Friday, January 8, 2010

My Friend Sharon

The Handmade Artists Forum has started what is called a "blog ring" which is right up my alley because it helps to feature and promote our many talented artists. The first of which is one of my very favorite members, Sharon Paradiso of Seedlings Jewelry Because.

Sharon is a very talented and original artist using eco friendly materials, argentum silver, copper is one of her favorites, shell, pearl, hemp, wool, and glass. She regularly donates 20% of her sales to Heifer International, a group that takes the "teach a person to fish and feed them for a lifetime" just a bit further with gifts of animals, bees, etc. for families around the world including the United States. She also supports The Prostrate Cancer Foundation. If you wish to help this great cause, be sure to purchase on of her beautiful hammered copper moustache necklaces.

Sharon has a positive outlook, is helpful with the forum in different ways, and has been more than generous with me in a time of need, for which I thank her from the bottom of my heart. She is a homegirl originally from Kansas City, as am I, and we have transplanted to the south. I am proud to call her my friend, and to promote her blog and her amazing handmade jewelry. Check out her Etsy Shop, and her Handmade Artists Shop, Seedlings Jewelry Because for beautiful personal or gift items.