Teens, pre-teens, homeschool students listen up! You have the chance to pick up some FREE Indonesian jewelry and make your own at a workshop called ‘Teens Giving Back’ to be held at the Allen County Public Library on June 6 at 1pm in the Young Adults Department.
The workshop will be conducted by me and staff from one of Fort Wayne’s newest and neatest shops, Creative Women of the World (http://www.creativewomenoftheworld.com/ ).
Jeannie Johnson and Lorelei Verlee have established this shop to get the word out about their fascinating products.
The beautiful items for sale inside the shop are all made by people around the world who are trying desperately to work their way out of slavery and poverty.
Here are photos of items sold at the Creative Women of the World shop.
I bought several pieces of jewelry for Christmas gifts and my family LOVED them!
I also bought coffee from the shop made in another country and the person I gave it to sipped it gratefully.
Teens, you may also be able to make jewelry at the workshop.
I will talk about ways teens can help people as mentioned in my book, Celebrities Giving Back. The book is available in the library and the librarian will have copies available of it to check out. I’ll also have copies available for signing for $15.00.
I’ll mention the charity I helped establish called Stitches of Hope (www.stitchesofhope1.blogspot.com) and show the crocheted/knitted/sewn caps we make for people with illness or other need.
I will also display and talk about a blanket my daughter had made in Indonesia by women who preferred sewing to earn money rather than other less honorable methods of supporting themselves.
Mandy has also purchased greeting cards made by women in India for that same reason. I’m proud of her for helping other people in this way.
The jewelry items I’ve giving away are a secret for now but I have a whole bunch and they’re really pretty! Guys, even if you’re not into jewelry, attend the workshop, learn about ways to help other people and pick up some free jewelry for your girlfriends! They’ll love them!
Of course, you can walk a block away to the Creative Women of the World shop at 125 W. Wayne Street and buy many of their products after the workshop. They’d make great Father’s Day, birthday, wedding, and anniversary gifts.
And as might be expected with any teen group, there will be snacks — reflecting the countries we’ll discuss. Woo hoo!
This is my fourth year to present a workshop for Librarian Cathy Lambert’s Homeschooling group. I appreciate her enthusiasm and cooperation and interest in my crazy ideas. Posts about my previous visits are at June 2012, June 2011, June 2010.
Last year’s was particularly fun with the Greek God costume contest. Can you guess what character I was dressed as in my mother-in-law’s former peach-colored gown? (Hint: I had a head full of snakes)
Let me know if you have questions about the workshop. Hope to see you all there!