"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-02-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Boston area
Posts: 2,488
Donating pierced earrings?

I never throw ANYTHING away, unless it's shabby and/or unusable.

I donate big bags of stuff to charity several times a year, but don't know what to do about pierced earrings (not expensive) that no longer fit with my wardrobe and/or tastes.

Can they be sold by charities, or is there a health concern? Should I (heaven forbid) TOSS them???

Lee

__________________

__________________
QSis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 06:52 PM   #2
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,619
Yes, you can donate them since they can be cleaned. Of course, you can't toss them!!!! Besides, there are lots of young women who love vintage jewelry. (Maybe some young men, too.)
__________________

__________________
Fisher's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 07:03 PM   #3
Chef Extraordinaire
 
babetoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: escondido, calif. near san diego
Posts: 14,349
i would just clean the posts very well with alcohol. that should take care of most germs. then let the buyer decide if that is enough.



babe
__________________
"life isn't about how to survive the storm but how to dance in the rain"
babetoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 08:26 PM   #4
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 415
I assume you mean base metal earrings, costume, not gold or silver.

Either way they can be donated to charity. But if they are precious metal I would not donate them. Many charitable organizations (thrift stores/church rummage groups) do not know what to do with precious metal jewelry, they often sell it for the same price as the costume stuff. If it is precious metal and you would like to donate it take it to a jeweler or a pawn shop and then donate the proceeds. That way the charity gets the most out of the item.

I only say this because I often buy gold and silver at thrift shops and church rummage sales for far less than it is worth. I do not feel too bad because they are getting something for it and I get gold and silver to work with for a good price. I am an artist/jeweler.

If the pieces are costume then by all means donate them along with any other household items. You might want to put them in a ziplock bag that is labeled so they are not lost in any sorting that the charity does.

Just my 2 cents.

-Josh hart
__________________
"All of my comments are random thoughts, meant to help, praise or suggest a path of travel. All should be pondered, and disregarded as you see fit." -me
josh_swinehart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 08:45 PM   #5
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
I'd love to see some of your work, Josh. Do you have any pictures?
__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 09:00 PM   #6
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 415
Quote:
Originally Posted by Constance View Post
I'd love to see some of your work, Josh. Do you have any pictures?
Some of my jewelry is here.

I have a lot of work that needs to be photographed and posted still.

I am working on setting up a studio space and getting my portfolio ready to apply to grad school. I am behind right now, most of the work in that gallery is as much as 4 years old. Thanks for looking.

-Josh hart
__________________
"All of my comments are random thoughts, meant to help, praise or suggest a path of travel. All should be pondered, and disregarded as you see fit." -me
josh_swinehart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 09:07 PM   #7
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 3,619
Oooooh, Josh, your jewelry is lovely. And you are a really talented photographer. I'm especially drawn to your Alder Cone Pendant. Is any of your jewelry for sale?
__________________
Fisher's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 09:28 PM   #8
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Southern California
Posts: 415
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fisher's Mom View Post
Oooooh, Josh, your jewelry is lovely. And you are a really talented photographer. I'm especially drawn to your Alder Cone Pendant. Is any of your jewelry for sale?
Pretty much anything I have that has had its photo taken is for sale. Like I said, I am trying to get my grad school portfolio set up. I would have to check but I think I have a alder cone or two. Private message me if you are interested in anything.

Sorry QSis, I did not mean to threadjack you.

-Josh hart
__________________
"All of my comments are random thoughts, meant to help, praise or suggest a path of travel. All should be pondered, and disregarded as you see fit." -me
josh_swinehart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 09:39 PM   #9
Head Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,783
Quote:
Originally Posted by QSis View Post
I never throw ANYTHING away, unless it's shabby and/or unusable.

I donate big bags of stuff to charity several times a year, but don't know what to do about pierced earrings (not expensive) that no longer fit with my wardrobe and/or tastes.

Can they be sold by charities, or is there a health concern? Should I (heaven forbid) TOSS them???

Lee

I donate lots a few times a year as well, Lee. If there's a problem w an item, I'm pretty sure the store will not sell it. But, think earrings should be fine. Depending on the style of the earring, one can change out the posts. When I made jewelry (& went from clip-ons to pierced), I bought a supply of jump rings & earring converters in silver & gold. Needle nosed pliers come in handy. Hope that helps.
__________________
*amy* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 09:58 PM   #10
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cicero, IL
Posts: 5,093
We are donating constantly as well, that is always a good idea whether or not it is Salvation Army, Goodwill, or other.
Nothing we could do with pierced ear rings, as no one has any here! My oldest daughter is only 10, my other 3, and DW has never pierced her ears.
__________________

__________________
Maverick2272 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.