Thursday, January 12, 2012

My New Jewelry Additions and a Wonderful Charity!

Hey y'all! Hope everyone is having a great week!

I was looking through my jewelry box yesterday, and realized how many new pieces of jewelry I've added to it over the past month!  As many of you know, earrings are my favorite accessory, so here's all the new pairs I've acquired lately!

From Top Left:
1. Antique Me- Mary & Dyer
2. Triple Monograms- Swell Caroline
3. Two-tone Silver/Gold with Black center- ?
4. Gold Knots- ?
5. Elephants- Masquerade
6. Pearl Studs- Masquerade
7. Starfish- Masquerade
8. Colorful Danglers- Apparent Project

I love all my earrings, but the Apparent Project earrings really stand out. A lady my mom works with is a rep. for AP, so she got me these for Christmas.
The Apparent Projects mission is to keep families together. In Haiti, poverty rates are really high, so because of this, some families (mothers and fathers) are having to surrender their children to local orphanages. The Apparent Project was started to give these parents the chance to make money, and keep their family together.

How do they make that money? They make beads, and other crafts, to create jewelry (like my earrings)! The cool thing about these beads, are that they are made out of paper, such as propaganda papers. They roll the paper into beads, coat them in some kind of sealer and string them into necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. Then, the Apparent Project, buys these crafts from the artisan and then sells them to people like you and me!

If you would like to find out more about The Apparent Project, please visit their website. Their handmade crafts would make a perfect gift for many occasions!

Have any of y'all heard of the Apparent Project? What's your favorite pair of earrings you own?

xo Julia
I wasn't paid or compensated in any way for writing this. I think this is a wonderful mission, and couldn't help but share it with all of you!


  1. I love your new earrings, especially the starfish ones! The Apparent Project sounds like a great mission. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love all your earrings! I have gold knot earrings and I wear those things out! I love the elephant ones!

  3. dang girl! You have so many! love the monogram earrings! precious!

  4. You have SO many cute earrings! I really need to work on my earring collection...I pretty much exclusively wear my pearls, but I know that would quickly change if I had some of those cute options to choose from everyday! Thinking about getting some of those monogrammed ones :)

    Also, the Apparent Project sounds like a great organization! Definitely going to check out the link!