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This spring is bringing a Calgary jewelry designer a new spring in her step.

Kelsey Merkeley is getting some international recognition, while also supporting women and girls worldwide.

Merkeley is donating 25 per cent of the proceeds from sales of a heart-shaped pendant she designed to Days for Girls.

Days for Girls is an international charity organization that supports women and girls facing stigmatization related to menstruation.

“They offer education initiatives and period kits to women in need in a lot of African countries and Middle Eastern countries, where menstruation stigmatization is really high – women shunned because they’re considered dirty,” Merkeley said.

“It’s just a natural part of being a woman and it’s a beautiful part of being a woman.”

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Along with running her jewelry company NVR NUDE, Merkeley is also an instructor at the Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts).

While demonstrating how she makes her heart-shaped pendants, Merkeley was …

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