I need some help raising funds to purchase local beads, materials, & string for a new Spring 2015 “Made In Boulder” collection I’m working on. I would like to debut it when I vend at Moving to End Sexual Assault’s (M.E.S.A.)’s 15th Annual Canine Classic 5k Walk/Run, coming up in Boulder, CO on Sunday, April 26. My goal is to create a whole new collection of bracelets and accessories made purely with locally-crafted beads from Boulder shoppes. The Canine Classic event is one of many events in April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
I’m interested in purchasing beads from local Boulder bead shoppes specifically for this event, i.e. Nomad Bead Shop, & other antique and unique jewelry/bead stores on Pearl Street Mall. Additionally, I would love to purchase some unique, one-of-a-kind glass beads from local glass artists, since there are so many wonderful ones here in Boulder! These high-quality and unique lampwork and glassblown beads are a bit pricier, but very worth it for quality handmade products made with local materials. One of my goals is to promote female glass artists and the beautiful glass beads they are creating. I also would like to purchase some new jewelry display arms, a small printed sign, and of course doggy treats! All of the materials and items I purchase will be locally made or sold. Even if I do not end up debuting this “Made in Boulder” collection at the Canine Classic, my funding is primarily for the creation of this new line, and to promote local artists and local businesses! In the end, my ultimate goal is not to generate funds for the vending event, but to generate funds to create a brand-new Spring collection, 100% crafted, created, & designed in Boulder! I would love for my jewelry designs to become a part of the amazing local art community here. 🙂
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