hi everyone! i just wanted to update you on my progress. i have received SO much support from my friends and family...i am absolutely blown away! i feel so blessed, i really do. i now have the entrance fee paid for...all $5,000 of it! and i'm working on a hotel and a car rental...and i leave next wednesday! i have about 15 more pieces to make for the giveaway portion. and with whatever time and supplies i have left over, i want to make some more pieces for display. needless to say, i've been working hard and sort of delirious...in a good way! here are some pics of necklaces for the giveaway.