October 2nd marked the second year anniversary for the Nozomi Project. I visited this past week to check out their new lines of jewelry and bought a lovely necklace. They have even started making custom-made bracelets with charms made from broken pottery shards.

From their Facebook page: “Beauty from Brokenness… Nozomi Project is a social enterprise employing and bringing hope to women in Ishinomaki, Japan. We are making jewelry from broken pottery left in the wake of the 2011 tsunami. In celebration of our two year anniversary this week, we have revised our website and come out with some awesome new styles. Thanks for checking and spreading the word! Products and staff stories are on our website.” www.nozomiproject.com