|Since donating filigrees
for "Gilded Gingerbread", a birdhouse designed and donated by a
local Realtor in 2007, to be sold at the 14th Annual Birdhouse show and
auction, Stephen Guyot, President of Guyot Brothers Company, Inc., has had
it in his mind to benefit the fundraising effort with a few small gifts of
their own -- 500 of them, in fact.
Attleboro, MA (PRWEB)
March 9, 2008 -- This year, Guyot Brothers, an Attleboro, Massachusetts
manufacturer of decorative brass stampings for costume jewelry and the
related arts trades, have donated 500 birdhouse lapel pins to the South
Shore Chapter of Habitat for Humanity for them to use as they see fit
during this year's fundraising effort.
"Viewing the hundreds of birdhouses
on display at South Shore Plaza last spring was a feast for the
eyes", Andrea Guyot Twombly, Vice-President of the Attleboro company
commented. "Every single birdhouse was different and unique, and
certainly beautiful. The creativity and talent that was poured into these
works of art was festive and filled with a generous spirit", she
Nearly 500 people donated their time,
talents, and craft treasures to decorate and display the simple pine
structures, creating a virtual village of birdhouses for sale, and more
importantly, generating thousands of dollars in donations for the Habitat
for Humanity's South Shore Chapter. Every birdhouse, from the simplest
brightly painted "bird cottage" to the stunningly ornate
"bird mansion" sold at auction to the delight of everyone
"The gift of the birdhouse pins is a
token of appreciation for the tremendous effort put into the birdhouse
sale, and we hope that their 2008 auction is a record-breaking event for
the group", Mr. Guyot added. "It is a pleasure to help feed the
creative spirit in a way that so greatly benefits others".
The Guyot Brothers website includes a
section entitled "100+ Things to do With Jewelry Findings", and
decorative birdhouses are a part of that list. Other ideas include Easter
gifts, mirror frame accents, golf ball markers, and kaleidoscopes as well
as jewelry making.
Located in Attleboro, Massachusetts, the
Birthplace of the Jewelry Industry in America, Guyot Brothers, established
in 1904, continues to manufacture their line of high-quality stamped
jewelry findings, including filigree, charms, floral, and other decorative
items. The company maintains a showroom at their factory in Attleboro.
For those who are interested, a free
jewelry findings E-letter is available. Guyot's free irregular e-letter is
rapidly becoming the leading method of choice for being apprised of market
trends, items in the works, and new Guyot jewelry findings.