1: Rt & Lt: Elise Swope, HI; Middle:
Ronit Dagan, Israel
2: Rt & Lt: Susan Chambers, OK; Middle:
3: Rt & Lt: Robyn & Ammon Elbaz,
Israel; Middle: Rachelle Goldreich,
4: Lt: Ronit Dagan, Israel; Middle:
Lea Zinke, FL; Rt: Ofilia Cinta,
5: Rt & Lt: Fay Sevross, FL;
Middle: Ofilia Cinta, IL
6: Lt: Ronit Dagan, Israel; Middle: Barb
Svetlick, FL; Rt: Dr. Galia Shy,
7: Lt: Ofilia Cinta, IL; Middle &
Rt: Kim Miles, NM
8: all three, Nirit Dekel, Israel
9: Lt: Anat Negrev, Israel; Middle Ofilia
Cinta, IL; Rt: Ronit Dagan, Israel
10: all three Ofilia Cinta, IL
(more detailed pictures below,
plus dos and don'ts)
(The picture above and
those below are for demonstration purposes only, and are not
intended to represent the finished item(s) to be raffled.
Beads as shown may or may not be on one or either of the finished
Rolling Pins as described below. Pictures of the Actual Rolling Pins
to be Raffled will be shown once they have been
Glass Artists Together for Habitat Emergency
On August 29, 2005, an unprecedented
catastrophic event hit the shores of Louisiana, Missouri and
Alabama. Over one thousand people died. Nearly 284,000
houses were destroyed. Communities were wiped off the
map. Families were virtually torn apart, with only hopes to
soon reunite. Hundreds of thousands were left homeless with no
foreseeable resolution to their return to normalcy.
We witnessed first hand watching the events
unfold on television and the newspapers , that our nation’s
government has flaws in its’ relief efforts. Changes are
continuing to right this shortcoming. Most importantly, we
have to realize that we, as individuals CAN and SHOULD make an
effort to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. It is very easy to allow
time to forget, or look the other way, or presume someone else will
“take care of it”. But as a member of our human race, we owe
it to our brethren to reach out and give what we can, and let them
know they count. Let them know they are not
In the wake of this devastating event, our
eyes were awakened to another side of our country’s ailment….
Poverty. In the New Orleans community, the poverty level was
reported at 40% prior to this devastating event. How can an
area so rich in culture, history, soul and flavor, be so outcast of
the richness of our nation?
New Orleans has a special place in my
heart. I’ve only visited there once in my life, but it made a
lifelong impression on me. In my brief and
relatively comfortable life, I’ve seen first hand what racism,
segregation and apathy contribute to society. I’ve had the
fortitude to walk and see these issues from both sides. This
is a blessing for me to be able to speak up, and make a stand for
what I believe is right.
I’ve come to a realization that I have a
“creative” mind and soul. For days I searched inside of me
seeking, “how can I
make a difference”. What can I do with my talents? How
can I gather others of like mind, to join together and make it
happen in a bigger, and with more impact?
Life is always full of serendipitous events,
I’ve discovered. In a simple wooden Italian ravioli rolling
pin I’d just purchased in a garage sale, a project unfolded.
The engineering design of this hardwood rolling pin is a work of art
in itself! My imagination saw in each compartment, a “frame”
suitable for our miniature versions of lampwork
glass. Sixty frames in all, that could represent
60 different artists’ object d’art in one collection.
I invite you to participate in this project
to raise funds to be donated to Habitat for Humanity in its’ efforts
to help rebuild the New Orleans area. Why specifically New
Orleans? It is my heartfelt desire to not forget this
community that has given our country such a unique history to
treasure. We need to be a part of what is needed for this
community to rebuild.
It is my sincere belief that, in part, the
reason we stay in our communities, is because there is a bond there,
thicker then blood. There is history. History that is
worth restoring. Families that are worth supporting. I
believe in Habitat’s abilities and dedication.
I will be making two of these rolling pin
towers, each with it’s own elegant hardwood stand and rotating
display. These collections will be raffled off during 2006,
with the final drawings to take place at the ISGB’s July, 2006
convention. I’ve recruited the assistance of Debi
Johnson to help with the legal paperwork to properly set up
this fundraiser, both with the government and with Habitat.
The monies paid for the raffle tickets, will be tax
deductible. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for Habitat for
Humanity, New Orleans project.
Please join me in donating a bead (or two)
for this commemorative collection. The size and
specs will be attached. Due to the “framework” within the
wooden pin, this is the ONLY restriction. Many have so far
overcome this “limitation” and come up with some wonderful
imaginative and creative art beads! The beads will be
representative of a world wide community of art glass
beadmakers. Please join us, both in becoming a
contributing artists and a participant in purchasing raffle
tickets. If you can only participate in one of these aspects,
please, by all means do so. Additional ticket sales
details will be explained by Debi Johnson.
Please join us in this worthy
fundraiser. I promise you, it will be both for a worthy cause
and the finest showpiece of international representation of
miniature art glassworks. I believe in our community of art
glass workers. Together with our hearts, hands and minds, we
WILL make a difference.
(Credit above more
detail pictures below)
Ann's bead is a little
small but it still works by adding seed beads to the side.
Isn't she just the cutest thing!!!
Picture with side view of the
fish will show the back bottom fin that prohibits it from fitting
into the roller groove. This is a good example of what “not to
Pictures with the square beads
on the ruler are good example of dimensions for the perfect fit
size, both surface and side views.
Rows 1-3 Rows