Tuesday, December 18, 2018



Over the last couple years, I have immensely enjoyed working on Bead-It-Forwad, but it is not without its challenges.  I have a few helpers, but not enough and the job is overwhelming.

At the moment there are piles of Bead-It-Forward butterfly squares that have been glued onto, but are waiting to be stitched onto, quilts and other objects, and still many butterfly squares waiting for assembly.  I continue to work on these items, but it is slow-going. Here are just a few examples!

IN ADDITION, there is still an ETSY sitewith Bead-It-Forward products, which has remained very stagnant over the last few years.  I have been targeting fundraising events benefiting breast cancer research and/or treatment over the last couple years and have been able to donate some products to those events, but looking for more ideas on ways to raise funds for cancer research and/or treatment through this project!

So given just these two challenges, I am on the fence whether or not the project can or should be sustained.  I know so many people love participating (including myself!), so I'd hate to see it end.


I am not opposed to handing off the project to someone else.  If anyone out there has more time to manage it and can think of some ways to bring some life to moving the product to raise funds - please let me know! I'd be glad to assist during any transition and continue to help. It does not have to be an individual - maybe a bead society or beading group would like to take this project over? 

In the meanwhile, I would love to form a committee of helpers that can help with decisions, ideas, and assembling product.  Interested? Please let me know!!!  

Let's tentatively start tossing around ideas for a 2019 theme!
Please click hereto select an idea or suggest a new one! 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

2018 Butterfly Theme

We've received some squares for the 2018 butterfly theme!

Can't wait to see what everyone sends in.  Please visit he Bead-It-Forward Facebook page to see a gallery of what has been submitted so far: