I belong to the Westgate Guild of the Tacoma Orthopedic Association which supports Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. Every year we have an auction/dinner in October and every year we try to come up with new ways to make money and make it fun. This year we decided to put some higher end gadgets on a ubber cool silent auction table. We already have one person signed up for a Kindle (I may have to bid on that one myself) but we have lots on our list and no money. So, here is where I decided to do a little bit more. I offered to do a jewelry home party with 30% of the proceeds (cash) going to our Guild to help purchase some of those items. Not only does this benefit me but our guild members will get something in return for their money vs. just giving the guild money. I also offered to do other home shows with this same option for any of our members. My first party will be at our next meeting in April. So, now I'm going through stock, making a few new pieces and trying to get organized. I had kind of forgotten how much work it is to get ready for a home show...actually any show. The past couple of years the only shows I've done is with my gem trees and books and that's easy to put together.
So, do you want to have a home show between now and the end of September? If you do, one of your options is to donate the 30% of sales to the Westgate Orthopedic Guild. There are other hostess options.
Want to see some of the items that will be at the home show?
Black Onyx and sterling earrings on handmade sterling silver ear wires.
Would you like to see more. Check out my ArtFire Studio.
Now for something coming up this weekend. On Sunday, I'm teaching my Tree of Life & Hope at Shipwreck Beads, 1-4 pm. I know there are spots still open so if you are available come join me. Here is the link. http://www.shipwreckbeads.com/catalog/Classes/Wire-Working-Classes/Tree-of-Life-and-Hope/
This is what we will be making. These are so much fun.
Don't forget I'll be drawing a winner of my Bead Soup giveaway tomorrow so if you haven't entered yet, you have until 5 pm PST, on Saturday, March 5th.
Have a great weekend.