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Topic: Bead Curtain of Craftster Love *pic heavy*  (Read 4772 times)
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« on: November 23, 2011 08:49:27 AM »

I have been lucky enough to have been on the receiving end of a huge dose of Craftster love recently.  After a bit of misfortune following Hurricane Irene that lead to my entire bead stash being lost, I had to withdraw from the Bead Soup Swap, organized by the amazing jennieingram.  Of course, she was gracious and let me withdraw with no negative penalty (it was before sign ups ended), but I soon discovered she did so much more than that when I started receiving boxes of beads in the mail.  Boxes and boxes and boxes from my fellow Craftsters, to the point where I started to feel like I didn't deserve such kind gestures.

Out of those boxes came more beads than I knew what to do with, so I decided to work on a bead curtain with some of my favorite beads so that I would always remember the kindness that was shown to me and remember to pass it on whenever the opportunity is present.

The beads in this curtain were provided by:

TheSapphireMoon
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Missing Willow
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and of course, jennieingram

I hope I didn't forget anyone!

Here is the curtain in its entirety:



And some close-ups of my favorite beads:





















Thank you to all those who contributed to this project - believe it or not, this did not even make a dent in my new stash!
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2011 08:53:59 AM »

Oh how fun, it came out fantastic! 
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011 09:12:25 AM »

How wonderful!  This post made me tear up a bit.  It feels good knowing that there are so many kind and generous people in the world.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2011 09:51:08 AM »

What an amazing project to remind you of how much love there is on craftster!! Love it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2011 10:22:17 AM »

How awesome! Yay Craftsters! What a lovely bunch Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2011 01:05:25 PM »

Lovely curtain and lovely story!  Craftsters rock!
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2011 02:48:25 PM »

Having swapped with jennieingram before, I've gotta say, I'm not surprised- she's an all-around awesome person, and that sounds just like her!  Grin Craftster is such a wonderful place- glad that our sisters/brothers did this for you !
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2011 05:41:07 PM »

Awwwww, this is why I love craftster.  Such an amazing group of people.  Your bead curtain is beautiful as is the story behind it.
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2011 06:12:02 PM »

What an awesome story - totally Craftster!  I love the bead curtain-wonderful idea!
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2011 05:57:32 PM »

I'm glad some contributors got to see the final product. And yes this post is more about the story than the craft because Craftster does indeed rock.

Happy thanksgiving! Today I'm grateful for Craftster! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2011 06:19:39 PM »

This is incredible (both the craft and the story). As a Vermonter, it's been really moving to see all the ways in which people are helping each other to pick up the pieces after Irene - this is definitely one of the more creative that I've seen!
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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2011 06:39:07 AM »

This is beautiful! I'm glad so many of us could help you, I don't know what I'd do without my bead stash!  Kiss
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2011 06:20:49 AM »

This is beautiful! I'm glad so many of us could help you, I don't know what I'd do without my bead stash!  Kiss

Thanks again, Alchamy!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2012 06:50:14 AM »

Yay!  I'm so glad you were able to make something lovely for yourself with what was sent.  I love my fellow Craftster-ers!
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2012 06:30:16 AM »

I love my fellow Craftster-ers!

Me too!  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2012 12:39:59 PM »

Awwh, craftster is the best part of the internet, for sure.
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« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2012 08:08:49 PM »

Great Craftster Love, I am glad I found this place....
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2012 06:55:31 AM »

Stories like this one really warm the heart; an open and happy heart is a creative one; a creative heart likes to share the joy of making beautiful things...

What a lovely way to remind yourself daily that you mean a lot to this crafting community...and your fellow beaders showed you just how much by sharing a beads and a lot of love!

Wonderful story and project, Abbeeroad!
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« Reply #18 on: September 21, 2012 11:26:20 AM »

I just got to see this now! Its lovely and I am so glad you were able to get something beautiful out of a hard time in your life!
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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2012 01:45:51 PM »

What a lovely way to remind yourself daily that you mean a lot to this crafting community...and your fellow beaders showed you just how much by sharing a beads and a lot of love!

Aw! I never thought of it this way! You're so right, always. Thanks for making me feel like a special part of Craftster Smiley

I just got to see this now! Its lovely and I am so glad you were able to get something beautiful out of a hard time in your life!

Better late than never! I should have sent a PM or something...

And beauty from hardship is the best spin on things I could hope for! Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2012 02:48:33 PM »

this is wonderful!  I'm glad all of you are a part of Craftster Smiley
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