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Welcome to the studio of Cindy Gimbrone!
If you read Studio Saturday regularly, you'll remember I had a big home office/jewelry studio clean out a month or so ago that got my creative wheels turning. I work in a couple of different mediums creating beads because each medium allows me to do something different.
One of the things I wanted to do but couldn't achieve very well in glass is using printed words. I love the idea of walking around with jewelry that shows the world what you think and who you are in printed words. There are lots of talented bead/jewelry artists out there putting words on pendants and beads. But since we're all individuals, I didn't see any of the words or phrases that expressed how I felt. So that sent me to the bead table to create beads with my own phrases.
One word resonating with me lately is, ally. By impressing parts of the definition of ally, I hit at the heart of the meaning for me....
...an ally supports and loves you. An ally is a friend, a partner, a spouse, a family member, those who love and support you. Unconditionally. We all need someone like that in our lives, don't we?
I kept humming this classic song from the Beatles, "A Little Help from My Friends" when I was making this new series of Word Beads...
Who is your friend and ally? Share with me and you'll be entered to win one of my new Ally Beads!