Saturday, May 29, 2010

Helping Hearts

101 to be exact.

The hearts are 1.5 x 1.5 inches, made of polymer clay and Dremel-buffed to a high-gloss shine. The ribbon charms are also polymer clay, but since buffing was not practical they were clear-coated with MinWax water-based polycrylic.
Periwinkle (which is a rather subjective color and hard to mix!) is the awareness color for gastric cancer.

First Batch 1-46

Second Batch 47-101

The hearts were donated to a Relay For Life team to sell to help with their effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The "Helping Hearts" as I dubbed them were a bigger hit than I expected and raised over $300 for the ACS.

You can view all 101 Hearts here:
Col's Helping Heart Album

Special thanks to AuntyM (aka MoeArt) for her generous donation, without which there only would have been 76 hearts.


MoeArt said...

The hearts look great and you did a ton of work! Now you have to make Col stuff for a while. :D

Melobeau said...

BRAVA Col (and Auntie Moe). Ya both did good! Two pairs of hands can certainly help make a difference.

2 Good Claymates said...

That is really great -- You two did some great work and must bring a really satisfied feeling when you can help out in such a neat way!

Michael said...

Nice job for a good cause. Lot of buffing going on there. Numbers 18 and 65 are probably my favorites. Super photo images as well. Please promise you will only use your power for good . . .