Saturday, August 02, 2008

Candlelighters for Children with Cancer

Earlier this year, I participated in a swap with several beaders from an online forum I frequent. Several of us put together "I should be a cuff" kits and exchanged them. I made this soft cuff from a kit I received from AJ Reardon. The focal point is a beautiful and interesting vintage glass cab. It is lightly glued onto a strip of Pellon and secured in place by peyote stitch.

It is accented with wonderful fire polished beads as well as a couple of little glass hearts and lots of seed beads, then backed with ultrasuede for a nice soft comfortable fit. The toggle clasp is a glass button.

It will be auctioned at the Harvest of Hope charity fund raising dinner/auction benefiting Candlelighters For Children With Cancer which will be held in October in Portland Oregon.

The really fun part? Yesterday, I (and my friend Anne) finalized plans to travel out to Oregon for the event which will allow us the chance to attend the dinner/auction, reconnect with some old (and dear) friends as well as meet new friends. I'm so excited!


Cami said...

Wow, you are really talented. What an amazing cuff. I'm impressed!!

KV said...

This bracelet is stunning, Grace!

Kathy V in NM

Phyl said...

I want to know WHERE you find/make the beading time to turn out all these beautiful and time-consuming thingies!???It will be SO fun for you to go see it being sold!You are a true sweetheart for sharing so much so often with so many.

abeadlady said...

Stunning, Grace! I know it will pull lots of money for the auction. What a great cause!
It's terrific that you and your friend get to actually go to the auction. Have fun.

freebird said...

Hope you have a great time with your friends. You made a very nice cuff - I'm sure it'll help the auction bring in the money.

GardenGoose said...

very nice bracelet.

crooked heart art~tabby said...

hi grace
absolutely stunning!!! as soon as the pic popped up i said out loud
'oh grace'(grin)!
such a wonderful piece for such a worthy cause
you are truely a beautiful soul
as always thanks for sharing
enjoy your day

Clevelandgirlie said...

It's not the least bit surprising how the love in your heart for such a wonderful cause transcends into such a beautiful work of art. Lovely, lovely bracelet (and gesture) Grace. I'm sure it will fetch a nice sum!

Pursuing Art... said...

What a beautiful cuff for a wonderful cause! You have such a big heart and are always so generous Grace!!! And you really are coming to OREGON to attend the dinner and auction with your friend Anne!?!! How exciting!!!
It will be great for you to be able to sneak away and yet have your trip revolve around other special things too!

~Lisa ;-)

GraceBeading said...

Hi all... thanks for the comments! The more I've thought about the trip, the more the excitement builds, I can hardly wait! I haven't been to Oregon in years and it's always nice to see friends, it should be a blast!

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman