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Bead Drive 2013 – Beads Gone Wild 2013/01/24

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Bead Drive 2013

Bead Drive 2013

Yep, it’s that time of year again when Beading Divas to the Rescue need more beads. Since 2009, we have sold more than 3,000 bracelets for animal charities. We rock!

But as you can imagine that is a whole lot of beads.

We are encouraging all the animal rescues that we have raised money for — to tell your Facebook likes, your adopters, and volunteers to donate beads on behalf of your group.

One lucky group will be randomly chosen to receive sales in April. The last time we held a Bead Drive was late 2010 – early 2011. Greyhound Support Transport of Florida won! They raised $1,740.00 during their winning month. The bead drive is open to any 501 c3 animal charity in the continental U.S.

Here are the rules & fine print.

If you are local to the Tucson area, you can drop off beads at these numerous locations or we can try to arrange pick up — ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE HERE FOR THE GEM SHOW.

TO MAIL BEADS, PLEASE SEND TO:
Greyt Escape
c/o Beading Divas
12150 East 5th Street
Tucson, AZ 85748

One thing you might not know is that all the money raised goes back to the groups. Bracelets cost $20 and the groups receive the entire $20. For online sales, we do charge shipping & handling and with that money pay for postage & mailing supplies. We chip in money when needed to buy memory wire, paw charms, and findings.

Who is this hunk?

photo from celebritysunglasseswatcher.com

Some hot sunglasses — you know the kind that celebrities wear — are for auction now on EBAY. They are sexy. They are fashionable. They grace the pages of Vanity Fair. The money raised for the sale of the sunglasses will go towards our supplies and some wild bead buying (we cannot enter the bead drive drawing). So check it out! Here and here.

We don’t know who the hunk is above. Do you? Kanye and Usher are pictured wearing sunglasses like the ones on eBay. Men with their own sense of style embrace these sunglasses. Go bid!

Tucson Bead Drive Contest Drop-off: CataVinos Wine Shoppe 2010/12/13

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sparklies for the holidays

Here’s yet another place to drop off your beads for the Bead Drive Contest which ends December 31, 2010.

Yvonne Foucher has been extremely gracious in mentioning the Bead Drive in her weekly enewsletter and so far CataVinos has brought in the most beads. It’s so exciting to go pick up the beads and pick up some wine.

One of the special things about CataVinos is every bottle of wine costs less than $15. Another cool thing is that Yvonne or her other knowledgeable staff knows wine. They’re not going to give you a blank stare if you ask what goes with poblano chile releno casserole.

At CataVinos, you can also enjoy wine tasting for $10 or if you buy a bottle of wine, the wine tasting cost drops to $8. I have been going to CataVinos since it opened and for me — it’s the Cheers of wine bars. I had my birthday party there a few years ago and it was an absolute blast; Yvonne made sure it was perfect.

CataVinos is located at 3063 N. Alvernon Way, one block south of Ft. Lowell, 520-323-3063. Check out the wine tasting schedule.

With the new configuration, you can have a private party wine tasting and bring your own food or host a fund-raising event. Please consider supporting a local Tucson business.

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