Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bras for the Cause!

The Calico Cat, and The Blue Armadillo Winery recently hosted a Bras for the Cause event. 

I had a plan in mind and ordered the supplies while I was at the Revel.  Then we all got the H1N1 flu, and the supplies still hadn't arrived.  The supplies arrived just in the nick of time, I started feeling better and went to work on the design.  I used heavy aluminum wire shaped into large spirals and textured it with my hammer.  I think it came out with a kind of futuristic science fiction/fantasy chic look.  What do you think?

my art bra

I used some vintage clip earrings, chain, aluminum wire, and a purchased bra.

Here are some pics from the event.  The red bra, "Butterflies are Free" was made by my friend Billye.

butterflies are free

bras for the cause event

There were some really interesting bras.  Click on the Bras for the Cause link above to see pics of all the bras.  I know hubby was thinking that I was dragging him to a boring event but he had a good time and commented about the humorous aspect of many of the entries.

The event was a huge success! Over 60 bras were entered.  Attendees voted on their favorites.  Each vote cost a dollar and over $3000 dollars was raised for the Hunt Regional Healthcare Cancer Rehabilitation facility. 

I like to give some of the income from my jewelry shows to charity and our vote money came from proceeds from my shows. 

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