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Raise $1600 for two charities, train for the NYC Marathon, finish a silver jewelry line, AND finish 3 original ball-jointed doll heads... by Oct 1!
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Riddle me this:

What do you do when you have until Oct. 1 to raise $1600 for two fantastic charities, so that you can run the NYC Marathon, but at the same time you also have to: 1) Train for the marathon to avoid keeling over on the running course, 2) Finish three doll sculpts in order to have them ready for the holidays, and 3) Finish a silver jewelry line for open-see season... all basically by Oct. 1?

Option 1: give up. Do nothing. OR: Option 2!: enlist the support of family and friends, fans of dolls, fans of jewelry, fans of fashion, fans of art... to watch a 30-day mission impossible as you finish both lines.

Obviously, Option 2 is the way to go. So! We are gathered here this month to: + See three doll heads take shape from rough to finished. + See a complete jewelry line take shape. AND + To support two charities, the NY chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Asha for Education (which supports educational programs for underprivileged kids in India). All of the proceeds from this project go to these charities. All in 30 days. Can you hear the clock ticking?

Pledge $1 or more because I'm your friend and/or I'm related to you and/or the suspense is killing you and you want to know how it all unfolds. Pledge a bit more for a (tasty?) piece of history. Pledge a bit more because having control of your basic senses is something you should be able to take for granted. (And because my longtime friend and fellow doll fan Mara should not have to deal with this at all.) Pledge a bit more because it's back to school season... and should be for all kids, no matter the peculiarities of their socioeconomic background.

And tell your friends about it. Watch some art get made. Watch the clock get beaten. Stake your claim on something pretty. And while doing so, do some good in the world.

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    Get access to behind-the-scenes making-of stories. Watch each doll head take shape from rough sculpt, to molding, to casting, to finishing AND see how the jewelry line is made, from original wax sculptures to polished pieces in sterling silver. Concept sketches, photos, commentary, and more!

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    Get behind-the-scenes updates. Watch the jewelry line take shape. Think about which design you like best, because when the month is over, it's your turn pick any one jewelry item from the finished jewelry line. Like the earrings? They're yours. One of the rings? It's yours. You will get the design of your choice cast in silver, polished and finished, just for you.

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    Get all the behind-the-scenes updates. Watch the three doll heads come to life (well, not really. But you know.) Take the exclusive in-the-works photos of the emerging sculpts and think about just what kind of faceup, eyes, and hair you want with it, because when the month is over, it's your turn to pick any one doll head from the finished selection of three. In your choice of pure white or Volks normalskin-shaded resin, whichever head you please will be cast just for you.

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    Get all the exclusive updates, and watch the three doll heads take shape... but instead of choosing just one, choose any two you like. Want twins? No problem! Want two different sculpts? They're all yours, cast just for you.

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    Get all the exclusive updates, watch the three doll heads take shape... and this time, any combination of three is yours. Twins of one, single of another? Triplets? All your choice, cast just for you.

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    A lot of thought and brainstorming goes into every design. Get all the exclusive updates, watch everything take shape, AND when the projects are done with, get a selection of all the concept sketches and drawings that went into making these designs!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Get access to the making-of stories AND get a box of homemade candied ginger chocolates. These are Serious Chocolates: made from scratch, from fresh ginger painstakingly candied with demerara sugar and lemon and then coated in a rich dark chocolate shell. *_*

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