Jewelry is like the perfect spice - It always compliments what's already there. - Diane Von Furstenberg
When it comes to jewelry, what woman would say no? They are the perfect accessories for any outfits and can be great statement pieces. That's why I was pleased when Lucy and Jo kindly gifted me one pair of their Hammered Tear Drop Earrings which is sold exclusively at Bead & Reel. They offer a wide range of Jewelries, accessories & home goods handmade in L.A. and ethically sourced in East Africa.
Every piece of jewelry tells a story; every story has a beginning. Lucy & Jo was founded by a dynamic mother and daughter duo, Joann Schilling and Amy Bond. Amy's love for the mountain Gorillas is actually at the heart of the brand which they donate 5% of every sale to the non-profit Gorilla Doctors and it's also connected to the artisans they work with across Uganda and Kenya. Out of a shared love of jewelry, design, nature and making stuff, their philosophy is simple – go exploring, discover beauty, make friends, elevate others and the rest will take care of itself.
Click here to read my interview with Lucy and Jo's founders.
The Hammered Tear Drop Earrings
The materials used for Lucy and Jo's jewelries are made largely of silver, gold fill and brass. The beads they use are a combination of new, recycled and vintage metals made in the U.S. These handmade Hammered Tear Drop Earrings are ethically and sustainably made, beautifully designed, light in weight, medium size, good quality and will have you looking fashion forward for any occasions. A perfect pair for the perfect look! They are wearable in every seasonal trends which as a conscious consumer is always a plus and very important. The earrings were carefully packaged inside of a beautiful drawstring bag sewn by women in Uganda to create beautiful lifestyle accessories for you and thriving livelihoods for them.
Photo Credit: www.blogwithlips.com (drawstring bag + Hammered Tear Drop Earrings)
Photo Credit: www.blogwithlips.com
Exclusive style to Bead & Reel
Earrings wire added in LA
Gold fill wire is made in the USA and is nickel free
Made in Kenya:
Made from: hammered brass with gold fill finding
The Hammered Tear Drop Earrings are handmade from start to finish and can be worn for a casual get-together or for a fancy date night in town. Lucy and Jo are creating beautiful thoughtful and modern ethically sourced jewelry pieces. The attention and details that each artisans are putting into their craft manifest the hard work of all the masterpieces they've created. These designs are more than just jewelries, they are a conscious investment that will last for years and every pieces sold contributes to helping many communities.
Meet the artisans: The Wandera Brothers - Kenya
They first met these three incredibly talented brothers in May of 2016 while searching for jewelry makers around Nairobi. As it turns out, Duncan, Wilburforce and Bernard work in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa. Residents are often living on $1.00 or less per day and many have no formal education. That's why Lucy and Jo are thrilled to be partnering with the Wandera brothers to bring their creations to the U.S.
Photo Credit: www.lucyandjo.com (The Wandera Brothers)
Carrying for your Lucy & Jo jewelries:
To maintain a high shine, they recommend a gentle cleaning with a polishing cloth. For brass, it is also suggested to use lemon juice & water as it can work wonders. Clean the jewelry using a q-tip and pat dry. Lucy and Jo also maintains that for pieces that are oxidized as part of the original design, polishing is not needed.
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To see more exceptional pieces go on Lucy and Jo's website: www.lucyandjo.com and to get the Hammered Tear Drop Earrings (as shown in pics) go to Bead and Reel website: www.beadandreel.com
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