Friday, July 20, 2012

As many of you know, my hometown of Duluth, MN and surrounding areas was hit by a disastrous flood June 19th-20th that caused hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to public and private property. It has been amazing to see people come together, volunteer, and try to get this city back into shape and I want to help out the best way I know how... with jewels of course! I will donate a piece of jewelry and raffle off tickets for a chance to win and donate all the proceeds to the Twin Ports Long Term Flood Recovery. "The Twin Ports Region Long Term Flood Relief Fund supports services addressing unmet needs of individuals and families affected by the flood and who reside in the Greater Duluth area (Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor), Two Harbors area, Carlton County, Superior/Douglas County or the Floodwood and Aitken areas."

I had a vote on facebook to decide which necklace to donate but only one vote separated them so I decided on winner's choice!  Buy your $5 raffle ticket (or ticketS) and your name will be entered into the drawing.  You can buy your tickets online at

If you win you can choose from handmade blackened sterling silver "Bare Branch" necklace with fine silver granulation, $298 value. Or handmade sterling silver "Diamond Leaf" necklace with .12ct champagne rose-cut diamond set in 18k yellow gold bezel on blackened sterling silver chain, $390 value.
Recovery and rebuilding will be a long process for homeowners and cities, let's help out and do it in style!
P.S. The Northland is still a beautiful place to visit for your summer or fall retreat, come on up! We're open for business and ready to entertain :)