October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I am really excited to present Shipwreck Bead’s first ever Bead Your Bra for Breast Cancer Challenge!!  We are proud to be teaming up with Bling My Bra to be able to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

Bling My Bra was founded in 2009 as an online auction site to raise money for breast cancer education and research.  Their first year, they were able to raise $3,000 for the Susan G. Komen foundation.  Last year they doubled their 2009 total with $6,000 raised for the cause.  This year, they hope to raise $10,000 and we want to do our part to help them with their goal.

This challenge is simple.  We want YOU to bead a bra. Incorporate 1 of the 3 types of items listed below into your design.  Then we ask that you donate your finished creation to Bling My Bra for them to auction off on their eBay site to help raise money for this effort.  Please follow the instructions for donation on Bling My Bra’s page.

The three items (in ANY size, shape or color) we want you to use are…

1. Rhinestone Banding – here and here




2. Seed Beads – here




3. Feathers – here and here








If you need some ideas and inspiration, feel free to check out the current auctions.

This challenge is open for the entire month of October.  Share your submission on our Facebook page or, if you have a blog, link it up in the comments section.  We will be featuring participants as the month progresses so we look forward to the creativity you can bring to the table.

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4 thoughts on “Bead Your Bra for Breast Cancer!

  • October 8, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I want to create and donate a bra to “bling my bra” however on their website it says the deadline to send bras is September 25th. And here it says the entire month of October I don’t want to send the bra and it is too late. Could you confirm the dates for me.

    thank you

    • October 8, 2011 at 9:43 pm

      @Karen Because of the challenge, Bling My Bra will be extending their deadline to accept bras. We will update the post when we hear back from them on a better deadline.

      • October 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm

        I would love to know the deadline extension also. Thanks!!!

  • October 14, 2011 at 5:28 am

    We are so excited about your promotion! If we can receive the bras by the end of October we can auction off these special art creations starting Oct 31st!

    We look forward to seeing your creations!

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