Update from Elana's partner: On October 30, 2013, Elana very suddenly lost her several year long fight against cancer. Please visit her art site, www.AstronomyJewelry.com for details and memorial contact information.
Immediate concerns are funds for the cremation and to keep the web hosting going. I can be reached through email at: memorial -at- astronomyJewelry -dot- com with any loving memories, anecdotes, stories, questions, etc. Please allow several days for a response.
Please do not leave blog comments, I don't yet know how to access them.
Please do not use or contact her online payment service at this time.
It will take a while to go through her belongings and papers to discover if any jumpgate pins remain. She may have already sold the last one.
The remainder of this site is as she last updated it:
Famous B5 Jumpgate Pin
NOTE: A few last, stray Pins are left, but not nearly enough
to justify saying anymore that they are for sale.
This site will soon become a "History of the <*> Pins"
website. I am leaving the basic design as it is
so people can know what was here.
And now... back to the original website as it
had been originally written and designed - just for posterity. :)
a piece of true B5 history with these elegant Jumpgate Pins! These Pins
have the honor of being THE first B5 merchandise ever offered to fans
of the show. They have been approved by J. Michael Stracynski himself,
who owns THE first <*> Pin.
anything marketed by any large, faceless corporation, you are getting
these pins from THE original artist. This makes this the most unique,
meaningful gift you can ever give to anyone who loves the show. Learn
more about the history of the Pins here.
Pins are lovingly crafted from genuine high-quality brass, then
professionally electroplated to create the midnight black effect on its
recessed background. A delicate lacquer finish is then carefully
applied to protect the metal.
individual Pin comes in a gold jewelry box. A special Certificate Of
Authenticity nestles inside the box with the Pin. Each little
certificate comes personalized with your name (or your choice of names)
and hand-signed by the original artist. Find
Will Directly Help a
Stage 4 Breast Cancer Patient
June 2007, your pin artist was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was
treated in Portland, Oregon just before I moved to Southern Nevada.
Now, two years later, the cancer is back and has spread to the liver. I
am at Stage 4. There is no Stage 5. The tumor was showing some signs of being
under control as of last winter, and with your help, it could stay that way.
am being treated at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada. I
will give permission to their resident social worker to talk to anyone
out there who needs to verify my story.
can give you beautiful Pins and you can help improve my chances at
life. I call that an even trade and I thank you for your help.
UPDATE #1: The science fiction fan community should all be proud of each other for
their tremendous, amazing
outpouring of support right when I really needed it. Thank you all! Read the whole story! :)
still have many challenges. Spread the
about the Jumpgate Pins, my friends, so that I may not just survive,
but thrive! Thank you all in advance.
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