September 18, 2008

Bead Artists Against Breast Cancer Project

A fellow member of the EtsyBeadWeavers Team, Susan of Clinckscales Arts, encouraged all group members to participate in Jeanette Shanigan's project "Bead It Forward" - Bead Artists Against Breast Cancer. Susan will be collecting all the squares and photograph them. She's also trying to get Etsy Admin interested in publishing an article about the project on The Storque. Let's hope that Etsy will agree to help.

The original guidelines are to make 4 beaded squares in any beading technique - 1 for the quilt to be made by Jeanette and 3 more to pass forward to three other beaders, to encourage them to participate in this project. I, and I know that a lot of other members of the group as well, have decided to contribute all the squares to Jeanette's quilt. That way she could make bigger quilt and hopefully, raise more money for this important cause.

OK, so here are my 4 squares:-
The first 2 are done in peyote stitch

The third is done in square stitch

And the last one is embroidered, using Cat-Eye heart beads

If you would like to participate as well, please visit Jeanette's site for more details.


  1. Smadar - these are lovely! It's my honor to collect everyone's squares to be sent to Jeanette. Plus, I get to see each and every one in person. :D

  2. Your squares are pretty! And go YOU for doing 4 of them! I think the brick stitch one is my favorite. =)

  3. Thanks, Melody :)

    Beaderjojo, thanks, I wish I had more time to do some's for a good cause and I am happy to contribute..

    Dear Susan, thank YOU for doing this! and I see what you mean - it would be exciting to see them all together in person... :)

  4. Cool! I printed that out. If I have time, I might contribute again! :D