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Sterling silver and Turquoise barrette - sweater clasp or hair slide with stick

Sterling silver and Turquoise barrette - sweater clasp or hair slide with stick

Notes from the Artist:

It is .925 sterling silver and American desert turquoise. The cups are .999 fine silver.
The stone in the clasp is about 10x12mm and the one in the stick is 10x8mm. They are a good match too, without a lot of matrix.

I crimped the stick for a little more grab.

This is entirely handmade by me. I did not cut the stones. They come from a jewelry supplier in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The wire is from recycled sterling silver (mostly flatware that was eaten by someones garbage disposal, etc.) We do buy from suppliers who recycle so the cups are from re-refined as well.

Thank you for looking at my clasp. I hope you like it.

Please convo/email anytime. I check mail daily.

We have critters with fur all over the place. They help me make jewelry and they help me pack it. If you have severe allergies, please let me know in the Etsy Buyer’s Notes at checkout. I will pack it without their help.
No smoke.

Picture: This is Adorable Annabelle aka Attic Annie. She has a problem with her throat and will have surgery next week to fix it. I am thinking she will grow into those ears once she can swallow solid food!
She is very cuddly.

100% of the revenue from this purchase will go to rescue and shelter animals. (Maybe even help pay for Annabelle’s surgery this time! 🙂


October 2009 Challenge – Halloween!

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The EFC October Challenge theme is Halloween!

Please submit your entries to EFC Store (via EtsyForCharity) now! Just send us your item listing URL or convo us your item info and photos!

Please note that all submitted entries need to be donated to EFC Store where the sale proceeds will be donated to EFC Charity of the Month.

Submission deadline : 15 Oct 2009

The poll for voting the winning entry will be from 16 Oct – 25 Oct 2009.

The winner of the EFC October Challenge will win the following prizes kindly sponsored by the EFC members :

1. $15 Gift Certificate by LazyDayz
2. $10 Gift Certificate by UniqueGrabs

3. $10 Gift Certificate by ValeriesGallery

4. A 5×7 Fine Art Photograph of Your Choice by AllieArt4Children

5. Personalized Stationery – Set of 10 by PaperInStyle

6. Sterling Skull and Hearts Bracelet by MPaperArts

Sterling Skull and Hearts Bracelet

Sterling Skull and Hearts Bracelet

If you are interested in contributing a prize for EFC October Challenge, please convo UniqueGrabs and provide him your prize details.

Come on and have some fun! Take part in the coming EFC October Challenge!

Written by Richard Chan

September 27, 2009 at 9:43 am

Posted in Monthly Challenge

October 2009 Charity of the Month

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Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. That concern for others continued even as Susan neared the end of her fight. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and committed to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.

That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, we’re working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, and generous contributions from our partners, sponsors and fellow supporters, we have become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

EFC Team donated $60.00 to Komen in October.

Written by Richard Chan

September 27, 2009 at 9:37 am


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Faceted Rainbow Flourite Nuggets Pendant Necklace

Faceted Rainbow Flourite Nuggets Pendant Necklace

Notes from the Artist:

This necklace is hand made using natural genuine semi precious stones with .925 sterling silver findings

Matching earrings and bracelet also available.

~Some Fluorite Info~

Fluorite gemstones are important balancers and healers. Allows one to remain calm and centered in ones own spirituality while dealing with the everyday world. Balance the positive and negative aspects of ones mind.

~Some Silver Info~

Silver allows one to be more receptive to the good in life. Helps the body to eliminate toxins. It assists the body in absorbing helpful minerals from stones that it is used with. It enhances your ability to articulate information concisely and clearly.

Written by ciaohound

September 23, 2009 at 4:00 am

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Pick a Winner of EFC September Challenge – The Colors of Fall

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The poll will end on 25 Sep 2009.

The winner of EFC September Challenge – The Colors of Fall is MPaperArts !

Written by Richard Chan

September 19, 2009 at 2:15 pm


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Grinning Giraffe - 4x6 Original Fine Art Photograph

Grinning Giraffe - 4x6 Original Fine Art Photograph

Notes from the Artist:

This is one happy giraffe and she would be happy to be gracing the walls of your home! This photo is perfect to to brighten any room!

Size: 4″ x 6″ photograph (includes a thin white border on edge of photo)
Not matted or framed.
Professionally printed. Not a laser or inkjet print.
The photo will be signed on the front. If you prefer that I sign the back just let me know.

This print is available in other sizes, please contact me if you would like a different size:

4×6 – $12
5×7 – $20
8×10 – $30
8×12 – $35
11×14 – $40

This image ©Joanna Posey.
All copyright laws apply.

Written by ciaohound

September 18, 2009 at 4:00 am

September 2009 Challenge Entry – Hair Flower Accessory Pin Vibrant Orange Burst by Mikiye

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Hair Flower Accessory Pin Vibrant Orange Burst

Hair Flower Accessory Pin Vibrant Orange Burst

Mikiye Vibrant Orange Burst

Beautiful and fun! Vibrant Orange Burst is such a wonderful accessory for any occasion! This gorgeously vibrant flower sparkles and shines with Swarovski crystals twinkling from the center. REALLY dazzling in any lighting person! The photos just do not do it justice! I LOVE ORANGE! This is such a pretty flower! If you LOVE wearing flowers in your hair and YOU love color this is a MUST HAVE! It’s the perfect moment to wear this gem in your hair! Very similar to the silk Orange Burst I have carried for years, this new version is made with realistic feeling petals instead of fabric. Approximately 3-3.5 inches wide. Double prong clip holds it secure in any hair style.

Don’t settle for an imitation.
A TRUE and ORIGINAL Mikiye Creation.

*If you like this piece or are interested in something similar PLEASE contact me and I will do my best to design something you will LOVE!

*Due to the special nature of wedding and custom items All Sales Are Final. No exceptions. Please feel free to contact me for more information about this piece before your purchase if you have further questions.

*I dedicate many hours to adjusting the photographs to represent the colors as true as possible. Of course, due to the variations that may occur with each monitor colors may vary.
Thank You for your understanding.*

© 2008 – All text, designs and images are copyright of Mikiye Creations and are not to be used without prior consent. All rights reserved.
100% of the sale proceeds will be donated to Etsy for Charity (EFC) Charity of the Month.

Written by Richard Chan

September 16, 2009 at 8:00 am