jewelry with a cause
Buying handmade is a fantastic experience. You get to support an independent artist or craftperson while laying claim to a one-of-a-kind item in return. Finding an artist that also works to support worthy causes (other than the very worthy cause of being able to feed themselves) is icing on the cake.
I recently discovered Sprout on Etsy and asked the very talented proprietor if I could share her striking jewelry. From her Etsy profile: “Sprout Jewelry is created by NYC artist Krista DeJoseph …and is committed to supporting the individuals and not-for-profit organizations who work to make our world a better place.”
Besides these gorgeous pieces that I am drooling over:
She also uses the proceeds of specific pendants to fund a very personal scholarship and to help struggling women:
100% of all profit from the Koru pendant (on right) funds a scholarship started in memory of her boyfriend who was lost to leukemia. To be able to turn such a heart wrenching loss into a beautiful symbol that will empower future students is an outstanding gift.
I am inspired.