Well I'd actually been asked to create eight pieces of jewellery for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to auction off to raise funds for their exceedingly worthwhile cause. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that I support this charity by donating £1 for every item I sell to the Trust. I've blogged about the DSW Trust before, here.
So after much making of beads, and scratching my head to come up with a couple of designs, not to mention a batch of silver elephant charms going missing in action somewhere between my house and Chang Mai in Thailand, the auctions finally went live today. Yay!
The DSWT is going to be emailing its supporters around the globe to tell them about the auctions and I really do hope people see what a perfect opportunity this is to do a bit of Christmas shopping and support a worthy cause at the same time. There might not be any 3 for 2 gift offers here, but you will be getting a one-off piece of glassy art. Not bad eh?
Here's a taster of a couple of the pieces being auctioned, together with a picture of the elephant that each piece is dedicated to.
Firstly meet Lesanju, who was rescued after she fell down a well;
And this is Siria, rescued when his sick mother failed to respond to veterinary treatment;
You can see and bid on all the pieces here, and read a little bit about the elephant that each piece is dedicated to.
The auctions are featured on the DSWT website too, here.