Jessica Hendricks Yee
Fascinated by indigenous cultures and spirituality, Jessica traveled to Cambodia to teach English. She was mesmerized by the tangled synthesis of both the beautiful and heartbreakingly violent past of this small Buddhist country in the wake of genocide, and the reality of human trafficking. Combining her love of jewelry and philanthropic spirit, Jessica was inspired to create a collection to celebrate this unique community, and connect courageous women across the globe. The Brave collections is handmade by talented Cambodian artisans who come from underprivileged backgrounds or suffer from disabilities. Each piece is carved and woven by hand in Cambodia using traditional metalwork techniques with brass, silver and gold vermeil materials. Her goal is to provide job opportunities to talented artisans, exposing them to a global customer and collaborating creatively.