Now I'm being haunted by earrings. After last week's post on the topic of earrings - we got a suggestion from the folks at the Corsage Project that, as they ran out of earrings last year when outfitting the girls - that if at all possible, more earrings this year would be very much appreciated!
So, yesterday (Sunday) was one of our Corsage Project Play Days - (next one is Thursday, I think, but check first). So, we focused on earrings! After last week's pondering on the topic of earrings - fashion accessory vs statement - I figured I better go with "fashion accessory." Between us, we made 13 pairs! Plus a bracelet/earring set!
Other donated jewelry has started to arrive too! We're getting off to a good start.
In case you are unfamiliar with it, the Corsage Project is a charity that helps graduating girls with the cost of dresses, jewelry, etc. for their prom. They round up donations from corporate sponsors (like us!) to ensure that girls who've worked hard to graduate, actually get to go to the prom, instead of giving it a miss due to the cost, and the peer pressure. We collect donations of jewelry - and give you a big thank you for your donation in the form of an instore credit for a percent of the amount you spent at our store, that is included in the donated jewelry.
It's fun to sit and make jewelry with others - nattering and sharing stories. You should try it sometime!