Background: this is a Pay It Forward. My friends helped me win this torch, but I already owned one like it. So now, you, my glass friends have your chance to win this brand new GTT Cricket. I will ship it when the contest is over. Please help me publicize this on forums, groups and anywhere else you can. The big winners are the kids who are helped by Beads of Courage. Thanks so much, Marcy Lamberson.
Monday, February 28, 2011
A big thanks to Bonnie for donating 100 lampwork beads! I'm enjoying looking at all the variety and you all are lucky they aren't coming to me first. I'd be drooling over them. Bonnie, you are a sweetie. I appreciate your donation and generosity. Thanks so much!
Yay Jackie of Kiss My Glass! This donation is from a variety of professional and student beadmakers current and past from Kiss My Glass in Santa Cruz. It's the result of a Beads of Courage all day event. If won, the torch would go to a small non profit school which primarily serves gifted and talented kids with learning differences. All of Jackie's students there contribute to BOC. Nice! That sure makes me smile!
I made Sheila's photo nice and large so you could see the fun creatures and other items. I see a burger in the front row, which is reminding me that I"m hungry! Hooray Sheila and thank you so very much!!
Ah life is good. I'm so excited that Deb has added to her original donation of 50 beads and here are 160 more! I'm loving it. Thanks Deb- 6 more chances and a whole lotta appreciation for your generosity. You're great!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Oh I love the last minute of a contest. It's better than running to eBay right before an auction ends and swooping down to win it. Here are 600 more beads from the Fire & Rain Chapter of the ISGB. Wow!
From butterflies, to sculptural to even rings. I see a lot of variety. Thank you for your generosity (and Cheryl for sending me the photos and details) . In this case it took a Chapter. And I know Beads of Courage appreciates it as much as I do!
Talk about eye candy!! Here are 200 beads from Holly. She said she was gathering, sorting and photographing as fast as she could, but wanted to get them in on time. I'm thrilled. They sure are pretty and I know the kids will love them.
If anyone else is on the wire, I'm accepting them until midnight, so get the photo in to my email address (studiomarcy (at) gmail.com) and you can pop them in the mail tomorrow. I don't want to lose any additional donations because you can't get to the post office tonight. But I do need your photo and number of beads to me by midnight. I'll post your photos tomorrow.
Thanks so much again to Holly and her generous donation!
Joan and Michelle have just donated 550 beads to Beads of Courage today. Isn't that fantastic? I can tell they're great and it was so generous of them. Their raffle chances are ready to go and I"m so appreciative of their donation.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Hurrah for Kathy and her 126 vibrant beads for Beads of Courage! I love all the eggs with their fun colors. Makes me want them for myself and hide them around the yard for a lampwork egg hunt. But instead, they're going to kids who will enjoy them even more. I'm glad. Thank you Kathy for your generous donation and I appreciate you so much!
Friday, February 25, 2011
I'm seeing little technicolor "ears" here with mouse ear murrini from Lori & Kim! I know kids will love them and all the fun, bright colors. Debbie told me that BOC is her favorite charity - I think a lot of us share that feeling. But it was so special to hear it. Cheers to Debbie and happy weekend.
(Oh good, you can tell how adept I am at counting now...)
Seriously, these adorable fish are examples of Leslie's Raffle Gift that she is donating. The person who wins one of her fish, may choose the color that they want theirs to be! A special fish just for the winner. Thank you so much Leslie for your wonderful prize donation. I know someone will be delighted. (and thank you for your huge bead donation as well- what a super supporter you are of Beads of Courage)
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Yes, yes, yes!!! 350 beads are being sent off to Beads of Courage from Suzy. I'm so excited. That is one big box full and look at all those wonderful colors and shapes and sizes. Cheering loudly here, because the kids are the winners...but Suzy gets 14 raffle chances from this gigantic donation. Thanks so much!!
It's so nice to see a second donation this month, so big kudos to Laurie for adding these to her first donation. Here are 27 (one not pictured) more beads that Laurie is donating. I also enjoy seeing what people are working on...and I can tell that St. Patrick's Day and the BOC Space Bead Call for Artists are two styles among those represented. Thanks Laurie for your second generous donation. I sure appreciate your kindness.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Yum, yum, yum! Look at all these cute little cupcake beads and all the other colorful delights from sisters Donna and Diane. There are 175 of them. Fabulous! Thanks to both of you for your generosity to our friends at Beads of Courage. You rock!!
Well, for those of you who know me, I'm not often at a loss for words, but when Irene emailed me with her donation of 1200 beads, I have to say, I was speechless. What a treasure for Beads of Courage. I know they will be thrilled for the kids' sake. And look at these cute kitties in the front row. Don't you know that some kids will be missing their own and want to scoop up these beads. Thank you so much Irene. From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate your wonderful generosity.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Hooray for Cathie! Cathie had sent me a photo of her beads for her donation and I asked if she could find just a few more to even up the numbers for 2 raffle tickets instead of just one. And in a short amount of time, shazaam, there was the new photo with the additional ones. Thank you Cathie for sharing your beads, time and energy on behalf of Beads of Courage. These lucky kids will be well stocked with our efforts and that's the goal. We appreciate you!
Monday, February 21, 2011
Woot for Maribeth and Tim who are donating 127 beads. The couple are sharing a single torch and are hoping that a Cricket comes their way so they both can torch at the same time. Meanwhile, we know a lot of kids will be thrilled with their new choices and a big thanks goes out to the couple!
And our friend, Carolyn also has donated some gorgeous lovelies. Here are 50 beads for 2 raffle chances and of course, a lot of smiles as well. Thank you so much Carolyn for your generous donation. All these hearts will help out so much.
Maureen of the Miami Valley Lampwork Beads Assoc. is donating 40 wonderful beads to beads of courage. All those pretty hears and fun ones will be greatly appreciated, I know. Thanks so much Maureen. You get one raffle chance. If you email me that you're adding 10 more beads to the box, I'll add in another chance too. you're so close!
You didn't think I was being mean, did you? Read below....
Hooray for Tina and her over 60 beads that she has donated to Beads of Courage. Tina has graciously bowed out of the raffle portion, because she's very happy with the torch she already owns, but wanted to show what she's been doing. I added the up close shot of her darling little ladybug. Don't you know some little kid is going to fall in love with it. Thank you so much Tina for your generous donation. We all appreciate it.
Here are 101 beads from Janel for the Beads of Courage program- and look at the ones that glow in the dark! I bet children will love those. I know I sure did, when I was a kid. Thank you, thank you Janel! You have been credited with 4 raffle chances and a big virtual hug for your generous donation.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Hooray for Shelley who has just donated 55 wonderful beads to our cause. Look at those great animal faces. I'm wondering if she knows some of them. It's almost like a where's waldo finding the different critters. Thank you Shelley so much for your adorable beads and I know the kids will love them.
Whoa, such nice beads from Annette! Thanks so much for making great beads for the kids. Annette wrote and said that she sent in over 100 beads (which of course means four raffle chances!) Thanks so much for your generous donation.