Jewellery for Good Causes
My jewellery can be used to raise money and awareness for good causes in several ways. I am always happy to do sales at fairs and fêtes or host jewellery parties at people’s houses with a generous percentage of proceeds going to a nominated charity. Alternatively, if you want to host your own parties or commission a special piece or collection of jewellery, please just contact me. Here are some examples:
Back in December I held some jewellery sales in my local St Elizabeth Hospice shop and was delighted to be asked to design and make a special bracelet which could be sold in aid of the Hospice in all their 25 shops. The Hospice does fantastic work caring for over 2,000 people each year, whenever and wherever help is needed. They offer day care, in-patient beds and family support. As an independent charity which provides its services free of charge, fundraising is vital, so please show your support by buying and wearing my bracelet. The bracelet is made from acrylic "cat's eye" cube beads in the new brand colours of the Hospice. I also make a matching necklace, earrings and cufflinks.
Full collection available here.
I designed the EACH Bracelet to raise funds for the East Anglian Children's Hospice whose ‘corporate’ colours are purple and orange. It hit the headlines when it was worn by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge when opening EACH's Treehouse in Ipswich. Priced £10, it is available to buy in all of EACH's charity shops and also online.
SiT (Survivors in Transition) is a remarkable charity offering advice and counselling to female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Run by volunteers, its drop-in centres are located in venues throughout Suffolk. Taking its lead from the charity’s logo, the necklace features a dichroic glass butterfly to symbolise transition and transformation. Peaches Geldof and Solange Knowles were recently photographed proudly wearing their’s!
I was recently asked to design a bracelet for the Center for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Alliance (CEDSA) to raise awareness of the disorder. The group’s logo is a zebra as doctors refer to patients with rare syndromes such as EDS as medical zebras. As there is very little zebra jewellery available, I took it upon myself to create a whole range.
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and throughout the year—people wear pink ribbons to honour survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and to support the progress being made to defeat breast cancer. I was so happy to when Cynthia Chapman Manuszak asked me to create a range of jewellery for her to exhibit and sell during this year’s Pink Show – a fantastic event. She and I decided that it would be a good idea to sell the jewellery throughout the year with funds going towards next year’s Pink Show. Some of the jewellery is funky, some quite traditional and it offers a way to express solidarity with anyone affected by breast cancer.