Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Dreams, bullets, two chicks come together
to make life for ill children a little better
Jewelry made from recycled spent bullets is sold at Two Chicks Gifts to benefit ill children through the Lexington Dream Factory. (Photo provided)
A jewelry designer, a specialty shop and a children’s charity have joined forces to make ill children’s dreams come true by using bullets.
The Lexington Dream Factory takes 85 percent of the purchase price of one-of-a-kind bracelets and earrings by Bling It On Bullet Design to make pre-school and school-age children suffering from a critical or severely chronic illness achieve a personal dream. The Lexington chapter is one of the largest of nearly 40 nationwide. The charity was founded in 1980 by Charles Henault in Hopkinsville and is now headquartered in Louisville.
Two Chicks Gifts on Southland Drive in Lexington are selling the handmade items. The jewelry features recycled spent bullet casings. The pieces can also be specially ordered by calling 859-621-9944. Bracelets sell for $60 and earrings for $30.
The jewelry designer employs women from Waller Avenue-based Refuge for Women to create its designs. The Dream Factory’s local chapter celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013 and has made nearly 700 dreams of local children come true in that time. For more information about the charity, click here.
From Lex. Dream Factory