Glee actress Jayma Mays stopped by our LA studios recently to share a look at the work she's doing with jewelry brand Raven and Lily. The collection, launched by two of Jayma's good friends, employs women in poverty-stricken areas of countries like Ethiopia and India, where they design and handcraft jewelry made of old bullet casings and coins for a fair wage. Jayma is now serving as Raven and Lily's global ambassador and is planning a trip to Africa this Summer to meet some of the women whose lives have been improved by the partnership; for a closer look at the jewelry and accessories these women are crafting, check out Raven and Lily online. Jayma also filled us in on what's ahead for "Wemma" on Glee after their disastrous wedding day and what fans can expect from the upcoming season finale. On Lindsay: L.A.M.B. blazer.
Meet Kristen Dickerson, Sophia Hirokawa Lin, and Lori Fox: the stylish trio behind Raven + Lily launched in 2011. Inspired by a joint commitment to humanitarian outreach and empowering disadvantaged women around the world with eco-conscious practices, this Austin, TX-based online boutique offers up a cool, unique selection of bohemian jewelry with a charitable twist. The proceeds benefit the women artisans that handcrafted each piece, funding health care, education, and literacy programs within their respective communities. This is feel-good fashion at its chicest, from a statement tassel necklace and macramé bead earrings to leather-banded wood cuffs and gunmetal chevron-patterned earrings. Click through to find out the story behind our favorite Raven + Lily pieces and snag one for yourself.