Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Fire Divas Beads Of Courage Auction!

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 a 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, we would like to offer another opportunity to our 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 after this post and let us know. You will be entered to win some great prizes like gorgeous beads or gift certificates from more of the Fire Diva members, chosen by a random drawing. How cool is that?!  

Michelle will be donating a small bead set as a prize for one of our lucky blog readers. Here is a photo that shows an example of her style, although this is not the actual set offered (she's making one especially for this event!). Other prizes include a 10% Off Gift Certificate from Sonya's Art Fire shop and a $15 Gift Certificate from Holly's website.

Please help us spread the word about our 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*


  1. What a great set of beads for such a worthy cause.

  2. The artisans who contributed to this tremendous cause is tremendous. Such a worthy cause and one dear to my heart having lost two very dear friends to such an evil disease. Both of my friends were beaders and used beading to help them through some of their darkest days. Keep up the good work "Divas" and great job!!! TLC4UNU

  3. You DIVAS ROCK!!! What an awesome job you all did on creating an original piece for a GREAT cause!!! I tip my hat to the Diva's!!! I too am raising money for Beads Of Courage!!! My goal is to raise $2,500.00, lose 60 pounds, and Run/Walk the Long Beach 1/2 Marathon!!! It would be great if any of you Rock'n Divas want to follow my journey on Twitter, @kenscouragerun - It would be an honor to have you follow along!!! One last thing, I am spilling the beans on this... I am so excited that I was the high bidder on eBay and I won the bracelet!!! I am going to wear it during my training and then when I run/walk the 1/2 Marathon and when I am done, I am donating the bracelet back to Beads Of Courage and all of the beads will be going to the children in the Beads Of Courage Program, so it was a win win win!!! Keep up all of the hard work and I hope that many blessing come to all of the Divas!!! Thank you for letting me be a part of a good deed!!!