This collection was created from love and support. Pauline, a grandmother reached out to me asking if I'd be open to designing a few pieces of jewelry with her and her grandson, Ricky, who identifies as gay.
Ricky was bullied at school. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon. He came home upset, and his grandmother wanted to support him by creating something with him in solidarity.
The three of us created these two necklaces that make up the "Acceptance" collection. A portion of the sales go to Ricky and Pauline. A percentage is also donated to Out Youth, a local, Austin-based non-profit supporting the LGBTQIA+ youth community.