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Ruby Red Blank Leather Journal by WeAreBoundTogether

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Ruby Red Blank Leather Journal by WeAreBoundTogether

Capture your thoughts or artwork in this gorgous deep red journal. Leather is waxed creating such depth that you have to see to appreicate, the picutre just can’t capture the feel and beauty of these covers. Black waxed linen thread and black snap complaiment the deep red of the book. Bound with a dimond stitch to create the beautiful pattern on the spine as well as spine strength.

Contains 96 blank, hand torn pages of 70lb (104gsm) weight drawing paper.

Measures approx. 18cm x14 cm x 2cm (7” x 5.5” x .75”)

Feel free to contact me if you any any questions.

Proceeds of all purchases go toward supporting persecuted Christians around the world.

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Written by Richard Chan

June 27, 2013 at 5:40 am

OOAK Bracelet with Etched Lotus Flowers on Yellow Brass- Supporting YWCA of Kitsap County by ButterflySundries

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OOAK Bracelet with Etched Lotus Flowers on Yellow Brass- Supporting YWCA of Kitsap County by ButterflySundries

What makes you think of hope, strength, beauty and the ability to overcome difficult circumstances? For me, the images which come to mind are of lotus flowers.

This beautiful pendant was inspired by those women who have the courage to, despite difficult circumstance, look within themselves to find their own strength and beauty… who discover their ability to embrace their power to stand up for their hopes, even in the ugliest of situations.

This bracelet is a special favorite of mine because I know that sometimes difficult experiences come into our lives more than once; I wanted to honor those women who find in themselves the strength to survive- even thrive- despite patterns of destructive relationships or circumstances.

Made from 20g yellow brass sheet metal, this bracelet link has been cut to size, had its rough edges smoothed while retaining a rustic appearance, and then it was polished. The design was hand-drawn, and then it was gently placed into an acid bath which ate away the undesired portions; for this piece, those steps were repeated to create a more layered effect. Finally it was antiqued to bring out the beauty revealed by its ordeal, two holes were drilled to allow it to be worn, and then it was polished. Strung on black cording, all the connections are handmade with yellow brass wire.

Brass does, of course, over time develop an attractive patina. This is part of the beauty of the material. It does have a thin protective layer of wax to protect it, but expect the beautiful patina to gradually appear.

The pendant measures at a little less than 1.5 inches (not including the brass wire connections); it’s width is a little less than .5 inches. The bracelet extends to about 7.5 inches, including the handmade clasp.

From beginning to end, this item is handmade with love… with all the attention you deserve!

This item comes with a FREE white gift box, for your gift-giving pleasure!

This item gives more! Because this item was inspired by YWCA of Kitsap County (like all of my Lotus Designs), one of my former Featured Charities, a portion of the proceeds still goes to support that program IN ADDITION TO the 10% which goes to the current Featured Charity. Wow; what an opportunity to support two charities with your purchase!

If you like this bracelet, you might also enjoy this Yellow Brass Lotus Necklace: https://www.etsy.com/listing/117510241/handmade-yellow-brass-etched-lotus

Written by Richard Chan

June 27, 2013 at 5:34 am

Product Feature – Asbury Park New Jersey, 8×10 color photograph of a mural “When you’re in love it isn’t like you’re in a dream” – NJ beach art photography by TicePhotography

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Street Photography at the beach, Fine Art Photography

8×10 print of an Asbury Park mural. The quote reads “When you’re in love it isn’t like you’re in a dream. When you’re in love, it’s the one you love who is in the dream.” – Tom Faure, When My Tears Dried I was Blind, Splash of Red.

This can be printed on mugs, magnets and on canvas. Custom print sizing is available on this print. It can be printed in the following sizes: 4×6, 5×7, 8×10, 11×14, 16×20 and 20×30. Please contact me directly for pricing on different sized prints.

Please allow 5-7 days for delivery within the US.

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity. Thank you for your support!

Written by Richard Chan

June 25, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Product Feature – Polar Bear Sculpture, Posable and Jointed Animal, Needle Felted White Wool, Felted Animal for Charity by FeltLikeHelping

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Product Feature - Polar Bear Sculpture, Posable and Jointed Animal, Needle Felted White Wool, Felted Animal for Charity by FeltLikeHelping

Polar bears like the cold, but this little guy is sure to warm your heart! This jointed bear has the sweetest little face and detailed polar bear paw prints on each leg. The head and all four legs are posable ~ he can turn his head, sit, stand on 4 legs, and lay flat on his belly.

This bear is about 2 1/4 inches long from the nose to the tip of the tail, the body is about 1 3/4 wide and 2 inches tall.

This sculpted figure is made of wool with a time intensive hand craft called needle felting. Although it is durable enough for gentle handling, it is NOT intended as a toy or for small children. Photographs and differences in monitors may not represent the exact color of the item.

From this sale, $38.72 will be donated to The International Rescue Committee.

Written by Richard Chan

June 25, 2013 at 3:32 pm