A Small Contribution

Yesterday I had the honor of attending a silent auction called The Silent Samaritan Luncheon where I donated a necklace and earring set. The silent auction was hosted by the Samaritan Counseling Center of Albuquerque. This was a fundraising event to help women with limited resources receive access to counseling services. The event was sold out and had surpassed the number of attendants from last year’s fundraising events. There were a lot of small businesses in the Albuquerque area that donated their products, services, and time to the auction. Those proceeds will be turned over to cover the cost of counseling services for women who can’t afford it.

The set I donated received many compliments and five bids. It was a beaded piece with a glass teardrop detail and matching earrings.

I won a beautiful bouquet of flowers that served as the centerpiece at the table I sat at. The flowers were donated by the Flower Gallery in Albuquerque.

My beautiful flowers! Click to enlarge.

You can read more about the Samaritan Counseling Center here. Below is the jewelry set I donated.

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Harmony, Honey, and Happy

I just completed a bracelet in micro maille, a really fine chain maille. I hand cut all the rings from red brass wire. I love red brass. It is an alloy of copper, tin, and zinc, mostly containing copper – 85% I believe. The clasp was done in yellow brass. Yellow brass contains mostly zinc and some copper. Yellow brass is a lot stronger than red brass. The rings measure 2.5 mm, inner diameter.

I used red crytal rondelles and bamboo coral to compliment the red brass. The end result is a refined, delicate piece. I’m pretty happy with the resulting piece.

   

As an aside, I have been fortunate to have been featured in Etsy seller treasury lists two times now. A treasury list is when a fellow Etsy seller creates a gallery of items concentrated on a theme. I’ve been in Harmony by Unlimited Craftworks, and H Is For Honey by Melissa R. Below are the items that have been featured: