FOL launches its 2012 Starfish jewellery!

13 November 2012
To celebrate the end of our tenth year of community partnerships – and as a way of marking the start of the next ten years – Friends of Londiani has produced an exclusive piece of jewellery for you – with a little help from Don O Mahony, Master Engraver and Jeweller. A lot of readers will know the starfish story; it has certainly motivated many of the 400 volunteers who have travelled to Kenya with us over the last ten years – and now it has inspired this wonderful piece of jewellery. FOL is delighted to team up with Don O Mahony, who handcrafted the starfish in his Cork workshop. Each starfish is made from sterling silver and can come as a chain or bracelet. The silver starfish is presented in a handmade banana-fibre box made in Kenya. The box is another link to the starfish story and Kenya. The designer James Njoroge makes them in his workshop in Nairobi. He is delighted to be able to partner with FOL and offer his products to people in Ireland. Don O Mahony has also designed a very special enamelled piece which shows the starfish both on the sand and in the sea. It's a beautiful way to commemorate the tenth year of our partnerships between Ireland and Kenya and will be made to order. The jewellery is also set to be a big hit on social media sites thanks to two girls from Northern Ireland, Rian and Rose Connolly. The girls have designed a video and comic strip to accompany the story and Dublin-based band the Frames have given permission for their song 'Star Star' to be used in the video. In FOL, we believe, we can all Make A Difference – and this jewellery can help us do just that. Each piece – a bracelet or necklace – will not only make a beautiful Christmas present but the proceeds from its sale will help to make a difference to the lives of children in Londiani. Prices for these exclusive sterling silver pieces begin at €50. Order now and we will deliver by registered post within three weeks. They can also be collected from the FOL office. There are many options available – including silver chains, coloured leather necklaces and hemp bracelets. Each one is made to order – so get in touch now!.