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Junk into Gold


Hannahs has teamed up with a junk jewellery project and will be collecting unwanted items of jewellery at the Contemporary Craft Festival at Bovey Tracey (4-6 June).

If you have any broken and unsellable jewellery, please bring it along to the Hannahs stand, so it can be turned into new objects of desire.
Hannahs is one of the first charities to team up with the project called JUNK: Rubbish to Gold. In exchange for donated jewellery, a share of the funds generated by auction will be returned to the partnering charities in proportion to the weight of their jewellery donations.

The socially motivated art project celebrates the 125th anniversary of the School of Jewellery in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter.
Old jewellery is being collected throughout the year culminating in a week in November when visiting jewellers and staff, students and alumni of the School of Jewellery will transform this junk jewellery.

The jewellery transformation event is open to the public who will be encouraged to take part by rummaging through the JUNK jewellery, selecting items for the jewellers to re-imagine and reconstruct.

The ‘new’ jewellery pieces will then be exhibited both in the School of Jewellery and online to a worldwide audience and will be sold through a silent auction.
If you are unable to make the Contemporary Craft Festival, donations can also be dropped into any of the Hannahs Charity Shops including the one in Newton Abbot.

For more information about JUNK: Rubbish to Gold visit www.facebook.com/rubbishtogold