OK, girls, who doesn’t like jewels. I think so many of us spend years on expanding our jewelry collections – it is something we are proud of and enjoy collecting.
However, do you have any pieces that really make you feel good and why is that? Is it the price? The sentimental value? Or something else that your piece represents? My latest addition to the collection is by the Jewels for Hope and it has the most gorgeous pieces worn by many celebrities and it has a huge purpose.
Jewels For Hope was founded by Sandy D’Andrea in 2009 after acting for nearly a decade as caregiver to her mother, who was afflicted with Parkinson’s disease and dementia. As a free-spirited wife & mother of 3 girls and two black labs, Sandy found her calling — creating one-of-a-kind jewelry with a purpose – to give back.
Her eldest daughter, Stevie Lynn, joined the company in 2010, learning the art of jewelry design from her mother. Graduating from The Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Advertising & Marketing Communications, Stevie also handles the promotional efforts for Jewels For Hope, tutoring Sandy on the ins and outs of Social Media Marketing. The perfect team!
Jewels For Hope was created to give back. Ten (10%) percent of the net profits from every sale of the unique handmade jewelry created by Sandy & Stevie is donated to charity.
A business founded and run by women based in the US that gives back – it sounds like a great business that benefits so many. The handcrafted jewelry created by Sandy and Stevie D’Andrea at their home-based business makes its way all over the country including Hollywood.
I have to admit this something always wanted to have. Maybe it’s the girl-scout in me or maybe it is the overprotecting “What If”, but I always thought that the paracord survival bracelet is an awesome bracelet to have.
Parachute cord (also paracord or 550 cord) is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope originally used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during World War II. Once in the field, paratroopers found this cord useful for many other tasks. It is now used as a general purpose utility cord by both military personnel and civilians. This versatile cord was even used by astronauts during STS-82, the eighty-second Space Shuttle mission, to repair the Hubble Space Telescope. (Source wikipedia.org)
Technically by wearing a bracelet like this, you are walking around with a several feet of parachute cord on your wrist. Fashion versions of these bracelets vary in colors and some of the models I saw on the website also have whistles and can glow in dark.
Perfect in emergency situations, it also looks great with just about anything. So in a case you need to tie a tent, leash a dog or create an emergency cloth line, you will be ready, but in a meanwhile you have a fashion statement on your wrist!
Would this be a great present for a woman, man or a child? The answer is all of the above. The variety of colors will help you find a good fit for anyone you know.
What makes a paracord bracelet so useful? You tell me!