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 http://www.atawhisper.com/. 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.

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