Tuesday, June 15, 2010
If you're heartbroken about the oil spill in the Gulf, Mignon Faget has offered up a stylish way to help, a new collection called, “In Mourning.” It features tie tacks of local wildlife that have been endangered by the spill on black ribbons, charm bracelets and pendants. The pins available include pelicans, redfish, speckled trout and oysters. Some of the pieces have been oxidized to represent the oil stains, like the chain link bracelet, above.
“It is a heartbreaking statement to make with jewelry originally designed to celebrate the abundant gifts of our coast,” says Faget, “but the reality is that we need to make people aware of this disaster and the long-term effects on this region. We all need to do what we can.”
The Gulf Coast collection benefits the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. It's available at Mignon Faget stores and online.