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Tucson Orchid Dinner Silent Auction

Dear Orchid Community,

For the past two Tucson Orchid Dinners, we have had very successful
silent auctions. Many of you made generous contributions to the
auctions. The silent auction has been a win win event! Orchid
members got something for less than retail value and ALL the money
went directly to Hanuman to help defray a small portion of the fees
he pays to keeps us all connected. Donations for the 2004 Tucson
Orchid Dinner have been coming in at a very slow rate. I’m afraid
that if we don’t keep priming the pump, this well of knowledge and
friendship that has become Orchid may go dry. Orchid needs your
help. The Annual Tucson Orchid Dinner has historically been the
largest single fund raiser for Orchid each year. Let’s keep that
tradition going and make this year’s event even better than it was
last year. YOU can make that happen. Any contribution you can make
will be greatly appreciated.

We hope that as many members as possible attend the dinner, but this
is not a prerequisite for contributing to the auction. You can be a
part of the event even if you are not present. If you are able to
donate something to the auction, please let me know of your
intentions. I am Pat Glover and even though Pat Kulla and I are
sometimes joined at the hip, we are two very different people. I
can be contacted at rtglver@earthlink .net or at (520) 290-8503. If
you have any questions regarding the auction, I’ll be glad to help
answer them.

Pat Glover
Tucson Auction Chairman

Greetings Pat and Tucsonbound Orchidites,

I am donating a set of my new Wolf’s Precision Wax Carvers and an
assortment of the new Gold and Silver Toned Wolf Waxes by Ferris to
the auction. I’m very much looking forward to seeing you all at the
dinner! Have a great day, Kate Wolf, in wicked cold -12 degrees
Farenheight Maine

Greetings, Cloud Dome is donating two “Works Kits” ($359 each),
three of our new “Infiniti Boards” ($39 each), and kit of Jewelry
Photography Props ($129 each) from Rio Grande to the silent auction.

From now until the end of February we are including a free Infiniti
Board with a purchase of a Cloud Dome Kit … just mention “Orchid”.

We are very excited about Tucson and showing at the Catalog in
Motion with Rio Grande.

Please call, email or stop by in Tucson. Thanks, Cindy

Cloud Dome, Inc.
P.O. Box 9
Lafayette, Colorado 80026

What a vibrant group we all are! Well, I thought I would let you
know that I will be donating a set of my silver orchids that you have
all been lusting after (or would if you knew about them and had any

Love to see you all there. (where you can see the wax models
for the orchids)

One of my sideline pursuits is making ‘prop’ and ‘costume
department’ jewelry for films.

In that vein, I am donating a duplicate of the ring which I made for
Uma Thurman to wear as the character ‘Poison Ivy’ in the film “Batman
and Robin.”

It is vermeil with a HUGE imitation emerald, and I originally made
six of them for the film, and one which I gave to Forrest J.
Ackerman, the publisher and collector of film memorabilia.

I’ll donate it to the auction, hoping that some Orchidian is a ‘movie
nut,’ or has a client who is. David Barzilay, Lord of the Rings

David Barzilay
Lord of the Rings
607 S Hill St Ste 850
Los Angeles, CA 90014-1718

    I'm an Orchid member and just read about your amazing donation
to the Tucson dinner, can't wait to see it.  I have a question
about the making of props for shows.  Costuming has always
fascinated me, especially the sci-fi's. Since becoming a jeweler,
I've been curious what it takes to work in the business and how to
go about getting into making jewelry for shows and movies.  Thanks
for any info you're willing to share. Marta Irvin, Sacramento

Marta, I think that the thing which I love most about Orchid, (and I
have said this to many Orchidians) is the wonderful sharing of
knowledge which occurs. Formerly, jewelers kept their ‘secret
techniques’ very ‘close to the vest.’ Now, on Orchid, a jeweler in
Asia might learn from someone in the U.S., Europe, etc. It’s GREAT!

That said, If I KNEW an easy answer to: “what it takes to work in
the business and how to go about getting into making jewelry for
shows and movies,” I probably wouldn’t tell you <grin.>

You would be my COMPETITION ! ! !

Actually, though, there isn’t an easy answer. It isn’t WHAT you know,
It’s WHO you know. ALL of my commissions for movie work have been
through networking and word of mouth. I am lucky enough to have a
number of clients in various phases of “the (film) industry,” and
they have led me to this work.

I also have a theater background, and that helps.

My recommendation to you to get your foot in the door, would be to
contact groups which produce theater or local film producers (if any)
and offer your service. Looking forward to meeting you in Tucson.
David Barzilay, Lord of the Rings

David Barzilay
Lord of the Rings
607 S Hill St Ste 850
Los Angeles, CA 90014-1718

Orchid Members,

I’d like to thank all of you who have contacted me or someone else
on the Tucson Orchid Dinner Committee regarding donations for this
year’s silent auction. If however, you have’nt gotten in touch with
us and you plan on making a contribution to this year’s auction,
please let me know as soon as possible.

I have been the Silent Auction Chairman for the past two years, and
I know first hand that some of you dear and generous Orchidins are
going to bring something the night of the dinner for the auction.
We genuinely appreciate your contribution, but this becomes an
organizational nightmare. We try to set up the auction area so it
is ready when guests arrive for dinner. Additional items that need
an inventory sheet, space to be displayed properly, and that arrive
at the last moment create unnecessary confusion.

Please let me know in advance of your intentions and if there is any
way you can send your donation directly to me or drop it off at
Patania’s before the night of the dinner, please do so. You can
email or call me. Thank you for your cooperation.

Pat Glover, Silent Auction Chairman
(520) 290 8503