What do beads have to do with Tucson greyhounds?
Well, adopted greyhounds Opal and Rider suffered $14,000 worth of life-saving vet bills after a hit-and-run accident, and some fellow greyhound adopters and friends of Elizabeth (Lizzie) Mead are making one-of-a-kind beaded bracelets to raise funds to pay off the vet bill.
So far we have sold over 50 bracelets ($20/each) made from donated beads.
We know you’re out there with some unused beads tucked away in your drawers and closets. It’s the cusp of the Tucson Gem Show and as you buy new baubles and beads, please consider filtering some of your old beads in our direction. Our bead coffers are getting low. We also accept memory wire for bracelets and animal fobs.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick up (in Tucson area).
You can read more about the hit-and-run accident here.
Read three news articles written about the accident.