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50% of the price of this necklace will be donated to the American Cancer Society
Bad Astronomy Gets Surly Cancer Drive
As an artist I find myself continually inspired by the sciences. Astronomy being one of my favorite branches of scientific research. Our place in a vast complex and often mysterious universe fills me with awe and joy and endless fascination. What lies beyond is even more fascinating and is an endless source of awe and inspiration. Space and all that dwells within is fuel for my artistic endeavors.
One of my all time favorite science and astronomy blogs where I find much of this inspired knowledge is Bad Astronomy written by the author of, Death From The Skies. Lucky for me author, blogger and soon to be TV superhero, Dr. Philip Plait is familiar with my artwork and recently we got a chance to discuss each others work. We decided it would be neat to work together on a project that might just make our itty-bitty section of the universe a little bit better. Our idea was to combine Bad Astronomy and Surly-Ramics together to raise money for the American Cancer society!
Over the next few months I will be creating a limited edition number of Bad Astronomy space inspired Surly necklaces like you see listed. Each one will be hand formed and hand painted. Each one will be unique from one another and they will hopefully end up as collectors items! Limited edition means I will not make more than 200 necklaces. Once they are gone they are gone for good. And for every necklace that sells we will donate 50% of the proceeds to the American Cancer Society. Our goal is to raise $2,000 that we will donate in the name of Jeff Medkeff, a wonderful astronomer and friend to Phil (and to many skeptics and science enthusiasts) who unfortunately passed away due to cancer just over a year ago.
We all know people who have been struck by this disease. And we all can give just a little to fight it. Every penny counts. Every necklace counts. Thank you ahead of time for your support. Together with your help art and science can make a difference!
We will announce the total amount of money raised at the Star Party in Atlanta on September 2nd.
The ceramic pendant is approx. 2.25" h and has an 18" super soft black faux suede cord. **************I will be happy to add a longer cord if you let me know via message to seller during checkout. Please let me know if you need 20", 22", 24" or 26"***********
I have posted a few photos of the lovely Surly Kitty and the handsome Surly Johnny wearing similar size and shape pieces to give you a feel for how great this will look on.
•We offer sparkly sterling silver chains as an option for our pendants. You can go to the silver chain section in my shop and purchase one separately. If you buy a chain I will still include the black cord with the pendant as well in case you want to switch back and forth. •
We stamp every piece on the back for authenticity so you know you're getting an original, high quality, artist made, Surly Ramics design.
The necklace comes packed in a pretty little black box and is perfect for gift giving. (even if the gift is for you!)
You can find out more info about Surly Amy, Surly Johnny and Surly Ramics and see our other designs and lots more photos at surlyramics.com
Thank you for looking and thank you for buying handmade!
- Listed on Jun 26, 2010
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