrisEisenbergwww.wanderware.blogspot.com
CassiPaslickhttp://badatbeingmom.blogspot.com/
CharleeGriffithhttps://www.facebook.com/charlee.griffith
KelliNelsonwww.afamilyaffarekelli.blogspot.com
CatherineKinghttp://catherines-musings.blogspot.com
MelissaTrudingerbeadrecipes.wordpress.com
susanBowiehttps://susanbowie.wordpress.com
JenniferJustmanwww.soulsfiredesigns.blogspot.com/
CassiPaslickhttp://badatbeingmom.blogspot.com/
KHutchinsonhttp://jumbledhutch.wordpress.com
VeralynneMalonewww.veradesigns.blogspot.com
Evie and BethMcCordhttp://ebbeadandmetalworks.blogspot.com/
MihaelaGeorgescuhttp://michellemaya2005.wordpress.com
RebeccaAnderso Www.songbeads.blogspot.com
Charlene jackawww.clay-space.com
KimStevenswww.pickingpoppies.blogspot.com
SusanMcClellandMistheword12.wordpress.com
SallyRussickwww.sallyrussick.blogspot.com
GinaHockettwww.freestyleelements.blogspot.com
MonaArnottbijouxgemsjoy.blogspot.ca
SandiVolpewww.sandivolpe.com
AndreaGlickhttp://zenithjade.blogspot.com/
JanineLucashttp://www.esfera.me/travel/blog/travel-stories
LoriBowring Michaudwww.artfullyornamental.blogspot.com
ChristieMurrowWww.charisdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com
B.R.Kuhlmanwww.mixedmayhemstudios.com
LupeMeterwww.gesmpccorner.blogspot.com
LucyBejaranowww.lucybejaranojewelry.blogspot.com/
StephaniePerrywww.mustardbeadbystephanieperry.blogspot.com
ElisabethAuldwww.beadsforbusygals.com
CarolynLawsonwww.carolynscreationswa.blogspot.com
HeatherPowerswww.humblebeads.blogspot.com
KatieHackerwww.katiehacker.blogspot.com
KepiRasmussenwww.kepirasmussen.blogspot.ca 
Gail Vanderster-Zwangwww.angelmoose.blogspot.com
ElizabethHodgeshttp://thewhisperingseas.blogspot.com/


Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!!







37 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your sister! What a lovely necklace to honor her struggles.

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  2. That necklace is gorgeous. Wonderful color combination, so rich and vibrant. Your sister will no doubt be thrilled to receive it.

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  3. I can only imagine your sister will love the necklace because it's really beautiful! A lovely tribute. It's so difficult to have a chronic condition that is unpredictable. I hope she has many more good days than bad and that a cure is found.

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  4. Beautiful tribute to your sister. I always love the combination of orange and turquoise. Lovely necklace...I am sure your sister will love it and the special message created just for you!

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  5. What a beautiful necklace! I know your sister will just love it. It's so full of light and love. Thank you for sharing this story.

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  6. Beautiful necklace and such wonderful thoughts for your sister. I love how you used the orange spacer beads.

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  7. Thank you for sharing your story. My best wishes to your sister. You have made a wonderful necklace for her.

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  8. The necklace is beautiful, I'm sure your sister will love it. Thank you for sharing your story and my best wishes to your sister. I have a friend with MS and we are also hoping and praying for a cure.

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  9. What a gorgeous piece. I also chose MS for my awareness subject, as my partner has MS. Your sister sounds like an amazing woman! It's such a lot to live with - I too hope that one day, there will be a cure. Here's to that hope!

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca!! :) Prayers lifted up for you partner!

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    2. Thank you, Rebecca!! :) Prayers lifted up for you partner!

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. The necklace you created for your sister is simply beautiful. My best wishes to your sister.

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  11. What a beautiful piece you have created for your sister! I wish all the best to you both, thank you so much for sharing her story!

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  12. Beautiful work ! Im sure your sister is so glad fro the support you give her.

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  13. First, I'm very sorry about the MS. One of my best girlfriends in the military has a sister with it. Secondly, I love the mix of colors you used to make a joyful piece. You should be proud!

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  14. Beautiful necklace, lovely colors and your sister will be proud. Hugs for you and your sister.

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  15. A wonderful gift for your sister! I have several friends with MS and pray that a cure can be found.

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  16. What a great tribute to your sister. The colors go together beautifully. I'm sure it will be the perfect birthday present! May her symptoms be minimal and her days many!

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    1. Thank you Gail, you are sweet!! :)

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    2. Thank you Gail, you are sweet!! :)

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