By Jonathan Vatner
Stevie D’Andrea, Advertising and Marketing Communications '08, runs Jewels for Hope with her mother. The handmade jewelry is sold on Etsy and in stores; a portion of the proceeds is divided among four charities. D’Andrea focuses on promotion, landing placements in publications and shows locally and nationally. Jewels for Hope is a member of the Artisan Group, a consortium that promotes independent designers to the media and Hollywood; when a celebrity wears a piece, D’Andrea alerts the media. Popular items include turquoise and brass earrings worn by Emily Deschanel on Bones, and a black lava stone bracelet worn by country music star Rodney Atkins.