I’m officially naming a facet of J’Adorn that has been a priority from the beginning.
Meet J’Adorn Gives – an initiative straight from my heart!
When I founded J’Adorn Designs to sell my handcrafted jewelry back in 2012, I knew that I’d have to reinvest every penny I made back into the business to keep growing. But I also knew that I wanted my company to be a force for good in the world.
I wanted to make philanthropy part of my business model as soon as it was financially feasible.
I had my first chance to give back through J’Adorn Designs in 2014.
My hair stylist invited me to donate jewelry to her salon’s annual fundraiser for suicide awareness and prevention. This was especially close to my heart, as I had recently lost a childhood friend to suicide. So, I knew I needed to jump at this chance to make a difference.
I made this custom jewelry set especially for the fundraiser. Then I designed the display and brought it to the salon for the silent auction.
It made me so happy to finally be able to give with J’Adorn Designs!
Since that first silent auction, J’Adorn Designs has donated jewelry or gift certificates to lots of other local, national, and international causes.
Some of the causes J’Adorn Designs has given to include:
Bid on a pair of my handcrafted earrings and other works of art to support a great cause this weekend!
I’m so excited to share about my contribution to the Art and Handmade Auction for Myasthenia Gravis. The benefit auction is live now and it runs through the weekend!
I’m part of a group of artists and makers from across the country who have contributed original works to an annual benefit auction to raise funds and awareness for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. The auction’s organizer, Kait Masters, is one of the amazing friends I’ve made through my role as a Tuesdays Together leader in The Rising Tide Society. She is a fellow artist who lives with MG, a chronic neuromuscular disease that requires constant treatment and management. You may recognize the disease as the one that Lucious Lyon has on Empire. I’m proud to have an opportunity to use my handcrafted jewelry to help people like Kait work toward a more full and healthy life.
I contributed a pair of gold & turquoise handcrafted earrings to the MG fundraiser. In addition, there are many other works of original art & craft up for bid at this benefit auction.
To help peak your interest, here’s a look at some of my favorite items you can bid on at this weekend’s auction:
As you may have seen on our social media pages, an important part of our local community was recently devastated by flash floods as a result of torrential rain and thunderstorms. Historic Ellicott City is a place where J’Adorn Designs has had gallery shows, photo shoots, meetings with clients, and countless personal experiences. Seeing it literally swept away in a matter of hours left us dumbfounded and heartbroken. The city is strong, though, and it has already begun to band together to begin the long process of recovery.
We are pleased to announce that this weekend we will be participating in a festival hosted by Gogo Guru, the Main Street yoga studio where our owner Alison Jefferies practices. We’ll be selling jewelry from our collection with 50% of proceeds to be donated to the Ellicott City recovery efforts. The festival will take place at Rockburn Park in Elkridge from 9:00-1:00pm this Sunday, August 15th, and will offer yoga classes, live music, food, a silent auction, a kids’ tent, massage chairs, and other local vendors, including J’Adorn Designs. Full details are available here.
If you can’t make it to the event, you can still purchase jewelry from our online shop all weekend long and 50% of proceeds will be donated to the cause. Whatever your availability this weekend, please join us in supporting this vibrant local community that has given us so much!
This post is going to be short and sweet because I want to get the ball rolling as soon as possible. This afternoon I learned that friends of ours lost their first child at 38 weeks, completely unexpectedly. On top of their heartbreak, they also now have to cover the costs of a funeral that they never planned to have.
This weekend, all proceeds from sales in my shop are going to benefit the Dehnel family. Spread the word, and let’s all lift this sweet family up in our prayers. Get your shop on here.