For one week starting right now, a portion of proceeds made from all sales in my shop, Willow Metals, will go towards the Japan Disaster Relief Funds. This money will be paid to the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross focuses on one disaster at a time when a big disaster like this is in effect. Right now, I hear that Japan is their main focus. 91 cents from every dollar goes directly to help Japan while the remaining 9 cents of each dollar goes to help keep the Red Cross running. I think that is a pretty good deal. I'm thinking 20 percent of all sales will be put aside for this relief fund. I would love to donate more, but at this time, as some of you may know we are having a hard time here at home. My mom has lost her job. She is 56. She had the same job for 16 years as an RN. The company she worked for pushed everyone out that was over 35. I hear that they have quite a few lawsuits in progress against them for this. One woman who lost her job was getting ready to retire, while another has breast cancer :( It is heart sickening to see things like this happen, and now it hits directly at home. My mom thought she had found a job, but it was only part time as needed. She needs a full time postion and is still looking. So helping her right now is a major priority. We all share a home together and she has always helped me when I needed it. But....this isn't Japan, you know? Things could always be worse, so I want to help with what I can.
All of the newest pieces pictured below were made with love and are now in my shop. You can find these and more in my shop by clicking here
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~Lady of the Lake - Chrysocolla in Quartz, with Nacozari Turquoise, and Aqua Marine, Sterling Silver Necklace~
~A Sprouting Reminder - Green Onyx, Chrysoprase and Nephrite Jade, Sterling Silver Leaves & Band Ring~
~Magical Moments - Labradorite, Rainbow Moonstone, Ruby, and Amethyst, Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings~
~Pieces of the Sky - Kingman Turquoise, Sterling Silver Post Earrings 4mm~
~Sea Breeze - Blue Peruvian Opal, Kyanite and Aqua Marine, Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
~Sprouting Buds - Jobs Tears and Copper Embossed Leaf Copper Earrings~
~Starry Night - Lapis Lazuli and Pyrite, Sterling Silver Post Earrings 5mm~
~Luck of the Irish - Green Onyx, Chrysoprase and Prehnite, Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings~
~Crystal Persuasion - Quartz Crystal Points, Genuine Ruby, Amethyst, Rainbow Moonstone and Black Onyx in Sterling Silver~