When San Francisco jewelry designer Stacey Lorinczi was asked to create a bracelet as a fundraiser for the documentary film, Recovering Irma, she immediately thought of the yellow Lance Armstrong bracelets. Although Stacey is not a fan of the ubiquitous rubber bands she recognizes the positive impact they have made. "I started wondering how can we design something that is an essential marketing tool and make it fantastic piece of jewelry."
Fantastic it is. A simple black band of leather with a sterling silver "I" stylishly says, I take a stand against domestic violence.
When Stacey learned more about Sandra and the film, she was moved by Sandra's obvious love for both of her parents, how beautiful Irma was and Rudy's charisma. Stacey herself lost both her parents at a young age, although not to violence. "Stories of parental loss never fail to move me," she says. "I felt if I could help Sandra tell her story, it was something I just had to do."
Stacey knew she wanted the bracelet to be simple yet powerful, a layering piece that could be paired with other bracelets. The Irma Bracelet is entirely locally made; Stacey herself sewed each and every one and the "I" was hand cast in Berkeley. Film producer Stephanie Watanabe says the Irma bracelet represents not only Irma but all of us. "We hope the Irma Bracelet empowers it's wearers to be an agent of change in the world."
The Irma Bracelet is an exclusive gift with a donation of $100 or more to the Recovering Irma film project.
For more information on Recovering Irma and the Irma Bracelet visit: http://www.recoveringirma.com/index.html