Gift to Empower: Day 16 – Sun-kissed Waters

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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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Design #16 – Sun-kissed Waters

Yao’s inspiration for this piece…

A simple necklace that reminds of warmer weather and tropical seas where the ripples of the water are sun-kissed, and laced with an ever changing pattern of light.  Repressed howlite strung on 100% silk and interlaced with hematite and glitters of sterling silver beads with a sterling silver fresh water pearl clasp.

Length: 22”

Metals: sterling silver


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