Monday, October 18, 2010

RAK - Auctions for Andrew

I have been reading that there are quite a few people putting up beads, jewelry and goodies for Auction with proceeds towards Andrew Thorton's medical bills.  I think these Random Acts of Kindness should be "Highlighted" and promoted to help Andrew with his bills.

Andrew is a talented, compassionate, heart touching and generous Artist.  I am sure you have seen many of his designs featured in Stringing Magazine, Jewelry Books and other Jewelry Magazines as well.  I've lost track of all his publications, but there are plenty.  He writes a great blog and makes me gaze and sigh with his posts.

Andrew has recently been diagnosed with Cancer hopefully removed with a recent surgery and as many Independent Artists, has no insurance.  His surgery, consults and treatment are expensive and there have been quite a few generous initiatives of donating proceeds to pay his bills.

I want in on this RAK Movement and I am putting up for bid these Handmade Polymer Clay Beads.  If you are interested, post a comment or email me with your Bid and the piece you are interested in.  Click Here to Bid. And just for bidding or comenting on this post you will receive one entry in my Giveaway.

Auction ends October 31st 2010

I am leaving the starting bid open.  Please bid with your heart and spread the word.

Current Bid:  $50.00-Congrats Kathee C, you won this bid.My PC Heart: Size (Aprox.2 1/2 " x 1 1/2" measured on longest ad widest side of heart)

It coordinates with beads used to make the "My PC Necklace" and Bracelet featured in the Summer Issue of Stringing Magazine.

Current Bid: $30.00 - Congrats Katie N, you won this bid.

Heart Focal Polka Dot Set:

* 1 Heart Focal Bead: Aprox. 25x20mm (Measuring the widest and longest part of the heart). Top drilled.

* 2 Colors Polka Dots Rondelles: Aprox. 18x8 mm
* 2 Blue Polka Dots Rounds: Aprox. 14mm
* 2 Yellow Polka Dots Rounds: Aprox. 12mm
* The 2 6mm rounds are a gift.

These are the other pieces up for Auctionon that I know of:

Jeni Smathers is Auctioning a gorgeous necklace and earring set in her blog

Faye is auctioning these beauties in her blog

Paula is donating one of her Mixed Media pieces and the bidding is up on Ebay

Erin from Treasures Found is Auctioning her Little Bird Called Hope

Marie Cramp of Skye Jewels is auctioning off a necklace to help with Andrew's medical bills. The necklace won the Vintaj Natural Brass Maple Glow challenge. To find out more and to bid, CLICK HERE to visit

These lovely lampwork glass bead focals are being generously donated to be auctioned by Helga. To find out more about the auction, you can check out her new blog HERE. To bid, CLICK HERE.

 Gaea, from Gaea Beads has started an auction for these pretties.

Kristy is auctioning this stunnig necklace featured in the Fall Issue of Stringing Magazine.  To bid CLICK HERE.

Joan and Lana of Off Center Productions have generously donated this beautiful, hand-built stoneware box that Lana made.  To find out more and how you can bid to win this stunning piece, CLICK HERE.

Marcia has donated her recent Beadwork challenge piece (Marcia rarely parts with her finished pieces, so this is a unique opportunity to get ahold of one of her masterpieces!) To find out more about the piece and how to bid, CLICK HERE.

Dot Lewallen has generously put "Snowball" up for auction.  To find out more about Dot and how you can win little Snowball, CLICK HERE

There is a Treasury on Etsy where there are also lots of goodies for sale.  The Treasy is called "For the Love of Andrew"

Earthenwood Studio is also in the RAK Movement for Andrew. She has a wonderful bundle of Steampunk beads that are based around the Viridis Machina necklace project that Andrew wrote for the 2010 issue of Creative Jewelry that featured the large Toolbox Treasure pendant that Melanie created.  Visit this link to find out more about these beautiful beads.

If you know of someone else that is auctioning something for Andrew's medical expenses, please let me know and I will include a link in this post.

Feel free to use any part of this post to help promote all these Acts of Kindness and Thanks for reading, beading and Auctioning!

This post has gotten too big to manage.  CLICK HERE for part 2 of the RAK Movement for Andrew.


  1. Thanks for sharing all these auctions Yeli! I tweeted this for you.

  2. Thanks for including mine in there I hope we can make a few bucks!! :)


    a stoneware box being auctioned for Andrew.

    Thanks, Joan Tucker


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