Beading for Charity! Donate to Our DIY Jewelry Drive

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So you love to spend your time beading, but you’re already up to your elbows in bracelets, and all your family and friends are drowning in the DIY jewelry you’ve gifted them over the years? Use your creativity for a good cause by beading for charity! During the months of February and March, 2013, AllFreeJewelryMaking will be collecting finished DIY jewelry creations from beaders like you who want to use their gift to give back. Help us to help others by donating your hand-crafted jewelry creations!


By contributing your finished pieces to our jewelry drive, you’ll be helping bring a bit of joy to the lives of women in need. We will be sending all the DIY jewelry we collect to The Women’s Shelter Jewelry Project, a program sponsored by the Seattle Metals Guild that has been donating to those who need it most for almost 15 years now. The Women’s Shelter Jewelry Project collects old jewelry that is not being worn and then sorts, cleans, and fixes the jewelry to make wearable new pieces for underprivileged women. They then distribute these upcycled pieces to various women’s shelters, such as the Catherine Booth House, a Salvation Army domestic violence shelter, where they are given to women in need. For these women, who often arrive to the shelters with nothing more than the clothes on their backs, the jewelry provides a much needed glimmer of hope.

As jewelry artists and crafters, we know how special a piece of jewelry can make a woman feel. Imagine the satisfaction of knowing your handmade piece was given to one of these less fortunate woman on her birthday, on Christmas, or to be worn to a crucial job interview. Your hand-crafted jewelry can make a difference in someone’s life!

The AllFreeJewelryMaking DIY jewelry drive will run from February 7, 2013, to March 28, 2013. Please send your donated pieces to the address below any time during those dates; be sure to provide your e-mail address along with your donation so that we can get in touch with you if you are our randomly selected winner. Also, please keep in mind we are looking for finished pieces of quality – something these women would be proud to wear.

Please ship your finished jewelry creations to:

Prime Publishing
Women’s Shelter Jewelry Project
3400 Dundee Rd. #220
Northbrook, IL 60062

But wait…

What You Can Win:

All those who donate a handmade piece to the jewelry drive will be entered for a chance to receive an ImpressArt Metal Stamping Kit! Gifted by ImpressArt, the Metal Stamping Kit includes everything you need to get started creating your own gorgeous metal stamped jewelry and other stamped craft creations.

Learn more about the ImpressArt Metal Stamping Kit here.

Important Rules/Guidelines:

  • Only participants located in the U.S. and/or Canada are eligible to win the prize. Participants from other countries may donate but will not be eligible to win the prize.
  • One entry per participant, not per donation. Donating multiple pieces does not secure multiple entries.
  • All eligible donations must be handmade. Store-bought donations will not earn an entry in the prize drawing.
  • Donations must be in by March 28, 2013, to be eligible for an entry in the prize drawing.

So start sending in those pieces! We can’t wait to see what you create!

Need some inspiration to get started? Try one of these jewelry projects (or check out any of the ideas on!


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  1. Denise Abernathy says

    I am so excited about donating to this worthy cause. I have a ton of things I’ve made over the last 5 years and I would love to send some of them to your project.
    Thanks for the time and energy you have donated to these women. I am sure they greatly appreciate your efforts and concern.

  2. Hattie Lever says

    I have been giving my handmade jewelry to charities for over 10 years. It is so good to know others do it also. I will be sending a piece.

  3. judy bee says

    I agree excellent idea. I crocheted squares and baby hats for charity for years, but this jewelry idea rocks. I plan to contribute as well. blessings, judyb

  4. Louise Saat says

    Great idea. My husband is on the road for weeks at a time; making jewelry gives him something to do in his hotel room. He tends toward the dramatic, so they’re not really my style. But others like them. I think I can contribute a couple.

  5. Jeanice Coliron says

    I taught myself how to crochet and make jewelry a few years ago to help me work through some depression. Since, I have donated both to cancer organizations in the past and would love to help out in any way I can. I love the fact that sometimes receiving a new hat or a nice piece of jewelry can brighten someone’s day. That’s why I love making the things I do.

  6. pam ocasio says

    I am very excited about this project, not so much for the opportunity to win a prize but for the opportunity to share and make others happy!

  7. says

    I’m getting my bracelets together now. I love to help people anyway I can. It makes me happy to know that some beautiful women out there is going to be wearing a bracelet I designed. How cool is that. This is a great idea. Fave Crafts and ALl Free Jewlery Making you guys deserve a big round of applause for making this happen. I’m letting all my friends and family know right now. The more the marrier. Alright, I’m going to get my package together right now. Yours truly,Sara Miller <3

  8. veronica grant says

    would love to help i know whate its like ive been one of them women several times god bless each and everyone of them anytime i can help just ask i do all crafts and as i said would love to help them

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