Friday, January 9, 2009

Etsymetal News 1/9/09

Etsymetal member, Chuck (aka Down to the Wire Designs) had an amazing article in the Storque this week about his New Year's Resolution: to create jewelry to donate to 52 auctions this year. I'm sure many of us struggle with the fact that we create luxury goods that, for the most part, do not give back to our society in ways that truly benefit others. Chuck's noble goal for 2009 proves that we all can be philanthropic in our own capacity. Read the entire inspiring article here.

Etsymetal member, Mark Kaplan has been on a trip of a lifetime...traveling in south Asia from August 2008 to August 2009. While on his journey, he will be researching amulets and talismans, as well as making jewelery and kayaking! He checked into the Etsymetal forums back in September and informed us he was in Leh, Ladakh way up in the Himalayas at 12,200 and there were yaks in the streets! The most recent news on Mark's travels came from, Shannon (aka rubygirl), when she received a postcard from Mark this week. She told us that he is in Bhuj Town in the Kutch Area of India, working with a local silversmith and will soon be off to Cambodia. What an adventure! Good Travels to you, Mark!

postcard from India, originally uploaded by rubygirlcreations.

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