Tuesday, March 15, 2011


March 16, 2011

I shipped sixty-five lanyards, a dozen eyeglasses chains, twenty keychains, and a pair of necklaces out on behalf of Erin's Dream Lanyards  to Buffalo, New York (for the Cure Me!  I'm Irish! fund raising event sponsored by Melina's White Light and Friends, to Cape Canaveral, Florida (soon to be living on a Carnival Cruise Line Ship), to Denton, Texas, and to Las Cruces, New Mexico (where a webfriend who became a real friend is offering up lanyards in her church's silent auction).  These do not count the 96 lanyards and sundries that I shipped to Boston for the Cure Me!  I'm Irish event weekend before last.

I understand from the recent silent auction held by the Brazos Valley Chorale, that this is a very good way to do well for your organization and help fund a cure for childhood cancer. . . And if you want to double that. . . buy some of our African line lanyards (click over and see for yourself!).  These are made with beads fashioned by HIV+ mothers and war refuges in Uganda as part of a Fair Trade project called Beads for Life and they are made from lacquered recycled paper.  Think about it:  for a small donation (or a large donation, if you prefer) you can support your own organization's auction, help fund a cure for pediatric cancer, give African women a chance to earn a fair wage, and encourage recycling!!!!   WIN/WIN/WIN/WIN.  That rivals Charlie Sheen on Red Bull!


  1. You rock Vickie. Okay, that's all I can say.. my brain feels like it's on sludge these days. One of these days I'm gonna make it to Bryan for a bead making party.

  2. You totally rock!... I used to sell paper bead necklaces from Fair Trade Uganda - they were a big hit!