DSWT supporter and artist Heather Webb has once again created unique lampwork glass pendants and charms to mark the rescue of six of our orphan elephants and two of our orphaned black rhinos. Each piece is named after a specific orphan, with no two pieces the same. This is the third time Heather has worked on lampwork jewellery with the sole aim of raising funds for the orphans’ project and we hope that like us you are inspired to what is on offer. This auction also includes two extra special pieces, which although not directly linked to the orphans’' project, are both beautiful and all about raising more funds for the project.
ALL proceeds from the sales go to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
So whether as a treat for yourself or a gift for a loved one this Summer, please do visit the online auction pages to view the jewellery and perhaps place a bid. The individual auctions end within 15 minutes of each other, ending from 14:00 British Summer Time (GMT+1) on 19th June 2009. The highest bidders when each listing ends will win the piece, so be sure to place your highest bid from the start to avoid disappointment. Not forgetting that if you win, not only will you be getting a striking piece of jewellery, but you will also be benefitting the orphans in Kenya.
The items are being auctioned on eBay, where you can read a full item description and see three pictures of each jewellery piece, as well as an image of the orphan in whose name each piece has been created.
Below is a list of the eight orphans in whose names’ the elephant and rhino necklaces have been created , as well as links to the two 'bonus' pieces, and against each is the link to the item’s eBay listing where you can place your bid.
Zurura (this listing will end at 14:00 BST on 19th June)
Sinya (this listing will end at 14:15 BST on 19th June)
Maxwell (this listing will end at 14:30 BST on 19th June)
Mawenzi (this listing will end at 14:45 BST on 19th June)
Madiba (this listing will end at 15:00 BST on 19th June)
Maalim (this listing will end at 15:15 BST on 19th June)
Lualeni (this listing will end at 15:30 BST on 19th June)
Kibo (this listing will end at 15:45 BST on 19th June)
Clunk Click Keyring (this listing will end at 16:00 BST on 19th June)
Silver Caps Necklace (this listing will end at 16:15 BST on 19th June)
The auctions are being run by the DSWT’s UK charity, with international delivery offered on all pieces. So wherever you live in the world you can still bid and please do forward this email to friends and family who you think might be interested in bidding for themselves
We would like to say thank you to Heather Webb for creating this wonderful selection of jewellery to celebrate and help the orphans. If you would like to see Heather’s full range of jewellery, please visit her website at http://www.bumpybeads.co.uk for every piece of jewellery sold on her website Heather donates £1 to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
Happy bidding and thank you for your support
If you have any questions about the auctions, or would like to bid but do not have an eBay account, please contact our UK charity who will be happy to assist you [email protected]