Hand Sculpted Power Pendant
This Nice design was created in wax on Juneteenth, 2020. Unless a local nonprofit is requested, 100% profits from this design benefit Tucson’s Juneteenth celebration. These donations to Juneteenth fund connections, community ties, shared heritage, racial justice and positive change.
The Power Pendant shown here was hand carved and cast in sterling silver with 14kt gold bars. I wore this pendant on strands of pearls for Kamala’s Inauguration Day. The pendant is available in sterling silver, bronze tones and even full 14-karat vermeil plated as well.
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Fundraisers, Discounts and Donations
This amulet was created to bring positive change. Do you belong to a local group celebrating Juneteenth, Black Lives Matter (BLM) or a racial justice cause? If so, you qualify to purchase at cost. Order a Nice Dozen (14) for gifts or your fundraisers and resell at any price. That way 100% of your fundraiser profits stay local and fully benefit your effort. Just email me at Jill@aNiceWorld.com.
Why donate 100% of profits?
I appreciate community, culture, heritage and am boggled by the contributions of African Americans / Black Americans to our global society and shared history. For all these reasons and more, I fell in love with Tucson’s Juneteenth. First, I attended, then I volunteered, then I managed an interactive area for kids. Because I felt such a connection, over many years I coordinated and awarded several youth scholarships to help kids thrive. Since then, I’ve eaten, laughed, danced, loved and learned my way through every Juneteenth in Tucson for over a decade.
Synchronicity! I knew I was meant to be at every Juneteenth when I attended in Cincinnati – serendipitously – on the “one year” (2019) I thought I’d have to miss it. That day I fell into the Cincinnati Juneteenth celebration which was taking place adjacent to a museum I was visiting en route to the airport. I parked my rental car, walked toward the museum, heard the music from the adjacent amphitheater area and saw the banner: JUNETEENTH. Wow, I was blown away. It seemed that destiny had brought me to Juneteenth after all.
In 2020 Juneteenth was cancelled, and to observe the holiday, I traded my typical celebration of food, dance, education, scholarship awards and reflections for day spent creating this pendant. In lieu of attending the event, I sculpted and carved, imagining all the good the design can do to raise the tide and support positive change. While carving, I visualized the pendants worn proudly by supporters, volunteers, youth and leveraged as fundraisers for local grassroots efforts for social change and BLM chapters across America. I’m proud to donate 100% of profits; that’s a drop in the bucket compared to my appreciation for Juneteenth and the people who make it happen.