Artist extraordinaire Patti Vanderbloemen is having an incredible fundraiser to both raise funds and garner attention for Miracle Horse Rescue (MHR). For eight weeks, she is donating 100% -- yes, indeed, 100% -- of her Etsy sales to this wonderful organization.
Miracle Horse Network is a non-profit horse sanctuary, and we make a powerful difference in helping older or homeless or rescued horses live with dignity simply by treating ourselves to some of the finest -- and it is indeed, the finest -- art jewelry! Shop for the Holidays, shop without guilt for you & enjoy browsing her beautiful designs at Patti's Etsy store, My Addictions: Handcrafted Jewelry by Patti
Patti is holding giveaways on her blog to also raise attention to the Miracle Horse Network. And Patti is also offering a discount off everything in her store through the end of the fundraiser:
9/13/2013 - 9/20/2013 - SAVE 30%
9/21/2013 - 9/27/2013 - SAVE 25%
9/28/2013 - 10/11/2013 - SAVE 20%
10/12/2013 - 10/18/2013 - SAVE 15%
10/19/2013 - 10/31/2013 - SAVE 10%
The community has been incredible in response to her efforts to support MHN, and the 6-8 sales Patti expected have become a miracle in themselves, as thousands have been raised and donated to the Miracle horse sanctuary! Patti writes,
"As of September 25, I have raised - and already donated - $1,865.00 to benefit the equines at Miracle Horse Rescue! I have been gobsmacked with orders (THANK YOU!!)
and I am beyond flabbergasted! Quite frankly, I anticipated maybe 6-8 sales over the 7 week
fundraising period ...I never thought I would raise so much money, especially in such a short
period of time. I am truly humbled by this support! I am hoping that I am also raising
awareness to the plight of horse rescue - all animal rescue! "
I too wanted to help raise funds, and although I didn't have a lot to spend, I purchased earrings for under a twenty dollars. And I think that is how so much is now accumulating: because we are all giving what we can, and like a miracle, each act of kindness grows into something awesome!
The power of love is inspiring -- as are the gorgeous earrings I purchased from Patti! Her jewelry designs are simply beautiful, and the quality of her work is outstanding. Honestly, I learned just from holding her work in my hands, and I think I'll be a better jewelry maker from now on.
Here are my new Autumn earrings. I love them!
"Gorgeous sunshine orange lampwork disc beads, by Sue Beads,
have been dipped in frit around the edges to form these fantastic
dangles for these earrings. The disc beads have been wire wrapped
in sterling silver and topped with sterling silver bead caps
and two matte-finish coordinating lampwork beads by Donna Millard.
The earrings dangle from hand forged, sterling silver ear wires
and measure 2 1/4" from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the earring."