Monday, February 20, 2006

Circle of friends

Circle of friend's

I finished my project for this month for the Bead Art Exploration. It is a bracelet that I have called "Circle of friends". The beads in it remind me of a song that my daughter's camp fire group use to sing at the end of the meeting.
If I remember it correctly it goes something like this.

Make new friends but keep the old one is silver and the other is gold.

That's about all I can remember but I was thinking about the lesson for this month and this song came to mind.

So once I finished this bracelet that I was just making for myself it all came together for me in my mind. It is made with magnet beads that I had bought at Ellen's lbs while I was there with her a couple week ends ago and turquoise cathedral beads. I have some friends who have very magnetic personalities and some that real gems in my life and they are my "circle of friends."

Edited to add:
The magnetic beads are suppose to help with arthritis pain which I have problems with my right wrist so that is where it is going to be worn.

Have a happy week, Helaine


Carrie said...

Thanks for the poem. I recently joined a group of friends who have welcomed me with open arms, and it strikes home right now. I'm going to see if I can find the rest of the poem somewhere.

Helaine said...


Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.

A circle is round,
it has no end.
That's how long,
I will be your friend.

A fire burns bright,
it warms the heart.
We've been friends,
from the very start.

You have one hand,
I have the other.
Put them together,
We have each other.

Silver is precious,
Gold is too.
I am precious,
and so are you.

You help me,
and I'll help you
and together
we will see it through.

The sky is blue
The Earth is green
I can help
to keep it clean

Across the land
Across the sea
Friends forever
We will always be

Here you daughter's camp fire group did a shorter version of this.