Tuesday, December 7, 2010
A Bear Bead - but not for the Bears
So, even though the beneficiary would not be an animal charity, I was happy to make and donate this little bear bead. She's all dressed up in a Swarovski rhinestone collar for the special occasion. Of course I made her from polymer clay. She has glass eyes and there is a hole from the center of her back through her belly for stringing. She's about 3/4" from nose to tail - a dainty bear! I hope I get to see the jewelry piece that includes her, but I don't know whether or not I will.
I am impressed with the giving that Fire Mountain does, including both charitable work and sponsoring many beading and jewelry-making competitions - their own and others.
When I made her, I also made several somewhat larger bears for pendants that I hope to be able to sell to benefit Idaho Black Bear Rehab.