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#HaveAHeart4Gwen Charity Auction – Round 3 – Handmade Artist Healing Lot – Bid Now!!!

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AUCTION # 3 – CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND BID 

Thank you so much for everyone sharing and raising this amazing buzz about a very important cause and for a very important ambassador of that cause! While discussing some of the media I work with – I was mentioning that some of the things I work with are actually pieces that are discarded by other artists in creation of their work. The orgone piece in this auction has clippings of metals from artists Wingostarr Jewelry, Emmy Eff Designs and Shinechaser jewelry. All it takes to make orgone is metal and quartz – so why throw it away if I can use it to make something beautiful? That connected me with this purpose because organ donation is essentially that – upcycling – with parts for people! It’s not waste – it can give someone or something else, life again. Many blessings to the many people supporting this project, every person supporting this deserves a major pat on the back. We’ve officially made some waves and got people thinking about it and acting about it! XOBK

#HaveaHeart4Gwen Auction Lot 3

The winner of this auction lot will receive the following items hand made and donated by:

* Steam Punk Heart Necklace

 

*Incense Box & Cherry Vanilla Incense

 

*Soapstone OHM Keepsake Box

 

– Donated By Open Minded Specialty Shop in Toms River NJ – Beautiful store run by  beautiful team headed by female entrepreneur Jen Schweitzer. Her business is a beautiful community space showcasing local talent and beautiful glassware and gifts. It is a MUST visit when you are down the Shore! (Off Hooper Avenue in Toms River, NJ) @Omsmoke
* Polished Larimar Heart – Donated By Zaraluna.com @Zaralalaluna

Crystals and crystal creations!

*2 Seaglass 4X6” Photograph notecards from the Jersey Shore of Genuine Seaglass Hearts photographed and donated by @twighlightdancedesigns

www.twilightdance.etsy.com

Unique Art and Seaglass Pieces

*Red Coral Tooth Earrings with Green Aventurine Handmade and Donated By @Rosstacreations

Handmade Jewelry and Art

www.etsy.com/shop/rosstacreations

*Red Coral Chip Heart Tree Necklace in Gold Tone with Long and Lovely Chain Handmade and Donated By @LovelyTwistedWireJewelry

www.etsy.com/shop/lovelytwisted

*Heart Button Earrings Hand Made and Donated By @Chimerarielle www.ButtonUpBoutique.Storeenvy.com

Handmade and Donated By @BethKaya

www.etsy.com/shop/BethKaya

* Soy Wax Hemp Wick Cedar Scented Long Burning (20hr +) Candle 6oz

*Raw Red Jasper Chunk

*Gem and Botanical Roll On Fragrance – Nag Champa & Sandalwood with Jasper and Calendula Flowers

*Orgone Heart Puck – with Mixed Gemstones (IDentified in Packaging) Quartz & Mixed Metals, with a Butterfly Wing

*Selenite Egg & Base – 70mm

*Australian Crystal and Tiffany Blue Seed Bead Bracelet with Vintage Button Closure

*Titanium Quartz Necklace Wire Wrapped in Red Copper on 24” Gunmetal Chain

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This series of charity auctions is to raise awareness and support for organ donation as well as to cancer survivor and heart recipient Gwendolyn Westlund.

All of the proceeds after shipping will go towards her fund. Please read more about her courageous story as well as her own efforts to bring cheer and hope into the lives of others.

To follow Gwen’s story – and support her ambassador work please follow her page

https://www.facebook.com/givingforgwendolyn

and if you want to cut the game out and donate directly to her fund here is her support page

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/giving-for-gwendolyn/98660

Thank you so much! Happy Bidding and Good Luck! Help Me Make this First Rodeo Fly!

Closeups of the pieces and descriptions are in the listing copy! Click on the link!

Please Visit Their Shops and Take a Look!

****If you would like to make a lump sum donation in the amount of $150.00 for this item – you can override the auction by messaging me that you would like to make the donation and I will set up a”buy it now” option for you to take it home. Your entire donation will be forwarded to the Giving for Gwendolyn fund!  Best of Luck!

Auction winner will receive EVERY item in the photos.

There are more auctions coming with more artists so stay tuned.

Thank you for your support!

Give someone a second chance at life! Be a Donor! This lovely set is made up of handmade and donated items from all of the artists and shops listed above. Please browse through all of the photos for close ups and message me for any questions .

Blessings – Beth

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This Auction Was Sponsored By Artists:

Please Visit Their Shops:

BethKaya

Open Minded Smoke & Specialty – Toms River, NJ

Zaraluna

Twighlight Dance Designs

Rosstacreations

Chimerariella – ButtonUp @ StoreEnvy

Lovely Twisted Wire

Gifting Guides Alla Etsy – Hot Gifts and Treats for the Holidays On Etsy!

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Photo Credit - Handmadeology.com

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Etsy is more then where I host the goods I am hustling – its a social media platform with a LOT of flair. Part of that flair is the opportunity to host or curate little exhibits if you will – called “treasuries” that feature etsy products in a theme. Whether they are just wishlists or items in the key of purple – they are little collections of handmade goodies means to delight and awe almost like a museum showcase would! I find myself getting lost in the art of treasury making myself – so here are a few of my recent treasuries to help you out for the holidays!

Enjoy!

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Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Gifts for Him

Holiday Yummies

For the Jet Setter

Frozen Mania 

Vintage Trays for Days

Chakra Party 

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Small Business Surprises For Showing The Love!

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Hi There! I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! Happy Sunday! Thank you to everyone supporting the #handmadeisbetter2014 movement my peers and I are trying to get traction for! It’s been a great success and in the new year I will be doing these features seasonally! If you would like a feature for spring:

Please Email – BethKaya@gmail.com

Subject: Spring Handmade is Better Feature

with the 3 Following Things:

-SHOP TITLE & LINK

-ELEVATOR PITCH – 1 Sentence About Your Work That Sells Us

-3 PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS – Please make sure your lighting and staging is neat and sleek

– A Promotion to Offer Our Audience

That’s it! I got an overwhelming response this season for this initial run so it was hard to include everyone who wanted to be included if any of these parts were missing. Getting a head start on the next issue will help! Thank you and remember that the first thing you can do to be a part of this, maker or supporter is look up hashtag #handmadeisbette2014. Looking forward to #handmadeisbetter2015 !!!!!!!!!!

On to the next matter – I am hosting an auction on my site next week for a beautiful bounty of items donated and handmade in love and service to spirit and charity of the season. Gwendolyn is a loving wife and daughter with a beautiful spirit and heart. In fact, her heart used to belong to someone else! After fighting a harrowing battle with cancer – her treatment left her with a damaged heart. She received her new to her heart a little over a year ago and has on going treatment and setbacks associated with the healing process. Our Auction proceeds will go straight to her foundation and the lucky winner will have a beautiful collection of healing and heart-centric pieces of art and healing to give to a loved one of keep for themselves!

Stay tuned for those auction rules and announcements!!

This Auction Starts Next Week! Stay Tuned for a Huge Bounty to Bid on In Good Fun For Gwen!

This Auction Starts Next Week! Stay Tuned for a Huge Bounty to Bid on In Good Fun For Gwen!

 

Additionally – today is the last day to receive one of these USA grown tri wood species bundles and mini crystal kits with your order! Thank you for supporting Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday!

 

Last day to shop and receive one of these free with your order!

Last day to shop and receive one of these free with your order!

 

Don’t Forget to Visit The HOLIDAY PROMOTIONS tab – or click this image below to visit my promo site and take advantage of promotions from my peers!

 

Last Day for These Promotions! Check Out These Amazing Artists Featured Here!

Last Day for These Promotions! Check Out These Amazing Artists Featured Here!

 

Happy Holidays to Everyone! Thanks for Reading and Supporting! You guys are the dreamers!

 

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XOBK

Congrats @nikrobyn you are the big winner of the #ManyThanksGiveAway coordinated by the lovely @mal_wingostarrjewelry – thank you to everyone who entered and have supported all of these really special artists. Great bounty here! Thank you Mal and @jdrewsilvers @emmyeffdesigns @adrianasotojewelry @solarsimulation @myhempworks @silver_linings_jewelry thank you guys! Enjoy and congrats @nikrobyn ! #winner #contest #collab #supportsmallbusiness #handmadeisbetter2014

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Every Order Today Comes With A Little Surprise – Every Order Today and Tomorrow Will Receive A Bundle of American Smudgewood and a Mini Crystal Kit Paired With Intention! Support Handmade And Small Business for Your Holiday Needs! #handmadeisbetter2014 #gift #supportsmallbusiness #blackfriday #smallbusinesssaturday Auctions Coming Today and Tomorrow Too! Etsy link in profile, check out what’s new!

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intoxicating ode to #orange fresh blend for the lovely @sageravenrose – had to make two as I knew the blend would have promise – the final blended is an alluring balance of #teakwood #satsuma #freshorange #ginger #sandalwood and a hint of #mint the #citrus notes REALLY steal the show while everyone else plays a lingering supporting role. Inside is a tibetan #quartz point, a zest of #orange, #mint leaf, babies breath and butterfly flower from the garden and some tiny tumbled #citrines. A custom #gem and #botanical #fragrance oil blend #bybethkaya #handmadeisbetter2014

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Holiday Hashtag to Use for ALL Makers! #HandmadeisBetter2014

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Really over the moon about the show of excitement towards this little handmaker spotlight I am trying to shed in time for us to make waves this Holiday season. I would love for any maker to go back through your feed and hashtag your original creations for sale with #handmadeisbetter2014 . If we all join hands and do this - and also ask others to check this out - we can make a serious statement about how important it is to be able to live your passion, support dreams, and give sustainable things away during the gift giving season. Thank you so much for your shares and all of your emails. Working to get through them and promise I will, but this is one way for you to stand up and do your part. Even if you aren't a maker - many of you share your photos of things you've bought to support us! Hashtag those photos too - you plugged us for a reason. Sending Love, Blessings, Dream Like Visions and Encouragement!!

“Really over the moon about the show of excitement towards this little handmaker spotlight I am trying to shed in time for us to make waves this Holiday season. I would love for any maker to go back through your feed and hashtag your original creations for sale with #handmadeisbetter2014 . If we all join hands and do this – and also ask others to check this out – we can make a serious statement about how important it is to be able to live your passion, support dreams, and give sustainable things away during the gift giving season. Thank you so much for your shares and all of your emails. Working to get through them and promise I will, but this is one way for you to stand up and do your part. Even if you aren’t a maker – many of you share your photos of things you’ve bought to support us! Hashtag those photos too – you plugged us for a reason. Sending Love, Blessings, Dream Like Visions and Encouragement!!” XOBETHKAYA

Really over the moon about the show of excitement towards this little handmaker spotlight I am trying to shed in time for us to make waves this Holiday season. I would love for any maker to go back through your feed and hashtag your original creations for sale with #handmadeisbetter2014 . If we all join hands and do this – and also ask others to check this out – we can make a serious statement about how important it is to be able to live your passion, support dreams, and give sustainable things away during the gift giving season. Thank you so much for your shares and all of your emails. Working to get through them and promise I will, but this is one way for you to stand up and do your part. Even if you aren’t a maker – many of you share your photos of things you’ve bought to support us! Hashtag those photos too – you plugged us for a reason. Sending Love, Blessings, Dream Like Visions and Encouragement!!

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