Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Turning Kassam rocket shrapnel into fundraiser for Israeli bombshelters

How does one fight back against rockets that rain from the sky? Maybe a little Alinsky-style ridicule. Maybe publicizing heart-wrenching stories of victims. One Israeli artist, Yaron Bob, has used his metal-working skill to turn rockets into roses. The funds support construction of Israeli bomb shelters in endangered neighborhoods. The gifts range from $25 keychains to larger bouquets costing thousands.

XL Fine Petal Rose
made from Kassam Rockets

Collector's Edition XL Fine Petal Rose
24" XL Fine Petal Rose made from Kassam Rockets

Bonus: 5 FREE key chains to give as a gift to a friend, family member or colleague to share your love and support of Israel. ($125 Value)



Limited Edition: Only 250 being made

Price: $795
Buy This Rose

Rocket Rose
made from Kassam Rockets

Collector's Edition Rocket Rose
24" Actual Kassam Rockets Shell with 4 Long Stemmed Roses

Bonus: 15 FREE key chains to give as a gift to a friend, family member or colleague to share your love and support of Israel. ($375 Value)


Limited Edition: Only 100 being made

Price: $2,495
Buy This Rose

11 comments:

LL said...

It's high art. If I could afford one, I'd buy it and keep it as a conversation piece.

It's a sad statement of the "condition of the region" isn't it?

The_Kid said...

Great way to turn it back on them. I love it when that happens.

Just a conservative girl said...

Oddly enough, I have been in an Israeli bombshelter. I was on vacation when the war between them and Lebanon broke out.

They do a good job making them less scary for the children.

This is an amazing way to keep them updated with supplies and to show the human spirit can overcome virtually anything. Great find.

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for promoting such a worthy cause.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

There are just too many limited editions. There are just too many rockets ...

robot said...

A rose by any other name would still blow up in your face? Or something. Yea, I know, I'm in a weird(er) mood than usual. :)

Merry Christmas Opie! God bless.

jadedfellow said...

Reminds me of that song, "Every Rose Has A Thorn", only in reverse.

And yep, Hamm-Ass is poison.

Merry Christmas

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Opie! This is a wonderful idea. It is always great to take what the haters mean for bad, and turn it into something good.

I hope you are enjoying the week. PS: Check your emails.

The Watcher said...

A video about this from WeJew: http://wejew.com/media/9703/Menorah_Made_From_Sderot_Kassam_Rockets/

They Say/We Say said...

A good lesson on the free soul/free market way of achieving private entrepreneur for more self supporting/sustainable effort to help give cover to others.
After the U. N. mandate to take control of the WEB, is, a good guess, that stories like this will be vanishing in the galaxy of bytes not to be seen by the likes of us.

WoFat said...

I would like to see some flowers made from the bones of those who fired the rockets.