This year, category 5 Hurricane Maria swept over our island leaving many homes and business damaged and the entire island without power. During this time, the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center was damaged, repeatedly looted and they were forced to close their doors and relocate. A move like this is not easy thing during the best of times, even more of a challenge in the wake of a major hurricane! Thanks to many amazing volunteers, the Animal Shelter has a new home – but they still have much rebuilding to do!
The Animal Jam logo was designed by local artist Laura Ballard and we have translated this into a jewelry design in sterling silver with a hammered texture for sparkle and shine! Available in latching “hook” bangle bracelets and a small and large size for pendants and earrings. Designed with a dog, cat and horse motif, this jewelry collection allows you to show your love for island animals while supporting a great cause! Help us rebuild the St. Croix Animal Welfare Center!
FantaSea Jewelry is donating ALL of the funds raised through the sale of these jewelry pieces, after processing fees. We are even donating our materials and labor costs to assure that we make the largest donation to the shelter possible!
Island life is absolutely incredible, and as someone living in the Caribbean now for nearly 3 decades, I can absolutely say that it is nothing like what you think, but if you “get it” it is a really beautiful way of life. It’s not all sunshine, beach days and coconuts, since most of us here work for a living, but sometimes, that’s exactly what it is.
I believe it is our mission and calling as artists to bring more beauty into the world. Art in all its forms, and in everything we do. Creativity isn’t limited to only the tangible, physical forms of art, it also runs through everything in our lives. How we interact with the world is an art form, and that is the best way any of us can bring beauty into the world on a daily basis.
Jewelry ties us to moments, to memories. Realizing that I created the first self love ring 5 years ago brings back all sorts of memories for me. I made the ring for myself after I had just ended a long relationship and wanted something to replace my engagement ring on my left ring finger. I wasn’t ready to open my heart again at that time, so this ring served as a promise ring to myself, a promise to take time to put myself first and focus on self love.