Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Some of the women from our beading club are involved with Luke Air Force Base which is about 10 miles from here.  Many organizations try to do charity work for military wive's and children.  Next week there is going to be a luncheon for the wive's of the men who are deployed out of Luke.  There are 150 of them and our beaders have been making bracelets to give to each of the wives.  I've finished 5 so far and hope to get a couple more done before the deadline tomorrow.  Since I have about 200 kilos of red, white and blue beads I thought I would do some Kumihimo bracelets.  I wanted to do some polymer clay red, white and blue stretch bracelets but didn't have time.

As you can see, there is an odd ball in there.  It's purple, gold and black and has megatamas.
If you ever get a chance to do some charity work for the military, it's definitely rewarding.
Thank them if you can.  Times are not easy for the families right now.


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Bonnie, your bracelets are wonderful! I'm glad you made an "oddball"... you never know when someone will need a piece that's a little different LOL. On a serious note, I love that you are choosing to help boost the morale of these military families, by doing what you love. The military life can be challenging and full of uncertainty at the best of times. My Dad was career military with the Canadian Air Force for 26 years, much of it during the Cold War. One of my sons joined the Army last year. While serving in the military is a calling and an honour, I know the families of those members really appreciate it when they receive the support of their civilian neighbours in such a heartfelt and colourful way as yours, Bonnie!

Lupe Meter said...

This is sweet and the bracelets are gorgeous! They will love them!

Linda K. said...

Beautiful bracelets, Bonnie. I love the dangles on them, too. It's wonderful that you and your beading club have done such a kindness for military families.