Why "Jewelry That Konnects Us"?
I have designed and created jewelry since 1997 and was first inspired to help make a difference by a connection made with a friend and her family's personal journey with Autism. I then took my own love of puzzles and created a line of jewelry that was classic, contemporary, wearable for everyday and supports Autism Awareness.
As we shared our stories with so many amazing people, we started adding more lines of jewelry that allow our connections to grow even further. Our Ribbon Kollection benefits the American Cancer Society and is in honor of my father, Bill Graef and my Mother-in-Law, Joan Kennedy who both taught us how important family is and that we should never take one day for granted. Both fought incredible odds to get the most out of life and we look forward to the day we can see them again.
Both Bill and Joan had tremendous faith in God and helped shape us into who we are today. That faith inspired us again to create our Cross Kollection which benefits Greensboro Urban Ministries that supports the poor, homeless and hungry.
Over the years we have learned so much, including that jewelry is not only a sign of fashion and style, it tells our personal stories and konnects us with special moments from our past. Jewelry helps us share our memories with those we care about and keeps us inspired as we continue on life's journey.
Thanks for letting us make your memories come to life.
Laurie and Kyle