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, January 29, 2010

Heart of Gold by Ensorcelledminds' Shop

When you find someone with a heart of gold, I'd say you've hit the jackpot for sure! Show how much your heart's all a twitter with glitter! This heart of gold card will show your shining appreciation to anyone who fits the description Ensorcelled Minds Inc. is all about helping you stay connected and helping animals. The cards use clean lines and minimal frou fou! They offer dimension without mailing bulk by the techniques they use. Some cards, like this Heart of Gold one, offer a percentage of the proceeds to SOAR: Southern Ontario Animal Rescue. Like what you do and like what it does for others!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Elegant Chinese Crested Cards, Set of 6 by Scrappyrat's Shop

This is a particularly elegant set of cards, sparkling with complex gilded designs in gold glitter, enhanced with creative ephemera of all kinds. To the artist, these shades of pink and teal, reflect the playful dignity of the breed. She is particularly fond of these unique little dogs, and feels that her affection shows in her work. She used a heavy, textured cardstock as a base, since these are particularly tactile cards. Ribbons, raised layers, and other touchable embellishments make these cards truly special.
Scrappy Rat Designs regularly donates stationery sets to auctions, sales, and other activities that benefit animals via rescue and advocacy.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Leather Stripes in Pebble Coins by Diggerbren's Shop

This necklace has a figaro-style gold plated chain and warm toned stones. The three calcite stones are mostly translucent white, cream and pearl colors, with beautiful brown stripes. At almost 1 inch and a half wide, you only need a few to make a statement. They're smooth, but they look like they have texture and depth. The center stone is clear enough to see some of the formations inside. The artist donates monthly to the HSUS, Defenders of Wildlife, and Alley Cat Allies. She also gives to Best Friends Animal Society a few times a year. Her two newest dogs are from the Arizona Animal Welfare League, and her cats are rescues. She recently donated $24US to PAWS as the December charity of the month!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Golden Retriever Towel by Faeriegood's Shop

"I Love My Golden Retriever" motif is embroidered on a nobby homespun 100% cotton cloth, and is the perfect size for wiping paws after a walk, but could easily fit into your kitchen or guest bathroom. This towel measures approximately 20X20"sq.and has a built in hanging loop.It is machine wash and dryable. The colors can be changed specially for you or add a pets name for personalization or gift giving. This item was made especially for the EFA January challenge which was something "golden" and 10% from the sale will go towards the January EFA Charity.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Crystallized Cheetah Chain Necklace by Purpleandlime's Shop

A crystal-spotted plastic cheetah hangs from a 35" gold-look aluminum chain. No clasp, slips over head. A modern and unique accessory sure to make any outfit more beautiful!
Purpleandlime's charities are Fundacion MONA in Girona, Spain and the UK ( they rescue chimps from the entertainment industry and makeshift zoos. The artist's chimp jewelry is sold by MONA in the UK at animal fairs and events to raise money. Also supports PAWS Chicago and the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago. Will donate 100% from the sale of this item to MONA.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Rhythm Beads - Mane Jingle Single - Ruby by Jinglebob's Shop

Jewel tones of ruby red, highlighted with pearlescent white and pink give these rhythm beads their name. Adding to the richness are gold bells and spacers. This would look wonderful on a gray or bay horse. As requested, here is a Single Mane Jingle for those who don't want the double strand.
Jingle Bob's donates a percentage to EFA's charity of the month.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sophia - Cat Face and Clear Swarovski Crystal Beaded 14K Gold Filled Earrings by Beadedtail's Shop

Oh so pretty! Gold toned cat face beads and clear Swarovski crystal donut shaped beads are accented by gold toned spacers in these lovely earrings. The earwires are 14K gold filled. Length of the dangled earring is approximately 1" (2.5cm). From the top of the earwire to the bottom bead is nearly 1.5" (3.6cm). A portion from the sale of these earrings will go to benefit animal awareness causes. Beaded Tail donates to several organizations, these include: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Humane Society for the United States ...., Dogs for the Deaf...., Alley Cat Allies...., Chintimini Wildlife Rescue ....

Monday, January 11, 2010

Shiny Gold Hearts harness by Peachykeenpets' Shop

This small dog harness is disco shiny gold hearts and stripes! Available in all sizes.
Peachy Keen Pets sets up at Pugalug Pug Rescue (, a Toronto-based registered charity that rescues Pugs from all around North America and finds forever homes for them. They are committed to helping this charity by donating a percentage of sales at their get-togethers and having special monthly offers where proceeds go to the charity. Peachy Keen Pets is close with them because they adopted their lovable black pug Hummus from there, and they have seen firsthand the wonderful work Pugalug has done for pugs and other dogs that have come in contact with the charity. Peachy Keen Pets is featured on their Biz Links page on the website.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Good and Evil - Words At Play - Original Mixed Media - 2x3 by Folkartvision's Shop

There's always 2 sides to everything, in this case, I think that we, EFA, are the "good" combating the not so good - "evil". This original collage is short and no nonesense, Side one says - Good and Side two says - Evil. It is one of a kind, honest and succinct. Ever heard of " It's the thought that counts", well, think no more, now you can turn your thought into a lasting gift by sending your loved one or in this case friend or foe, one this diminutive yet powerful message, or better still, hang it up by your desk to alert people of your mood and intention!
The artist has been helping the neighbourhood dog the past six months he is still alive and well and has a new call name - Zenny Lu. He now lives with the artist most of the time.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Princess and The Pea - watercolour print by Thoseparasoldays Shop

Seven mattresses, fifteen, twenty; the details vary depending on where you'll hear it but one thing's for sure: princess or not, a girl needs here beauty sleep! This is an open edition print of her original watercolour painting. It measures 18,5x12cm (7.3x4.7"),with a 1cm white border; printed on 240g watercolour paper; signature, title and date on the reverse. The bit of gold is in her crown...
50% goes to animal welfare - split evenly between EFA's charity of the month and PAWS animal rescue in La Marina, Spain. The artist feeds, spays and takes care of the feral cat colony in her area - which is the Costa Blanca in Spain.

Friday, January 8, 2010

hip pouch SiLK TAPESTRY brizel THiS GOLDEN EARTH ooak by Brizelhandcrafts' Shop

This delicious multicolored ooak Brizel Silk Tapestry Hip Pouch, made of hand spun silk sari yarn featuring tones of greens & browns... golden yellows & oranges, is just perfect for your special occasion needs ! This Golden Earth has been embellished with an earthen gold vintage button, which secures the front closure flap. Synthesized on a hand woven Guatemalan cotton sash of golden ochre tones with red brown stripes. Brizel's Hip Pouches have been designed to be worn at the front to one side... with the sash knotted in position on the other side. The artist believes it is important to safeguard all our precious resources- especially when they can be upcycled into beautiful products. Brizel, aka Nicole, works to provide a safe loving home for her animal pack (3 canines, 1 feline- all rescues); participates in EFA's COTM program (; and volunteers for EFA.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Wild Lion Print 8 x 10 by JEJohnsonportraits' Shop

The lion's mane is gold and glistens in the sun. He is a giclee print of my original painting. The original painting is done in acrylic paint on 24" x 36" canvas. This painting captures the intensity and passion of a truly wild male lion. You will feel like you can just almost reach out and pet him on the nose. But don't. He might bite you. Your print will be 8" x 10" and will be printed on archival fine art quality photo paper. Your limited edition print will be signed and numbered by the artist.
The artist has worked in animal rescue in one form or another for most of her life. She delights in using her art as a way to help raise money for animals that need love, care, and shelter. Currently her main charity is Shambala Preserve Roar Foundation.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Charmed - Priceless Moments - ACEO Original Collage by Dragonhouseofyuen's shop

This is an ACEO Original Collage. Priceless Moments - follow Priceless on his travels thru life as he gives wise snippets of advice, discovers important attributes and goes thru all the yearning and desires that we all do. This little collage has been compiled from my illustrations of rabbits wearing jumpers, paper scraps and ephemera and recycled brochures and magazines. It has all been stuck with glue stick and double sided adhesive tape. Most of the papers go over the edges. Priceless has many more aceo adventures coming soon...because you always hit the jackpot when you receive a present!
10% of this sale will be donated to the the rabbit rescue that Wesley, her albino lop rabbit came from.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sunstone Shining from Fine Silver Pendant by Bananamiranda's Shop

This pendant is a handcrafted piece of fine silver with a beautiful Sunstone, and we all know that Sunshine in all it's modes provides us with a life force and is golden. Sunstone reminds me of the sun, and it seems to catch the sun and encapsulate parts of it within it's golden shiller. The Sun is golden like a gemstone, as are all of our beloved animals whether they be pets or wild.

20% will be donated to her favorite animal sanctuary Best Friends in Utah. She is also a member there and of local foster groups that actively promote no kill policies. Bananamiranda is a volunteer for SPCA at a few locations around the city and has 4 rescue critters. She picks strays and either finds them good homes, or ends up inviting them into her family. And frankly, some of her most beloved favorite friends have been dogs and cats, and still are today.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Moss Chilled By Autumn (Bracelet) by Giftbearer's Shop

Mossy greens of lampwork, and ceramic contrasting with cream make this bracelet soothing and elegant. The use of copper, brass, and vermeil all in the same piece picks up all the colors in the beads and accents them in a way which pulls the whole composition together. This bracelet has an extender on it that will allow an inch leeway in size from 7 1/2" - 8 1/2", and I've included a little dangle for added style on the end using one of the vintage glass irregular shaped matte beads layered with a matte black rondel.

Giftbearer work with the organization Save Dogs from Canine Distemper helping dogs and their owners obtain a new life-saving cure recently discovered by Alson W. Sears, DVM and working to get it accepted by mainstream veterinary medicine.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

6 Merry Christmas Greeting Card with Envelopes by ArtbyMarilyn's Shop

I thought of this as colorful idea one day for a Christmas Card and I painted it. I think it depicts Christmas for every walk of life. I know everyone can relate to the charm, color, welcome to a door and "A Merry Christmas" from me to you all.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

3 Sacred Spirit Animals Cards BY mvegan5

3 Blank inside, 5x7" recycled card stock, cream colored greeting cards with a print of my collage painting, Sacred Spirit Animals; Keep Walking, on the cover. Cards are signed and matching envelopes included. I have used shimmery gold paint on the animals' halos and in the background, I feel this adds to the spiritual quality of the painting, and expresses my feeling that animals are sacred beings.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year from Sophia

Sophia wishes everyone a Happy, Healthy and Wealthy New Year. In order to do that she strikes the pose of Maneki Neko the lucky beckoning cat. She holds a golden coin on which is written "gold" in Kanji. In keeping with our challenge's theme the coin is painted with golden acrylic paint. Sophia knows how to give a "high 5", so this pose is a familiar one for her.
Beginning January 1, 50% of the sales in my shop will support EFA's Charity of the month.