Wednesday, 27 August 2014

DARREN, WHO?


Happy Wednesday, guys!

Today I have something to share with you guys, that I am extremely passionate about! About a week ago, I was at one of my favourite cafés to get some work done, and noticed that one of the guys working there, was wearing a beautiful twirly copper bracelet. Ever so curious to get one myself, I had to ask him, where he had bought this unique piece of jewellery. He told me, that a homeless guy named Darren had made it to him for his spare change. I completely lid up, as I'd come across the same guy who had made me some copper flowers for my spare change on my many trips to the Columbia Rd. flower market, which I had started to collect whenever our paths would cross. That he also made such beautiful bracelets, was just incredible!




Today, as I was sitting at the same café, Darren came by. I had to go chat to him, and explained how I was wondering if he would make me a bracelet too, and to my luck this kind kind man was more than happy to, and as he did, he told me his story. How he was from South Africa where he was a safari guide in a hot air balloon. How he came to England and married a beautiful girl and had his heart broken. How it had all just fallen to pieces from there.
While he was making me this bracelet as we were chatting, he told me how he had never felt comfortable begging. He was homeless, not helpless, in his own words. Darren is such an amazing, kind and truly lovely man with such an amazing aura around him and the heart in the right place. All this man needs is a hand, and he'll be doing amazing things.



This was the first bracelet he had done with a glass piece in it. I think his work is beautiful, unique and truly outstanding. Everything he does is handmade and comes with a story. I personally think these should be available for everyone to buy, and I wanted to hear your opinions!
What do you think? If these (all unique pieces) would be available to buy online, would you guys be keen?


SO INTERESTED IN HEARING WHAT YOU GUYS THINK OF THIS
X
SARAH MIKAELA 

56 comments:

  1. I would buy it

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    1. I thought about if I would be able to do it as a DIY :)
      xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
      www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    2. don't be silly, the point isn't to make this jewelry as a DIY and "save money", the point of this is to support a homeless person, who wants to make something of himself by sharing his creativity with the world. even though he's down, he is still such an optimist, and that's inspirational!

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  2. Oh my gosh, you're such a darling for bringing this creativity to the light!! I would ABSOLUTELY buy one of these to support Darren!
    xo, coco | millennielle.com

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  3. i would but it in an instant! so beautiful!

    http://www.thefashionhaven.com

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  4. It's such a unique piece. I'm sure everyone would love it most especially for gifting purposes!

    Xo,
    Lil Miss Bianca
    BLOGLOVINFACEBOOKINSTAGRAM

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  5. gorgggg!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow how stunning, and what a wonderful story to go with it. I could see these selling like hotcakes online - especially in the blogging community - would be great to support Darren :) Xx

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  7. It's beautiful! I love the story behind it as well, such a lovely guy

    Sophia | sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

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  8. That is absolutely breathtaking, I would definitely buy something like that as a gift or for myself :)

    x Camilla

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  9. Where can I find Darren? I would love to meet him and get one of these gorgeous bracelets!

    xo,
    Emma
    http://www.sassystreet.com/

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  10. I think with the visibility you have from the blog you should be able to sell a good amount of these, hopefully enough to help Darren go by? He really sounds like a beautiful person and the bracelet is really special!! Why don't you give it a try?

    Love this post, do you have a twitter account? I would like to share this post :)

    XX

    www.themirroronthewall.com

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  11. Such a beautiful story and I love the bracelet!

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  12. Very nice:) x
    Bianka
    http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

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  13. These are so good; I'd buy them in a heartbeat.

    Ses Rêveries

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  14. I would buy it then for sure! These pieces are amazing!

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  15. so beautiful!

    http://thedaydreamings.blogspot.de

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  16. this story is soo cute and darren is mega talented I think. I'm sure lots of people would buy a bracelet like this as soon as it will be available in a shop. I would buy it too,immediately. looks very pretty and unique!
    xx Anita
    http://vanillaelephant.blogspot.de/

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  17. Such a lovely story and this bracelet is gorgeous!

    LIVE . IN . LOVE

    ~

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  18. I would love one of those bracelets its gorgeous!

    x

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  19. it's so pretty and unique, I'm sure it would sell - and be very popular too! :)

    http://livstudios.blogspot.co.nz/

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  20. This is so beautiful and Darren sounds like such an amazing person,. I would love to buy it because it's for such a great cause!

    xx,
    Kuyeek

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  21. I would buy it! Such an amazing artwork. You are incredibly sweet and kind one, Sarah!

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  22. I think you have a good number of active followers that you would be able to help Darren sell some. You could probably open a tictail account or something similar for him. I would start with posting twenty pieces and see how it goes from there.

    Sounds awesome, good luck!

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  23. What a sad story, wonderful man and beautiful bracelet.. I'm in as well! And if it will come to live - let's do our best to make other bloggers aware as well so it can get even further :)

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  24. Looks awesome! He sounds like a great guy xx

    http://peanutbutterandmussels.com/

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  25. Gorgeous bracelet! I would want to get one :)

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  26. Gorgeous pictures !

    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  27. 100%, I would buy one all the way from Canada. What a beautiful story.

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  28. Definitely would buy one! So funky and unique, it's a beautiful piece that would go with everything!

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  29. Absolutely! Sounds like Darren deserves something good in his life

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  30. Wow reading that story gave me chills. He sounds like an amazing man!
    XO Janina
    http://janinafran.blogspot.ca

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  31. This is so so lovely! The bracelet is gorgeous, I would definitely be interested in buying one. Such a wonderful story!

    Shot From The Street | Fashion Blog

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  32. I would totally buy them they are gorgeous plz help this guy out ,this story is lovely xo

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  33. Absolutely! Beautiful cause, I hope something can be organized - if online is too much hassle, there should be a physical place where Darren's bracelets could be sold. Perhaps the cafe in which you mentioned someone was wearing one of them? I can't imagine this to be a problem.

    I personally would love to help out, Darren sounds like a hugely inspirational man!

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  34. Beautiful story and beautiful bracelet... love it!
    Dorothy
    http://frufruprincess.com/2014/08/29/tutti-in-classe-con-gioseppo-kids/

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  35. I'd love to be able to get a bracelet, they are truly beautiful and it would be a shame to let a man's gift go to waste purely because of his circumstances

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  36. Gorgeous bracelet, would love to be able to get one myself. Such a touching story too x

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  37. Absolutely! I am sure he isn't the only one out there. Sounds ideal although I know in the states if he makes too much it becomes a taxing issue so he probably needs a manager to take care of that.

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  38. Such a beautiful bracelet and an amazing man! Yup, I would definitely buy one but I think it'd be along time before I finally own a piece. I live all the way from the Phils, and if it'll be available on the net, I think the shipping process will be complicated, haha.

    but perhaps when I stop by England someday in my life :)

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  40. I would love to buy it online, such an inspiring man.

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  41. it's absolutely beautiful, i would 100% buy one! i hope luck crosses his path but 'til then i'll keep an eye out at columbia road.

    becky,

    accooohtrements.wordpress.com

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  42. I think it's beautiful, and I would totally buy one! I think everyone should have the opportunity to be rewarded for their talents!

    Kisses from Buenos Aires xx
    http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/

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  43. I would encourage hin to make more of this so that he can sell it. Maybe he won't be homeless anymore :)
    It's so beautiful :)

    http://tranquilence.blogspot.de/

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  44. waou, this is so unique ! You're a lucky one :) Love that !

    Love from France, Victoria

    http://godsaveourdressing.blogspot.fr

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  45. Sure, I'd buy one. It looks unique and kinda cool and if it helps Darren, why not? Hope he gets back on his feet!

    http://taleofthegreat.com

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  46. Definitely yes!!!!

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  48. I would most definitely buy this! It's beautiful, and Darren sounds like a beautiful soul as well. Be sure to tell us if he decides to start selling bracelets!

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  49. Jeg ville meget gerne købe hans ting, hvis han fik en website. Du skulle næsten hjælpe ham med at oprette en, og uploade billeder for ham. Hvor kunne det være fantastisk hvis det kunne hjælpe ham væk fra gaden!

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