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July 5, 2013

Oklahoma art benefits storm victims



Katherine Brockhaus, Brockhaus Jewelry co-owner, said the pieces are made to order and designed by Heather Moore Jewelry, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting storm victims. Pendants can be created into a necklace, bracelet or ring, with prices starting at $225. The made-to-order pieces are being sold through December.

Brockhaus said jewelry has always had significant sentimental meaning for people — like wedding rings representing a couple’s love — and she hopes this pendant serves the same purpose.

“People all over Oklahoma love their state so this gives them an opportunity to have a very nice piece of jewelry that will be something they can touch, feel, see, to help express that,” she said.

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As Laura Reese, Norman printmaker, listened to radio coverage of the May 20 storm destruction during her drive home from work that day, she knew she needed to do something to get involved.

Reese created a 4 inch by 6 inch postcard featuring the state of Oklahoma in red, with letterpressed text "home, plenty of heart, plenty of hope" in brown. The back has Reese’s contact information as well as information on how to donate to the American Red Cross.

“Letterpress is a very physical and textural media. It feels good to have a little token reminder in your hand that you have helped,” she said. “I thought it might encourage people to help out.”

Reese said she is selling the postcards until they run out. To purchase, email Reese at Customers can either show proof of donation to the American Red Cross, or pay Reese directly and she will donate all proceeds.

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