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This community has been created to help raise funds for Jen and her young daughter Mia who are engaged in a custody battle involving domestic violence. A plea for help went out last week to try to find a lawyer who would take Jen's case, as the court-assigned lawyer was not acting in Mia's best interests and Jen was very afraid she would end up losing custody completely. Jen has since retained a wonderful new lawyer who has agreed to take payments over time.

We hope to raise enough money through these auctions to significantly offset the lawyer's fees, which will be substantial; the initial estimate is $2500 but it could end up costing significantly more than that if the case is dragged out by the other party. Any money left after the lawyer's fees are paid in full will be used to help Jen and Mia relocate to Florida once the trial is over.

How You Can Help: Post something (keep it PG-13ish, please) for auction, bid on an auction, purchase something from one of Jen's Etsy stores (here and here), make a donation directly, or just spread the word!

For more information about the situation and how these auctions work, please read this.

Donations go directly to Jen's paypal account and any amount, no matter how small, is deeply appreciated.

14th-Jul-2011 12:46 pm - New auction item (Fingerless mittens)
8-pointed Star

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NOTE: If the preview isn't visible, click on link or comment. I have no idea why the preview isn't visible on my friends page.

Winning bidder will pay for shipping and insurance. (I'm guessing that will come to a little less than $10 within the USA.)

I'll set the opening bid at $20. Any takers?

The auction will close at midnight on July 21st.
Eyes of a Child
Free downloadable print for anyone who:
  • makes a cash donation of any size to the Save Mia fundraiser,
  • donates an item for auction,
  • bids on an item, or
  • boosts the signal.
Original is 8" x 8.955" @200ppi.

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Thank you so much for participating in this ongoing fundraiser to help protect my precious granddaughter from domestic violence.

Hi, chess lovers!

I have a high-quality electronic chess game (Kasparov Olympiad Travel Chess Computer by Saitek) for auction.

You play against the self-contained computer.

It has 64 difficulty settings and three coaching options. Instructions included.

It runs on 4 AA batteries or a 9V, 100 mA DC adapter (not included).

It has a complete set of 3-D chess pieces and a nearly complete set of flat "travel" pieces, all of which store in a compartment under the unit.

Dimensions: 9 1/2" h x 12 " w x 1 1/2 " thick

Weight: 2 1/2 lbs

It cost $100 when new.  Starting bid $20, plus shipping cost.

Auction closes: July 20, 2011, 8:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.

28th-Jun-2011 11:16 am - Pinwheel Baby Blanket auction
8-pointed Star

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Winning bidder will pay for shipping and insurance. (I'm guessing that will come to $15 within the USA.)

I'll set the opening bid at $25. Any takers?

The auction will close at midnight on July 7th.

If you don't see the thumbnail, please click on the image. For some unknown reason the thumbnail shows on preview but not in the post itself.
Me: Illustrated
Hi all-- as the first auction for my wings just closed, I thought it best to offer a second custom wing auction. If you missed out in the first, you have a second shot!

This auction is for a custom faery wing from Sihaya Designs Jewelry. You can choose between a pendant with a chain or a pair of earrings. Other color combinations can be seen on my flickr.

Sidhe Wings Earrings  Sidhe Wings Necklace

You pick your metal: copper, brass, or silver. Then you pick your background color (iridescent or transparent), and your crystal colors. Fully customizable! I will pay for shipping costs.

The starting bid is $20. Please place your bids in the comments, being sure to respond to the previous high bidder each time.

This auction will close at 8 p.m. eastern time on Sunday, July 3rd.
This auction is for a handmade wire wrapped key pendant decorated with a pair of large antiqued brass leaves, swirls and spirals of vintage bronze enameled copper wire, Swarovski crystals in shades of green and brown, and a small dragonfly with a slight rainbow patina.

The auction is for the exact pendant shown below, and comes with an 18" antique brass plated steel chain with an antiqued brass lobster clasp. The chain is fully adjustable up to its maximum length. A pendant like this would usually cost $50, but I haven't made any others with this design.

This pendant is slightly over 3 3/8" long including the bail, and slightly under 1" across at the top of the key. It can be worn or hung as an ornament.

The starting bid is $20.

Auction will end in eight days, July 5 2011, at 11:59pm EDT.

Notes: I will cover shipping via First Class or First Class International anywhere in the world, with delivery confirmation in the United States. (If you're in Canada, it will have to wait until the mail strike ends.)

More photos of this pendant can be seen here.

Silver Owl Creations Etsy Shop
Silver Owl Creations Website
25th-Jun-2011 05:49 pm - Poetry
What: A set of five poems in this style, on whatever subject the winner chooses. The only thing I won't write is erotica, because this is for the benefit of a small child and, well, I'd feel skeevy about it.

What it's worth: let's say $50

Example: I did this for a similar auction last September

Starting bid: $5

Auction will end in 1 week, Saturday, July 2nd.

  1. The Highly Sensitive Person, by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. (ISBN: 0553062182) [one of my 3 favorite books for introverts...a duplicate I don't need]
  2. The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook, by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. (ISBN: 0767903374)
  3. The Sedona Method, by Hale Dwoskin (ISBN: 0971933413) [another duplicate I don't need]
  4. A Chakra and Kundalini Workbook, by Dr. Jonn Mumford (4th ed) (ISBN: 1567184731)
  5. Awaken the Giant Within, by Anthony Robbins (ISBN: 0671791540)
  6. The Hidden Messages in Water, by Masauro Emoto (ISBN: 0743289803)
  7. Thresholds of the Mind: Your Personal Roadmap to Success, Happiness, and Contentment, by Bill Harris [founder of Centerpointe Research Institute] (ISBN: 0972178007)

  1. Instant Emotional Healing: Acupressure for the Emotions, by Peter Lambrou, Ph.D. and George Pratt, Ph.D. (ISBN: 0767903927)
  2. Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, by Deepak Chopra, M.D. (ISBN: 0517592576)
  3. The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life, by Thomas Moore (ISBN: 0060172096)
  4. Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ, by Daniel Goleman (ISBN: 055309503X)
  5. Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life, by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat (ISBN: 0684815338)
  6. Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential, by Caroline Myss (ISBN: 0517703920)

Condition of books
All in very good condition, no inner markings (afaik) or tears. Some have very minor soiling on edges, and there are some crinkles in dust jacked edges of hardcover books. For the most part, I never used these books. They have sat on my shelves waiting to be used, as my have eyes made that undertaking increasingly difficult. They need a good home - or perhaps you can disperse them to many new homes as gifts!

Opening Bid

Close Date
This auction will end at 8:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, July 2, 2011 if anyone ever makes a bid :)

Postage to be paid by winner.
U.S. postage by media mail for these #17 of books, with packaging, estimated at $9-10.
25th-Jun-2011 03:49 pm - Auction: Your WHATEVER Edited.
You: someone writing something that could benefit from editing. 
Me: PhD biologist, compulsive editor of things. 
I will edit your fic (original or fan), paper, dissertation, whatever. You send me a text file of some flavour, and I will send you back an edited file. Up to 50,000 words, please - if you have something bigger, comment here and we can work that out.

Why: Much like the post below (where I got the idea) I can offer a very specific perspective and advice on certain things. Crime novel that revolves around DNA evidence? Scifi with some sort of crazy evolving virus-thing? I can do that.
If it's not fiction - I've done my due diligence in the school trenches, and now I teach people how to write science. Plus, I promise to respond to email faster than your dissertation advisor does! 

Start at $25?
Auction ends one week from today: midnight EST on Saturday the 2nd of July.
8-pointed Star

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Winning bidder will pay for shipping and insurance. (I'm guessing that will come to $15 within the USA.)

I'll set the opening bid at $25. Any takers?

The auction will close at midnight on July 1st.

Community owner -- How about a tag for clothing? I don't have permission to add it.
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