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Gift to Empower: Day 7 – Honeybee


This holiday season, artist Yvonne Yao, founder of YVIE, has chosen to create unique designs for “Gift to Empower”, 24 days of unique one-of-a-kind daily designs for a cause. From December 1 – 24, 50 percent of all proceeds from Gift To Empower will be donated to Humanity Unified International, a charitable organization dedicated to lifting vulnerable populations out of poverty through education, food security programs and economic opportunities. The proceeds will be invested into a women’s farming cooperative project in Rwanda that will provide health, rights and business education along with all the tools, training and inputs necessary for 100 smallholder farmers to rise above poverty.

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DAY 7 – Honeybee

Yao’s inspiration for this piece…

I have always been mystified by the art of beekeeping since I first encountered it on one of my road trips north through the rural countryside. Crafted from sterling silver and yellow jade – this delicious necklace and earring set reminds me a lot of droplets of sticky honey within a chain of hand hammered ovalettes.

Necklace Length:  28 ¾”

Earrings length:  1 ½”

Metal: sterling silver

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The Culture-ist