Saturday, November 6, 2010

Handmade Christmas Fundraiser for Billy Zurcher

Are you ready shopping for Christmas and at the same time knowing your money will help someone's life? 


Shop for a good cause! 

Fundraiser for Billy Zurcher. You may also know him as Alastar Dragonfly.  DragonflyJewelryDesigns 

A bunch of kind hearted sellers from all around the world have been pooling their items in DragonflyJewelryDesigns and 100% of the proceeds will go to Billy to help him pay for his medical expenses.


A little background story about Billy's medical condition:

Billy has degenerative bone disease with severe back pain. He has had five major back surgeries since 2000. He has a great deal of pain in his neck, mid and low back with radiating pain in his arms and legs. He is rapidly getting worse and is now mostly confined to bed. In 2006 he had a heart attack that left only 17% of his heart still functioning. No further surgery is possible because his heart is too weak to undergo anesthesia. Acupuncture is the only thing that significantly relieves his pain.


And this said Acupuncture service is not cheap. It's more than $800 for a package (for so many sessions). After reading the Story that Pam, Billy's girlfriend, has shared in Beading Daily forum Struggling...some good, some not so good, someone came up with the idea of raising money to help Billy. Dozens of frequent members of Beading Daily forum discussing what would have been the best way to do this. After several good suggestions, we came up to this solution of opening a studio in to sell the jewelry that Pam and Billy have made in the past AND donated jewelry from fellow beaders. We all sure that these moral and monetary supports from good friends will help Billy and Pam going through their tough times and hopefully bring them good health.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be advised that some of the jewelry that are being sold in DragonflyJewelryDesigns may come from another countries, so please read the descriptions thoroughly.


I'm donating my Toggle Clasp Tutorials for Billy and Pam. Please go to this listing page to buy it directly from them.

Toggle Clasp Tutorial by Popnicute - PDF Instruction

However, these tutorials will still be sent from me, so if you wish for immediate respond from me, please forward your proof of payment to my email,, as I do not have access to Billy & Pam's Paypal account. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. So wonderful to see the handmade community helping eachother!