Sunday, May 31, 2009

Beading for a Cure 2010

Beading for a Cure is a project that has become very dear to me. The goal of the project is to raise money for colorectal cancer. Cancer is indiscriminate, it can happen to anyone at anytime.

I see this more as I get older and my friends are being diagnosed with various kinds of cancer.

Also, my dad died of cancer, ten years ago this summer. Six weeks before he died, my father-in-law died after an operation to determine the "stage" of stomach cancer he had. He never regained consciousness after the surgery. A few years later my mother-in-law died of lung cancer. So I have lost 3 of my family to cancer. Therefore, it is a great privilege to participate in the Beading for a Cure project and hope that the money we raise contributes to treatment and healing.
The way the project works is that participants purchase a kit, at a minimum price, and bead something using the beads in the kit. Everyone receives the exact same kit. What is amazing is the beading that results from the chosen colors and beads.
The projects are auctioned on eBay beginning in March, which is National Colorectal Cancer month. If you want to see the amazing pieces that were auctioned this year, go to Beading for a Cure and look at the gallery.

My piece, as you can see above, is a necklace. It is designed with a herringbone strap, peyote tubes, right angle weave, and crystal fringe! The lampwork bead was lovingly made by one of the participants. I believe she made about 80 of these beads, and they are gorgeous!

So look for this necklace to be auctioned in 2010. Mark it in your calendars now so you don't forget...BFAC eBay auctions, March, 2010.


KV said...

This necklace is absolutely beautiful!

Kathy V in NM

GraceBeading said...

I'm sorry to hear of all the loses in your family to cancer, what a wonderful way to pay tribute to those you have loved and lost.

I really like what you've done with the kit this year. I always look forward to auction time each year and it looks like next year will be a stand out. I should start saving now!