Category: Creating Beautiful Dignity

Beautiful Pearls
When people first started wearing pearls centuries ago, they wore them as a statement of beauty, wealth, power and exclusiveness.  The beauty hasn’t changed, but now your pearls can be [...]
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A Beautiful Tomorrow
A Beautiful Tomorrow: Supporting Education Thanks to Believe International and all those who support Pearls with Purpose, these children will have the opportunity to get an education. In 2004, Pearls [...]
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Creating Pearls with Purpose
Wendy Bird thought she was going to be creating jewelry in Utah.  Instead she ended up creating opportunities for families internationally. In 2002 Wendy woke up one morning and checked [...]
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Creating a Future
Kea Botevy making jewelry with young Pearlologist Like most stories from modern Cambodia, our story begins in April 1975, when Khmer Rouge party leader Pol Pot marched his teenage troops [...]
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Pearl Pledge Highlight: Kindra, Ms. Utah United States 2016
“Act under the assumption that if you’re not doing it, someone is not getting it. Your voice matters–in your world–in your sphere of influence.”   -Kindra Kauer   When I met [...]
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Nanette: Pearlologist
We wanted to give the artisans who make the Pearls with Purpose jewelry a title.  We call them Pearlologist. In 2015, our co-op leader Lani interviewed her fellow Pearlologist in [...]
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Create Gratitude
A summer storm has rolled in this early (2 a.m.) morning. It’s breaking the heavy heat and for that I’m thankful.  I’m awake, I’ve just coaxed my 7 month Eloise [...]
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Pearl Pledge Highlight: Sophia
Sophia looking resplendent in the Pearl Pledge necklace. Service to others is special when it’s personal.  To be served by someone feels like opening up a package full of “You [...]
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Handmade is Heartmade
My hands do many things.  They sort socks, scrub sinks, spoon-feed squash.  They tuck shirts, sheets, and messes away.  In the best times they clap and cheer, in the worst [...]
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Create Beautiful Dignity
Create Beautiful Dignity.  This is the Pearls with Purpose motto.  Alone, the words are powerful, full of depth and meaning.  Consider them individually. Create Creating happens, whether we plan it [...]
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