Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Maneki Nekos to Bring Eleven-Fold Healing to 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 $900 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.

Maneki Nekos for Japan
a charmed 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 11 maneki nekos ~ enough to bring you fortune 11-fold.  Those with a right paw raised are said to beckon fortune; those with the left paw raised bring business.  

These nekos, in pink, are of the right paw and two (both!) paw variety.  Some have the symbol for fortune on their bellies.  Others bear lucky five petal flowers, or hearts.  They are all pretty in pink, with a pink garden of 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 wire-wrapped by hand using sterling silver wire and  a sterling silver chain,  with an inside diameter of approximately 7" (17.78 cm) in length.  It closes with a sterling toggle clasp.  I can shorten or lengthen according to your needs.

This is a one-of-a-kind bracelet, handmade and unique. It is for sale here only, for $125.  Shipping within the U.S. is free.  Of the purchase price, $100 goes to the charity of your choice.  

Cost is $125, with free shipping.  Once you pay for your purchase, I will ask you to specify your charity.  I will send an immediate donation of $100 to them, and email you confirmation of that.

There is no other bracelet like this in the world, so if these maneki nekos are speaking to you, use the button.

Thanks to all for your help and support.

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