It's been a little crazy over here and I haven't been posting so let's catch up! I finally finished the June Charity Set and got it up on the website a wee bit late...the perfectionist in me had to have EXACTLY the parts I wanted so I was at the mercy of the post office...lol.
This month was exciting for me because, for the first time, someone took me up on my standing invitation to suggest a charitable cause!! My friend, Nicole from Candles 4 Cures who lives in Louisiana told me how much people down there are STILL suffering and asked if I would do something for the Katrina victims because they do still need help. Excellent idea! Since she lives down there and knows what charity helps their communities the most, I also asked her to choose the charity that the donation would go to. She selected The Brees Dream Foundation... Drew Brees's charity.
I remember the celebration, cheering, happiness and, most of all, the feelings of hope and inspiration that seemed to flow through New Orleans after the Saints won the Super Bowl. I'm a Patriots fan as you all know, but I've never been happier about another team winning than I was that day. And I truly feel that win imparted a sense of strength and revived the spirit of those who were so horribly affected by Katrina.
My goal when designing this jewelry was to try to capture that and materialize it. So of course the jewelry had to be in the black and gold of the Saints' Who Dat Nation... Here's to you New Orleans... we have not forgotten you!!
You can read more about the jewelry set on it's web page... http://www.designs-by-debi.com/jewelry-for-charity-piece-june-2011.html. Enjoy!!
Many thanks to Nicole for the suggestion! And the invitation is still open... I do a charity Piece every month :)