Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Weekly Challenge #319

Greetings Fellow Tanglers!
This week at the diva the challenge is BEad Inspired, a tribute to Artoo and his beads of courage.

Beads of courage is an arts in medicine program that helps kids with chronic or life threatening illness tell the story of their medical journey.  Each bead represents something different.  A different procedure or appointment, or special circumstance.  For example, when seeing, a doctor or getting a poke instead of getting a sticker when they leave, they are given a glass bead for each thing.  (blue for doctor, black for poke... some other beads are yellow=night in the hospital, pink=respiratory support, magenta=trip to emergent care, teal=tube insertion or removal, rainbow=therapy; physical, speech, occupational, respiratory) and every child's string is different and unique to their story.
Here are my beads of courage for you Artoo.

I have also been playing around with Dingbatz, and they have been so fun to do. Here are my first ones.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.
They do make my day!

Have a great week and Tangle On!


  1. Gorgeous pieces Kate! Your beads are awesome-I love the Mak-rah-mee ties and the bead detail;-) Dingbatz are so much fun and yours are lovely. The corner motifs are my fave, I may have to lift that idea;-)

  2. Great work:-))
    Gudrun S.

  3. I stopped by to look at the Challenge tile but am blown away by the Dingbatz. The artwork is lovely and I am excited to see the different shapes you have used. I tend to use rectangles and triangles, so these more organic shapes give so much more scope. Great work.

  4. Brilliant idea, using your BEads as a string (and even your string as a string!) for your precise tiny tangles. And I've seen lots of dingbatz, but I suspect yours are going to be what pushes me over the line to actually try some myself. Thanks.

  5. Kate, your Beads tile is really cute! Terrific Mak-rah-mee! Well Done! Love your Dingbatz!

  6. I do love your beads and so will Artoo I'm sure!

  7. Your beads are so realistic, Kate! Artoo will just love them. I also like the shapes you selected for your Dingbatz.

  8. Your beads tile is wonderful! I also love your Dingbatz!