Glass artist hosting fundraiser for Randels Elementary students



FLINT TWP. — Two shopping days remain for anyone who wants to acquire a work of art while supporting a worthy cause.

Laurie K. Whisnant, a Michigan artist, is offering a portion of sales from her handcrafted jewelry to support fundraising for a group of students at Randels Elementary School who will be competing in the Odyssey of the Mind (OM) World Finals on May 20-23, 2015, at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving competition that tasks students to find innovative solutions to a variety of technical and performance challenges.

Whisnant creates pendants and earrings made of dichroic glass, which consists of multiple micro-layers of metal oxides that appear to be different colors depending on lighting.

Whisnant has pledged to donate back 35 percent of all purchases made by Randels supporters for orders placed by 11:59 p.m. April 25. Anyone interested in buying one of her select pieces can take a look at samples of her work for sale by following a link posted on the Carman-Ainsworth Schools Facebook page, which is





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