a passion.a platform. a purpose.

 

this month marks a big anniversary for me. january of 2012 the lord placed a new passion, a new platform in my heart. i became a Noonday ambassador. i share about the very beginning here.

being an ambassador simply means to represent another.

 another?

~ a beautiful young mother struggling in rwanda to support her family after her husband was brutally beaten by rebels in the congo.

~HIV+ men and women in ethiopia who now have a hope and a future because they are able to be treated for their illness.

~artists in india are truly being helped out of poverty and will not become a bonded laborers. Artisans are paid a livable wage and have safe working conditions, access to healthcare and childcare, and on-going training and education.

~Coral and Bukenya in uganda who because of their consistent income made possible by YOUR purchases, a dream they once thought impossible came true: on December 15 they were officially married.

 

while i love the opportunity to share with you the various companies and organizations that my friends have begun. while i love to share where i recently purchased my favorite new shoes or what the link is to my favorite beauty product i’ve failed to shared about my own passion, Noonday Collection,  in quite a while.

so i’d love to share some great gift ideas with you, especially for valentines day!

all orders placed by February 7th are guaranteed for valentines!

in the above images madison is wearing the minted necklace ( as a bracelet), the embira seed bracelet, the d’orsay bangle and the tagua seed bracelet in seagreen.

a huge favorite of mine & one that directly supports coral & bukenya mentioned above is the very popular kampala with love necklace.also shown here are the gypsy stack bracelets & pelotas bracelets…great, inexpensive gift ideas!if i had to pick an absolute favorite piece from the collection it would be the cascading falls necklace. a little more of an investment piece but quite a statement necklace. Cascades of acai and pambil seeds drape around and around to create this 36″ statement necklace. This piece is handcrafted of sustainable seeds by artisans in Ecuador. It takes 3 months for the seed to become a bead. The artisans have been able to rise out of poverty and now employ other community members with the same vision for them

just for fun i wanted to add a picture of carissa , also known as browneyedfox, wearing the kampala with love necklace!

ps, if you’d like to follow me on instagram you may do so here.

so for those of you who might be new to my blog, thanks for allowing me to share something very close to my heart. while i may never meet these artisans in person (even though it’s a desire in my heart) i can make a difference in their lives as i shop with purpose.  i can be a voice for those without a voice. i can support and help one of these artisans as a pathway out of poverty is being made….and so can YOU!!

if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
    and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
    and your night will become like the noonday.

isaiah 58.10

February 1, 2013 - 11:51 am

carissa fox - paige…

and what a platform it is.
you’re a voice & a big blessing to so many.

i know when i wear a noonday piece it brings me great joy.
i fEEl great in it… 🙂
aNd
i feel good knowing it is touching someone’s life in a special way.

i took a peek a bit ago… goodness… sO pretty!
and a few new things too! 🙂

love + hugs to you!

February 1, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Lisa - So good to see the beautiful people of Ecuador getting a chance to better their way of life! My parents are both from there and I had the wonderful opportunity to visit there twice. Thanks for reminding us that by ordering a simple piece of jewlery is making such an impact on someones life! have a great day Paige!!!

February 1, 2013 - 11:56 pm

tiffini - I can’t believe it has been a year!
beautiful creations…..xo

February 3, 2013 - 2:38 pm

patty - love that you are providing a voice for others. and the jewelery is pretty rockin’. 🙂
we just got back from costa rica and brought bracelets made of native woods and seeds, in the same fashion, as souvenirs.

ps: your daughters, and your photography, as beautiful.

February 5, 2013 - 7:08 pm

Julie Ann - Hi Paige. Beautiful pics, like always…..I loved my jewelry from Noonday…..happy anniversary…..they are blessed to have you on their team, lovely one. 🙂