Amy Freeland, of Copper Diem fame, is truly a generous soul. She makes and donates tons of jewelry to numerous organizations...and I like that. Well, this blog hop entails making 3 pair of earrings and donating them to Ears to You, whose mission is to provide earrings to lift the spirits of women undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. A fabulous idea!
The only requirements for the earrings (3-5 pairs for this hop) is that they be new, and lead and nickel-free. They welcome a variety of earrings, including silver, gold, hoops, dangles, pierced or clipped.
I have three craft shows this month. I have only done home shows in the past. My very first craft show is today (Saturday) and it has the weirdest hours - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, continuing at 6:00 PM - 8:30PM. It then continues tomorrow at 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM. I have had a serious set-back with a bulging disc in my back, which is pinching the nerves in my right leg (particularly my sciatica nerve), coupled with a flare-up of bursitis in my hip. My right leg is useless to me. I also just found out that I tore my meniscus in my left leg. Went to the orthopedic yesterday to get some shots and drugs...I hope I make it! Luckily, my sweet niece Sarah has agreed to help me tomorrow!
Anyhow, my point in boring you with my physical ailments is that my crazy schedule has only allowed me to make 3 pairs of earrings - but I guarantee, I will be sending Ears to You more earrings! Here they are:
|I think these are my favorite! Gorgeous beads by OutWest (LOVE her beads!) Handmade sterling silver ear wires.|
|These were so hard to photograph! They are much prettier hanging! Anyhow, really cool lamp work beads by Rachel Bishop of Puffafish - she calls the bead style "asteroids" - LOVE THEM! I added some pewter beads, silver bead caps, and handmade sterling silver ear wires.|
I already mailed my earrings and received the sweetest email from Ruth Crane of Ears to You. I sent my earrings as if they were a jewelry purchase:
Tip if you have not sent your earrings, or if you will send more in the future: Ears to You does not save the boxes - they hang the earrings on their own earring cards. So, save yourself the expense of using your pretty boxes!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Your comments are so very much appreciated! Please be sure to visit the other participants for this most worthy cause! Due to my crazy schedule, I won't be able to visit all participants until Sunday night or Monday - but I will get to it, I promise!
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