Teen Jewelry Makers Show Me Some Love


This is a special day for me, yet it shouldn’t be all about me. If you haven’t heard about the Jewelry Love program, let me tell you, you’ll want to know more. A few months ago I was introduced to Julie Farber who started a program from the Metal Shop at Pittsburgh’s Allderdice High School. The idea was to teach students to make jewelry and do something amazing with it. It turned into a massive success, touching hundreds of local people who are fighting, defeating, or dealing with cancer and other ailments.

Farber is now retired, but you can still see the passion she has for doing something special with these kids.

Oh my gosh, I’m honored to have these fabulous folks making something for me. Check out the picture below… one of the girls said “twins”. It’s two Griffins. I love it!.

I got the chance to follow up with Meredith Mehta and her partner in the project, Andrea Holber. Both of these young women are so talented and so proud of the work they’re doing. Their greater joy though, comes from the impact their jewelry has on the recipients.

So when is the big reveal? All of the Jewelry Love recpients will be presented with their special creations, designed just for them, at a special ceremony in May.


To nominate someone to be a recipient of the Jewelry Love program, you can contact them through their Facebook page:


Jewelry Love



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