10% of each purchase from this site will be donated to

The Children's Assessment Center - Houston, Texas

Research has shown when foster children have nothing but a trash bag to transport their belongings, the impact of this seemingly small indignity can be profound and can cause feelings of instability, powerlessness and worthlessness. This may have negative effects on their development, interpersonal relationships and even future success in life. Research has also shown that the SIMPLE act of supplying a child with a $20 suitcase sends the message that the child and his or her belongings have value in this world.  10% of each sale from this site will be donated to
The Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas.

This handmade brass heart brooch emerged because I wanted to create something tangible to remind us that the most important things in our lives are each other.  I wanted a simple but obvious (to me) design to shout out a strong, empowering message; REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE. We all deal with many unknowns in our lives. But dealing with these challenges as a child without the help and support of family is something no young person should have to experience.

 

Creating jewelry allows me to do something I love and donate some proceeds to charities that help others.   Creating jewelry has been my anchor in many storms and I will always be grateful and aware that it is a gift and one that makes me happy to do and share. 10% of each sale on this site will be donated to The Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas. 

 

The brass heart brooch is a physical reminder inspiring me to reach out and offer to help others.  It doesn't have to be huge, sometimes just smiling at a stranger will make that person feel good in that moment and that is what's important. To give someone hope to push on and fight through the trying experiences and challenges encountered in our daily lives matters. Having a tangible talisman can help remind us to keep our spirits positive, to find the strength to keep moving forward and keep hope, belief and  determinataion in the forefront of our minds and purpose.

because lifting other's spirits makes me happy...