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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

As I often say, I really enjoy making custom orders.  I like creating a piece of jewelry or a rosary with a specific person in mind; collaborating with the customer to design something that suites their style and imagination to create a special, one of a kind piece.

This custom order was a bit different though.  It's not for a specific person, but for an event.  This pink pearl rosary is going to be part of a basket auction for Andrea Topolnycky, a 34 year old woman with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.  The cancer has spread throughout her body, including to her liver, lungs, spine, and brain.  Her family and friends are hosting a benefit to assist with medical bill payments.

I chose to use pearls they are classic, elegant, and always pretty.  I love the iridescence and the subtle shimmer when the light shines just right.  Pink, of course, because it represents the breast cancer cause, unifying anti-breast cancer crusaders.  Instead of the typical lighter pink, I opted for this bright pink because it is uplifting and cheerful.  It reminds me of the tulips I see at this time of year, one of the first flowers to emerge in the spring, symbolizing new life and hope for longer, warmer days. 

The event will be held on Saturday April 28th, from 5-9pm, at the George F. Lamm Post, 962 Wehrle Dr. Williamsville, NY 14221 if you are in the area.

If you would like to make a donation to this cause, send me an email and I'll get back to you with additional information.


  1. This is a lovely piece and such a touching story!

  2. What a very special piece! Those red beads are beautiful!