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.