The "Beauty Is Inside" Glass Pendant Collection
Jewelry may help accentuate our outer beauty, but it's the inside that really matters. That's why I created the Beauty Is Inside Glass Pendant Collection. This line is a bit of a departure from my wine-inspired pieces, because I designed it to support a passion project that I've been involved with for several years. I'm donating 20% of net profits from this collection to organizations that help improve the lives of women and girls. Each purchase not only gives back to charity, but it also supports my efforts in helping women find the beauty and strength within.
Why this Collection?
A bit of background: Prior to starting my jewelry business, I earned a master's degree in interdisciplinary studies - psychology / sociology. I've always felt strongly about fairness, and my studies made me critique how women and other minorities are treated in society and the impact it has on our well-being. Long story short ... we still have a lot of work to do, a fact that's been highlighted by the Women's Marches and the #MeToo and #Time'sUp movements.
I believe I have a responsibility to do my part to make the world a more equitable place for us all. And so I founded Beauty Is Inside, a website and popular Facebook community that now has nearly 200,000 followers! For the past several years, this has been my passion project, and I've been dedicated to encouraging women to question society and believe in ourselves. I am also working on a non-fiction book on the same topic.
I've received hundreds of messages from readers in places as far away as Sudan, Serbia, India, and Bosnia and Herzegovina about how my work has empowered and inspired them. They've poured their hearts out to me and many of their stories have brought me to tears. To say it's been humbling is an understatement. Here are just two examples:
"Beauty is Inside, thank you for always making me feel loved and accepted no matter what 'mistakes' I have made. I am stronger than I remember sometimes, thank you for being that reminder."
“I absolutely love your page. It is an inspiration, it is thought provoking and in a lot of ways it is very healing. I, like many, have been through a lot and nearly every day (sometimes multiple times a day) you post something that helps me feel less isolated and confused about what is happening in the world around me. I feel empowered and am reminded that I am capable of making the changes necessary to stop being a hostage. I need you to know that what you are doing matters greatly. Thank you.”
Watch the Video
In the meantime, pour yourself a glass of wine, watch this short video about the inspiration for these jewelry pieces, and browse the Beauty Is Inside Glass Pendant Collection below. In the descriptions for each pendant, you'll find related quotes by awesome women. Hopefully the messages from my readers and the messages in these pendants will inspire you.