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Pelican Pendant, to benefit Audubon Society for Gulf Oil Spill Recovery Efforts

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2010 by pittedheart

I am raising money to help deal with the devastation caused by the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. 100% of the profits from the sales of this necklace will be donated to the Audubon Society to help rescue, clean, and rehabilitate birds and other animals affected by the oil. The pendant is available on a sterling cable, a sterling bead chain, or a leather cord. Cost is $125. To order, contact me directly at shannon@shannonmiranda.com, or you can order through Etsy: www.shannonmiranda.etsy.com.

Pelicans represent devotion and motherly self-sacrifice. It was believed that they would feed their own blood to their babies when food was scarce. It’s now known that the blood splatters on their throat feathers come from the fish they regurgitate for the young, but the myth lives on. The Brown Pelican is the state bird of Louisiana, and was only recently removed from the Endangered Species List. They are being thought of as an indicator species in the Gulf Oil Spill, as the ability of pelicans to survive will be an early signal for the likelihood of other animal species’ abilities to survive the spill.

In researching the pelican to create this pendant, I have developed a fondness and appreciation for their long-necked loveliness, and am very proud to offer this pendant to you. Please purchase one and know that your purchase is going to help these regal birds, as well as all the other creatures living in the Gulf area, to heal, recover, and eventually thrive again.

When ordering, please specify 16″ or 18″ length, as well as type: Sterling Cable, Sterling Bead Chain, or Leather Cord. Orders take approximately 4 weeks.

Thank you for helping.