no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well
you have to understand,
that no one puts their children in a boat
unless the water is safer than the land
- warsan shire
I have felt utterly helpless, these past weeks, and a lot of the past year and a half, for that matter. Most of the “what you can do to help” suggestions come down to donating time and/or money, and... well, I don’t have a lot of either, but I do have a lot of beads and wire and I’m fast with my hands and I have a lot of customers who appreciate social justice and/or a good visual geeky pun.
So. Here you go. The pretty blue stripey things are resistors, and I have a lot of them and can get more as needed. (In a lot of different values, so if you want a specific one, ask and I’ll see if I have it.) $10 from every pair will be donated to organizations doing work on the ground with whatever crisis seems the most urgent at the moment. Right now, that’s going to be RAICES and KIND.
(PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ITEM IS EXEMPT FROM COUPON CODES - INCLUDING MAGPIE POINTS - AND SALES. Please order it separately if you plan to place an order for other items using a discount; I will combine your orders into one shipment.)
I have enough of this particular combination of beads to make at least 15 pairs of earrings. If these sell out (and I sincerely hope they do) I’ll come up with new combinations. I’ll track how many pairs I sell each month and make a donation at the end of each month and post a photo of the donation receipt for accountability.
(I use sterling silver french hooks by default, but I also stock titanium and surgical steel french hooks and high-quality silver-plated leverback findings and you can upgrade to those right over here.)