These earrings are made of glass seed beads. The butterflies are sterling silver.
Jewels 4 Jewel (J4J) is a custom line of jewelry that I am making for a very important cause that is dear to my heart. Read on to the information below. If you have any questions or ideas to help us get Jewel home, please email me at KamamaCreations@gmail.com
The Design: I chose the colors for this set because they remind me of the sunrises and sunsets here in the Mojave Desert. Every morning and night, the sky turns into a watercolor masterpiece that reminds that God’s beauty is infinite. No matter how miserable, hot, and dry the day was, every night is ushered in with a view that almost seems as if God is constantly reminding us that He is there and watching, ushering in flawless beauty and infinite possibilities. Jewels journey is much the same. Right now, she is living a bleak, scary, uncertain life, but as soon as she can come home to her Forever Home and Forever Family, God will renew her life with that flawless beauty and infinite possibilities.
……… 75% of the purchase of every J4J Piece will be sent directly to the fund being pulled together for Jewel.………
What in the world is this all about?? Who is Jewel? Why should I care?
My dear friend, Penny Dayton, and her husband, Mark, are amazing parents who have adopted 4 beautiful children. (One was even an “honorary flower girl” – by her own appointment – in my wedding! Remember her, friends? Hee hee!) They thought that they were done adopting… that their family was complete. But, God has a different plan. Read the following for more information.
The following information comes from Jewel’s cause page on Facebook, which you can access here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jewels-Adoption-Extravaganza/435739645050
Also, check out their other sites at: http://www.daytonadoption.blogspot.com/ and http://www.justlovecoffee.com/DaytonAdoption .
*All information, links, and prayer requests are posted with the approval of the Dayton family!
~Bring Jewel Home~
**We're not using Jewel's real name, because it is imperative that we protect her privacy in this adoption process.
Who is she?
Jewel is a beautiful young special needs girl who lives in Russia in an orphanage. We were made aware of her, because one of our close friends adopted a boy, Alex, from the same orphanage. Alex has a rare disorder that disallows him the use of his arms or legs. He and Jewel were inseparable pals. She took care of him and many other children in the orphanage. Although she suffers from seizures, her bright demeanor and loving heart made her a light in the incredibly underfunded difficult living conditions at the orphanage.
She and Alex were inseparable...until, of course, he was adopted. As the adopting family told us, both Alex and Jewel cried bitterly when he left… both of them knowing that they would never see each other again. In all of the photos, there was a second girl whom we learned after some conversation is the same age and also has seizures. We've decided to attempt to get both girls out and not leave another friend behind.
What's the big deal?
See, boys in Russian orphanages are, when they reach fourteen years, put in the military. Girls are likely sold into black market prostitution. The handicapped are quietly disposed of by the government between 14 and 16. I needn't say what will happen to poor Jewel. Neither outcome is good.
We have a great agency that is moving the VERY expensive adoption process forward. Although we have partial funding, we need completion funding to bring Jewel home to her new family, to the U.S., and to be reunited for good with her friend, Alex. It's a small price to pay to save the life of a child directly. Many times, we give money to organizations where we're not sure how our funds are being used. In this case, you'll know that it's going directly to the adoption process of a precious 11 year old girl or two.