Each necklace is lovingly handmade by women in the U.S.A. working to create a new future for themselves. Featuring two lead-free pewter pendants hanging from a delicate ball chain with a raised Bean Project bean logo on the back and a colored bead that accents each piece. Tell someone you know that they inspire you by giving them this necklace.
Working in conjunction with female jewelry designers, the Program Participants of Women's Bean Project learn the basic skills of jewelry-making to create beautiful, limited edition pieces. Building a new business gives Women's Bean Project the opportunity to change more lives by employing more women and teaching them the job readiness and life skills need to move toward self-sufficiency.
- Pewter & glass
- Pendant: 0.75" (2 cm)
- 24" L chain (61 cm)
- Handmade in the U.S.A.
In 1989, Jossy Eyre founded the Women's Bean Project in Denver, Colorado.
Through her volunteer work at a day shelter for homeless women, Eyre saw that while the shelter kept women safe, it could not help them make lasting changes in their lives. The organization aims to teach workplace competencies through employment in on-site businesses to women who come from backgrounds of chronic unemployment or poverty.
It helps women discover their talents and develop skills by offering job readiness training. With this stepping-stone toward success, the women will be able to support themselves, their families, and create stronger role models for future generations. Currently, Women's Bean Project products are sold in nearly 1,000 stores nationwide.