Today is the reveal for the Art of Awareness Blog Hop hosted by Lori Anderson of Pretty Things and Heather Millican of Swoondimples. The idea behind this blog hop is to make handmade jewellery featuring the handcrafted polymer clay “word beans” from Swoondimples. Each designer has chosen their own words and colours to reflect their personal cause.
I decided to create a piece to support Hearth Health which is an issue for myself and much of my extended family due to a wonderful (*sarcasm intended) disease called Familial Hypercholesterolemia.
I created a bookmark for my medical Filofax. I used brown leather and plum coloured felt beads which I embroidered with variegated thread. In future I must remember to embroider the felt beads before assembly, it’s really tricky doing this around the other beads, lol.
And this is how it sits in my Filofax. I just open the rings and thread the jumpring on and close. When I get bored with my vintage Hamilton Filofax I can easily transfer all the papers and dividers along with my new bookmark into another planner.
What’s on the other side of my bead? I really didn’t know what word to choose to have on the other side of my bead! I wanted something about a long life and both creative and emotional fulfilment and when Leonard Nimoy (the original Mr Spock) pass away I knew exactly what to put on my bead. Live Long And Prosper.
I think it matches rather nicely with the vintage red roses I use for my dividers.