Wednesday, October 20, 2010
One more going to the dogs...
This is the second item I created for a fundraiser for First State Greyhound Rescue in Allentown, PA.
I created a brooch as seen in an earlier post, but since I had been generously gifted with several Greyhound cabs from Sue at Frums Glass Menagerie on Etsy - I was compelled to create more than one item. And it benefits rescued Greyhounds, I couldn't resist!
On this piece I used fresh water pearls and tiny bugle beads.
Swarovski crystal flower beads
A vintage lucite flower bead as the closure
And backed it with light gray Ultrasuede
I thoroughly enjoyed making these pieces knowing they would benefit animals in need.
The dinner/auction was on October 16th. I hope fundraiser exceeded their expectations and the group is able to continue to save many more precious lives.
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