As usually happens in difficult times, the handmade/crafting community is rallying together in many countries to raise funds and support for the relief efforts in Japan. Hooray for glorious handmade goods, made with love and shared with others for a good cause!
Handmade for Japan is an American-based online auction through which many exquisite pieces will be sold - check out their auction preview page here, and a little blurb about it here.
Lucky Charm is a Melbourne-based auction that will feature items made by jewellers from near and far. Check it out here.
More than a thousand Etsy sellers are donating sale proceeds to the relief effort (the one below is by Design Twenty-Six), and the good folks at Superbuzzy are safe and well and matching all donations made through their website.
So much creativity and love - greatly needed I'm sure!