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DIY Inspiration: Raluca Bazura’s  Porcelain Jewelry

Both these ideas can be used for “inspired” versions: mice necklace using painted Dollar Store mice, and the wing/angel necklace using plastic spoons, craft foam, or polymer clay.

Raluca Buzura’s jewelry is made out of porcelain, transparent glaze, and colloidal gold.

For more DIY Cosplay Jewelry go here.

Find more of Raluca Buzura’s jewelry here.

Here is the beautiful wing necklace by Raluca Buzura below:

Lemme tell you somethin…rich motherfuckers never tip. Some guy today came in and pulled out about 800$ cash (most of it was in hundreds) and he didn’t leave use one dollar. On the other hand, workers from the Jamba Juice or the T-Mobile right down the street will come in after their shift and they always tip us!! Why is the world like this!!

If they can raise 17k for Dashcon, we can raise 17k for homeless LGBTQ youth.

Recently, the admins of a fan-based Tumblr convention, Dashcon 2014, ran into some trouble.  Allegedly, the staff of the hotel that was hosting their convention demanded to be paid 17,000 dollars, or else they would shut down Dashcon.  The Dashcon admins responded by asking the community to raise 17,000 dollars by the end of the night – and so they did.  The convention went on.  

This has upset quite a few people, many of whom have pointed out that Tumblr users united to fundraise for a convention, but not to raise money for other causes.  A lot of these posts have specifically referenced poverty, homelessness, and disadvantaged members of the queer community; in particular, many people have talked about homeless LGBTQ youth.  Why couldn’t we have raised 17,000 dollars for them?  

Well, we can.  So let’s do it.  

The Ali Forney Center in NYC is an organization for homeless LGBTQ youth that provides housing, food, showers, clothing, primary medical care, mental health care, HIV/STI screening and treatment, substance abuse support, street outreach, employment/education assistance programs, training for adult care providers, and more.  They’ve been doing great work for about 12 years now, and though they were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy a few years back (x), they’ve never stopped working to do everything they can to directly help the most vulnerable members of the queer community.  

I’ve created an online fundraising page directly through the Ali Forney Center, so no sketchy private individuals will be handling donation money.  

Let’s prove that we can come together for more than bad conventions and potato salad Kickstarters.  Homeless LGBTQ youth deserve better than being used as props in arguments, so here’s our chance to show that we do care enough to raise money for people who desperately need support. 

(Plus, if you donate, you can have an extra hour in the ball pit.  We promise.)  

Our goal is 17,000 dollars.  Click here to visit the page and donate!

This is Key. She is one of my closest friend’s sister and she’s been fighting cancer for almost 4 years. She is only 18 years old and she got a relapse. She is a really optimistic girl and she doesn’t want to give up.

However, chemos are very expensive and I’m just sharing this here to see if you guys would help her by donating. The minimum is 5 pounds.

[If you donate, please click this link]

Please pray for her. Share this post and let others know that she needs our help.

UPDATE (2/15/15):

Today, her mom shared me a message that was it was the International Day of Childhood Cancer and that Key is going to complete 4 years of fighting cancer in March 3. In December she got her 6th surgery because of a metastasis they found in her lung so her middle lobe of the lung was cut out. A few days ago, they found another metastasis in her left lung, and she’s going to have surgery on the 24th.

She needs your help! If you could donate, please do it! Please share this again and again! signal boost this, please! 

They’re too nice to fight each other what are you even talking about.

Not to burst your bubble, but we European side of the Hetalia fandom would love to remind you that

  • we have no Walmart. We have LIDL and other chains.
  • Supermarkets and stores are generally smaller, also seen the density of population is higher
  • we don’t use dollars. We have many other currencies, most of us use euros.
  • Our countries are all old as balls
  • We have different laws, especially when it comes to legal age. Eg Alfred could buy alcohol in Europe.
  • Most countries have free public health care, even in private centers you spend less than in the US
  • We are roughly 715 millions. Europeans, despite the various  ethnicities and cultural diversity, are considered white.
  • Less than 4% of the total population are immigrants. If you want POCs, draw African characters. We need and like them too.
  • We don’t have all the products you buy in the US. Some are banned because they contain unhealthy chemicals, some just don’t get sold here.
  • Also, there are cultural things that belong within the US area and make no sense to us. Like, we write day/month/year. Nobody would get the 4/20 joke.

    We just wanted to point out that your headcanons are fine, but stop making them Americo-centric when dealing with people from other continents, please. Here in Europe as well we’re having it different than you.
    Thank you.

Okay so not exactly witchy but

If you’re looking for a great app to earn a little bit of cash, qriket is awesome. You just spin a wheel and earn money if it lands on the color you picked. It takes a bit to add up since it’s usually just small amounts it gives you, but like, it’s free money for doing almost nothing, come on.

Use my code for a bunch of free spins upon signing up, and then you can watch ads for more spins.

Like I said, it’s not much but for those of us witches on a budget here it could be something

Are we ready for a new face on our money?

Women on 20s thinks so. Its campaign is aiming to get a woman’s face on the twenty-dollar bill by 2020, the anniversary of women’s suffrage. Women on 20s lists 15 possible candidates and invites voters to cast their choice for at least three historical women on the list. Candidates at this point include: Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Sojourner Truth, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and nine others.

The campaign is focused on the $20 bill specifically so that a fresh female face can replace the stale visage of President Andrew Jackson (no one would dare remove the noble Abe). The site argues that Jackson is an obvious choice for removal for two reasons. For one, Jackson was behind the horrific Trail of Tears in the 1830s, the mass relocation of Cherokee Indians that resulted in the deaths of thousands. Secondly, Jackson was a major proponent of “hard money” over paper money, so it’s strange that we now count his countenance as a major symbol of American cash.

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