Tauji Van Lenten is a local jewelry artist from right here in Bakersfield, California. Each stone in her collections of necklaces and earrings is hand-picked and hand-set in 14k gold fill. All of her pieces are assembled by hand and are genuine precious and semi-precious stones. Her designs shine a spotlight on the subtle beauty in the nature that surrounds us and the care she takes in selecting each and every stone is evident in the quality of her artwork.
Showcase your most prized possessions in an unexpected glass art charm box. Each decorative charm box is handmade using colorful stained glass or elegant clear glass and features a small dangling charm. Choose from an array of charms with words such as mother, friends, love, daughter, sisters, dream, strength, and granddaughter to unique shapes such as a music note, cross, flower, or heart. And because these personalized charms are housed on a piece of fine home décor, they are the perfect gift for someone special.
Chavez for Charity is a line of fashion accessories created for the purpose of raising money and awareness for some of today’s most important and necessary charitable initiatives. For each item sold, CfC donates 25% of the gross profit to 10 outstanding non-profit organizations:
- Stomp Out Bullying
- Pencils of Promise
- Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
- Best Friends Animal Society
- Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation for Breast Cancer
- Gift for Life
- Matthew Shepard Foundation
- Whole Planet Foundation
When Julie Marie Chavez and Joe Cerbo co-founded Chavez for Charity in 2013, the entrepreneurial duo shared an ambitious vision. They dreamed of starting a business that would allow them to contribute in a significant way to some of the most important humanitarian issues facing our world today. Chavez for Charity was launched with a colorful collection of high quality stone and glass beaded bracelets that would serve as the cornerstone of their trademark concept, ‘Colors for Causes.’
EACH OF THE TEN COLORS IN THE COLLECTION REPRESENTED A DISTINCT CAUSE THAT WAS MEANINGFUL TO THEM AND WITH EVERY SALE, THEIR COMPANY WOULD DONATE AN IMPACTFUL 25% OF PROFITS TO A CORRESPONDING CHARITY.
Now, just over three years later, Chavez for Charity and its signature colorful bracelets are gracing the wrists of women, men and children everywhere. During this short time, not only have Julie and Joe built a highly admired collection of bracelets, necklaces and earrings from the ground up, but they have also inspired people and communities to join them in helping to raise awareness and funds for critical causes worldwide.
Crafted in love and prayer, our wearable blessings empower women through meaningful work. My Saint My Hero was founded on the belief that God is real, prayer works, and love heals. Our pieces are wearable blessings that remind us that we are loved. My Saint My Hero aims to be more than a company, but a community inspired by God to help transform lives and make the world a better place. Crafted in Love and Prayer, these wearable blessings empower women through meaningful work. Their prayer is that these pieces help awaken souls to live in the presence of God and know:
I AM TRUE, I AM GOOD, I AM BEAUTIFUL.... I AM BLESSED.
Celebrate a special time, both past and present, with this fine collection of sterling silver inspired by historic wrought iron gates throughout the South. Also featuring freshwater pearl, Southern Gates jewelry is exquisite and finely detailed. While most designs take inspiration from gates found in Charleston, South Carolina, some are exact replicas. Just like the traditonal, ornamental designs from the 18th and 19th century gates, these pendants, rings, earrings, and bracelets are both iconic and timeless.