Thursday, December 08, 2011

Artists Helping Artists...

 Several artists in the blog community  have decided to band together to help a fellow artist in need.

One of the best things about our creativity community is that we support one another.   If we need to raise a barn, there are ample hands on deck to help.  I know firsthand how generous and caring our group of like-minded individuals can be.  When I had cancer and the time when I wanted to start Allegory Gallery, the community was behind me all the way.

So I wanted to take this opportunity to give back.  The artist, who shall remain anonymous, didn't ask for help, but she is definitely deserving.  I can't go into the details of her situation, but she is indeed a valued member who inspires others and creates beauty wherever she goes.

While I wanted to give back to this beautiful soul, I don't exactly have a lot of extra funds laying around to contribute.  But what I do have are two hands, an imagination, and lots and lots of stunning beads to work with.  I created this necklace to auction off.

The pendant is a hand-stamped sterling silver piece by Heather Wynn-Millican of SwoonDimples.  It has a very apt Rumi quote on it that says, "Let the beauty of what you love be what you do."  It's layered with a ceramic pendant from Marsha Neal Studio.  The focal pendants are paired with a lampwork glass "Vermont Trade Bead" by Harold Williams Cooney, an enameled toggle from C-Koop Beads, lots of Czech glass dangles, and a copper-plated chain.

The starting bid for this piece is $20.

Would you like to be the winning bidder?

Please leave a comment along with with your bid.  If you are the winning bidder, you will receive an invoice after the close of the auction.  The auction closes at midnight EST Sunday evening.  There must be a way to contact you.  If you have email preferences turned off in your profile, please leave your email address as well.

Many other artists are auctioning items to help out!  Please visit these other artists listed below and place your bid today:

Marie Cramp and Lori Anderson

Feel free to return and bid again!


Lorelei Eurto said...

I will bid $50

Marie Cramp said...

$55 from me!!

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Off the Beadin' Path said...

I'm in for $65!

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Karin Slaton said...

Two hands, an imagination and a big heart! Thanks for letting us help with this effort for a friend! I will bid $100

/alien Beader said...

If you could let people know that my shop ( is donating all proceeds to this cause through Christmas I'd really appreciate it.
If anyone would like to offer a donation and receive an item from my shop, they're welcome to do so by convoing me. I want to incentivize giving on behalf of this wonderful person and her family.