The Edna Perkins Project was started by the Omaha Beady Bunch in 2007. Edna, a long time member of the Beady Bunch, had generously donated beads from her growing “stash” to the club members.
We determined that something very special should be done with the beads to honor Edna and all that she has done for the Omaha Beady Bunch. The Edna Perkins Project was born.
In summary, we thought the beads should be used in some way to honor women who are less fortunant than many of us. We decided to make them into pieces of jewelry and donate them to a local Women’s Shelter. Details and photos from the previous years, 2007 and 2008 can be viewed on this site.
Other members have since donated more beads for the project. Joni Stinson, the unelected curator of the beads, brings them to the Beady Bunch Meeting every February. Members select beads from the stash to make one or more pieces of jewelry.
The finished pieces are brought to the April meeting. They are then wrapped and delivered to Catholic Charities to be distributed to their clients on Mother’s Day.
There is a wonderful variety in color, style, and design. There is something to please every taste thanks to this talented group of beaders.
These wonderful pieces for 2009 have now been wrapped and delivered.
Edna, we wish to thank you for your inspiration and genorosity over the years. We miss your wit and widom at our monthly meetings!
Members who donated materials and created all of these wonderful pieces, we thank you for making this years event another success!
To All Mother’s….Happy Mother’s Day from the Omaha Beady Bunch!