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Single-Strand Necklace with Circle of Hope Handmade Glass Beads
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Circle of Hope Necklace 2004

Our thanks to all of the designers who contributed to this necklace

The Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® Circle of Hope project has raised both awareness and money for the campaign against breast cancer. The idea originated with Fire Mountain Gems and Beads' employees and offers talented bead artists the opportunity to create and donate amazing handmade beads, or Beads for a Cure.

The Circle of Hope Necklaces are dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads acquired Circle of Hope Necklace 4 to call attention to the urgent need for additional funding for vital research. It is composed of breathtaking handmade beads from many different artists, a true labor of love. Each of us knows friends or family members who have been devastated by this disease. Breast cancer maims and kills; it is a disease which crosses gender, race, and age boundaries, creating havoc in its wake. I know that each of us would personally love to find the cure, if we could. If you're like me, you can only wish that a cure will be found before more loved ones are taken away from us.

Circle of Hope project

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Handmade beads created by talented artists in the beading and jewelry-making community.

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    The beautiful beads donated for the Circle of Hope Necklace IV were crafted into a unique necklace by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Customer Service Representative Marlynn, who says, "It's an honor to work on this necklace." She has her own special reasons for donating her time and labor to the creation of this years Circle of Hope Necklace IV: Marlynn is a breast cancer survivor herself. Many years ago, she battled the disease to a standstill and she's been in remission ever since. Congratulations, Marlynn, you're an inspiration!

    The 66 beads in this necklace were created and donated by 20 talented artists.Thank you to these caring bead designers, who have made the Circle of Hope Necklace IV possible.

    Thank you to the talented and generous artists who donated one-of-a-kind art beads to the 2004 Circle of Hope project, in support of breast cancer research.

    Elaine LaFlex-Green

    Ellen M. Ringenberger

    Ginny Sycuro

    Hans Hanawahine

    Jacqui Collins-Parker

    Jane Smith
    Littleton, Colorado


    Lucinda (Cindy) Brown

    Mardi Brown

    Michele McManus

    Michelene A. Berkey

    Nat Havens
    Grand Beads

    Phyllis Kenyon

    Rae Grout

    Roxanne Taylor

    Tab Berkey

    Tamara Domenico

    Terry Barker

    Tony Gonzalez and Ed Moss

    Vilma M. Dallas
    Dallas Designs

    Wendy Low
    Archer, Florida

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