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Empowered Jewelry Art

The Collections

The Trojans Collection

November 2023

Thirty percent of all sales in this collection and Trojan-related custom orders will be donated to Simsbury High School to help support its core values and beliefs of Preparation, Passion, and Personal Growth.

1974 SHS Reunion

January 2024

Hand-stamped Trojan pieces to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the graduating class of 1974! A portion of sales will help fund reunion events.

The Love in Service Collection

January 2024

This collection celebrates all the ways to show and receive love--not only as an individual human, but as humanity. A portion of sales from this collection will be donated to Healing Meals Community Project. Healing Meals is a non-profit based in Simsbury with the goal of “nourishing our community and empowering tomorrow’s leaders.” A portion of sales will be donated to Healing Meals Community Project, Simsbury, CT.

The Logan Fierce Warrior Collection

September 2023

Logan Schoenhardt (2006-2017) was a fierce warrior and I am honored to work with his mother to create this collection in his honor. Logan's Foundation for Childhood Cancer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, exists to ease financial stress, so the family can focus on the child that is suffering ...and on each other.  Pieces in this collection were inspired by the things that Logan loved including dinosaurs, flowers of all kinds, football, and the beach.

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The Seasonal Sharing Collection is now closed

September 2023

This collection was created to celebrate the festivities of the Fall and Winter. A portion of sales from this collection will be donated to The Holcomb Farm Fresh Access Program in Granby, CT, which provides free, healthy foods to more than 500 households during the June to October growing seasons. This program serves Granby, Hartford, New Britain, Plainville, Bristol, Waterbury, and many other local towns. 

“The fundamental law of human beings is interdependence. A person is a person through other persons.”

— Archbishop Desmond Tutu

A portion of sales from this collection was donated to the Fresh Access Program at Holcomb Farm.

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The Wear Food to Share Food Collection is now closed

May 2023

These pieces were created with various food items including coffee beans, dried fruit and vegetables, and hops flowers (from Germany!) to bring attention to food insecurity and hunger.

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."

Mother Teresa

A portion of sales from this collection was donated to CT Foodshare.

Forest

The Bark and Beads Earth Conservation Collection is now closed

May 2023

Some of these pieces were created with dried tree bark collected on nature walks in Simsbury, CT, as well as at a yoga retreat center in the Berkshires, MA. Other pieces were created with glass beads handmade by women in Ghana from bottles and windows. 

"The Earth is what we all have in common."

Wendell Berry

A portion of sales from this collection was donated to Clean Air Task Force.

Wild Flowers

The Ukrainian Herbs Resilience Collection is now closed

May 2023

The flowers in these pieces were purchased from a woman-owned herbalist business in Kyviv, Ukraine, in early 2023. These specific herbs are recognized in various cultures for their medicinal and healing properties.  

 

Resilience. Healing. Power.

"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it."

Maya Angelou

A portion of sales from this collection was donated to UNICEF USA to help the current aid efforts in Ukraine.

Blue Eyeshadow Powder

The Blue Rose Empathy Collection is now closed

May 2023

These pieces were created with pressed miniature roses purchased from a small business in Miami, Florida. Blue is a color that is associated with peace, like a clear blue sky. Blue ironically though, is also used to describe feeling depressed. 

This collection recognizes the current mental health crisis, and hopes to inspire empathy toward each other.

"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eye for an instant?"

Henry David Thoreau

A portion of sales from this collection was donated to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) --the US's largest grassroots mental health organization that supports, educates, and advocates for those with mental illness.

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