Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Trunk show slash fundraiser next week
I'm pretty excited about this trunk show coming up next Thursday! I will be showing my jewelry at Frank James, a really cute boutique in Bellingham. It's actually a small fundraiser for LAM Treatment Alliance, a nonprofit organization that's working hard and fast to find a cure for the rare disease that my mom suffers from (LAM). 10% of all clothing and jewelry sales for the evening will go to LTA. Alison, the owner of Frank James, is apparently painting the town with flyers and press releases... so may your thoughts be with me as I operate as my own personal sweat shop for the 2nd weekend in a row.
Since the crowd will most likely consist many of my mom's friends -- classy, stylie mommies -- I have been expanding my horizons and integrating more gemstones and semi precious stones. I think I feel more at home slapping together fun colors, shapes, and motifs from vintage materials, however, this has been rewarding in a new way. Every material that I have been working with lately has inspired a very reverent reaction...sounds kinda lame, but it's amazing what our earth can produce.
Here are a couple newbies that will be debuting next week:
Light green amethyst (prasiolite), tri-colored quartz, amethyst quartz, & sterling silver:
Chalcedony, tri-colored quartz, and 14K gold filled wire/chain:
Lemon topaz, labradorite, and sterling silver:
If any of you are interested in supporting this really important cause, visit my Etsy site and make a purchase OR, even better, go directly to LTA's website to donate. We are so grateful for everyone's generosity in helping to fund research to find a cure for LAM!