A chronicle of the meanderings, false starts (which in retrospect, while sort of embarrassing turned out to be highly instructive), epiphanies, selective apathy (still evolving), wild mood swings, opinions (subject to frequent change), and life lessons of an inveterate dabbler (and her latest dabblings).

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Artists Helping Artists

Artists Helping Artists Silent Auction

Several artists in the blog community have decided to band together to help a fellow artist in need.  The earrings below, currently featured at Earrings Everyday, are available here today by silent auction, as part of an "Artists Helping Artists" fundraiser.  

These earrings feature three each of my textured copper beadcaps, in graduated sizes, antiqued and tumbled to a high shine. They're stacked atop each other, with little amber foil Czech glass cone beads peeking from the bottom, on my hand-forged copper headpins. They hang from a pair of my handmade earwires. All the copper in these earrings, including the earwires, have been sealed in a protective lacquer to preserve patina and shine and guard against sensitivity. They're my interpretation (although more polite and less gelatinous) of a graceful, golden jellyfish!

The starting bid for these earrings is $18.00 (a steal!).  International participants welcome! Shipping costs will be included in the winning bid amount. Auction closes Sunday, December 11 at midnight.

Would you like to be the winning bidder?

Please leave a comment along with your bid. If you are the winning bidder, you will receive an invoice after the close of the auction. There must be a way to contact you. If you have email preferences turned off in your profile, please leave your email.

Many people are auctioning items to help out! Please visit these the other artists below and place your bid!

List of participants:

Feel free to return and bid again!

Happy bidding!



  1. Yes please Sign me up I hope this is for who I think it is! I've been reading her blog faithfully for over 11/2 years and my heart breaks for her
    I'd like to start off the bidding at $25
    thank You all for giving and carding about another
    Cara at:

  2. I'll up it to $30. I love your work and love who this is benefiting!

  3. I'll up the bid to $35! what a great way to help each other! thanks vor donating sech
    extroidinary earrings!!!
    Sheila Paulus

  4. Oh I do Love these earings I bid $45 my v=contact info is in the first post
    Thank You!

  5. Patti V has bid $100-please see the post following this one. Thanks so far, everybody! Feel free to come back and outbid Patti!

  6. hey, i would love to add a little something for you to auction off. i have no brains left to do it right now, cause i have my biggest show over the weekend. if you can tell me how i could add in some of my own jewelry wares for this cause. i can take some pics tomorrow... when light returns to my neck of the woods. best, wendy

  7. Hello Wendy--I don't have any way to contact you, as your email option isn't turned on and I don't have access to your profile. Please email me about this at the address listed in my profile. Thanks!

  8. What a wonderful showing of support. I'll bid $125.00. Both pairs are stunning:)

  9. Well, the clock strikes midnight on the east coast! And bidding is now over. Carlene is our winning bidder, for $125! Thank you so much to everyone else who generously bid, and thank you to Carlene. Have a great week everyone!