3 Day for the Cure Raffle - ALL Proceeds to Benefit Susan G. Komen

**If you have not already done so, please read the rules page first: there is important information there as to how the raffle will work.**

The artists that you see featured here have all
donated their talents to support this raffle. You'll see some amazing pieces here: some are one of a kind that you will find no where else, made specifically for this raffle; some items are signature pieces of the artists; all items are 100% handmade and fabulous. All entries are listed in alphabetical order according to the name of the artist's business. You will find pictures of the items, a brief description, as well as the normal cost of the piece.  There is approximately $600 worth of amazing items here.  If there are five people that make the minimum $5 donation for every piece in the raffle, $600 will be raised!!  That would be absolutely amazing. 


Have fun!



Sassy Pink Ribbon Armband by 88Links ($14)
Sweet and sassy hot pink armband. Hot pink bicep cuff grabs attention. Resting on your upper arm like a metallic ribbon, this armband shouts with hot pink sass. Silvery steel cuff supports, hot pink aluminum wire. Made by hand, inspired by color. Standard size fits 11" biceps


Watercolor Portrait by Amber Moran ($60)
I will create an 8x10" portait of up to two people and/or animal (dog) and the individual who wins can either choose to have it painted in color or in a monochromatic theme. I would just need a good, clear photo or two to work from.



 Flower Necklace by Anika's Art
This necklace is inspired by spring and the blooming of not only flowers but hope. I hope that like the open flower, hearts will open for hope and for a good cause. The pink is the color for the breast cancer foundation. So the flower has hues of pink.


Aware . breast cancer awareness fairy art print by aquariann ($7)
Add some magic to your world with this enchanting print featuring "Aware" - a colored pencil work by fantasy artist kristin cornell. The first image is a detail and the second is the entire artwork. Measurements 4x5" print, double matted to 5x7". About original piece: "Aware" is a breast cancer awareness fairy inspired by my mom, a survivor of 14 years. The lump was discovered in her breast back in 1994, but was misdiagnosed as benign until six months later. I was in 7th grade at the time, and have never been more scared in my life. The most vivid memory I have of that time isn't waiting in the hospital or helping with the drainage tube - it was when she had to cut her hair because of the chemo. Her hair had flowed to her knees the entire 13 years I'd known her and seeing her without it was a big change. I can't even begin to imagine how tough it was for her to recover from cancer. She is an incredibly strong woman.   
Beaded Bliss Earrings by Armored Hearts ($14)
These dazzlers are made of jeweler's Brass and Silver lined Fuchsia seed beads. They hang almost 2 7/8 inches from gold plated posts with clutch back, and are approximately 3/4 inch across at it's widest point.      
Japanese 12-in-2 Chainmail Bracelet by Baron Byron ($30)
This bracelet was made using the Japanese 12-in-2 weave. It is made up of approx 250 rings. It is mostly bright aluminum but the small connector rings are red anodized aluminum. The large rings are all 18ga with a 1/4" inside diameter. The small rings are all 20ga with a 1/8" inside diameter. The bracelet is approx 7" long and 1" wide.    Japanese 12-in-2 Chainmail Earrings by Baron Byron ($18) These earrings are made using the Japanese 12-in-2 chainmaille weave. Each one is made up of 38 rings. It is mostly bright aluminum but the small connector rings are red anodized aluminum. The earring hook is made of sterling silver. The large rings are all 18ga with a 1/4" inside diameter. The small rings are all 20ga with a 1/8" inside diameter. The earring is approx 1" wide.
 
Bright Gold Peyote stitch & Red Tear Drop Glass Set by cascreates ($45)
Bright Gold color peyote stitch necklace using golden triangle seed beads accented with red glass drop beads. The necklace is outlined using seed beads and has a box type clasp. Size: 18 1/2"
Matching Earrings: 1 1/4"    
Sweet Sweet Honey - 2 sets of cards: Plain Pink and White Fur by Crazy4Cards ($3.25 each)
To my very special Valentine! Here's a little hot item for our special hot night! I've added a nice little adult scratcher for a fun little night! This is for one cute little furry bra and panties card! The bra is on the front, trimmed in black fur and the panty is on the back, with one tiny white bow! Inside the card will be blank for your special message to special Lover!
Classy Lady Earrings by Crazy4Cards ($9.99 each)
What more could a lady want than to have these beautiful Swarovski Crystal and Pearl earrings? These feature the beautiful white pearl color with the crystal to give it the rich beautiful colors. They are suspended from a gold, nickle free, hypo-allergenic, pierced earring hooks and measure approximately 2" in length from the base of the earwire. These will be fun to wear with some of those new summer outfits or for a evening out!
Crazy4Cards will also send extra earrings and glass charm!
Ostara, German Goddess of Easter by Daydreamer Art ($16)
This was supposed to be a painting of an Easter FAIRY... but I realized after I had it scanned in that I forgot her wings!!! OOPS! But I had taken the idea from Oestre, now more commonly refered to as Ostara, the German Goddess of Oestre/Eoster- or also known as Easter. So I feel it must have been meant to be that she turned out as she did. A happy accident! This is an 8x10 print of my original painting. Copyright stamps of course are NOT on the print, only for web viewing purposes.    
Pink and Silver Stepping Stones Bracelet by derivativeofu A bright pink ribbon runs the length of this fun, modern bracelet and hundreds of tiny rings were woven together to create this playful weave. The bracelet is made out of bright and anodized aluminum, meaning not only is the piece extremely lightweight, it also will never rust or tarnish. The bracelet measures 7 3/4", and is completed with a sweet heart-shaped, platinum-plated toggle clasp.  Pink and Silver Byzantine/Moebius Ball Earrings by derivativeofu This pair of earrings is a twist on the classic and beautiful Byzantine weave. Made from bright and anodized aluminum (which will never rust or tarnish), they have pink accents and a pink Moebius ball dangling below. These lightweight earrings measure 1 1/4" from the top of the top ring to the bottom of the bottom ring and dangle from sterling silver ear wires.    
Canterbury Bells Earrings by FaerieKat ($15)
In the Victorian language of flowers, Canterbury Bells signify gratitude, and gratitude is exactly what I had in mind when I created these dainty cup-and-saucer version earrings to support awareness for research and outreach efforts to cure breast cancer. Delicate bell and saucer shaped flowers of pale pink Lucite with tiny brass cap sepals hold tiny golden Swarovksi crystal bicones on Vintaj brass wire stamens and stems that have been carefully hand hammered and hand wrapped. Each bell dangles from a Vintaj brass ear wire and measures 1 3/4 inches (4.445 cm) long. The name campanula is the diminutive of campana, Latin for bells, and means little bell, referring to the shape of the flower. Perhaps the most well known campanula is the Canterbury bell. The source of its name is an English legend in which a priest turns three wicked young men into swans forced to fly endlessly for a thousand and one years. On one flight over Canterbury, they heard the nearby ringing of the Christian church bells. Awed by the sound, the spell was broken.
They fell to earth at Canterbury where St. Augustine found them lost and bewildered and led them into the church. As they went inside, little bell-shaped flowers sprang up from the ground where they stepped. The flowers were dedicated to St. Augustine and later to St. Thomas à Becket, who was murdered in the cathedral at Canterbury in 1170. Another version says these bell-shaped flowers gained their moniker from their resemblance to the tells horse bells, cowbells, and small hand bells the pilgrims travelling to Canterbury carried on poles so the jangling and ringing would signify that they were harmlessly on a pilgrimage while wending their way to pray at St. Thomas’ shrine. From “A Contemplation upon Flowers: Garden Plants in Myth and Literature” by Bobby J. Ward, 1999 Your treasure will arrive in a custom handmade gift box using recycled materials, such as beautiful faerie calendar pages, that you can reuse on a vanity or fill with scented cotton balls and place into your lingerie drawer.    
Lavender Babies Set - Hearts by Fairies Nest ($24)
These tiny 3" tall Waldorf dolls are made of all natural fibers and filled with flax seed and lavender. They have a soft sweet scent and their smiling faces will cheer up anyone's day...and of course they make lovely Valentines! You can put one in the freezer for use as boo boo relief, or warm her briefly in the microwave to release her comforting aroma. My children loved to have one of these on their pillow at night and they also found them welcome additions to dollhouse and gnome families. Adults love them to put in a drawer or linen cupboard for their scent, or just let them dance together on a sunny windowsill! Set of 2 in a cotton flannel bag!    
Three Flower Buds, One with Breast Cancer Ribbon Choker by Fairy Queen Crochet
Three pretty rose-colored crocheted small flowers, each with a light pink bud in the center.  Sewed on a light pink think ribbon with rose-colored buds on each end.  The center flower has the breast cancer ribbon behind it.  Measures approximately 25" long and flowers 2" wide.   
 Wire Wrapped Heart Pendant Necklace by Gypsy Moon Art Studio ($55) It measures approximately 2 1/2" including the bail.  It is just under 1 1/2" wide.  It is handmade from sterling silver wire and vintage pearls.  In the center is a hot pink antique German glass piece.  There are iridescent crystals and more vintage pearls at the bottom.  It comes on a 20" chain.    
Bead Crochet Bracelet by Inner Muse Jewelry Inspired by the color pink symbolizing breast cancer awareness.  One size fits most.  
Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Chainmaille Scales Bracelet by Kali Butterfly ($30)
I still remember when my mom told me that she had breast cancer. The doctors found a tiny calcification on her mammogram and diagnosed her with ductal carcinoma in situ. Thanks to early detection, my mom beat cancer, and every day I'm grateful she's still here. The bracelet measures 7.5 inches but can be sized upon request. Finished with a pewter awareness ribbon clasp. Like all other items, this bracelet will be shipped in an organza pouch.     
This is a single chain earring that connects from the lobe to the upper cartilage of the ear, with a pierced post earring on either end. If you need the upper pierced post switched to a non-pierced cuff, let me know. The earring is made from enameled copper wire in pink and bright aluminum wire (the silver color), and at the bottom are a pink and silver metal breast cancer awareness ribbon and a pink cats eye bead. The earring is 3 3/4" (9.5 cm) long from top earring ball to the bottom of the ribbon charm, and is 2 1/4" (5.7 cm) long from earring post to earring post. 
 
Cop A Feel by mermaiden
Already very keen on breast health and self-exams, mermaids during the Victorian era scorned their buttoned up human counterparts and showed what their mamas gave them. This beautiful art nouveau styled nymph has her toplessness accentuated by the addition of ripe round rose quartz couplets.
Vintage ephemera, soldered lead-free, 1" X 2" glass. Strung on about 20" of silver tone chain, interspersed with rose quartz, green aventurine, and chalcedony. Lobster claw clasp.
 
Stainless steel Half Persian 4-in-1 bracelet by Nicole Hill ($45)
This unisex bracelet, suitable for men or women, uses 16 gauge stainless steel square wire rings, woven in a classic 4-in-1 Half Persian pattern. Finished with a gunmetal gray lobster clasp, this bracelet currently measures 8 inches (20cm).  
FAIRY CAT STATUE - Fantasy Fairie Concrete Art by Phenome Gnome ($14.99) Feline Fairies are considered extremely good luck and they are excellent guardians of the fairy realm. Every enchanted garden should be so lucky as to have one keeping a watchful eye over their wee folk. Believe! Fairy Cat Measurements 4" Long x 2.5" High x 3" Wide. Hand cast in my own special blend of "Magick C-Ment" - which makes her smooth as silk and extremely durable. Hand painted by me using outdoor paint specifically made for statues. She has lovely iridescent lavender wings that glisten in the sun. Waterproofed with cement sealer & sprayed with several coats of a special outdoor UV-resistant clear acrylic.
Wings of Hope Owlet by Plushroom Soup ($18)
Handmade wool owlet with cotton wings, wool face and beak, and hand-painted acrylic safety eyes. Stuffed with polyfil, this owlet stands approximately 5" tall. Like all my plushies, this owlet is handmade from my own unique pattern.
   Heart Strings Wallhanging by Threads of Magique ($50)
The 3-dimensional wall hanging is made of a soft brown cotton quilting fabric. The fabric instruments and music scores are fuse-appliqued, then topstitched. The title, Heartstrings, was hand-embroidered across the top. The hearts were made separately, stuffed with fiberfill, then stitched onto the hanging and decorated with satin ribbons. Matching brown cotton finishes off the back. It measures a generous 41" long by 15" wide including a 3" hanging sleeve that makes it easy to display. (Dowel is not included).
April Spring Blue Pin by whskr ($20)
April Spring Blue Pin is an handmade Whskr Art Doll brooch. I have made her from cotton that has been gently hand stuffed then hand embellished with beads, sequins and a cute laser cut button face. April stands approx.14.5cms/5 ins high in her little cotton feet and I edged her in Jo Sonja Rich Gold acrylic paint. Her dress is painted with Jacquard fabric paint in a lovely blue, then decorated with dimensional paint and tiny seedless beads and tiny sequins in aqua, green and blue. As with all Whskr Art Doll pin brooches, April is firmly stuffed and will sit quite happily on the lapel of a denim jacket, a casual coat, or she can add a bit of sparkle to a special evening coat. As a finishing touch, April has a cute furry cowl that wraps around her face, softening the finely cute features of the laser cut button and she is delivered is a luxury chiffon bag. April is 5ins/14.5ms high approx. Materials used : Cotton body; Brooch back on reverse for wear or hanging; Wearing : Fabric painted dress, sequins and beads; Butterfly charm; Laser cut face bead April is not a toy.
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  Don't forget, if you want to buy tickets: the minimum donation of $5 (which is the minimum that can be donated at the 3 Day website) will be the equivalent of 1 ticket, $10 will be for 3, $20 for 7, and $50 for 20 tickets. One item per ticket.  Go here to to make your ticket donation and then come back to this post to let me know!  Thank you!!

11 comments:

Faerie♥Kat said...

Kathryn
kat@faefabfinds.com
20 tickets

Faerie blessings and best of luck, Janine!

Lady Steel said...

Lady Steel
ladysteel88@yahoo.com
3 tickets

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

Stacey
stacey@ellebellebaby.com
1 ticket

Whskr @ Dash Kitten said...

I have bought 3 tickets ($10) hope to be able to get more when I make an Etsy sale!

aquariann said...

3 tickets for me (aka aquariann.com)!! :D

Eirewolf said...

Erin
eirewolfcreations@gmail.com
3 tickets ($10)

A.C. said...

HI Janine - just made $50 ticket purchase donation - don't know how many tickets that is but I'm looking forward to the drawing and good luck on your goal. Hope this helps -you are the bomb for doing this.......

Athena's Armoury said...

I just received another $20 donation on behalf of the raffle from Joyce N. Thank you so much Joyce!

Charlene said...

3 tickets just paid for!

Jack Of Clubs said...

Josh & Meri
jackofclubs9@gmail.com
1 ticket

Athena's Armoury said...

The raffle is now CLOSED. Thank you all so much for your participation!! Please see this blog post for a list of the winners:
http://athenasarmoury.blogspot.com/2010/05/3-day-handmade-raffle-drawing.html