Thursday, March 22, 2012

Science with a Mission

Science with a Mission
Quilt Show
One of my first Fundraiser projects was for Science with a Mission, a non-profit organization started by my friend, Alynne MacLean. Half of the sell price for this bracelet went to Science with a Mission.
I've listened to Alynne talk about how this all started and her journey to start SMI many times. It never gets old.
SMI recently reached the point where they have sent over 200,000 test kits to the needy in over 62 countries all over the world.
But the best way to know Alynne is to listen to this video that was on a local TV station recently.
Alynne is a member of our local church, Covenant Congregational Church of North Easton. The church and many of the members, even me, come up with various ways to help Alynne and SMI raise money. We have a Live auction in May and now, this Saturday, March 24, we have a Quilt Show. This is the 7th year for the Quilt Show and it is amazing to see over 50 quilts spread out over all the pews in the church. For the 7 years, none of the quilts have been repeated.
In one of Alynne's recent newsletters she shows how anyone, of any age, can help. Alynne patiently teaches anyone who wants to learn, how to help make the tests for SMI
This year Ring by Ring Designs will be donating several of our pieces to the Quilt Show and the Auction being held Saturday, May 5 at 6:30 PM at the Covenant Congregational Church of North Easton.
This is a picture of some of the many quilts desplayed last year.
If you have any questions about SMI, you can go to their website or ask me. I'll find out if I don't  know.
Until this Friday's special and next week,
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wings of Hope Pin

Wings of Hope
(a new Pin)
Finally, the new "Wings of Hope Pin" is available. The newest piece in Lexie's Jewelry.
You remember Lexie, she is a fourteen year old girl with brain cancer. She was first diagnosed when she was only 3 1/2 months old.
Very fortunately, her tumor and its effects have been stable recently.
Here is the view from the back. The pin is attached with a "tie tac" type finding. I works best on a thicker material such as in a jacket or coat. I have it on my rain coat.
The Wings of Hope Pin joins the Wings of Hope Pendant. Also, you can have a Wings of Hope pair of earrings. One of my customers made a request and voila, Wings of Hope earrings were born. Send me an email as it is not on the website.
The white Swarovski Pearls used, have the same meaning of HOPE as in the original Lexie bracelet.
The pendant is strung on an 18 inch silver plate Snake chain. (It is also available on a 20 inch chain)
The "Wings of Hope" pendant and Pin are available on the website: "Wings of Hope"
Until this Friday's special and next week,

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

More New Pendants
(See some new choices)
The curtain is lifted and more designs have been added to Ring by Ring Designs' Glass Dome Pendants. I've added them to the web site so you see them in the Ring by Ring shop
The "Parkview Panda" had been popular. It really is cute, isn't it? The price is reasonable at $15.00 each.
I'm also offering any design(s) as fundraisers to any one interested. Email me for information if you are interested.
One of the new categories available is Japanese Calligraphy, with meanings. Very stylish.
Included are Happiness, Dream, Family and Peace.
(Note: the picture is not shown in the pendant so it can be seen better)  That is my excuse and I'm sticking to it! Really, it isn't square.
One of my favorite new categories is "Love Letters and Flowers".
So far,  Lily, Dahlia, Violet and Red Begonia are available.  I will be adding more beautiful flowers as time  goes on.

Later this week, I plan to add a new category for Sea Shells.
I'm not good about knowing the names of sea shells. Scallop is included (I do know that one) but the others have names like: yellow shell etc. Maybe I'll have time to look them up on Google.
Drop me a note, please, with any comments.
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