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Sweet as Can Bead

Who doesn’t need a little hope and kindness right now? We wanted to share with you how our amazing students use the creative skills they learn in our classes and camps to spread joy to others!

Meet Brooklyn, age 7

Brooklyn has always enjoyed creative projects and felt right at home in her Virtual Jewelry Basics class in the spring. She became familiar with the tools of the trade and learned valuable techniques to create both single/double strand and criss cross style bracelets. Once the camp was over, this pint-sized artist became a beading machine – making special bracelets, earrings and necklaces for her lucky family and friends! Brooklyn soon realized she could use her newfound skills to help others during these challenging times. She set out to sell her creations and raise money for her local food bank. To date, Miss Brooklyn has donated hundreds of dollars to help provide much needed meals to families in her community proving kids can change the world, too!

That first jewelry making class sparked such a passion, Brooklyn recently took a Virtual Color Blocking camp where she learned to make a bracelet with the trendy technique of contrasting solid colors. That project, along with the treasure maps she’s painting in her current class, Ahoy Mateys, are her “all-time favorites!”

“Knowing that Brooklyn loved art, I signed her up hoping that she could have fun learning a new art skill. I had no idea that making jewelry would become almost an obsession for her – I now have at least a dozen new pairs of earrings! She felt so inspired and connected during her Dragonfly Designs classes, and really looked forward to each class. This was so important especially during these uncertain times. Dragonfly Designs does such an amazing job of not only teaching kids new ways to be creative, but also inspiring them to feel confident and comfortable approaching art in whatever way they feel comfortable.  After watching her big sister, Brooklyn enjoy her sessions so much, little sister, Skylar is now a part of the Dragonfly community also.”
-Emily Grey Goldman 

To support Brooklyn’s fundraiser, B. Good Design, please visit her website! If your child would love to learn new skills, meet other crafters and use their new expertise to spread happiness like Brooklyn, check out our Virtual Summer Art Camp!

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Stacee Gillelen

Mother of four, artist, and founder of Dragonfly Designs. After my second daughter was born, I left my career in banking and fell in love with the art of jewelry making, and found that I just couldn’t stop spreading the joy of it to others.

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