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Jewelry for Animals Fundraiser

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Jewelry for Animals Fundraiser

Elena Adams is a jewelry designer who is selling a custom made necklace specifically to raise money for the Best Friends Animal Society. The necklace is, “Smokey quartz and iolite pair with sterling silver chain.” Until August 31st, she will donate all proceeds  from the sales to the animal protection organization. Each necklace sold generates 20 dollars for the Best Friends Society, says her website. Below is an interview with Elena about her jewelry designs, and green jewelry.

What caused you to want to do an animal fundraiser?

I try to work on one major charity effort each year, and I like to use the visibility I have to help promote organizations that speak to me. This year I chose the Best Friends Animal Society. Animals have always been a very important part of my life – I’ve always had pets, and my parents taught me that having great respect for all animals would ultimately make me a kinder and better person. I specifically chose Best Friends because of their commitment to helping even the most hopeless cases, treating and finding homes for animals that anyone else would see as beyond rescue.

Do you think it could be a regular thing?

In the past I’ve focused on auctioning single, high-end pieces of jewelry. With consumers still reeling after the economic decline they are less able to contribute in large ways. I suspected that more people would be open to giving in smaller ways, and if this is a success, I’ll definitely be using this method in the future. If there is great demand for this kind of giving opportunity, I will even consider keeping a single, benefit item on my website in a more permanent way.

What kind of materials do you use in your designs typically?

I love working with sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones, and my favorite stones are garnet, iolite and sapphire. I specialize in chain maille: rings linked together into woven chains, and I like to find delicate ways to express this classic technique.

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12:49PM PST on Feb 28, 2014

the necklace looks very finely made

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10:17AM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

hope it went well.

5:13PM PST on Jan 25, 2011

thanks for posting this story.

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10:38AM PST on Dec 24, 2010

Please visit this link and consider signing my petition to help save the lives of countless shelter animals. They appreciate even if you just take a look.

2:46AM PDT on Oct 6, 2010

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1:24PM PDT on Oct 2, 2010

I wish I had some sort of skill/talent that I could use to generate income for deserving charity organizations.

7:58AM PDT on Sep 1, 2010

I loved the neclace. Wish I had one.

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