~ Flame A Thon FIVE
at the NEW
(basically off I-70 and Washington St.)
10 AM - 5 PM
We helped Shannon break in
her new, fabulous building! Bella now happily occupies a 6,000 sq. foot
building and a brand new glassworking studio for our "melting
enjoyment". Once again, Bella provided torches, glass, fuel and
oxygen while NINE beadmakers donated our time making beads for the HOPE
Thanks to all of you who dropped by
to help us.... for a BELLA
tour, to gaze at all the wonderful glass art for sale, and just to watch!
We had 40 volunteers......The "sorters" organized SIX big boxes
($30,000 retail!) of Soft Flex wire and matched up 435 sets of lampwork
beads. The beadmakers made 279 beautiful beads that will also go into
The new studio is
Here our beadmaking volunteers
are creating brand new HOPE beads!
There were LOTS of lampwork beads
donated over the past several months
that needed to be sorted into sets..
.........LOTS of beads!
Did I mention that Soft Flex also donated
a HUGE amount of product to HOPE, as well?
SIX BIG BOXES!
Volunteers from the
Rocky Mt. Bead Society
comprised most of the skilled labor
for all this sorting! THANKS!!!
See more Bella Pix
These 3 ladies are the Heart & Soul
of the HOPE Bracelet Project
of HOPE (left)
Ethiopia Trainer (center)
and Thanker (right)
are also wonderful Bead-Beggars!
See the Torch Schedule
for Flame A Thon 5
Thanks to Bella
Glass & Stencils for providing their facility, torches, fuel, oxygen and
glass for this day-long event (as well as every OTHER days, by
Also, many thanks to all the big-hearted artists who will volunteer their
time and talents to produce beads that will MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Another Great Day for HOPE!
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