Monday, August 8, 2011

Jewelry For A Silent Auction

I made a set last night for a silent auction to benefit the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation.

From their Facebook page -

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma is a very rare cancer typically originating in the head and neck region. This malignancy has a slow - and sometimes relentless - progression with a tendency to grow along nerves. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma is usually is found in the head and neck areas of the body. Being rare, there are very few treatment options available.

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma is a rare form of cancer that usually is found in the head and neck areas of the body. Being rare, there are very few treatment options available.

In 2005 Marnie Kaufman, an ACC survivor, founded the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation to help raise money for Research in this disease. The ACCRF is affiliated with several universities and hospitals throughout the Un
ited States. Since it's founding in 2005, the foundation has raised over 2 million dollars through grassroots fundraising. With the help of this funding there are clinical trials going on now for Chemotherapy Treatments. We hope these trials will help ACC patients live longer, healthier lives.

In 2009, Kim Schmidlin started the ACCRF-NC Chapter in honor of her sister Kellie Godwin Hinshaw, a 2001 & 2007 ACC SURVIVOR. The 1st Annual ACCRF 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Run raised over $20,000 and had 177 registered runners. The 2010 event proved to be even more successful, which raised over $34,000 for the cause and had over 377 registered runners. The 2nd Annual ACCRF run also brought 10 ACC Survivors together from all across the United States.

The North Carolina ACCRF is hosting the 3rd Event on August 27, 2011. This is a family Friendly event! Please make plans to bring your family out and come and Run or Walk in this special event.

**The Race Will be held August 27, 2011 at Campbell University.

Not interested in running or walking...we are also looking for volunteers to help with collecting sponsorships and to help the day of the race. If you are interested please contact us at

You can also make donations to the foundation at!

Please help us to make this a profitable event!

The colors for the foundation are burgundy and ivory. I chose these dyed matte finished agate, with vintage lucite accents. Agate seemed to be a good fit for the piece because it is noted in the metaphysical world to be a good protective energy stone, especially for children, and very calming and soothing. It is also said to help strengthen the body's connection to the earth. It is reported to mystically give courage, energy, strength, and dispels fears, all of which increase self-confidence. It is said to lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. Agate is also used in crystal emotional healing for resolving bitterness and resentments. It is also called and believed to be a stone of harmony. These two factors makes it a stone that's said to help improve and harmonize relationships. Also, by bringing the elements of one's being into harmony it greatly enhances healing.

I love this cuff - must make more

And a little pair of earrings to complete the set.

This has me thinking about doing something out side the box of how I have set up my business. I don't duplicate, I want everyone to have their own piece of art. Re thinking some of it, I am going to create a few designs that will be dedicated to an 'Awareness' section of my site. These designs will vary in color - to reflect the awareness color that is associated with that cause. All of the items that are sold in the awareness category, 50% of the proceeds will go to that charity for more research.

Just my way to give back

1 comment:

  1. So pretty and thoughtful. Again, I think it's so neat that you tie the properties of the stones to the needs of the wearer!