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05 November 2008 @ 04:47 pm
Breaking my politics-free zone today.  
No, I can't believe that Proposition 8 passed. I have no words, really. What makes people think they have to right to tell anyone, of any gender or sexual orientation, that they cannot legally marry their lover? Why is it even a legal issue in the first place? I mean, sure whatever, I get that a marriage certificate is a legal document. WHATEVER. It should be a private decision between two people. Marriage should be JOYOUS.

And let me just say? I don't talk about it much, but I am politically conservative. On a lot of issues. But this? Absolute bullshit. Not all conservatives believe the same. And not all liberals, obviously.

This just highlights how far we still have to go as people, as reasonable, feeling human beings.

So, in light of this, it occurs to me that I just happen to have recently acquired this beautiful, beautiful "rainbow" stone called calsilica. I only have two strands, but I think I'm going to offer them up to make earring sets and perhaps bracelets at cheap,cheap prices, for whoever the heck wants them. Let's see.

ETA: On suggestion, I'll be donating half the proceeds (aka, after materials are covered) to an organization yet-to-be determined promoting gay and lesbian rights. Something of the GLBT, though a quick google search was enough to set my head to spinning. Suggestions would be welcome!

Prices to be determined, and I'll make sample pieces tonight. Drop me a comment if you think you might want one or the other, so I can earmark how many I can actually make.

Pics of the stones in question:

Yes, I know they aren't perfect. But I think they are beautiful, and would get the point across, no?
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The Teasemaster: eureka - zoe has gay pridetinylegacies on November 6th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)
Those stones are gorgeous.

Would you consider donating some of the proceeds of the sales to a GLBT organization?
rhienellethrhienelleth on November 6th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)
Absolutely! Um, link? I can google it myself, I suppose. I'm not thinking all that straight right this second.

Hmm. I'll edit this post later.
The Teasemaster: *fairy - renae taylor arttinylegacies on November 6th, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
I don't know of any off the top of my head, but I will ask one of my friends who was campaigning to vote no on 8 for a suggestion or two.
Ambassador of  Awesome: HRC million for marriageamphetamine_47 on November 6th, 2008 01:16 am (UTC)
I love those stones! Is there any possibility of a simple pendant or necklace of some sort?

How about the Human Rights Campaign? :)
L.A.: jumanjifrenchroast on November 6th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC)
Those are absolutely beautiful. I second the call for a pendant or simple necklace. Ooo, or a ring. I know you don't seem to really do rings, but you could make such a gorgeous wrap ring with those stones. If you made one in a size 9 1/2 (I have giant fingers, I know) with one of the more "swirly" patterned stones, I'd buy it.