I recently designed a bracelet for a favorite cupcake bead artist friend who came through cancer and it hit me that I could do this for so many others as well. My mother died of pancreatic cancer in 2002 and although I didn't have the disease myself, I see my experience as its own kind of survival. Whether we have the disease, aid those who do or want to provide a tactile object to those to represent our love & support, jewelry can be a very sentimental and powerful tool.
So my goal is to work with my friend, Bonnie, from Kennick Kreations who designs these beautiful polymer clay ribbon beads in various colors that show awareness for various types of cancer. My greatest interest is to design pieces that are custom to each individual and their experience. 15% of all these purchases will be made in the buyer's name to an appropriate research organization.
This bracelet is currently available in my Etsy shop.