Thursday, October 15, 2009

Do some good...

seems to be the theme for this month. It started with Erin of TesoriTrovati's invitation to participate in "Blogging for a Cause". Next it was another invitation, this time to participate in the Komen 5K Race for a cure. I managed to recruit a couple more people to join up with us so I think it will be both inspiring and fun to participate. How could I resist joining the teamed named "Babes for Boobs"?!It seems like almost everyone I know has been impacted by breast cancer in some way, including me so it's certainly an important cause to support. The walk is November 1st so I don't have much time to get my fundraising done. I'm thinking that a couple of auctions (pink of course!) might be a good way to add to my other (groveling for money) fundraising efforts.

So without further ado, I (with fingers crossed) offer two necklaces up for auction...

The first is 17 1/2 inches long and combines on of my Petal porcelain scoop pendants with three faceted tourmalines on sterling silver headpins and a bail that I created. It hangs on a strand of chocolate brown Greek leather and is finished with a sterling silver lobster claw clasp.

The second is a little bit more on the funky side, it's about 17 inches long on black leather, again combining sterling silver wire for the porcelain attachments and a hook clasp. This necklace has a midnight black porcelain scoop pendant with a Petal pink porcelain star in the center.

(I can add extenders if auction winners would prefer a longer necklace)

If you'd like one of these necklaces (or even if you hate them but would like to give one as a gift...or just put it in a drawer and make your purchase a donation to a good cause!) just comment on this post with your semi-silent auction bid. Just be sure that I have a way to contact you :) I'll start the bidding at $5 and since the walk is only about 2 weeks away, let's make the close of the auction two weeks from today: Thursday, October 29th. I'll close bidding at 7:00pm EST.

Good luck and thanks for supporting such an important cause!


  1. really really nice, mellisa - and for such a good cause... you are right, almost all of us have been touched by breast cancer... good luck with the fundraising...

  2. Lovely necklaces! I will bid $10 to start on the second necklace - I love it :o)

  3. Hi Mellisa!
    Great cause!

    I will bid
    $15 on the first
    $15 on the second.

    Enjoy the day!

  4. Hi Mellisa - great ideas & cause!

    I would like to bid $20 on the first necklace - very stylish!

    All the best,

  5. Just to make it easier for those coming in a little later, necklace #1 is at $15 and necklace #2 is at $20

    Thanks so much for your bids, I really appreciate them!

  6. Love the domed style! Very unique!

  7. I will bump the second one up to $25 - it's my fave :o)

  8. Woo Hoo Katie! Thanks :)

  9. Love them! I'll put $25 as a bid on the first necklace - love it!

  10. Thanks so much Lisa! You guys all rock!

  11. How about $30 for the second one? Love them both!!!

  12. I will bump the second one up to $35 because I really like it :o)

  13. Lisa F Congrats! You're the high bidder for the petal and tourmaline necklace for $25!

    Katie, your persistence paid off! The black and pink star necklace is yours for $35!

    Thank you everyone for your bids and support :) Don't forget that Mary Jane's necklace designs still have one more day for bids too!

  14. Hi Melissa, Our Etsy team wants to have an auction on our blog, but not sure how to do it. Can you please explain. We want to raise money for art therapy around the globe. ANy advise or help you can offer would be fabulous!


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