Gift to Empower: Day 19 – Arrows


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.


Day 19 – Arrows

Yao’s inspiration for the piece…

Today, I sat down at my table and decided to revisit a previously uncompleted design–take it for a stroll.  These earrings are what sprang from the exploration.  No specific story behind these, except that the previous design left me with triangular wired frames that somehow seemed to desire a splash of drama.  So drama and glitz was where it took me.

Dimension:  3 5/8” (h) x 1 3/8” (w)

Metals: 14kt gold-filled


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