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05 Aug 2016 Leave a comment
I had no idea that it would be against anyone’s rules to raise funds for my legal medicine, but Fundrazr closed my campaign, didn’t respond to my inquiries, and then deleted my entire account when I posted a new campaign raising funds for bills and rent, with the cost of my medication coming out of our earnings. Apparently it’s against some weird arbitrary rule to run a fundraiser when you are a medical marijuana patient… How odd. And their customer service is awful, at least if they have a problem with your campaign and you attempt to discuss the matter with them.
So I went back to GoFundMe, which I’d used previously to help us get settled in the Pacific Northwest. I contacted their customer service and asked whether I could raise funds for my 100% legal medical marijuana. The rep who helped me was super nice and I was reassured that it would be fine, as long as it was clearly stated in the campaign info where I’m located and that it’s legal here. I should have stuck with them in the first place; I was just hoping not to have to wait up to a week for withdrawn funds to hit my bank account now that I can no longer use PayPal on GoFundMe. (My account had previously been grandfathered in using PayPal.)
At least it all worked out in the end! 🙂 You can visit the new fundraiser here. All donations made on Fundrazr have been added to the new tally, along with funds for items that other vendors have donated to sell in my new Facebook group. (If you’d like to add one or more items, please get in touch! So far, everyone has donated 100% of proceeds, but I’d be fine with a 50% split as well.)
Apologies for any confusion, dears! Much love to you. ❤
28 Mar 2016 2 Comments
Heya, friends! I just realized that it has been quite a while since I posted here. After noticing some problematic side effects, I’ve been going through quite a difficult patch pain-wise while tapering off of Cymbalta under the care of a doctor who doesn’t seem to believe that the withdrawal is a big deal. Without much help, it’s been difficult to function many days. I’ve already gone from 60 mg down to 20 mg, so hopefully it won’t be too much longer until I’m actually starting to feel human again. I am grateful that I have at least been able to turn to MMJ; on higher doses of Cymbalta, my tolerance was so low that I had to stop taking THC meds and they are one of the few things that have kept me sane during this transition.
Most of the beaded pieces in my shop have been recently reduced. The entirety of my Maryjane Collection has been priced to move for a while now and I’m not sure why it hasn’t. I guess I’m just not reaching my target audience with them. Either way, what’s left is affordable to begin with and insanely cheap when combined with my 20% off coupon, “MARCH20” — which, as you may have guessed, expires at the end of the month. At this point, I probably won’t make many more marijuana-themed pieces unless I get custom orders for them.
I’m also offering some other special deals…
And have you seen my epic giveaway? There are two prize packs worth over $85 each, including new products that I’m thinking of bringing to the shop. Follow this link for full details on prizes and how to enter.
I’ll keep trying to get better about posting here, and if you’re on Instagram or Facebook, I invite you to follow me there as well. I post daily on Facebook and am also pretty active on Instagram. I try to also keep up with Pinterest, but it hasn’t been playing nice with my phone lately.
Lots of love and many blessings to you, friends! I hope that your spring is off to a beautiful start.
28 Jan 2016 Leave a comment
in Art, Handmade Jewelry Tags: agate, amethyst, auction, Beadfreaky, butterfly, fibromyalgia, fundraiser, goddess, handmade, handmade jewelry, hot pink, jewelry, lotus, lupus, purple butterfly, quartz, rose quartz, sale, spare spoon, spoonie, tree, triquetra
In the past handful of days, I’ve taken inspiration from the gorgeous pendants made over at Beadfreaky, as well as some spoon pendants and charms. Here’s what’s come of that so far. 🙂
The above pieces have been listed in my shop — where you can still save 25% on all regularly-priced ready to ship pieces through the end of the month with the code “HELLO2016” — and the piece below is now up for auction.
I’d love to hear what you think of the new goodies! Thanks so much for reading. ❤
23 Jan 2016 Leave a comment
in General Updates, Handmade Jewelry Tags: awareness ribbon, breast cancer, chronic illness, chronic pain, fibro, fibromyalgia, fundraiser, fundraising, handmade, jewelry, pink ribbon, purple butterfly, purple ribbon, spoonie, survivor, warrior
I was inspired to make these purple butterfly pieces a couple of days ago. There are still two left with wee black glass crystals, and one with lavender crystals. They’re super adjustable; I’m modeling one at the shortest length and one at the longest length. (My neck is about 17″.) Visit the FB fundraiser to snag yours, read more or see what else is available. (If you’re more the grab bag type, our GoFundMe campaign is still open as well, or I am happy to barter items from our Amazon wishlist for credit to my shop.)
After recently posting my fibro warrior pendants, I got a LOT of requests for pink ribbon pieces. Here are the first of those! They can also be found in the FB fundraiser.
So far, the fundraisers have raised $349 this month — $174 in donations for jewelry and other gifts; $155 in auction items and $20 from the GoFundMe. Huge thanks to everyone who has had a hand in making that happen, from spreading the word to donating funds or items, bidding, etc. I am so grateful for all of your support while things have been so slow for us.
I apologize for not posting much recently. I’ve just been exhausted most of the time lately, and celebrating small victories when they arise.
Much love and many blessings,
15 Jan 2016 Leave a comment
I want to thank everyone who has contributed in any way to either of our fundraisers. Without your help, we’d be in a much worse place at the moment.
Unfortunately, between my shop and fundraisers on GoFundMe and Facebook, I’ve had less than $200 come in during the first half of January. If you can help in any way — from a purchase in my shop or a donation in exchange for jewelry to spreading the word about my work — we would appreciate it so very much!
If you’ve fallen in love with my fibro/spoonie warrior pendants — or any of the others available in the FB fundraiser — but not the organza cords, I now have these braided faux leather cords available. Please add $2 to your donation and let me know by commenting in the FB fundraiser that you’d like the cord swap. (I can also make the spoon pendants with other ribbon colors on request!)
We are still in dire need of several clothing items and some health-related items. If you’re able to purchase any of the above items from our Amazon wish list, I’d be more than happy to set up a gift code in thanks.
Today is also the last day to use the members-only coupon code to save 33% on all regularly priced ready to ship pieces in my shop. If you aren’t already a member, you can join my Facebook group here.
Much love and many blessings,
10 Jan 2016 Leave a comment
in General Updates, Handmade Jewelry Tags: Celtic, Celtic cross, chronic illness, chronic pain, citrine, druzy, feather, fibro, Fibro Warrior, fibromyalgia, fundraiser, goddess, handmade, handmade jewelry, jewelry, lotus, pentagram, spoonie, sun goddess, sunstone, tree of life, triquetra
First, I am super excited to share my new fibro warrior/spoonie pendants. I’ve made the first batch with purple ribbons, but the ribbon color and cord color/type are customizable. Check out the listing in the fundraiser for more info.
I’ve also added several auction items donated by ZenithJade Creations, all starting at just $1 plus shipping.
And some sweet new lightweight wooden pendant designs, too.
I also made a beaded piece for the shop a few days ago. I’m very pleased with how this one turned out, so sparkly and sweet! Remember, you can use the code “HELLO2016” to save 25% on all regularly priced ready to ship jewelry in my shop. (In other words, the coupon is not applicable to pieces in the “special deals” section or custom items.)
I’d absolutely love to hear what you think of the new goodies. Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday!