HOPE ~ Flame A Thon IV
Bella Glass    May 22, 2004
Torch Schedule


15 Artists, 8 Torches!









 Happy Glass Melters!


and Bead Sorters!

These 3 ladies are the Heart & Soul
of the HOPE Bracelet Project

 Betsy Wiersma-Mother of HOPE (left)
Devon Billings-Primary Ethiopia Trainer (center)
Alissa Crowley-Tracker and Thanker (right)

They are also wonderful Bead-Beggars!





Still on their rods, these 370 NEW Hope Beads

                                                               look like a bouquet......

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 click to see them up CLOSE!

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After removing the new beads from the 
mandrels, cleaning and inspecting them
we just HAD to spend a few minutes
       GAZING at them!





See the Schedule
and List of all the Volunteers
For Flame A Thon IV




Thanks to Bella Glass & Stencils for providing their facility, torches, fuel, oxygen and glass for this day-long event (as well as every Wednesday morning from January to March)!  

Also, many thanks to all the big-hearted artists who volunteered their time and talents to produce such a beautiful BIG bunch of beads!  Many also provided food and drinks for the event and really helped make the day fun, Fun, FUN!


Another Great Day for HOPE!


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