Good Morning New Orleans
Are you looking for a way to help fishermen affected by the oil spill? A local jeweler is creating pieces you can buy, with proceeds going to the men and women along the coast.
New Orleans Jeweler Anne Dale is known for creating beautiful works of art like the Finish Strong line. Now, Dale has come up with a concept to raise money for fishermen affected by the oil spill. Dale explains, “All of the pieces of the collection, My Home A Way of Life, will be donated to charitable causes, ranging from $5 dollars to $20 dollars on each piece.”
From shrimp boot earrings to a defender dog tag, New Orleans Jeweler Anne Dale has a variety of pieces that are all moderately priced. “These pieces retail for $35.99 even $9.99” Dale says.
To help her get out the word about the jewelry, she’s teaming up with Eric Newman, of Blue Runner Foods and musician Amanda Shaw. Newman says Blue Runner wants to not only raise money for fishermen, but also spread the word that there are still some safe areas to fish in the Gulf. “Just help out the guys in the fishing industry from tackle distributors to marina owner, to charter captain, just to get people to go out there and fish and put a positive spin on it” Newman comments.
Bottom line, these three aren’t just promoting a jewelry line, they’re trying to help save our coast. “It’s not about jewelry, we’re just using what we do, to catapult this…music, jewelry and food” Newman says.