Tuesday, February 9, 2016

words, kind

It's that time in the rhythm of the school year when things can kind of slump.  Decided it was time to do a choir project~so we created bracelets.  The idea is to go around the circle and to put a bead in a cup that triggers some association with the one person.  By the time the cup goes all the way around, the person has the makings of a bracelet and hopefully, some unexpected and hope-giving words.

I've done this a few times~usually in a retreat setting and with high school students, so wasn't sure how it would go.  It turned out to be moving and funny and all of them were excitedly wearing their beads as they left class today.

A great way to use beads on this 2016 Mardi Gras!


  1. What a brilliant idea.
    Imagine doing it with a bunch of faculty - people you work with, maybe don't know that well - invite them to all throw in for pizza or a coffee shop thing, then go around the circle... a way to solidify friendships and a way to find at least one thing you can like about someone. Also, that's just such a beautiful little bracelet! I need to go and find glass beads... they look like candy.

  2. You need to connect yourself with a Blick art catalog. Oh my!

    I have a version that I do with faculty & taping paper to their backs & people go around & write compliments.