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