Our July #FirstFriday #ShopAndSwap#OpenStudio was a big success! We had about 75 visitors come through to enjoy browsing our Maker's Rummage Sale (which extended out into the hallway), watching @alexandrahartmfa doing her fascinating #anticlasticraising demos and @paparon1943 demonstrating his #FrenchMarquetry work. We also had Abby selling her beautiful #cabochons, Susan with cabochons and lots more, and generous donations of goodies by Karen F. and Karen R. So far weâve raised almost $300 for #JewishFamilyServices in support of the Downtown Migrant Shelter - and weâre not done yet! (More on that in the next post). Super-duper big thanks to the wonderful Joanne & Herb Hein @joannehein and @growinggreeninteractions for their fabulous set up, cashiering and MC Services! And now for the winners of our JFS fundraiser raffle ....
Join us for our monthly open studio event to liberate your toolbox, score some great deals and help our community! We'll be collecting donations with every sale for the Jewish Family Services Downtown Migrant Shelter.
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We had a wonderful turnout for our first Anneville Jewelry Lab Student Sale on Friday, June 7th. We were blessed with good weather and (thanks to Anne's swift action) a great location on a patio right near the Jewelry Lab. Our student artists created appealing displays of their own items and then worked together to quickly create an inviting, u-shaped exhibit that well represented the Lab as an organization. We were a bit concerned by the late-breaking detail that we'd have no electricity (gah!) but we gathered up our camping lights and bravely continued. Meanwhile, up in the Lab, Anne did some mokume gane patterning demos and we had a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones. We were thrilled by a visit from our new instructor, Alexandra Hart as well as our dear friend Helen Shirk (each accompanied by their handsome beaus). It was great to see students from the lab and different classes coming together to meet for the first time. I'm so impressed by how much work and thoughtfulness everyone put in to making this event a success. Be sure to view our fun photos.
When Leslie at the San Diego Blood Bank contacted us to see if we could host the Blood Mobile on short notice I didn't hesitate to say yes spring into action - especially since it was for a Mother's Day! Within a few days we had flyers up around Liberty Station and posts out on our social media.
The day dawned sunny and warm and we had our first donors before the doors were even open. By the end of the day, the fast and friendly Blood Mobile crew had processed 14 donors (5 more than last time) and our second blood drive this year was an even bigger success than the first one. Our own Lab Coordinator Ame Stanko was one of them and she's now a member of the 3 Gallon Club! Here's the sweet note we got from the Blood Bank afterwards:
"Thank you Ame so much for hosting last minute. We had a great day because of your efforts! We collected 14 pints saving 42 lives in our community. You made all the difference.Again thank you for your partnership, we wouldn’t be able to provide for our hospitals and patients without it." ~ Leslie Eagan, San Diego Blood Bank
Thanks to everyone who let us put up flyers and helped us spread the word and thanks especially to all of our wonderful donors and for the life-saving work the San Diego Blood Bank does for all of us every day.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Celebrate all the moms by giving the gift of life! Ame here, Lab Coordinator. As many of you know, my mom passed into the great beyond a few years ago so I can't take her out for a swanky Mother's Day brunch. But instead of having a sad day missing her, I'm donating blood in her honor. Did you know that one donation can save several lives? The process is almost completely painless (2 tiny micro-second needle sticks), the people are super friendly, it's really fast and they always have great snacks. Come donate with us on Sunday and you'll get the satisfaction of knowing that you're fulfilling a life-saving, urgent need in our community. Walk-ins are welcome or, for optimum speediness, you can reserve a spot by calling 1-800-469-7322 or you can make an online appointment.
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.