Can a person ever have too much jewelry? Yes, sometimes, but how do you choose what and how to give it away?

The answer is to donate to The Women’s Shelter Jewelry Project! This 20 year old project now has donation boxes at 6 sites on Bainbridge and others in Seattle. Donated jewelry is sorted, cleaned, repaired and sent to domestic violence shelters on both the Kitsap County and Seattle sides to bring a smile to these fragile women who have lost almost everything.

Micki Lippe, founder, and Jane Martin, BARN member -both jewelers- speak about this project and an upcoming sorting event happening on April 8, from 1-4 pm at the BARN.

Everyone is welcome,  ages from 10 on up, to sort through the donated jewelry into sections for repair, fine quality, and so on. Listen here as Micki and Jane tell us about the benefit and fun of donating your un-worn jewelry, which includes all kinds, qualities, and conditions. You, too, can share in the pleasure of turning a luxury item into a feel good item to bring happiness to another woman.

Again, join us at BARN Jewelry Studios Sunday April 8 from 1-4pm to have the fun of sorting donated jewelry. BARN is located at 8890 Three Tree Lane, across from Reliable Storage. All skill levels of jewelry knowledge are welcome!

For more information and a list of donation dropoff sites, visit

Credits:  BCB host: Carolyn Goad; audio tech: Chris Walker; audio editor and social media publisher Diane Walker.