First let me introduce my new line of Clay And Metal Pendants. These pendants are all made one at a time, by hand. Sculpted, baked, painted, embellished and sealed.
They have a good weight on them and can be added to any number of chains and cords. (Ball chain, link necklace, leather cord, silk ribbon and more!)
It would make a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer for that creative person in your life.
These pendents range in price from about 25.00 to 40.00 USD and will come with a gunmetal, 18″ metal chain with clasp.
Now … Let’s Support LiNK!
LiNK is an organization dedicated to the Rescue, Rehabilitation and Resettlement of North Korean Refugees. (I am not affiliated to LiNK in any way). This organization is especially close to my heart.
Since 1953, 100,000–300,000 North Koreans have defected, most of whom have fled to Russia or China (online source). Some defected to South Korea… My father (and his immediate family) are among those people.
When I hear stories of my dad’s past and the hardship and unfathomable pain he had to endure as a young child, I can’t help but cry out because I feel his pain through his recollections. It equally breaks my heart to see that the people of North Korea are still yearning for freedom and peaceful lives. I am grateful that he was able to come to live in a free country, South Korea, and eventually immigrate to the US. Not everyone is that lucky. I’m sure along the way there were people helping him and his family… and that is what I wish to do.
Defectors of North Korea risk their lives for freedom. They sometimes have elaborate plans to escape and if caught are most often returned to North Korea where they face harsh punishments (ie. years hard labor in far less than humane conditions).
I want to help and I’m asking for your help too… here’s one way how.
Purchase this SPECIAL EDITION: DREAM Pendent Necklace from my etsy shop
and 100% of my profit will be donated to benefit LiNK.
What is LiNK?
“Every year, thousands of North Koreans risk their lives to escape political persecution and economic hardship. If caught trying to escape or caught in China and sent back, they are at risk of extremely harsh punishments, including brutal beatings, forced labor, forced abortions, torture, and internment in a political prison camp. To make matters worse, while hiding in China their illegal status forces them to work in invisible industries and leaves them vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous employers and sex traffickers, as they have no recourse to any authorities. Although many refugees try to escape, many do not have the resources or connections to get themselves out of China. That’s where we come in.”
I believe that one person can make a difference…
but can you imagine what a group of people can do?
We can change the world!
If you wish to help LiNK directly, please visit their site. There you will find a huge amount of information including many ways you can help.
Another way you can help is by purchasing this Pendant Necklace : Dream by visiting my etsy shop (currently this is the only place to purchase this pendant – but I hope to be able to place them in a few local shops – in this case I will donate 100% of my share to LiNK.).
I am committing to this project for one year (and hopefully for many years after – but let’s start with 1 year). Each time we hit the $100 mark, I will send a paypal payment to LiNK and keep a running total on this blog.
I appreciate your support and welcome any comments or ideas you want to share with me! And PLEASE SHARE!
if you have a local shop and would be willing to showcase some of these pendant necklaces please either leave a comment here, or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. As I mentioned earlier, I will donate my share of the proceeds. Let me know if you will partner with me!