Thursday, June 10, 2010

A Hand for Charity ...

I had opened my email inbox a few days ago and found a message from an unknown source which captured my attention. It was sent by a lady all the way from Woodstock, Georgia  ( USA ) walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure this October in Atlanta. Her name is Carolyn. She needed support  as she takes an amazing journey in the fight to end breast cancer! The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure is a 60-mile walk over the course of three days. Net proceeds from the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™ are invested in breast cancer research and community programs.
Carolyn is so proud to be walking in memory of her mother, Anne Forcier Watson.
However, Carolyn needs some help ~ in fact, she's collecting donations of items that she may sell in order to help her reach her goal of $2,300 for the breast cancer fund. She'll be hosting  a wine tasting event this coming July 17th with her good friends at Kingfisher Wineshop located in Woodstock, Georgia. Personally,  I don't know her at all but I thoroughly read her message from top to bottom and was touched by her great commitment to the cause.
It's not the 1st time I got approached by someone from charity. I had given help several times and this event is surely not one to be missed at all. I replied to her by email that I would be sending some items for donation. She sounded very happy when I got her next message . Just like what I always say to everyone :

It Doesn't Cost Anything to be Nice to People !

The day after I got the message from her, I started making some Wine Charms in relation to her wine tasting event next month.

 I got some spare Ring Holders ( normally used for cards but this time I'll make use of them as charm holders , why not ? ) , wire-wrapped some Celestial crystal rondelle beads with non tarnish silver beading wires and attached some metal charms with jumprings to the main ring holder.

 I made the wine charms in a set of 4 pieces with the combination of different colored crystals ( Sapphire Blue, Lt Topaz Brown, Clear Crystal AB , Lt Purple & Lt Pink ). The Metal charms include some nature themes from the sea , garden & animal creatures. below photo shows how they would look like when attached to the wine glasses . Awesome right ?

 I also made some Angel inspired key Chains like the ones shown below ( This design was part of my Angel's Touch Fundraising items. ).

 These sparkling beauties can also be hanged by the rear view mirror of one's car to act as a guardian angel in every road trip ( I 've got one hanging by my car mirror and I even got 1 more in a much bigger size with nice silver lace ribbon hanging by my beading light infront of my beading table . I simply like the feeling of having an angel watching over me while I make my jewelries  ~ see photo below ) . All you need is just add a string to hang it. See,  Isn't it lovely ?

 Anyway, The Key Chains I made and donated for this lady's fundraising event were so  pretty with Clear AB & Pink AB Crystal Beads  . I'm sure people would like it and I would be more than happy to make some more to raise more funds for the Angel's Touch Fund Drive and other charities I would like to support now and in the near future like the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure , Bantay bata 163 ( Philippines ) , etc. !

If you have a facebook account, please take a look  at the temporary sale site that Carolyn ( Lady from Georgia ) had set up on facebook . There you would see some nice stuffs from other donors too.  Here is the link: :

Let's support Carolyn and all those walking for a cause just like her.
 Now is the time to give a hand to Charity.
Your support to this Great Cause would be much appreciated !

~Thank You ~