Today, I am so excited to share the story of Miriam Designs, and offer YOU a chance to win a gorgeous piece of your own!! Based in Nashville, this company is doing amazing things- all while creating gorgeous accessories.
So often, I find myself admiring product round ups, but feel like I'm missing something. I'm yearning for products and ideas with a little more substance while still offering amazing style and design. I was so thankful when I heard from Gracie Moakler, the owner of Miriam Designs. In May 2012, Gracie met a woman named Ronza at the grocery store. Ronza's story began with struggle (drug use, addiction), yet now is full of redemption and restoration. Gracie went home and created a necklace for Ronza with the word "HOPE" stamped onto it.
Over the next year, Gracie would meet other amazing women who came from similar situations as Ronza. Plagued by addiction, prostitution, or trafficking; searching for a channel of hope. Gracie began teaching these women to create jewelry- and thus Miriam Designs was born.
As these women are on the journey to recovery, Miriam Designs is giving them jobs and helping guide the way to a new life. It's a truly beautiful company, an inspiring concept, and the jewelry is absolutely gorgeous.
Here's my favorite:
Miriam-Designs, "Arizona." You may have seen this shared on Instagram here; I haven't taken it off since I got it!
I'm particularly drawn to the story of Miriam Designs. I don't often talk about it, but I studied Sociology in college. I was so interested in social issues like these, but never knew how I could help. It is refreshing and inspiring to see a young woman like Gracie using her skills to truly make a difference in the lives of others. I couldn't be more passionate about her mission and the wonderful things this company is doing.
In order to get the word out about Miriam Designs, Gracie and I have partnered up to offer YOU a piece of your own!!
To enter to win, follow the steps below:
FIRST ENTRY [mandatory to enter]:
2. Like Miriam Designs on Facebook.
3. Visit Miriam Designs and browse the products. Leave a comment and let me know which is your favorite item. This is the product you'll win!!
Follow Leopard & Lavender on Twitter.
Follow Miriam Designs on Twitter.
That's right, you can earn up to 3 total entries. In order for your entries to count, you must leave a comment for each one. Leave your email address in ONE of the comments so I can get ahold of you!!
TIP: Use this format [leopardandlavender at gmail dot com] when you leave your email address so that I can contact you!
Winner will be announced and contacted next Monday, July 15!