I had this really unique opportunity to work with some friends in the Austin, Texas area who are helping to expand a new jewelry line called the Ajuna Collection. This line is really special in that "Ajuna jewelry is Uganda’s leading ethical jewelry business working with marginalized women at fair trade wages to give them access to an empowering job, sustainable income, healthcare, education and a real chance to break the cycle of poverty." The money made from these handmade pieces goes back directly to the men and women who worked so hard to create them. They are so colorful and different from any jewelry I see around this area. I had the chance to pull together a couple of wonderful local models to show off the pieces and then brought the line into my studio for some close-ups!