Friday, November 29, 2013

Artists for Disaster Relief Silent Auction Blog Hop...

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, a group of artists got together and decided to help raise moneys for the relief effort.  One of the ways to achieve the fundraising goal was to host a blog hop, featuring silent auctions for artisan-made items.

This is the piece that I made to help out.  It is made of saucer-cut labradorites, labradorite rounds, micro-faceted iolite, rubies, African brass, vermeil, and a bronze bird toggle from my family at Green GIrl Studios.  It is approximately 28" inches long and can be worn as a necklace (that can look different depending on where the decorative clasp lays) or (depending on the wrist size) a wrap bracelet.  It has a retail value of $125.
For this auction, the bidding will start at $1!  There is no minimum reserve and there are no bidding increments.  The highest bidder in the comments is the winner!  As a thank you, we will ship the piece to the winner free of charge (to US participants).  This auction is open to international participants.  This auction will run from today (November 29th) to December 5th.  Please make sure to include your name and an email address with your bid.  The winner will be announced December 6th.  When the winner is announced, we will send a Paypal invoice for the total.  Please make sure to pay promptly.  The main charity that the funds we raise will go to CARE.  To find out more about what they're doing to help, CLICK HERE.

Although our auctions are organized in a blog hop, please make sure to read each artist's instructions carefully as they may vary.  Auctions will be posted throughout the day.  We thought this would be a fun and creative way to raise money and hope you enjoy visiting the participating blogs.  This is a wonderful way to get holiday gifts and help with the relief effort!  Even if you aren't bidding, please consider hopping and showing your support for the amazing work and the kind generosity of the participants!  Leave comments!  Show love!  Show support!  Each of the talented artists are AWESOME!

Here's a list of participating artists:

4 comments:

TesoriTrovati said...

Gorgeous necklace. I bid $75. Who will outbid me?
Enjoy the day. Erin

Erica F. said...

:) I gladly accept the challenge. $86.29 (opening bid + today's start date/my birthday). I "CARE," who else does?
Peace & light,
Erica

Andrew Thornton said...

This bid is for Margriet Schnabel. Her bid is $125.

Sheila Thornton said...

Beautiful necklace, Andrew!