Monday, December 20, 2010

An Auction to Help an Artist in Need

Imagine if, as a young child, you couldn't hear.

Imagine if, as you grew up and decided to go to college, you decided on pursuing the visual arts.

Emilie Gossiaux is such a person.  

Attending Cooper Union School of Art in Manhattan, she flourished.  But this came to an end on October 8th when she was struck while riding her bike by an 18-wheeler.
Emilie Gossiaux
Her injuries are horrific.  However, the worst thing -- she not only can't hear. 

She is now blind as well.

You can read more about Emilie by clicking here.  There's a link where you can donate if you like, and an Etsy shop where you can either purchase things other artists have donated or offer to donate your own art to help with the major hospital bills.

I am going to auction off this necklace to raise money for Emilie's medical bills.  

About the necklace:

The handmade frosted glass heart measures 1.25" tall and looks like an artist's drawing.  Matching handmade glass beads -- 10mm frosted cubes and two-toned disks capped in decorative pewter -- march up the sides. 

I made the remainder of the necklace by linking lots of lightweight aluminum rings together to create a fringy chain.

The beaded section is 9".  The necklace is 20" long and closes with a toggle clasp; however, I can adjust the length and the closure upon request.

Here's how it works.

I'm starting the bidding at $25.

Put a comment in with your bid.

Please keep in mind I'm not at my computer every minute to get all the comments through as soon as you post, but I will do my best to stay on top of this.


Let's help someone.

(If you feel like sharing this on your blog, that'd be great.  I know money is tight these days -- even beaming out good thoughts will help her.)

Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and writes the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.


  1. I bid $40. It's a beautiful necklace and a very worthy cause. Thanks Lori.

  2. That's beautiful Lori, thanks for helping out. If it's not up to $40 yet, put me down.

  3. The necklace is gorgeous.
    I hope this is where I am supposed to bid -

    my bid is 50.00$
    I wish it could be higher, but i've no doubt that i'll be outbid - just getting the ball rolling...

  4. I wish I could raise the bid, but it's already higher then I can afford. just wanted to say what a beautiful thing you are doing, and wish you the best of luck with the auction!

  5. Please add my bid of $55.
    Thanks for posting this. I also shared on my blog and I am thinking of making something to donate to the etsy shop.
    Shannon C

  6. Melissa Stardy10:32 PM

    BEAUTIFUL NECKLACE My bis is $75.00. Thank you for your kind heart.