Jewelry To End SMAFebruary 24, 2011 by Victoria Strong Uber talented Barb Zahn has done it again. Writer and Artist - check. Etsy shop owner - check. Amazing mom who shaved her head and turned it into a $13,000 spinal muscular atrophy research fundraiser - check. And now, thanks to the super talented Kim Jakum of Metalmorphis, add jewelry designer to the list!!! Yes, Barb has teamed up with fellow Etsian, Kim Jakum, to create an SMA necklace and key chain that will benefit SMA research. And, Kim was so moved by the SMA cause that she is donating a percentage of all her other unique and customizable jewelry as well.
Kim recently won third place in a metalcrafting contest for one of her beautiful, creative, exclusive designs. The amazing jewelry in her shop is not only made of the highest quality materials, it's made with a superior knowledge of the craft. I'm a huge fan of personalized items, and she has those in abundance. Would you like to have some of your child's artwork immortalized in a necklace? She can do that. How about your baby's footprints? Yup, that too. Perhaps you'd like your kiddo's fingerprint around your neck? Kim is successful at transforming bits of your life into wearable art. Obviously I'm biased, but my favorite is the "Lucy's Fight to Cure SMA" necklace (with the wearable artwork a close second - seriously, how cool is that idea!) I wanted something that would present the true essence of a person with SMA - the big heart, the bright mind, the fight they possess.
Kim's work is really incredible. Talk about the perfect gift -- a child's artwork or fingerprint or footprint on a necklace or a pair of cuff links or a key chain or a charm bracelet (mothers, fathers, grandparents!!!) and 5% of each sale goes to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (be sure to leave a comment when checking out that you are supporting GSF). And the inspiring Lucy's Fight To Cure SMA necklace can, of course, be customized with with your choice of birthstone in the heart, and a name and birthdate inscription available on the back. And each SMA necklace sold, $15 is donated to GSF for cure-based research - can't get much better than that! So head on over to Metalmorphis to check out this awesome jewelry to cure!
Thank you so much Barb and Kim for your generosity and creativity to help End SMA!!!