The wonderfully talented and energetic Lori Anderson who spearheaded the Bead Soup Project awhile back contacted me to make a bracelet to send to the Global Genes Project which you can read more about here: http://www.globalgenesproject.org/
This is an awareness program for people suffering from rare diseases. Lori herself suffers from a very rare disease called Pseudotumor Cerebri aka IH and is indeed the model for the ad on the National IH Awareness poster!
The bracelets will be sent to The Global Genes Project, an advocacy group who launched "7000 Bracelets for Hope", a children's rare disease campaign. The bracelets are given to one of 7000 families having children with rare diseases to show them love and support.
So off I go to my glass studio to torch away the afternoon and create some cool new beads for the bracelet I'll be donating to the cause. The deadline is only 2 weeks away so I'd better get busy! I'll post a photo of the beads from today's torching session so you can see what I'll be using for my bracelet donation.