WEASEL & FITZ
2878 ST HWY 14, Madrid, NM 87010 505-474-4893
Ann-Made Jewelry by Ann Skydell Harmon
The vision and passion behind Ann-Made's line of jewelry is Ann Skydell Harmon, a former special education art teacher. She set out to design a unique and chic product to promote recycling, as well as to show that a business can "do good" for society and the planet in all aspects of its operation. Ann-Made jewelry is Ann's unique creation made from recycled soda can tabs to remind us that a little creativity can put many discarded materials to new use. The bracelets were the first item in the line and were originally conceived as a project for her alternative school art students. The popularity of the bracelets were immediately apparent as Ann, her daughters, and fellow teachers received numerous enthusiastic comments each time they wore theirs. Earrings and Pendants have now joined the bracelets in this unique line of jewelry. Each piece is made with great care and attention to detail. We want what you wear to be very special! The tabs Ann uses for the jewelry are purchased from local non-profit groups that collect the aluminum tabs to support the charitable work that they do. These organizations raise a significant amount of money by selling the tabs they have collected to an aluminum recycler. Ann-Made helps these groups additionally, by paying more for the tabs than the organizations typically receive from the recycler. Once we get the tabs back to the studio, they are washed, sorted and polished. Only about a quarter of the tabs we purchase are beautiful enough for our jewelry. The remaining tabs are re-donated back to the organizations so that they can sell these tabs, as well, to the recycler. All of our jewelry is handcrafted by Ann along with very talented and dedicated assistants. We just wouldn't be what we are without the wonderful people who work with us. Each of the women who help make the jewelry have the advantage of working in their homes. There are so many benefits to this arrangement including being great for the environment. And very importantly, Ann-Made, LLC donates to a number of environmental and social causes. It's our way of doing our part to help keep our planet beautiful and healthy. In just a short time, it has become apparent that Ann-Made jewelry is unique and not only serves as wonderful conversation pieces but also stylishly shows how much you care about recycling and improving the planet". Weasel & Fitz is super-glad to have Ann-Made Jewelry back in the gallery! Please note that these photos represent just a small amount of the collection!
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