My friend Eric of Corter Leather has crafted a special edition “For Japan” bracelet to aid the relief efforts for the country after it was ravaged by earthquakes and tsunamis this past week. Each bracelet is crafted of simple leather and features a hand painted red button closure to commemorate the country’s flag. My older sister lived in Japan for five years teaching English and she fell completely in love with the culture and its people. It’s truely a fascinating country and deserves everyone’s support and aid in this time of need. All proceeds from the sale of Eric’s “For Japan” bracelets will go directly to the Red Cross’ relief efforts in Japan and are available in sizes from 6.5in to 8.75in. Priced at only $20 a pop, I’m hoping that people buy them in bulk and keep Eric up all hours crafting more so he can meet the high demand!