When I was in college, my family told me that my grandpa was beginning to forget a lot, was sometimes getting violent (something he never did) and eventually ended up in a senior care facility. We soon found out that it was dementia. It was really hard for the whole family to go through, so I've decided that with my new jewelry business, I'd like to help raise awareness, assist with the care of those with dementia and assist with funding for research.
I've created a new line of jewelry that I named "Faith & Hope". 50% of sales from any of the pieces in this line will be donated to the DementiaCare Foundation. Read about the foundation by following the link, then visit my Faith & Hope line and consider purchasing a piece to help out the cause.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I'm new to this, so please excuse me as I try to figure this out. I'll be using this blog to showcase my jewelry as well as share new findings and events that interest me.
I reside in Hilo, Hawaii, where I create all of my jewelry designs. I work a full-time job, am attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division to get my Bachelor's degree in Fashion & Retail Management and sell my jewelry through my own personal website and through my Etsy store. You can view my work at www.erintokuuke.com and erintokuuke.etsy.com. I'm rather busy as of now, but my goal is to be working with my jewelry full-time within five years. The photos at the top are some of my newest designs. I don't have any events to report right now, but please stay tuned as I plan on updating my blog constantly.