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Benefit For Ebola Relief and Research

On October 24th, the Tulane graduate students of Biomedical Sciences are holding a fundraiser event 


SeLebrating Sierra Leone,


at the House Of Blues to raise funds for Ebola relief and research in Sierra Leone, West Africa.  All proceeds will go to Tulane Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone.

They will also be holding a silent auction during the benefit.  Oh how fun!

Remember this necklace I made last summer during my NErDy phase?
Well...
it will be auctioned off on October 24th at the House Of Blues event.
I love this necklace.  It makes me feel super NErDy sexy!
But I couldn't just hand over the jewelry.  It needed a little je ne sais quoi.

But what?
YES!
 It needs a super NErDy, sexy box for presentation.  

And how does one do this?  
By just grabbing the closest cigar box and releasing those creative juices baby!

At first I painted this on...
Original Left Side View
I really liked my painted dancers but it did not go with the "nerdiness" theme.  
Never fear!  
Nothing is really permanent so I started over and painted this.
New Left Side View
Right Side View
Inside View
Now I just need to stabilize that flask on top, draw some chemical structures inside the box, add some feetsies, and it is ready to Rock-n-Roll!

If you would like to bid on this AMAZING box, oh and NErDy pendant please attend the House Of Blues event on October 24th.

Can't attend the benefit but would like to contribute?  
 Just go to Go Fund Me.

Have a great Thursday!
_/\_

Namaste
Kalaya

Comments

  1. Great pendant! You're nerdy box will definitely get noticed at the auction!

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  2. Yay! Thanks Cinnamon. It was a lot of fun making the box. I have to finish it today but it's my mom's birthday. So guess that's not happening. :)

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