Tuesday the 22nd February 2011 began as any other day for the folks of Christchurch, but at 12:51pm, everything changed.
An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude literally tore my beautiful city apart.
Many were affected that day, not only in Christchurch and New Zealand but all over the world. Lives were tragically lost, homes destroyed, and many were left destitute. Iconic buildings were reduced to rubble and yet the shining light through all of this devastation and sadness was the immediate outpouring of love, money, relief and aid efforts of New Zealand and the world that saw everyone come together to help, to support and to grieve.
As a symbol of solidarity and as a way of helping out, I have created this range of ‘Love Christchurch’ jewellery, of which 20% of proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Canterbury Earthquake Appeal.
This two part pendant measures 25mm wide x 25mm high x 15mm deep, it hangs from a vintage brass ball chain which is 75cm in (total) length and can be easily tailored to suit. In the colours of Canterbury, red one side and black the other, it symbolises a city that has been broken yet slowly and surely will be put back together, to become one again. The heart image sits on the distinctive Cloud Nine illustrated background and reflects all of the lives that have been forever changed and how the heart of the city can never be destroyed. To embellish the images I have added a bright red bead which sits daintily above the pendant. Finally, the text, ‘Remembering’ and ‘Christchurch Quake 22.2.2011’ is written around the edge of the image.
This comes accompanied with x2 pairs of matching earrings of your choice, please state which styles you would like in the drop down menus below.