I have a proposition, well actually it is an idea in very very early infancy. If any of you are interested please send me a pm or comment.
After a long, dignified and inspiring 5 year battle with cancer a very close family friend passed peacefully away this morning. I have decided that instead of flowers for the funeral that I am going to make some jewellery for Lizzi and auction it on e-bay (any other ideas welcome) giving the proceeds less the e-bay/PayPal charges to Lizzi’s family’s choice of charity.
Now this is where you all come in. I was thinking that twice maybe 3 times a year that we could, as a collective, put pieces up either for auction or on our sites for sale; stating that all proceeds will go to charity. We could all nominate a charity each time we put the pieces up for sale; and either split the money equally between all of the charities, or pick 2 or 3 from a hat and split all of the money between these.
I think as talented and people we are in a great position to raise some real money for charity and I am pretty sure (remember infancy stage I have not approached yet) that Bead/ Beads and beyond/ make jewellery etc would run at least a small piece on the sales if there are a few of us involved.
Let me know what you think, I take absolutely no offence if you feel that you do not want to do this, equally if you know of another artist/ jewellery designers/ crafty people that you feel may be interested please pass this on.
I am happy to administrate this (I may regret saying that)
Take care and thank you for taking the time to read this
Have a great Bank Holiday weekend and don't forget to enter the giveaway I am running, the draw is on Monday at 7 pm