The Celtic Jewelry Studio
Handcrafted Jewelry with an Ancient Story
by Cynthia Meyers, Designer • Owner
In 1993 I opened a small Celtic shop named Kathleen's of Dublin in downtown Portland Oregon. Traveling to Ireland and the Celtic Isles for many years I became familiar with the folklore and legends, the Celtic people, their history and wonderful Celtic mythology.
Working with Celtic symbols in metal and real gemstones of Amethyst, Garnet, Aquamarine, Lapis, and Connemara Marble seemed like a natural extension of my travels and life changing experiences in the Celtic Isles.
Fast forward 18 years...Our collections are inspired by all things Celtic, sacred sites and holy wells, standing stones and Celtic crosses, the Book of Kells an ancient Irish manuscript, the story of the Celtic frog thought to be a symbol of good luck and a fairy in disguise. Our Sacred Numbers Collection was inspired by Celtic numerology where some numbers held great significance for the Celts. Some collections such as the Connemara Marble developed naturally from the most beloved marble of Ireland which is only found in the Connemara mountains on the west coast of Ireland.
Who we sponsor....
Bringing attention and recognition to Celtic music and the artists who make it.
Who we support....
Since 1993, Women for Women International has helped more than 447,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We serve women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency.
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. We celebrate and support people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
Our "I Am a Safe Place" Pin Fundraiser recipients...
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We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups. Throughout its history, SPLC has worked to make the nation's Constitutional ideals a reality. The SPLC legal department fights all forms of discrimination and works to protect society's most vulnerable members, handling innovative cases that few lawyers are willing to take. The SPLC Intelligence Project monitors hate groups and tracks extremist activity throughout the U.S. To combat the causes of hate, SPLC in 1991 established Teaching Tolerance, an educational program to help K-12 teachers foster respect and understanding in the classroom.
Seattle, WA based Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services systematic advocacy, and community education.
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American Civil Liberties Union
For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
American Association of People with Disabilities
AAPD works to improve the lives of people with disabilities by acting as a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities.
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