Help A Woman Silversmith Artist

Help A Woman Silversmith Artist

From Julie Block

I’m fundraising to purchase much needed materials, tools & equipment to complete a body of work for submission into the coveted jewelers Saul Bell Design Award for 2018 / 2019 Season.

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6 months ago

Just a little reminder... everyone who donates to my Silversmith funding campaign on Fundly.com (you can use my link here):
https://fundly.com/help-a-woman-silversmith-artist at Silver through Diamond levels will be sent a special THANK YOU GIFT! Depending on your level of donation each person will be the gift recipient of one of my especially designed Tshirts or Hoodie. Anyone who who donates to my cause at the Diamond level will also receive an additional Thank You gift item of a specially designed Sterling Silver Belt Buckle by me!

Thank you for donating & please remember to pass my Fundly Link on to others!
https://fundly.com/help-a-woman-silversmith-artist

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Hello and thank you for viewing my fundraising page.  My name is Julie Block and the very first time that I made anything in silver was in a small summer-time arts & crafts class at a local craft museum & I made a charm for my sister.  I was around 15 years old & the year was probably about 1974/75.  Now move forward a few years & I have been a trained silversmith for more than 35 years.

I have worked countless jobs through the years to put food on the table & keep a roof over my head because unfortunately the arts just don't always pay, & sometimes even less if the artist is a woman... but through the years it has always been the silver, the metal, my hands, my craft... my heart, that kept calling me back to what I do best & to what I love most.

You know they say, "if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life".

For more than 35 years family & friends have all worn bracelets, pendants, trinkets wedding bands & engagement rings all made by my hand, the hands of a silversmith.    I've had a few health concerns this year & that is what brings me to my current goal & desire and much need of your help.

Thirty-five years of creating beautiful items for others which I have either given as gifts to commemorate a special event or on occasion have made & sold per a commissioned request, but I have retained nothing for show... nothing for a lasting legacy.

So I would like to begin creating special items of design to be entered into juried competition.  I would like to create a design in silver to be entered into the Saul Bell Design Award for the 2018 / 2019 judging year.  I will have to have the piece ready for submission by October 2018.

to help make my legacy a reality it takes money.  I am trying to raise additional funds to purchase material, silver & gold stock to be worked along with additional tools & equipment.

The clock is ticking.  It will take me almost a full year to complete my design and I need your generous help.

I am seeking to raise $7,500 in just two months so that I can quickly begin my work.  If you have ever thought about the possibility of helping to make a difference in an individual artist's body of work... now would be your opportunity to make that very real impact & support.

Thank you, and if you should donate to my cause, regular monthly updates on the progress of my design will be posted on this site along with the names of those who have contributed.

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6 months ago

Update #1

Just a little reminder... everyone who donates to my Silversmith funding campaign on Fundly.com (you can use my link here):
https://fundly.com/help-a-woman-silversmith-artist at Silver through Diamond levels will be sent a special THANK YOU GIFT! Depending on your level of donation each person will be the gift recipient of one of my especially designed Tshirts or Hoodie. Anyone who who donates to my cause at the Diamond level will also receive an additional Thank You gift item of a specially designed Sterling Silver Belt Buckle by me!

Thank you for donating & please remember to pass my Fundly Link on to others!
https://fundly.com/help-a-woman-silversmith-artist

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