My Greek kitty crew

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A sweet sentiment from the Italian Alps


Item 1 - Black/Gold Bastet Brooch

At long last we're back in action with technology... and sorry if you've stopped by in vain recently.  It took longer than expected! I'm stacked up with stories and things happening but first priority is to present this lovely sentiment received from a very sweet blogger friend from the Italian Alps. Please meet Anna, creator of Annuk Creations (she makes - in her own words - Mediterranean Inspired Handmade Art Jewelry). And she is a Cat lover, yes, with a capital C! Pop over to her sweet blog annukcreations.blogspot.com and read about her own cat Zoe, rescued as a kitten on the Greek island of Rhodes. She is the sweetest soul and she has a passionate heart for the plea of the Greek cats. 

February has been a BIG expenses month for us (neuterings, multiples vaccinations, ear canal infections, bite wounds, medicines etc.) and we are in very great need of funds. We've still got 4 boys to go, but then I'm proud to say that our entire crew of 35 kitties are neutered/spayed. So without further ado... here's a little collection of Anna's jewelry donated to us to raise funds for the cats. The pieces are hereby put up for auction and you can place a bid in the comment box for any of these pieces. Just simply mention which item you are placing a bid on and the winning bids will be revealed Friday March 15th 12:00 (mid-day CET). Each item will be sent with shipping included in your bid. All pendants are auctioned WITHOUT the chains! Please leave a link to your blog or some other way for me to contact you regarding your auction bid. Starting bid 15$ for all items.

And here I'll let Anna introduce herself...

"Hi, I’m Anna. First of all, I want to thank Joan for this wonderful opportunity to put my jewelry “to the service” of a great cause I so deeply and passionately believe in! And I am really impressed by the amazing community which is loving and supporting Joan’s wonderful mission! 

I am a mixed-media jewelry artist, passionate animal lover, cat mom and cat lover! I live in the Italian Alps, but I have been travelling to the Greek islands of the Aegean for many years. I’m in love with the amazing light and colors of the Greek islands, and they have become one of the main sources of inspiration for my work. During my many trips to Greece, I have become aware of the huge problems the homeless animals are facing, and I have always tried to help as much as possible while on spot! My adored kitty Zoe is my little adopted Greek girl! I adopted her from Rhodes in the summer of 2003, and she has been an endless source of joy! 

I feel so honored to have this wonderful opportunity to donate some of my work for such a great cause as helping with Joan’s amazing rescue work! Each one of the pieces I created is absolutely one-of-a-kind, so there will be no-one else in the world wearing the same piece! The pendants are free hand-shaped in polymer clay, with a nice mosaic look (blue glass), the Bastet cat brooches are shaped in polymer clay using a mold I made myself. Polymer clay is very durable and more resistant than ceramic. How great it would be to give yourself or a loved one a handmade piece of wearable art, while at the same time helping a wonderful rescue kitty! "


Item 2 - Copper Bastet Brooch


Item 3 - Blue/Silver Pendant


Item 4 - Ruby/Silver Pendant


Item 5 - Black/Blue Pendant


Item 6 - Lavender Kitty Pendant


Item 7 - Lavender/Cobalt Glass Moon


Item 8 - Sea Green/Cobalt Glass Leaf


Item 9 - Lilac/Cobalt Glass Pendant


Getting a feel of the size of the pendants


Item 10 - Champagne/Cobalt Glass Pendant


Item 11 - Green/Gold Leaf


The size of the Bastet Brooches