We like to call them “give-back brands,” but there’s so much more to this new jewelry line that nicknames like that just don’t adequately describe how special it is.
It’s called Anchor Beads and they call Greenville, North Carolina home. They are a recent addition to the baubles here at Olive You and we are so honored to carry their line of bracelets and necklaces in our store.
The owner and designer, Amber, literally pours her heart into the jewelry, inspired by her daughter, Georgia(pictured above) who lost her battle with cancer just two short years ago. Their story, in Amber’s words:
In May 2014, my daughter, Georgia, was diagnosed with Leukemia. In the summer of 2015, she and I began making jewelry for fun. This led me to creating necklaces to sell as a hobby, while I donate a portion of the proceeds to childhood cancer research. When Georgia was hospitalized in the PICU before Thanksgiving and was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive secondary HLH Syndrome, my hobby became my therapy while she was on life support. I longed for her to wake up so she could see how the popularity of “Anchor Beads” had spread from friends, family, nurses, doctors and strangers! I knew this would be something she would love helping me do, as we were told she had an incredibly long road ahead being in the hospital. On December 10, 2015 Georgia entered the gates of Heaven and was forever healed. Her life on this Earth left quite an impression on many and brought them closer to our Heavenly Father.
One way I am honoring her life, is by creating this jewelry to help raise money for childhood cancer which affects so many. The name “Anchor Beads” was derived from our favorite verse we have clung to since the day of her Leukemia diagnosis. Hope Anchors the Soul… Hebrews 6:19. Georgia always said her favorite word was “Anchor.”
It’s clear that this jewelry line is “anchored” in something special and they intend to share that passion and love with a world that needs it. When you purchase a piece of Anchor Beads, 10% of the proceeds will be given to Childhood Cancer Research in memory of Georgia. We’re so blessed to be a venue for this benevolent company and their beautiful styles! Come see these and more at Olive You Boutique!