Friday, January 29, 2010
This is the piece I made for Beautiful Grim. Beautiful Grim is a auction benefit that will be held this spring. It is being put on by Daarken and Leif Jeffers. Daarken's girlfriend Cat was diagnosed at the age of 25 with breast cancer. The proceeds of this benefit will go towards Cat's medical bills as well as to other breast cancer charities.
You can read about Cat's amazing journey at beautifulgrim.com/blog She is a really incredible person!
There are about 200 artists involved with the event. Most of the artists donating are real, true artists, something I just try to be. I was thrilled when Daarken accepted my offer to donate a piece of jewelry. It took me a while to come up with an idea to represent beautiful grim (the theme of the event). This isn't even what I had in mind but I think it came out quite good. I love the chaos of it with all the strands each made with different materials. I think it represents how chaotic our own journeys can be, messy and a wreck. But sometimes when you hold it all up in front of you, it can be beautiful.
For more info on the benefit and other artists donating their work, please visit http://beautifulgrim.com
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
One of my favorite books The Jewel In The Skull has been republished! This is the first in Michael Moorcock's Hawkmoon series. The second book in the series The Mad God's Amulet is due out in April. I am thrilled to read these books again and I highly recommend them! I also recommend reading The Elric Saga.
I ran across these fabulous blocks yesterday and just had to show them off, I love Alice In Wonderland! These handmade blocks are in Kara's shop The Aviary. Please visit her shop to find these and lots of other great handmade items like, diorama boxes, gift card holders and watchmaker tin magnets. She is in the process of adding a total of 22 block trios, so make sure to check back regularly!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
For the rest of the month of January, 50% of all sales from both shops will go to The Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development. If you would like to donate, you can at http://www.redcross.org.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I think it is time for a giveaway! The winner will receive these bright beautiful earrings! Here are the rules:
To enter, become a follower of this blog (if you already follow, just let me know) AND go to my website Piece by Peace Designs and find your favorite thing. Come back here and let me know what it is. Please make sure to leave your contact info. Contest will end Saturday at noon. Winner will be selected randomly and announced Monday morning. I will contact the winner for shipping info.
One extra entry for each if you choose to:
Become a fan on Facebook
Blog about this contest
Post it on facebook or myspace
Please come back here and give me your link so I will know. All entries need not be in separate comments. This contest is open to everyone. I will ship internationally! Good luck to all!