Saturday, July 9, 2011

Family Reunion

Every July my Dad's family has a reunion in the Altoona area in PA.  I will not be able to attend this year, because I was not able to take off on that weekend.  I was able to take off later in the month and will be going to San Antonio, TX, anyway getting back to the reunion.  Every reunion there is an auction to raise money for the reunion instead of just paying reunion dues, it is a whole lot more fun this way and you get something in return.  Every year since I started making jewelry I have put my pieces in the auction. The catch is that each item has to be wrapped and only clues such as for women, men, teenage girl or boy, child can be on the tag.  There has been some really neat items auctioned and then some gags that went for a lot of money.  The point is that everyone has a great time and we get enough money to have the reunion again the next year.  Here are the pieces I am sending with my Mom and Sister to the reunion this year.

This is a 20" necklace made with Jasper rectangle stones and 10 mm jet glass bicones and silver base metal beads.

This set is made using 10mm green glass pearls, 6mm Czech crystals, and silver base metal beads.

A simple blue and clear Czech crystal bracelet, Carnelian and copper bracelet, Flat Cellini spiral bracelet, and a 18" beaded necklace with a glass pendant.
I will wrap all of these up nice and pretty and hope that everyone that bids and wins is satisfied with what the get.  I'm going to miss all of the fun and seeing everyone, but there is always next year.

Happy beading Y'all


  1. What a fabulous idea!!!! I love it! I hope you guys raise a lot of money for next year! I'm sure folks will be thrilled with your pieces, they look awesome!

  2. I agree what a great idea.....I love the colours you've done....right up my alley....
    hope they bring in a good sum towards the reunion.....

  3. What a great family tradition. I sure wish I had a family large enough to warrant a family reunion. :-) Ironically, I have a friend from college who attends her family's reunion in Altoona, PA every year as well. Do you have any relatives in MD?

  4. What a great idea - I too have very little family so no reunion for me either! lovely work you sent and very thoughtful as you weren't even going!

  5. Hey there Therese. Thanks for your comment on my blog and just wanted to say that we used to live in Alabaster... and I miss living there! I was also raised in PA north of Pittsburgh! I have enjoyed looking at your blogs!