Charms for Charity Project


I wanted to tell you about a really neat project the jewelry
community is doing to raise money for charity called Charms for
Holly Gage

Charms for Charity

Last summer, the Metal Clay community lost one of its own when Robin
Whittemore, a talented jewelry artist and active member in the Metal
Clay community, lost her courageous battle with cancer. Robin
struggled with breast cancer and after six years of chemotherapy,
radiation and medication, she was then told she’d required a bone
marrow transplant. Robin inspired the group with her uplifting spirit
and love of life. Sadly, she died during the summer of 2007, leaving
a legacy of courage and charity among her friends and colleagues.

Now Metal Clay artists from around the country have decided to honor
Robin and their own loved ones who have succumbed to this disease by
raising funds to benefit the American Cancer Society and The Marrow

Metal Clay is a new way of working with silver, gold and platinum.
It is a moldable metal that transforms from a clay-like state into
pure sculpted precious metal jewelry with the heat of a torch or
kiln. Dozens of Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and Art Clay artists have
created handcrafted charms for bracelets and necklaces, which will be
raffled to raise money for cancer treatment and prevention. Members
of the Metal Clay community have donated every aspect of this
project, from making charms and bracelets to designing and selling
raffle tickets and donating Web site space and credit card fees.

This is your chance to own a unique work of art created by the
nation’s premier Metal Clay artists. Raffle tickets are only $5 each
or five for $20 and all proceeds will be donated to the American
Cancer Society and The Marrow Foundation.

These pieces of fine jewelry will be raffled on July 20 during the
PMC Conference 2008 at Purdue University, but you do not have to be
present to win. Tickets can be purchased at the conference or in
advance at or at Tickets and directions for payment
submissions can also be printed out from or Each ticket purchased brings with it
the chance for a special piece of fine jewelry but it also brings us
one step closer to a cure. Visit,, or to do your part.

For more contact Holly Gage of Gage Designs, metal clay
member and project coordinator.