Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Jewelry designs that support ministry to HIV/AIDS orphans and widows in Africa.

My sweet new friend Rhonda is donating handmade jewelry to be sold for the benefit of daughter B's and my trip to Swaziland. Pictured are three of her designs.

Each one is uniquely made. All the earrings are surgical least Rhonda is pretty sure of this. She tries to buy only surgical steel but she threw the packaging away ages ago. On some of the pricier items, real semi-precious stones are used. If anyone wants to order a necklace to match the bracelet sets or if you have special requests for specific colors, jewel tones, etc. Rhonda will be glad to design something extra unique.

The top set is a maroonish-red set featuring a single strand bracelet and drop earrings. The set can be your's for $10.

The set below is comprised mainly of green, purple, and dark aqua colors. Because the bracelet is 2 stranded and more complicated to make, this set sells for $12.

This beautiful amber set is very warm and perfect for the autumn season with its amber stones and gold-toned metal accents. Due to the intricate work and the use of some real amber charms, this set sells for $30.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these items or ones that we will be making in the upcoming days, feel free to leave a comment, email me, or if you know me "in real life", give me a call. We'll work out the details on how to get the money to me and how I can get the jewelry to you. Remember, all the proceeds will go directly to pay for our trip to Swaziland.


Rhonda Jeanne said...

Look at you go, girl! My camera definitely needs a new pictures were just pitiful...these a great. You so totally rock!

Emily said...

Oh my, I am totally interested! I'd love to see more designs... greens, blues, browns.

Elysa said...

Well, Rhonda, your jewelry designs sure aren't pitiful!!!!

Thanks again for all you're doing. We've not made one red cent yet but I'm already encouraged just by their beauty & your enthusiasm!

And Emily, Rhonda is working on more designs and this Monday we're having a big jewelry creation day so hopefully will have a lot more to show off soon. Stay tuned! And thanks so much for your interest!!!! :)

Emily said...

wish I could come down and help!

love a good excuse to play/create some beauty :-)

Heather said...

These are just beautiful! I'll be keeping on eye here to see more and hopefully something in green since it is my favorite color! ;)

Melissa Markham said...

Congrats! I wanted to let you know that you won a copy of Mosaic! Send me your snail mail address (melissamarkham(at)takethemat(dot)com.) and I will get it in the mail to you!

Elysa said...

Thank you, Melissa. I was SO hoping I'd win this book. I really appreciate your giveaway and will be watching the post-lady's arrivals with anticipation. :)

Elysa said...

Just wanted to post an update...all of the pictured items are now sold but we've got lots more made and are still taking custom orders if anyone is interested in purchasing some GRACE WORKS jewelry. :)