Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pink Ribbon Turtles

This is a picture of the Pink Ribbon Turtle for 2007 made by Jena Tuntas. For the past three years Jena has been raising money for the American Cancer Society to help with breast cancer research. I found Jena through an article written by Beadwork Magazine about her project. She has been making these beaded turtles, raffling them off and donating the proceeds for 3 years now.

Well, I don't know how much you know about me, but I have a slight obsession with turtles. I saw this article written about Jena, and I knew I had to check it out, so I looked up her website Jena makes the MOST beautiful turtles Ive seen in a long time, and I thought to myself, "hey, I want to bead turtles too!", and what a worthy cause. I wrote Jena an e-mail, and told her I would like to help her out, would she consider expanding her one-woman vigil? She was very receptive to the idea, and was happy to include me, and possibly more people who might want to contribute to this cause. So, my question is to the rest of you good beaders out there, would you like to help with the Pink Ribbon Turtles? If you might consider donating your time and efforts you can find out more about this years "Pink Ribbon Turtles 4Q" that Jena and I are trying to coordinate.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bead Quilt Squares

This weekend I decided to sit down and finish up my squares for Jeannette Shanigans Bead Quilt. This years theme is "Life is beautiful like the rose, but beware of thorns". You can see the rest of the squares she has received so far by visiting . The deadline to have your squares to her is April 1st, then she will construct the quilt, and donate it to Bead Artists against Breast Cancer . I think its great that so many people want to contribute to such a worthwhile cause. Too many families are affected by cancer of all kinds. I am glad that even though I don't have the money to donate to things like this, that I can use my talents to help.

In case you don't know, March is National Colorectal Cancer Research month, and speaking of good cancer research donations, the auctions for Beading for a Cure are underway now and will continue through May 4Th. Try to take some time and check out the eye candy that all of these fabulous artists have donated to help raise funds for colorectal cancer research.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Pink Artist Squares

I finished my Pink Artist squares and got them all mailed off on time (whew). In case you don't know, the Pink Artist project is being organized by Monica Magness at . She is collecting 2X2 inch art squares to cover a doll and blanket which will be sent to Art Doll Quarterly, and then auctioned off with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and breast cancer research. Feel free to click on the link to the right with the pink artist on it and find out more about it. Some fabulous squares were donated!

The two squares up top are the two that I sent. The first one I made was the pink ribbon. Funny, I don't really like pink much, but I have an awful lot of pink beads. The second square holds the initials of my step-grandmother Evelyn May Kitchen who was a two time breast cancer survivor. She was in my thoughts while working on these squares. I'm glad I can contribute to such a worthy cause.