posted December 2nd, 2009 in Uncategorized
FRWA has a great holiday gift suggestion for you this year. Our own Board Member and Local Artist Deborah Leonard designed this piece inspired by the River. This jewelry is available exclusively at Bill Selig Jewelers located in Simsbury and Windsor, CT.
In Debrah’s own words on designing the piece for FRWA: The sunlight swirling in soft waves on the Farmington River was my inspiration for this jewelry design. As a board member of FRWA, I was asked to come up with a design that would represent us.
Water is what we are about, but this organization stands for far more than our watershed alone. We join forces with a concerned planet by conserving and protecting and being advocates for this basic commodity for all life. I wanted the design to be universal and beautiful. Hopefully, you will agree that Bill Selig’s pieces in precious metals have done this.
Bill Selig Jeweler’s, in Simsbury and Windsor, is selling my design in white gold, gold, sterling silver and gold plate over sterling silver. It can be purchased as pendants in large, medium, or small as well as earrings, lapel pins and money clips.
I donated my design to this project and Bill gives FRWA a donation for every piece he sells. The slip of paper with information accompanying each piece was designed by Group 4, Simsbury as a donation to FRWA.
You can help us protect this precious resource by purchasing a piece for the Holidays, a birthday, or anniversary. The Farmington River Watershed benefits from each sale. That means we can protect, educate and advocate for you.
“For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports.” Sandra Postel, Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity, 2003
Thank you to all who have or will purchase this jewelry.
– Sincerely Deborah Leonard