Sunday, July 13, 2008

Beading for a Cure

Well, I've had both of these pieces done for awhile, but my problem is always finishing. Finishing the paper work & getting pictures, and going to the post office are three of my worse procrastination faults. So the deadline to send in projects for Beading for a Cure is July 15th. I'm going to be leaving here for Albuquerque tomorrow afternoon, so I must get to the post office today! For those who aren't familiar with BFAC, Beading for a Cure started out with a group on All About Beads who decided to do something in memory of a friend (Layne's Legacy) and what better way to do that than to call for a beading challenge & all pieces donated to a worthy cause. Three bead shop owners rotate making up the kits each year. The only rule is that you MUST use at least one of every bead in the kit. You are allowed to only add one additional bead type to the mix. BFAC donates proceeds for all pieces to the National Colo-Rectal Cancer research organization. March is Colo-Rectal Cancer awareness month. so items are offered for sale on eBay that month.

This year I made two pieces. Oopsie is an original pattern by Cyndy Sieving which is shrunk down. I added matt gold 11s to the mix, and sequins to enhance the sparkle quota. The other piece is my original design of the Podlings which was in the 2/08 issue of Doll Crafters and Costuming. Another BFAC member could not finish her pieces, so I offered to take the kit from her & do one in her name. For The Podling, I added dark topaz 11s. I'm pretty happy with both dolls, and hope in March they make their way to good homes.



Denise said...

Love these!!! Isn't it funny that you made the juggler and I made the juggling balls? I think that's cool! I hope you have a good trip!
Your bead work is so inspiring!
Cheers, Denise

artandtea said...

Your dolls are beautiful, Dot. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great work as always Dot!

Your work makes me smile, thanks for sharing with us.

Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp

Laura Bartlett said...

beautiful dolls!

michelledolls said...

Hi Dot,
Congratulations you made the cover, your dolls are gorgeous.


GraceBeading said...

They are both amazing, but something about the juggler...steals my heart

HElen said...

Amazing work!Beautiful!