This blog is dedicated to promoting and

fund driving for Team EFA members'

chosen animal charities.

Etsy for Animals (EFA) aka Artists Helping Animals,

is a team of independent artists, craftspeople,

vintage sellers and craft suppliers on

who are dedicated to providing charitable relief to animals

by donating a portion of the profits from their shops

to an animal charity of their choosing,

and/or to EFA's featured Charity of the Month.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Gothic Butterfly Necklace by sdunderkoffler's shop

This necklace is perfect for wearing with jeans or that little black dress. Four cascading multi length/color recycled metal strands, adorned with a black wooden butterfly and recycled glass bead pendant. This necklace comes togethr with a red organic organza ribbon, which lays beautifully on the neck in a bow and accentuates the back.
A portion of the profits from this sale benefit the National WIldlife Federation.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Butterflys and Daisys Necklace Set by sdunderkoffler's shop

This is such a pretty, girly set. A single silver chain is adorned with a butterfly pendant, upon which hangs several recycled beads and daisy charms. The necklace is pulled together by a pretty organic organza pink ribbon, which ties at the neck in a bow and accentuates the back. Necklace can be adjusted in legth to suit your personal preference. This necklace comes with a matching set of recycled glass bead earrings and daisy charms.
A portion of the profits from this sale benefit the National Wildlife Federation.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Butterflies and Mushrooms A Garden Scene by allthingswood's shop

Woodburning (pyrography) of mushrooms with butterflies in flight, with a splash of color 11x9 wooden plaque. Pyrography is the act of producing drawings or designs on wood or leather by using heated tools or a fine flame.
I've been a member of EFA for many years, I support my local rescue groups and animal shelter. I have fostered and have rescued dogs. I have also contributed to the group "helpthegulfcoast" by way of donating an item from my shop and writing an article about them and their cause (part II of that article soon to come). I also support artisans, especially Etsy artisans by way of writing interview articles featuring them in the, my article page can be found at

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Happy Chickens--Set of 5 Cards and Envelopes by scrappyrat's shop

I was inspired by International Respect for Chickens Day to make this set of cards featuring chickens and butterflies. Matching chickens with a symbol of freedom reflects my hope for a world where these birds can be free to spread their wings, interact freely with others of their species, and be valued as individual beings.
I have a large selection of EFA Charity of the Month designated items. I also work as a foster volunteer for Carolina Pet Rescue, helping care for small animals like rats, hamsters, chinchillas, etc. depending on where I'm needed. On special occasions, such as world rat day, I also do 50% days when I not only donate 100% of the charity items to EFA, I donate 50% of the sales of all my other handmade items to a designated animal charity.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Card with Removable Bookmark - Butterfly Garden - 10 percent to SOAR charity by fairycardmaker's shop

The ability to read is a gift. We can weave stories in our minds. Let the stories flutter about your imagination like these butterflies in your garden! This card includes a removable butterfly bookmark. The bookmark was made twice: one is removable and one is attached to the card so that it won't look naked when the bookmark is removed!
Fairy Cardmaker, a division of Ensorcelled Minds Inc., helps the Southern Ontario Animal Rescue generate funds through shop proceeds and workshop fundraisers. The Southern Ontario Animal Rescue uses these funds to purchase microchips and vet care for foster dogs and to aid dog foster families in purchasing food.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Altered Mini Vintage Style Journal BUTTERFLY by queenbe's shop

This vintage image of a little girl turned into a butterfly enhances this altered mini journal. French words, buttons and lace all adorn this vintage style original collage. Front and back are enhanced with everything little girl, vintage and butterfly! Measures 4 x 5 1/2 inches, with approx. 120 lined pages. Perfect fit for your purse or bag. Built in elastic bookmark.
I am currently donating 10 percent of my Etsy sales to Defenders of Wildlife, whcih is an organization I have been interested in since I was a child. Thanks for considering my entry for the challenge! Carol Berger

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Set of 4 blank notecards beautiful butterflies by backroomtreasures' shop

This is a set of 4 beautiful butterfly blank note cards with envelopes. These cards are suitable for framing. I have had them professionally printed on a very nice linen canvas paper. They are very colorful and high quality reproductions of my original artwork. This is an inexpensive way to sample my artwork. Come in a self sealing envelope and are signed on the backside individually by the artist. (me, an E. Tennessee Artist)
I am a member of the team and I support local animal shelters and sometimes paint for their charities as well as rescue. I have 3 dogs, one a rescue. I do have a love for all animals, especially the k-9 variety

Friday, July 16, 2010

Butterfly Notecard by Lolalynn's Shop

Colorful pastel butterflies create a festive look on these 5 by 6 inch white notecards. They are $3.00 each, but you can convo me for 3 for $8.00 and I'll throw in the postage for free.
Each card is slightly different, created at the whim of the artist (that's me!). 50% will be donated to Etsy for Animals charity of the month.
LolaLynn's summer project and goal is to make several dozen "Matthew and Me Turtle Paintings" with her grandson. 50% of the purchase price of each original watercolor will go to the National Wildlife Fund to help care for the animals effected by the BP oil spill.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

CHOOSE YOUR COLOR - 3 Crystal Sterling Butterfly Pendant by Dazzledbeader's Shop

This butterfly necklace looks so sophisticated and pretty and no one will have to know it didn't cost you a fortune. The butterfly pendant is skillfully hand formed using 20 gauge sterling silver wire. Once shaped the wire was hammered for added strength and beauty. The pendant flutters gracefully from an anti tarnish sterling silver chain. Three 6 mm Swarovski crystals in colors of your choice are skillfully wrapped onto the pendant using fine sterling silver wire. Please see the fifth picture for color choices including birthstone colors. Butterfly pendant measures approximately 1.125 inches (2.8575 cm) tall by 1 inches (2.54 cm) wide.
♥ 10% of all proceeds are donated to the Humane Society.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Handmade BUTTERFLY Themed ANY OCCASION Card by expressivepapers' shop

Available for purchase is this bright and cheery handmade ANY OCCASION Card. With its inspirational words, "Spread Your Wings and Fly", this card would work beautifully to congratulate a new graduate or retiree, or just to write a note card to a special friend or family member.
My husband and I are the fortunate adopters of a sweet ex-racing greyhound named Harley. We've been adopting ex-racing greys into our home since 1997. A lot of my card creations reflect my love of dogs, and particularly greyhounds, who continue to provide ongoing inspiration for my paper pieced art and handmade cards. My love of animals and nature in general is also often reflected in my selection of patterned papers that I use for creating my card designs.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Reversible Butterfly Over the Collar Handmade Doggie Bandana Size Large by gonedoggie's shop

This over the collar reversible doggie bandana is adorned with beautiful teal and silver butterflies on one side with a coordinating teal and silver on the opposite side. The bandana slides right over the dogs collar so the bandana can not come untied and be lost. It is machine washable. I am a dog owner of 4 dogs. All 4 of my dogs are rescues. 2 of them are certified therapy dogs. I volunteer with a local animal advocate group and I also foster puppies that are pulled from the local animal shelter then transported to another state where they are put up for adoption. I am a full time pet sitter caring for peoples pets in their homes while they go away. They leave with peace and mind knowing their pets are well cared for and in the comfort of their own homes. I donate many handmade collars and other items to local animal advocate groups for fundraising events and collars for the dogs that get adopted as a special treat for the new families.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Flutterby No. 3 Glass Tile Pendant by happyshackdesigns' shop

I created this line of glass tile pendants for my local arts market and decided to list them here for my online customers! These are created with glass tiles and combinations of art papers, vintage and collage digital images from various Etsy suppliers, and my own photography and collage. This 1" x 1" tile is finished with a silvertone Aanraku pendant bail and comes complete with a silvertone ball chain cut to the length of your choice.
I donated a mixed media dog-themed work to artist Renee Troy who bound all donations into a book that was auctioned off on Etsy to benefit A Place to Bark. Final sale was just over $1000! Here's some info about the book:
I'm also involved in our area Humane Society and just recently adopted another rescue, a sweet little yellow lab mix named Molly who came to them abused and with a broken leg. Now that she's been with us for six months, she's doing great! here are some pictures of her and our other rescue, Isabelle:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Fabric Klimt Butterfly Garden gold spirals half yard 1/2yd by brizelfortheanimals' shop

A gorgeous and delightful piece of fabric... a perfect summer butterfly motif on a deep tangerine orange background with klimt-like gold metallic spirals and swirls. The butterflies and flowers are magenta, black, navy blue, these measure approx 5/8-3/4" wide and the larger spirals measure approx 1-1.25". 1/2 yard of destash fabric measures approx 18" x 42/44" wide. Brizel, aka Nicole, owns some 20 acres up in the mountains of no. Cal where I have planted orchards and floral gardens in view to create a habitat which attracts birds, butterflies, bees, bats, hummingbirds... it is also a seasonal mating ground for dragonflies ! I work to provide a safe loving home for my animal rescues; I participate in EFA's COTM program; and volunteer in promoting EFA'S MONTHLY CHALLENGE.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bark Magnet No. 29 by gogobadger's shop

A butterfly and a dog. From my "Bark" collection. One-only designs from snippings and clippings from magazines and fabric, preserved into colorful, whimsical and utilitarian items, in this case a magnet. 2.25" with strong magnet at back
A percentage of the profits will be donated to an animal charity.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Butterfly Earrings by sdunderkoffler's shop

This listing is for a pair of handmade black wooden butterfly earrings. These earrings are very light and easy to wear, and they look so chic on the ears. These earrings would pair nicely with the 'Gothic Butterfly' necklace also in my shop.
A portion of the profits from this sale benefit the National Wildlife Federation.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Macro Black Sapphire Blue Butterfly Art Photograph Print 5x7 by aktie9's shop

This is a photo of a butterfly I captured at an indoor Butterfly garden. Original Fine Art Photograph. This can be printed in any size. Just ask. This listing is for an 5x7, but I can change it for any size or create a custom listing. Description: Macro Black and sapphire blue Butterfly taken at The Butterfly Place in Westford, Massachusetts. Very fine details of this butterfly.
I donate a few photos, the entire amount to team EFA charities of the month. I also sometimes do a percentage. Right now, i'm raising money for Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary.
I'm doing 20% of all sales, and I'm also donating to Sea Shepherd's, Gulf Cleanup campaign.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hummingbird, 5x7 Fine Art Print by thebluewindmill's shop

This is a 5"x7" photographic fusion print on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Bright White 310 gsm. The original hummingbird and butterfly painting was rendered with watercolor and colored pencils. Signed H. Windmiller on back; dated with the year,2010.
20% of sales will be donated to Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Butterflys and Gems Necklace by sdunderkoffler's shop

This necklace is just so elegant and beautiful. A black organic organza ribbon is adorned with a large silver and gem covered butterfly pendant and lays beautifully from the neck. Necklace is 18 inches in length and attaches with a claw clasp, pendant is 2 inches wide and two inches high.
15% from the sale of each item benefits the National Wildlife Federation. As for me personally, the company I work for is currently assisting with rescueing birds/turtles from the gulf oil crisis (being a zookeeper - we all asist with this effort). And in my spare time, aside from runnig my etsy pages for various charitys, I volunteer with a local pet organization

Sunday, July 4, 2010

The Growing Season Notecards by kneedeeporiginal's shop

This wonderfully bright and lively set of four butterfly notecards was created from my original abstract and pop art oil paintings. Each image was printed on high-quality photographic paper and then placed on acid- and lignin-free blank cards which are beautifully embossed with a flowering vine design. These vibrant cards measure 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, and white envelopes are included.
I donate my art and music to support local animal charities: the Humane Society of Forsyth County and Animal Rescue of Stokes County. I also promote awareness of the need for foster families for dogs. All of my dogs were strays, unwanted pets, or pound puppies... there's just nothing better!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Vintage Enamel Butterfly Pin TO BENEFIT THE BERKLEY EAST BAY HUMANE SOCIETY by theanimalsmagicshop's shop

This butterfly pin is made of unmarked sterling silver with a beautiful enamel top in turquoise, plum, lavender, white and browns.
100% of the proceeds from the sale of this pin, minus shipping, will be donated to the Berkley East Bay Humane Society which recently suffered a devastating fire.

Friday, July 2, 2010

2 Butterfly Greeting Cards with Envelopes Included (3 x 5) by artbymarilyn's shop

I drew and painted this butterfly for my mother. It was in her garden and I love butterflies. What a gift I thought than to give my mom what we both share. A butterfly. As I grew older I started collecting butterflies. I always thought they brought luck or the person you were thinking about to you. This is now also in a note card. Note cards have noting inside while I place a small verse inside the card and any words you wish as, "Happy Birthday", "Greetings", "Congratulations Graduate", etc..
Read about Marilyn's backyard wildlife santuary;