Fresh Baked Designs

Adventures in jewelry making

Home Again November 21, 2011

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Arrived home to many family hugs and kisses late Saturday afternoon, after almost 40 hours of traveling from Kasei, Ghana.  Our time with the villagers was precious and meaningful…praying, singing songs of thanksgiving, working with students and teachers, listening to stories of their lives and hopes.  We are already making plans for next year’s return trip.  I had about 40 minutes to shop for souvenirs at a small craft market on the way to the airport in Accra and found one shop with a good selection of the ground glass beads that Ghana is famous for.  I’d been hoping to have some time to find these and had almost given up.  And there they were.  I am delighted with this stash of gorgeousness and thoughts are  spinning about design ideas.  They will probably involve leather.  My hope is to sell the jewelry as a fundraiser for the primary school in Kasei to help purchase needed text books and paper.  The government gives each grade level 10 math textbooks for about 60 students. No money is provided for basic supplies like paper or pencils.


2 Responses to “Home Again”

  1. Michelle B. Says:

    Wow – gorgeous beads and what a beautiful thing you will be doing to help people with them! It makes me so grateful with Thanksgiving come up this week as I realize just how ‘easy’ my family and I have things,….thanks for that reminder!

  2. Jerri Says:

    Sounds like your trip was successful and fun. The beads are wonderful. Cant wait to see what you do with them.

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