This afternoon Crafty Goodness teamed up with Ears to You for a Give a Pair, Take a Pair Earring benefit. Ears To You was developed by Ruth Crane, a breast cancer survivor, to help other women undergoing chemotherapy felt good about themselves as they deal with their loss of hair. Ruth feels like the idea was divinely inspired since she really wanted to do something to help other cancer patients in a way that was easy and affordable. Ruth started the program at the Cleveland Clinic in June of 2008 and has been providing earrings to female cancer patients ever since. The Ears To You slogan says it all; “putting smiles on the faces of female cancer patient on pair of earrings at a time.”
This event was so much fun. Several of the participants (including myself) had never made earrings like this before, but where quickly taught useful techniques by the veteran jewelry makers. At first I was almost overwhelmed with all the fabulous bead choices and spent a long time just marveling at the beautiful beads. Despite this minor detail, some of the earrings that came out of this event were very intricate, while others were simple and sophisticated, but all were lovely. A huge success as far as I’m concerned! But really, how can you go wrong when you mix crafting, good company, food, and wine? Exactly.