A piece of the Puzzle: Autism
Autism is a condition that affects children to varying degrees, often from early childhood. It restricts their ability to communicate, reason abstractly, and form normal relationships. To aid the effort to understand, treat and someday cure this devastating affliction, Denise Cox offers this lovely bracelet.
The piece hs been thoughtfully fashioned from a specific number of symbolic materials: one bead is Mother of Pearl, connoting the one-in-sixty-eight children who have symptoms of the disorder; six are Angelite Blue, stones that embody strong communication with a hint of the divine; eight are clear crystal to symbolize the innocence of the autistic as they exist in the world. Finally, the prism bead symbolizes the unique way the autistic see the world, sometimes in fragments, but often with glimmers of dazzling, colorful, light. The dangling charm is a puzzle piece, suggesting that each child on the Autism Spectrum is unique and different, but each has a place in the overall pattern of life.
The artist has dedicated this bracelet to all struggling with Autism, applauding them with personal courage to overcome challenges and be their best.
Denise Cox is the creative force behind Denise Cox, Inc Jewelry Design. She is widely know for her striking contemporary designs, s well as her many philanthropic efforts to fight disease and social ills, providing hope to many through her art.