When I announced that I was going to donate the April proceeds I was thinking my goal should be about $1000 in sales, which would get us to $2000 in total donation. I'm happy to say that we exceeded the goal.
Thank you to everyone who supported the effort! I especially want to thank Janet who made it such a success by telling her readers several times about it.
Shown here modeling one of my bracelets
And thank you to Dani who also posted about the campaign and her satisfaction with her jewelry purchase.
Dani modeling her purchase
Making jewelry is really a creative outlet for me-clearly, I'm not in it for the money. I get so much satisfaction hearing someone tell me how happy one of my designs makes them. And when I get to see someone wearing one of my pieces, I'm thrilled to the point of distraction. Another benefit that I never expected was that making jewelry would result in making connections and new friendships.
So, while filling orders in April kept me busy and at times a little stressed, I was so motivated by the new connections, kind words and positive feedback that came back to me.
I wanted to share some of the e-mails I got:
* This means a lot to me personally, as my mother is from Japan so I have family there. Fortunately, they are south of the horrible destruction from the earthquake and tsunami, and were spared the brunt of the disaster.
* Thank You for giving me the pleasure and opportunity of working with you!
* Your package was just delivered......the necklace is awesome! The length is perfect and the toggle is beautiful Thank you so much for going the extra mile and expense to make sure I received it before my trip. I'm so excited and can't wait to wear it.
* My beautiful pearl bracelets just arrived in the mail and I can't thank you enough. They are even better than I expected. The quality is stunning, just what I have been looking for! Amazing too that the funds went to such a worthy cause, very incredibly generous of you.