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Jewelry-Artists Unite in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness
(Grants Pass, Oregon)--October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and thanks to the generosity, talent and creativity of the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' beading community, over $42,000 has been donated to support breast cancer research and awareness since 2003.
Fire Mountain Gems supports designer-artists in their efforts to create awareness by promoting their beading projects, providing inspiration for designing awareness jewelry and raising money in support of the cause.
Here are a few ways to get involved in supporting breast cancer awareness:
Circle of Hope Necklace
Since 2001, more than 130 compassionate lampwork artists worldwide have donated one-of-a-kind handmade beads to the Circle of Hope Necklace. The necklace is featured in the Jewelry Maker's Comprehensive Catalog and online. The necklaces are then taken apart and the beads are sold individually.
You can support the Circle of Hope Necklace project by donating one of your own handmade lampwork beads, or by purchasing one of the hand-blown glass Beads for a Cure--100 percent of the price you pay is donated to the cause.
Meet Jeanette Shanigan, founder of the Bead it Forward Beaded Quilts Project
Fire Mountain Gems and Beads first met Jeanette Shanigan at the Bead and Button show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With the help of seed bead artists from around the world, Jeanette's beaded quilts raised over $20,000 in the 2007 Bead Artists Against Breast Cancer auction held at the show. Jeannette started the Bead it Forward Breast Cancer Beaded Quilts project in memory of her mother who lost her battle with breast cancer.
Ready-to-Wear Pink Ribbon Accessories
With every purchase of the glistening pink ribbon rhinestone lapel pins, 100 percent of the price you pay is donated to breast cancer awareness and research. Show your support by wearing pink ribbon accessories, including a stretch bracelet, pendant and other lapel pins.
Free Breast Cancer Awareness Tote
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, everyone who orders from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads during the month of October will receive a FREE pink breast cancer awareness tote. Carry this reusable shopping tote and create awareness year-round.
Beaders Think Pink
Find inspiration for designing pink accessories with the huge selection of pink supplies ... from awareness ribbon charms and beads to sparkling pink Swarovski® crystals, you'll find the beading supplies you need to design ''pink.'' The Gallery of Designs offers inspiration for creating your own awareness jewelry to use in fundraising efforts and to spread awareness.
Quick links to ''pink'' jewelry-making supplies:
- Awareness ribbon charms
- Pink ribbon glass focal component
- Pink awareness ribbon lampwork glass bead
- Swarovski® crystal components, Fuchsia
- Swarovski® crystal components, Rose
- Swarovski® crystal components, Vintage Rose
- Swarovski® crystal components, Rose Alabaster
- Celestial Crystal® beads, pink
- Czech fire-polished beads, pink
- Accu-Flex® professional-quality beading wire, pink
- Pink ribbon
Thank you to the compassionate beading community! Designer-artists worldwide are uniting in support of breast cancer awareness. Together we can make a difference.
For over 35 years, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has been known for their exceptional customer service and product selection--over 116,000 hot jewelry-making supplies available to wholesalers, retailers and designer-artists alike. Order your free copy of the Jewelry Maker's Catalog or browse a full year's worth of catalogs online with the catalog flipper for all the fun of the catalog with the ease of the web!