Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University and has been creating Jewelry since 2002. Her newest line of jewelry, inspired by the cereal-box beads, began during a mission trip to Haiti. The purpose of the mission trip was to help young ladies aging out of the Hearts and Hands Children's home, explore options for earning a sustainable income.
During the trip, another mission group was observed creating beads and jewelry from cereal boxes.
An idea was seeded… buy strands of these beads, create and sell, in the US market, jewelry in current styles and trends, then give 10% of all sales back to these young Haitian girls as 'seed money' to help them establish a vocation.
Additionally, those at the HHH home would be taught how to produce the beads. Jennifer is now purchasing the finished beads from the Children's Home.
Since all jewelry is handmade and bead colors can not be duplicated, there is only one, unique version of each item available for purchase.
Similar styles can be made, but each piece is original based on bead color and component availability.