05 January 2012

I make purty things too....acme1225

"Delphine" $45 acme1225

"Esme"$35 acme1225

Today I am merging two of my favorite obsessions....this blog and my line of jewelry.

I started acme1225 to satisfy my need for tough one-of-a-kind pieces that are also elegant. To achieve that goal I use black and gunmetal safety pins and pair them with faceted Czech glass, Tibetan silver, glass pearl and wooden beads to create conversation-inducing bracelets.

The origin of the safety pin bracelet can be traced to a group of craftspeople from South Africa named the Inkwenkwezi, who are known for taking items that others consider to be trash and creating things of beauty such as: jewelry, baskets and purses.

"Naomi" $55 acme1225

"Hayden" $55 acme1225

A portion of each sale is donated to the Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development (GECPD) - a program that provides educational opportunities for young girls and job training for women in Somalia - to help pay for hygiene products for girls so they don't have to miss school several days a month. You can read more about GECPD here at the website Jezebel.

"Olivia" $45 acme1225

"Antonia" $40 acme1225

I've teamed up with the fabulous maison21 (if you don't already follow his blog, please check it out) for a fabulous giveaway. Visit acme1225, select your favorite piece, then leave a comment here at The Dame's Got Moxie and let me know which is your favorite.

To double your chances of winning , follow the TDGM on Twitter; to qualify for a third entry, "like" The Dame on Facebook. Don't forget to email me with your comment and "bracelet giveaway" in the subject line, along with your Twitter and Facebook info, so I can make sure you get credit for your entry. Good luck!!!

"Greer" $55 acme1225

"Fallon" $65 acme1225


Nancie Mills Pipgras said...

Tough to select just one from this bevy of beauties, but I think that Greer gets my Best In Show vote. I can just see it on my arm when I wear my black cashmere cape. Hello drama! Best of luck in this new endeavor and I really appreciate the "give back" aspect of your business.

Cindie White-Weiss said...

Oh, I love them all but especially "Greer."

My email is dresdenisfree@yahoo.com and you can ask Christian about my complete adoration of him and his love for animals.

I have shared the giveaway on Facebook already too.

Good luck with your jewelry. It's fabulous!

-Cindie White-Weiss

Vickie H. said...

These look so fun and cool and I would adore any one of them. However, the Chantal REALLY grabbed my attention....I might have been a magpie in another life! I have a rather large 8" wrist so finding bracelets that actually fit me is a challenge. I am coming to you from Christian's blog!

Unknown said...

What an incredible opportunity! Love the story and reality behind this line of jewelery. Think my favourite is the Delphine followed closely by Esme.

AmyeToTheRescue! said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I love that part of the proceeds are donated. I like The Allegra