Friday, 24 April 2009

Going Global!

Regular readers will know that I am foster mum to two orphan elephants called Makena and Shimba who are in the care of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Shimba - Nov 2008

As blogged previously, auctions of my jewellery have raised £3201 and £2941 respectively for the DSWT.

For the past few weeks I have been busy making beads, and turning them into pieces of jewellery for a further batch of auctions that will take place in May. As soon as I have the precise date I'll blog it here, so keep checking back! I've come up with new designs this time, and as always each piece is dedicated to a specific orphan, and has an engraved silver tag bearing the orphan's name.

We didn't want to leave the baby rhino orphans out, so we have included them this time, which has been great fun!

Today I received a very exciting email. The US branch of the DSWT has heard of the auctions of my jewellery that the UK branch have been running, and have asked for my assistance. They are holding a fundraising event in Seattle in June and have asked me if I would provide two pieces of jewellery for them to auction at their event.

I am extremely flattered to have been asked to send my pieces all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, and of course I am very happy to assist. My details will be included in their event brochure, so this is a fantastic opportunity for my beads to be showcased in the US. I am thrilled and I hope the pieces raise lots of dollars so that the extremely important work that the DSWT undertakes can continue.

Keep checking back here for updates of the May auctions, but in the meantime I have provided you some teaser pictures of the beads that will be included in this next batch of auction pieces.

If you would like to foster your own baby elephant or rhino, visit the DSWT.


Nicola said...

Very Worthwhile Cause - Hope they raise loads and will look forward to your next Auction :)
Nic xx

Beady Bugs said...

Congratulations Heather! Well done you - you're a star!!!!!

HP xxx

Mel P said...

What a great caruse, wqell done you for raising so much money so far. Look forward to the May auction xx

Bumpy Beads said...

Thank you ladies!

Keiara Wells said...

oh Heather, that's fantastic!!! congratulations, hon!! :) xox