Hey, look at this. Are you looking?
I’ve been wanting to create a casual summer pendant; the kind of thing you can throw on with a pair of shorts or a fluttery silk dress, and I think we’ve done it, Watson.
Blogosphere, meet the Reversible Petal Pendant. Petal Pendant, blogosphere.
I’ve forged a piece of 14k into an organic circle and worked it until no part is left unrounded, almost like a rose petal. One side is a soft matte finish, the other is a deep shine, and it will be offered on one of several different colors of silk cord.
While this design will be listed for sale by later this afternoon, I’m also donating one of these necklaces to the Independent Animal Rescue of Durham, NC, for their upcoming annual silent auction.
I receive many requests to donate items for fundraising auctions, and I rarely oblige; often the charity seems far-fetched, or a poor fit for me. When asked to donate to help “Struggling Working Women” in an upscale Charlotte community, I felt it would be more effective to just give the item to myself.
But this request was a no-brainer. My baby girl Kita and that Damn Cat are rescues, and so I was happy to be asked, and happier to help. Kita is a joy and a wonderful friend who I wouldn’t have if it weren’t for an animal rescue, and that Damn Cat….. well, he lives here.
If you are in the Durham area and need a good reason to justify buying a piece of jewelry, here’s your chance. It would be altruistic to go bid on this or another item. You’d have to be a real bastard to not go to that auction if you could. Not participating in the auction would like kicking a puppy, or torturing bunnies. Not criticising, just observing. For Heaven’s sake, at least give them a ten dollar donation if you don’t want to attend the auction, would you? Would ten dollars kill you? No. I didn’t think so.
Puppy kickers, I can’t even look at you.