Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wrapping It Up

Hey Everyone,

So the project is officially over and its been a wonderful summer getting to be creative, meeting new people who supported the project, and raising money for Outreach Uganda! I don't have the total number and am still waiting for some final money to come in but I will be sure to let you all know how much we raised and what an impact it can make for this organization :)

Here are my THANK YOUs for the last orders that came in. I am shipping out my last bracelet today!

Norma Silva
Karen Butterworth
Karen Langsham
Allen Lester
Rosemary Calderon
Shannon Sales
Adrian Soto
John (Crustacean)
Niccole Osborn
Caroline Reyes

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Etsy Sellers are AWESOME, Part II

Hello Everyone,

As I started to deplete my supplies from the first donation I received from generous Etsy sells, I reached out to new ones to see if they could help out on the project. AGAIN they came through with tons of beads and findings that you are wearing on your beautiful bracelets! You can check out their stores by clicking on the store name and support these women who donated to the bracelet project. Its so amazing how willing people are to help if you just ask. I even met a fellow Anthropology major :) Thank you ladies!!!

gem cut rondelles are a light fire opal color

small gold plastic flowers

czech glass beads

Czech Fire Polish 3-Cut Sapphire Picasso Beads

Monday, August 20, 2012


Hey Everyone,

It's the last week of the project and I am working on finishing up orders for bracelets! It's not too late to order. I just need to have all the money by this Thursday so please message me if you would like to order and I will give you my home address to mail in a check. I keep saying how fast the summer has gone by but truly I cant believe I have working on this project for the past 11 weeks. Thank you to everyone who has ordered or donated and made this project a success, its more than I could have hoped for! Your money is going toward helping these ladies of Jinja educate their children, purchase homes, and gain strength and self esteem through creating sustainable income for their families :)

The Jinga beader group hich has 80 members is located in Jinja Uganda;
which is on the northern shore of Lake Victoria and is known as the source of the Nile River

THANK YOU to those who ordered this past week:

Anne Fetherolf
Brian Holm
Archana Dittakavi
Roz Kuehn
Shannon Sales
Shell Ramos

Monday, August 13, 2012

Week 10 update--only 2 weeks left!

Hey Everyone,

I'm back from a very relaxing and much needed family vacation in Oahu! We had the best time --checked out a luau, went swimming with the sharks, tanned at the beach, and did some serious shopping! I'm back now and focused on the LAST 2 WEEKS OF THE PROJECT! The latest news is that we have raised $1500 for Outreach Uganda!!! 

I'm doing a big push for last minute orders since school is starting soon. I will be taking orders until Thursday Aug 23rd in order to have them all sent out by Sunday, August 26th and then that's it! Soooo if you have waited this whole summer to order, this is your chance :) Please help me spread the word by telling your family and friends! Please send me a photo wearing your bracelet and I will add it to my blog, thanks!

my mom modeling bracelets in Hawaii :)

Big THANK YOU to those who have supported the project in the last couple of weeks :)

Shirley Tibbs
Dana Duvak
Grace Rochlitz
Joe Kilmer
Larissa Singhoff
Kim Schmel

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Week 8 Update and Vacation Annoucement

Hey Everyone,

The project is coming to a close I cant believe the summer has flown by. We got some major supporters this past week from the gals at Dermalogica!! Mia Holm really helped out in collecting orders and raising awareness about the project to her co-workers so thank you :) My family and I are heading to Oahu, Hawaii today for our FIRST ever family vacation and I just cant wait to soak up the sun and pina coladas while spending some QT with my man and my fam. Once I return there will only be 2 weeks in the project so please let me know if you want t place that final order you have been lagging on!

Ana Dragovic
Sara Crane
Roanne Shidaki
Erika Lawrence
Zanoli Van Daalen
Sheyla Martinez
Monita Chan Sok
Rachel Agpaoa
Narlet De Guzman
Catina Gonzales
Nina Taw
Kim Schmehl
Grace Rochlitz