I think by now everyone here knows how obsessed I am with jewelry. I make it, I buy it, I borrow it, I receive it as gifts… I’m obsessed. So, imagine my surprise and pleasure when I discovered Jewelry for a Cause. Their tagline reads “jewelry that sparkles with good intentions” and it just doesn’t get better than that. So, in light of that, I thought I’d share with you a few of the sites I go to that help my addiction while giving back in some way.
1. Jewelry for a Cause. There are several different categories shown at this website, some are to benefit dosomething.org, and others are for Gun Buyback Amnesty programs, but these are all worthy causes that contribute in some way.
2. Matthew Shepard Pendant. I adore this pendant. 100% of the net proceeds go to the Matthew Shepard Foundation to support diversity programs in education and to help youth organizations establish environments where young people can feel safe and be themselves.
3. Bead for Life. I don’t even know how many times I’ve bought both beads and jewelry from here. BeadforLife creates sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty. And the paper beads are both beautiful and fun to wear!
4. Made by Survivors. Made By Survivors is an international nonprofit organization which employs and educates survivors of slavery and other human rights abuses, including many women and children living in extreme poverty. There are some incredibly beautiful pieces available and ‘ve purchased many different items for gifts.
5. Kazuri. I normally just buy their beads and make my own jewelry but there are so many ready-made pieces they offer as well. Kazuri beads are handformed and handpainted ceramic beads made by local women in Kenya. Here’s a recent necklace I made with these beads to show you how pretty they are:
Okay, that’s good for now. So, share with me some sites you like to visit? Come on, I love jewelry! And I love a good cause!
Written by Jade Buchanan
Jade’s writing is as eclectic as her reading tastes, with over thirty erotic romance tales currently published. She’s also been known to accept writing challenges from friends and family just to see their reactions. She’s a firm believer that love and romance are universal concepts, no matter a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation. Originally from Northern Ontario, Jade has lived in British Columbia and the Sultanate of Oman in the Middle East. Jade currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, where she’s hard at work on her next story. Jade loves to hear from readers! Send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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