Making jewellery to help Exotic Pet Refuge
Two talented young designers are celebrating the successful launch of a range of jewellery, and are helping animals in the process.
Kaitlyn Brand, nine, and Taliyah Monaghan, 11, of Deeping St Nicholas are selling their handmade
works of art to raise money for the Exotic Pet Refuge in Market Deeping.
The idea to start making the jewellery is the brainchild of devout animal lover Kaityln.
She said: "I love animals. I used to drive past the refuge when I was younger and was interested in the emus running around.
"Then my nan took me to the refuge and I just fell in love with the place – the animals, the people and the place are just amazing. I have sponsored 11 animals now, and I want to do all I can to help the refuge."
Kaityln started making jewellery three years ago, and has raised more than £2,000 for the refuge so far.
She has since been joined by her friend, Taliyah, and the duo are busy at work creating new jewellery to sell during the refuge's open season.
Kaitlyn said: "We set ourselves a £200 target to reach this season and we hit that after just 48 hours. we're now aiming to raise £500 and we want to hit this before the refuge's final open day in October.
"We can make bracelets, ear rings, charms and necklaces in a variety of colours, and some take longer to make than others. It's really good fun and it's nice to know we're helping animals in need."
Prices for the jewellery start at £3.50 with all money going to the Exotic Pet Refuge. Anyone interested in buying the jewellery should visit the girls' Facebook page 'Charmazing'.