Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fire Divas Beads Of Courage Auction

*** Edited to add: This auction is now over, and we raised over $107 for Beads of Courage! Whoohooo!
Thanks to all who participated in the bidding and those who helped spread the word! ***
 
The Fire Divas believe strongly in giving back whenever they can, and here is a collection of gorgeous handmade lampwork beads that the talented artists of The Fire Divas team have contributed to in honor of the Beads Of Courage program. All of the proceeds from this eBay auction HERE will go directly to Beads Of Courage and make it possible for the brave boys and girls battling cancer throughout the United States to enjoy the amazing outreach and cancer support that this wonderful program provides. Not only will you be helping to put a smile on their faces, but you will receive 19 handmade Collector beads that you will cherish for a lifetime!!!

The beads shown were donated by 13 different Fire Diva artisans, who also created a similar set that will be sent directly to Beads of Courage for the children to choose from and enjoy. This is your unique opportunity to pitch in and lend a helping hand to this amazing organization too! 

Clockwise from top—Tribal heads: Barb (riversedgeglass); Yellow round: Sonja (SilverRiverGlassWorks); Magic Mice: Lori (ashlyndesign); Multicolor round: Judith (icarusbeads); Blue organic: Rosemarie (spawnofflame);  Shuttle: Lara (Lutrick); Blue nugget: Patrice (Shepherdcreations); Yellow car: Karen (giapet); Blue/brown organic: Susan (susanlambert); Critters: Sharon (rightturnartwerks); Blue cubes: Kathleen (uglyducklingbeads); Cupcake: Holly (HollysFollyGlass); Green inchworms: Abigail (abbielyn)

The beads you will be getting include:
* Lovely free-form organics 

* A pair of Disney inspired "Magical Mouse" ears
* A sporty roadster car 
* A Space Shuttle with monkey (a similar bead from the same artist went up on the last Shuttle!) 

* Fun and festive graphic designs 
* A sweet chocolate cupcake (calorie free, of course)
* Happy "critter" face beads 
* And the cutest pair of tiny green inchworms!

In addition to this special auction event, the Fire Divas would like to offer another opportunity to their customers and fans: for everyone who places a bid (whether you win or not), or donates directly during the auction week to Beads of Courage via their website, please leave a comment HERE on their original blog post and let them know. You will be entered to win some great prizes, chosen by a random drawing. How cool is that?! (more photos coming soon!)

Please help spread the word about their first Annual Beads of Courage Auction and don't forget that the bidding will end on Wednesday, June 1st at 6 pm PST. Thank you so much for your support! *Ü*

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