The seventh annual Be Jeweled upcycled jewelry sale extravaganza is set for Saturday, February 8, from 9am – 3pm, at the Newport Shilo Inns and Suites, 536 SW Elizabeth.
All proceeds from the sale benefit Food Share of Lincoln County, which is dedicated to eliminating hunger by creating access to food through a network of partner agencies such as food pantries, meal sites, backpack programs, senior outreach, and youth programs.
Priscilla O’Brien, a committee member for many years, explains, “Be Jeweled is a feast of fine, vintage, artisan, ethnic, and everyday jewelry that helps feed Lincoln County, and is a lot of fun as well!”
This year marks the first year of Be Jeweled’s Best. Pieces included in this special area reflect unique, artistic expression and the highest craftsmanship. It is not based on value or style, but is jewelry with qualities that separate it from the rest. Included are several wonderful pieces of Bakelite, featuring two Button bracelets, as well as pins and necklaces. Pricing on these pieces is very reasonable.
“It was a challenge to designate what should be a part of Be Jeweled’s Best, as the quality and variety of jewelry this year are so high,” states Emilia Lacy, event chairperson.
Several beautiful Native American beaded spirit bags highlight a lovely assortment of beaded items. There is an outstanding representation of vintage special occasion pieces included in the sale.
Cynthia Jacobi, artisan chair, is enthusiastic about the expanded collection of artisan jewelry, generously donated by mostly local artists. Last year was the first year for the artisan section, and the growth and interest in this area is exciting.
No matter what kind of jewelry you like, if you want it for yourself or for someone else, if you are a collector or just want to buy some beads, Be Jeweled has something for you.
For more information on the event or on Food Share, see: www.foodsharelincolncounty.org