Contemplative Creativity | May 13

Gratitude is a spiritual and economical form of stress relief.”

– Cleo wade

In our third and final session of Bead by Bead, we’ll be discussing how to engage in gratitude during times of distress and pain, and how to practice compassionate wisdom and reciprocity so we can find collective healing and soul restoration. During our group practice, we’ll be creating new beads using the many creations from our last session, and we’ll be demonstrating how to effectively create prayer beads that reflect your own experience.

Join us for a creative and quiet time as we come together to remember the many gifts of Life.

Essential Materials:

  • One polymer clay set (or single colors, but include black and white)
  • One set of tools
  • Roller
  • An oven (your kitchen oven is fine as long as you don’t overbake the clay.)

Clay Tool Box:

  • Clay slicing knifes
  • Stamps and textures plates
  • Clay cutters and metal tubes
  • Cake decorating tips
  • Modeling tools and dental tools
  • Embossing tools
  • Texture rollers
  • Small thread spools
  • Any odd small hard plastic or metal piece that could cut through clay.

Beading Tool Box:

  • Clay beads
  • Nylon coated stainless steel wire (.015”)
  • Metal scissors, crimping pliers
  • Spacing beads and crimp tubes
  • Pendants
  • Beading mat

May 13 at 5 pm PDT via Zoom.

Our guide: Fabricia Lima – contemplative artist, spiritual practitioner, mystic and mother. She has a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from UFG (Federal University of Goiás) from Brazil. She is a certified spiritual director by the Haden Institute, certified (in all levels) children’s spiritual formation teacher by the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd National Association, certified SoulCollage® facilitator, Veriditas trained labyrinth facilitator, and creator of Art as a Spiritual Connection™ programs. 

Fab brings the gifts of creativity, contemplation, and hospitality in all that she does – serving as a sacred container by holding space for others as they seek spiritual awareness. She believes that art as soul expression is for everyone and the creative process can be a pathway to self-reflection and restorative healing. Her preferred art mediums are: acrylic paint, colored pencils, watercolor, polymer clay and collage. Connect with Fabricia at

Visit our Contemplative Creativity page to learn more about this program and to catch up on previous lessons.

Contemplative Creativity | May 13