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, March 1, 2011

13,102 Handmade Lampwork Beads and $110 Donated to Beads of Courage...And the Winners Are....

First, I want to thank you for your donations.  We raised over 13,100 handmade, artisan glass beads for Beads of Courage.  And as we all know...the kids are the real winners.  Thank you so much for reaching into your heart and donating so generously!  I will send emails to the winners and the donors, so each of you may communicate addresses and other important info.

The online custom random number generator picked the numbers for me.

And the big winner is....Janel Dudley!  Hooray for Janel.

And the next winner is ...
Lea Avroch

She wins Kristina's wonderful How To Make Critter Beads tutorial book.

Sisters Diane Kovach and Donna Myrick have won Robert Simmons' lovely aquarium bead.  Guess they'll have to work out a joint custody for this beauty.

Pat's generous frit sampler was won by Susan Sheehan

Michelle Bell and Joan Fogarty co-won
Leslie's donation of a fish bead and the winner gets to choose the color.  

Holly Dare won Rona's amazing jewelry book, Take the Next Step.

Jeannie Galt won Jo's Criss Cross Jazz Seed Bead Bracelet Kit

Lea's 125 + 3 Butterflies Squeaks In for the Final Entry!

Yay for Lea who rushed and got her 125 + 3 beads in for our final entry.  Thank you so much for making the extra effort to get them in.  And your butterflies turned out so well!  Thank you for your generous donation.


And now this is the final entry.  I will grab a cup of coffee and some breakfast, double check all my records (that will take a little time) and then use the random number generator.  I'll post on this blog, LE and on my facebook page the results.  Should be up about noon Eastern time.  Good luck to all.  And if you are a prize donor, I will contact you with the email address of the person winning your prize, so you can contact them to send it out.

Good Luck everyone!  And most of all, thank you so much for your generous donations.  It means a lot to the program, the kids and to me, for you all to have been so kind.  I'll be back with the details a little later!