Clare's word for the year which is connect.
Linking these two words together I have a proposal that I would like to submit to you. (That sounds very formal doesn't it?) My goal is to make a necklace using a bead from each blogger that has previously contributed to this blog. The purpose of this necklace is that I can create it knowing that it is made with good intent and a connection to each and every one of you that leave me such kind and encouraging comments.
If you would like to play a part in the creation of my necklace, which I intend to wear every day, then please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can let you have my address details.
I request just one bead from each of you, although you can send more if you wish. The bead can be made of glass, plastic, ceramic, wood, metal etc, new or old and of any shape you desire.
When I have received an adequate amount of beads I will set to making a necklace. I know that this will be a necklace that I will cherish as there would have been so much thought that has gone into its creation.
As an incentive for doing this, I will draw a name from all the participants and make the winner a little something, yet to be decided. I will keep this open for about a month to give people the time to send their beads to me.
I do hope that you will join me in this venture. I can't wait to see what the finished product will look like!
Edited: If you are unsure of what type of bead to send, I would request something that represents 'you' and your taste. As long as it has a hole in it for threading then it is fine!