Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Proud To Be Featured In Eve's Fund's January Newsletter

I just received the January 2010 Eve's Fund Newsletter. I am so proud of being affiliated with this worthy foundation. It was one of my proudest moments when I was asked to bead their logo into bracelets. The bracelets are gifted to qualifying donors or may be purchased exclusively through the fund.

Here is an excerpt from the Newsletter:

How about an Eve’s Fund logo bracelet for Valentine’s Day?

We feel very lucky to have well-known Native jewelry maker, Joni Stinson, as one of our partners and fans. With a donation of $70 to Eve's Fund, you will receive one of our beaded logo bracelets made by Joni.

These beautiful bracelets would make wonderful gifts for Valentine's Day...or purchase one for yourself.

Click on the photo or the donate button to order one and you can follow Joni's creative world on her Trail of Treasures blog. Please be sure to scroll down on the blog to her November 19, 2009 entry, dedicated to Thanksgiving and Eve's Fund. It was a powerful statement.

Another person to whom we are extremely grateful is award winning graphic designer, Jenny Sofologis owner of Kohl Designs. Jenny learned about Eve's Fund from Eve's cousin Larissa Kulczycky of LCB Communications and with enthusiasm and inspiration developed our Eve's Fund logo. Jenny was able to capture the essence of our organization by creating a culturally sensitive logo reflecting our new direction and commitment to the Native American Community.

Jenny believes it is important for professionals like herself to give back to charities and non-profits. Please read her comments on her blog by clicking here. If you have a chance, visit her innovative website by clicking on the Kohl Designs logo.Our sincerest thank you to Joni, Larissa and Jenny, all of whom dedicated their time and talents to Eve's Fund. All terrific Eve’s Fund partners.

If you would like to read the Newsletter in its entirity or learn more about this wonderful Foundation, here is the link:

Thank you Barbara, Mary and Dr. Crowell for giving me this opportunity.

Thank you Jenny for giving me such a nice logo to bead.

Thank you for reading this and should you be looking for a worthy charity, put this one on your list!


Anonymous said...

It was my pleasure to help and work with such a wonderful organization.

Judi B said...

Wow! This is a special honor, Joni -- and the bracelet is GORGEOUS!!

Barbara Crowell said...
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Barbara Crowell said...

Eve's Fund is pleased to have you as one of our partners, Joni. You are not only very talented but a committed person as well. Hope your followers will visit our website at the link below to learn more about what we do. With warm thanks from Eve's mom,
Barbara Crowell Roy

circleinthesand said...

Congratulations Joni - what an honor!!

jstinson said...

Hmmmmm...never had a comment deleted by the author before. Curiosity killed a cat and now I will wonder what that was about!

jstinson said...

Jenny, Judi, Barbara, Duckie...thanks for reading and commenting. I just can't say enough good things about Eve's Fund. I only wish I could do more to promote it.

Yankeegirl said...

Congrats Joni...your jewelry is worthy of such an honor!

ZudaGay said...

This is so cool!! And what a gorgeous bracelet!! Well done, Joni!

Julie G. said...

This is great Joni....worthy cause, beautiful bracelet!

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Jean Levert Hood said...

How wonderful for you, Joni! and what a lovely bracelet!