Monday, March 21, 2011

9 Maneki Nekos to Help Japan

Last week I started Maneki Nekos for Japan as a fundraiser, and your response was spectacular.  The traditional Japanese Good Fortune Cats did their job.  So far, together, we raised $750 for various relief organizations: Red Cross, Save the Children, The International Medical Corp., the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund, the Salvation Army, MercyCorps,  Peace Winds Japan, Doctors Without Borders, Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support, and World Vets

There are many maneki neko earrings available here on the blog.  The entire $30 purchase price goes to your chosen charity.  I only ask for a $3.50 shipping/handling fee to cover some of my costs.

This week, in  addition, I will be unveiling a maneki neko bracelet or necklace each day for those wanting to spend more for the charity of their choice.  These items are handmade and unique, absolutely one-of-a-kind.  I have included a Buy It Now button make the process simpler.  If you wish to pay using an alternate method, simply contact me via this blog or my FaceBook page.  Please help spread the word.

Paging Good Fortune!

a charmed bracelet

Who needs some good fortune right now?  The line forms to the right of this bracelet.  Long believed to be the beckoners of good fortune and business, maneki nekos stand by the entry of many Japanese businesses and homes.  This bracelet features 9 maneki nekos ~ enough to bring you fortune 9-fold.  Those with a right paw raised are said to beckon fortune; those with the left paw raised bring business.  These nekos, in red and white, are of the right paw and two paw variety.  Some even have the symbol for fortune on their bellies. 

And at the center, there is a sterling silver charm that is the symbol for fortune. They are beckoning in bright red and white, in a red and white beaded garden of porcelain, lampwork and Czech glass bead charms, set off with crystals and Czech glass seed beads.  And each Cornerstoregoddess bracelet comes with a bead to protect the wearer from the evil eye.

The beads are hand sterling wire-wrapped onto a sterling silver chain,  approximately 7" (17.78 cm) in length, that closes with a sterling lobster clasp.  I can shorten or lengthen according to your needs.

This is a one-of-a-kind bracelet, handmade and unique. There is no other bracelet like it in the world.  If you want it, click the button.

If not, please help spread the word.

1 comment:

  1. This is all wonderful help to so many people, and congrats on your huge efforts. Thanks!