February 2011

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.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Generously Donated Additional Raffle Prizes!

Here is one prize donated by Kristina of Fine Folly Glassworks.  She has donated this wonderful set of tutorials for making critter beads.  Fun, fun!  Thank you Kristina!

Michelle of Sun Door Beads has been so sweet to donate 3 baggies of her murrini- each with 25 chips!
"Love Remembers", "Deep in Thought" (which includes some Z-99 chips and a surprise bag with a new special blend.
(Photo coming soon)

Robert Simmons, beadmaker and Director for Beads of Courage Bead Donations has a wonderful aquarium bead that he has donated for a prize.  I happen to own one and just love it.

Pat of PittyPatBeads.etsy.com will send to another winner one ounce of each of these DragonFlyGlassWorx frits... Soma, Treescape, Green Lizard, Pixie Dust, Jester, Wintergreen, Lilac Blossom and Kashmir.  Wow!

Leslie of http:www.crazywomanglass.com will be donating one of her fish!  Woohoo!
(Photo coming soon)

Rona Horn of www.RonaHorn.com has generously donated a copy of her wonderful jewelry making book.  I know there are a few lampworker's beads in there too!  Thank you Rona.  That is so generous of you!

Complete Your Entry
So my friends, don't forget there are a few steps to complete your entry.  
1. Take a photo of your beads and send it to me along with your email address so I can find you if you win.
2. Send your beads to Beads of Courage (and don't forget to include your address and write "torch" somewhere.
3. Post on this blog how many you sent and your name (and email, if you wish)
4. And even if you are done, please come back and help cheer everyone on and comment.  We want this to be a big success for Beads of Courage. (this isn't mandatory for the drawing, but just something nice.)
Thank you so much!  These kids are going to love getting new handmade, artisan beads.  You're all very special people.


  1. Hi Marcy! I just mailed in 200 beads and sent you my photos. Thanks so much for sponsoring this fun contest. It couldn't be for a better cause. :)

    Patty Kloetsch

  2. Hey Marcy! Thanks for doing this. I sent in 82 beads, and am sending you a photo.

    Laurie, glassbead on etsy

  3. What a great thing to do Marcy! I have sent in my first donation of 100 beads. So much fun!

    Donna Dorman

  4. Marcy,
    I just mailed 127 beads to BOC that my hubby and I made in our beginner's studio. I will send you a photo via email.
    Maribeth & Tim Livingston
    Brunswick, NY


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