Born Again Jewelry™
NEW AND UNIQUE JEWELRY CREATED FROM OLD, BROKEN AND DISCARDED JEWELRY HELPS FUND NEW AND OLD MINISTRY PROJECTS
Learn How We Work
- We accept donations of used, unwanted and broken pieces of jewelry from the public.
- We then dissemble the jewelry and use the elements and pieces.
- We re-purpose, to create necklaces, earrings, and bracelets,
- Each piece is entirely new and unique jewelry
- We sell to the public.
The work itself is a labor of love and guided by the Holy Spirit. We spend many hours of our time and have invested our own money in findings (those parts of jewelry that don’t recycle well such as clasps, wire and earring hooks and posts.)
The design of a particular piece of jewelry is a contemplative, meditative, and often a collaborative process. We often are “taken” by a certain element of jewelry or by the color or texture of beads of a donated piece. Sometimes that piece of jewelry sits for days, weeks, or months before we are stirred to then create something from it.
Some times we have the experience of just “knowing” what we are to create and it can come together in a matter of 30 minutes.
We started working together in each of our homes for the fellowship and communion of it. As our donations have come in, they outgrew our storage space at home.
Our church was able to find a part of a storage closet for us. Now we work in a church classroom, dipping into the donated items as we have need.
Where we sell our jewelry
at churches in the Silver Spring
occasionally at outside markets
Selling the jewelry is also touched by God as we tell our story of partnership with God in our work and fulfillment in
seeing the proceeds in action in our community and across the world. We also see the joy that others have in being able
to purchase something knowing that it is benefitting the environment and those who are in need.
Where the proceeds have gone so far
We have been blessed to have been able to sell many pieces of jewelry. In the past three (3) years a substantive amount of money has been donated to:
1. Action in Montgomery (a social justice organization in Montgomery County
2. EMEAN (Eastern Montgomery Emergency Assistance Network
3. A Guatemalan mission program
4. A local homeless shelter
Where the proceeds are going in 2014
1. Hungry Neighbors-church emergency food program
2. United Methodist Volunteers in Mission project
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2 lines of Jewelry
“affordably priced” and
“Heritage Collection” which are made from more valuable/antique elements.
We’d be so grateful if you or your church has used, unwanted, and/or broken pieces of jewelry that you’d like to donate to Born Again Jewelry™ (tax receipts provided), OR if you’d like us to show our jewelry at an upcoming event, please contact us through Colesville UMC ph: 301-384-1941; firstname.lastname@example.org. We love supporting missions!