And, my necklace is in the first round of auctions! I had no idea, I thought it would be later.
Beading for a Cure is an annual beading challenge dedicated to raising money for the National Colorectal Cancer Research Association in honor of fellow beader Layne Shilling, who lost her battle with colorectal cancer in November 2002. The premise of the challenge is simple: participants purchase a kit which contains a variety of beads. Each kit is identical. At least one of each bead type must be used in the finished project and the beader can only add one other type of bead to the project (but as many non-bead items as they wish). The finished projects are auctioned on eBay, and all proceeds minus expenses are donated to the NCCRA in Layne’s memory.
The finished length of this necklace, Glass Waves, is 17″, with another two inches available with the sterling chain at the back. The clasp is also sterling, and the stained glass components are made by Carol Dosse using lead-free solder. The back pendant showcases lampwork by Laurie B. Smith. The watery feeling of the beads is complimented by the color of the stained glass, and the silver of the solder and the findings.
This is my sixth year participating, and I have the kit for year number seven. The entire gallery of the 2010 items can be viewed, and check out Beading for a Cure on eBay to see new items up for auction every Sunday afternoon through April. Please check it out and bid!