Back to Ganoksin | FAQ | Contact

Auctioning A Piece To Raise Funds For Orchid


#1

Whew! I really like Steve Mashburn’s idea about auctioning a piece
on eBay to raise funds for Orchid.

I’ve seen this work very successfully. One of Neil Gaiman’s leather
jackets was auctioned on eBay to raise funds for the Comic Book
Legal Defense Fund (who knew that there was such a fund or that
Comic Books needed Legal Defense?) and it went for four figures. I
think the key was that it was Neil Gaiman’s jacket - very well
known, popular, and well-loved graphic novelist - and that the word
was spread among the fans.

It would be great if the renowned among us could donate a piece to
be auctioned, but it could also work if the less-well-known among us
did so as well. Every bit helps. Why not give it a try? Whoever
sets the auction up can decide on the opening bid.

I want to support this place and the people who contribute here
because I appreciate all of the wisdom that everyone has to share.
(Even if the vast majority of the best minds in the jewelry business
didn’t have a thing to offer about my shattered wire problem!)

I would be happy to donate a piece.

Linda


#2

Linda-- I like the auction idea too, and would donate a piece,
though I cannot offer to organize an auction. As for your shattered
silver-- I didn’t realize you went unenlightened. I am not a “great
mind” in the jewelry biz, but I have had silver literally fall to
pieces from too much heat, when the heat is indirect (which would
cause melting instead). Just yesterday, I had to “unsolder” a large
piece of silver on the sculptural project I am working on, and when
it finally let go, a chunk of the piece next to it just broke off.
I’ve especially had this with wire, which can accumulate heat even
when the torch isn’t on it. It appears to just loose its ability to
hold together. The solution would probably be to lay razor blades or
some other heat shield over delicate parts to protect them from the
flame and to absorb some of the heat. A coating of ochre will also
help. HTH! --Noel


#3

.Great idea. I also would donate a piece. How would one go about
it. I really don’t know anything about Ebay but am going to take a
course on how to sell on ebay. How about we send our donation to
one person that would volunteer to take over the process. Or maybe two.
I’m ready to send,Louise


#4

Thank you all for your support. In couple of weeks Ganoksin
will have it’s own Orchid Shop.

The shop will Featur Orchid Pins and other memorabilia designed, produced
and donated by Orchidians for Orchid.

Contact me off line if you want to participate.

The formal opening of the new site is scheduled for the last week of September.

Stay tuned!

My best appreciations for this great community!
Hanuman


#5
     In couple of weeks Ganoksin will have it's own Orchid Shop.
The shop will Featur Orchid Pins and other memorabilia designed,
produced and donated by Orchidians for Orchid. 

This is great! I love it! I’ve been wanting an orchid pin. This
should be a lot of fun. It would be cool to be able to order Orchid
pins designed by assorted Orchidians, each in their own style, if
people are willing to do multiples.

But also, to really raise money, we probably need to go beyond
selling to each other. Will this site be linked in some way to
entice the general public?

–Noel


#6
            Will this site be linked in some way to entice the
general public?  Noel         

Noel and All;

Thank you for asking. Yes, the shop will feature Orchid jewelries.
We will start featuring a beautiful Orchid Pin designed and donated
by Donna E. Shimazu. Later we will extend the collection to Sumner
Silverman’s realistic carved orchid jewelry.

I am happy to announce that Racecarjewelry volunteered to handle the
production aspects of the Orchid Pins.

Stay tuned�…and Put an Orchid on your Bench�…

Best Regards
Hanuman