Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Elsile - Upcycled Vintage White Glass Bead Earrings Supporting Cancer Awareness

My maternel grandmothers name was Elsile but everyone called her Liza. I found a broken necklace amongst her belongings after she passed away made up of these white twisted glass beads.

I made these earrings for this weeks Etsy Project Embrace Team challenge. The theme was "recycled". I added sterling silver beads and findings to the beautiful vintage glass beads.

Etsy Project Embrace is comprised of a group of sellers spreading awareness, raising funds and offering hope and embraces for those whose lives have been touched by cancer. To find out more visit the team blog at You can find these earrings for sale in my Etsy shop. I lost my grandmother to breast cancer and so a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in her honor.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.


Ginny Huber said...

I like seeing these earrings you made from your grandmother's necklace for the EPE challenge, Betty; Lovely that you entered it! I, too, get a certain joy in including objects that belonged to people that were dear to me; I think it adds something special to the piece!

Waterrose said...

Lovely earrings...and a great cause.


Love the simplicity of these gorgeous earrings! YAY!! for Etsy Project Embrace...such an awesome Team that is all about Hope!! :)