On October 9 I sold a bead in my Etsy shop that I had listed in the Lampwork Etc Street Team (LEST) "Tuff Enough to Wear Pink" challenge to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure team. During October, I donated 100% of the proceeds from the sale of special pink items to Susan G. Komen.
It was not an ordinary sale, however. A talented artist named Heather Palleiko bought it, and intended to create a piece of jewelry to donate to the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation auction. She was paying it forward for Breast Cancer, and I was excited to be a part of her effort.
Heather is an amazing jewelry artist and I am completely flattered that she chose to incorporate one of my glass beads into her work, which I find fluid and organic and personally appealing. She quickly put together a stunning necklace, and blogged about the auction here. It's a good feeling to work with other artists like Heather and my LEST team mates to raise money and awareness for causes that need it. For a summary of the LEST team effort, see this post by Holly of Hollysfolly.
Here is some of the event information from Heather's blog - if you're in Connecticut around November 20, you should go! It sounds like a totally ritzy affair.
Manolis & Co. Productions Teams Up With Emme to Raise Money for the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation
WHAT: Fundraising Event for Avon Breast Cancer featuring: Guest speaker Emme, supermodel, TV personality, author, lecturer, clothing designer, women’s advocate and cancer survivor.
Master of ceremonies Gretchen Carlson, Fox News anchor and former Miss America
Performances by Lin & Rob Weintraub, Showtime & Opera.
Silent auction throughout the evening
WHERE: Miller Motorcars Ferrari
342 West Putnam Ave.
WHEN: Thursday, November 20th
Cocktails 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
WHO: Hosted by Kristen Manolis of MCP (Manolis & Company Productions, LLC) and Lisa Stillerman
COST: $75.00 per person