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!
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