Beads, beads, beads...

Beads, beads, beads...

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Donation

I was asked to make a piece of jewelry for a fundraiser for ALS.  ALS or Lou Gherig's Disease is debilitating and there is no cure for it at this time. 

When someone asks me to donate my artwork for a fundraiser I have a difficult time saying "no".  I want to help.  However I have experienced some frustration because of donations I have given in the past to the point that I have learned to say "no" when asked.  I do donate to charities of my choice and prefer to give monetary donations rather than my artwork.

This time was different.  The person asking had purchased a piece of jewelry from me and they were very appreciative of my creativeness and the time involved in making the jewelry.  I couldn't say "no"!

I created this piece for the ALS fundraiser.

I tried patina on the copper for the first time.  I was surprised at how quick and easy it was!

I started out with the polymer yellow, green and orange beads.  It needed a pop of color so I added the blue.

I think someone will enjoy this late summer - early autumn necklace! 


  1. Very pretty! Someone is going to be lucky and the cause will certainly benefit.

  2. Hey Marian, I think you were right to donate this piece ... it's so pretty and will certainly brighten someone's day! and what a worthy cause, good work.

  3. I completely understand both your desire to help with donations and your resistance to generally donate your art work. It's a careful balance that needs to be reached. Like you, I generally prefer cash donations, though I generally make one or two donation pieces per year.

    What a fun piece you came up with in this case! I know whomever purchases it will be absolutely thrilled.

  4. Great colours.Love and Hugs Tanya


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