New handmade Autism Awareness jewelry collection launches in Mtl
Ray Of Light Mtl is the new autism awareness jewelry collection and cocreation of two longtime friends—Charlotte Marie Flannery, makeup artist and mother of two children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and jewelry designer Tracy Gartner. All items will be available for purchase through the Ray Of Light Etsy shop as of World Autism Awareness Day: April 2nd, 2018.
Designed with the key symbolic colours of blue and white, the collection to date includes three stackable charm bracelets, a delicate ydrop necklace, a sterling silver pendant, and a pair of crystal drop earrings. Newly launched for spring, Swarovski’s radiant Majestic Blue crystal beads are a focal point of the collection, complimented by clear Swarovski crystals, sterling silver beads, and featuring silver plated charms of the autism puzzle piece.
The handmade jewels were created to be affordable, versatile and eye-catching. Simple yet elegant, the pieces can be worn individually or layered for a more contemporary look.
Initial inspiration for the new line came from Charlotte’s two-year old daughter Ariana and her love of all things shimmery.“Every moment that she can find, she goes into my jewelry box to play with my jewels—the more sparkly the better!”, said Charlotte. Noticing a lack of quality jewelry designed to raise awareness, Charlotte asked Tracy to custom create a set featuring the specific autism colours of blue and white as well as the puzzle piece symbol. The idea quickly took flight and evolved into a full collection. Committed to giving back, the pair will donate 20 percent of each sale to ‘Trails of Summer’, a local non-profit day camp for children with special needs.
To make a purchase from the collection:
The jewelry pieces were designed and handmade in Montreal by designer Tracy Gartner. Known for the past decade as one of the leading jewelry designers in the wedding industry,Tracy custom creates jewelry and headpieces for the bride and the entire...