Duck Dynasty Star’s Jewelry Line Offers Women A 2nd Chance
It seems like stars are always coming out with their own product lines — be it clothing, fragrance, etc. But there’s something different about Laminin — a new jewelry line by Duck Dynasty star, Missy Robertson. It’s way more than just beautiful jewelry — it’s a life line for at-risk women trying desperately to turn their lives around from a variety of circumstances!
It all began when Missy and her good friend Kelly decided to start a jewelry business together.
At first, they Missy said they had women in mind that were like her before her family’s TV success — women who needed to work to contribute to the household income. But through a Celebrate Recovery Bible study group led by fellow Duck Dynasty star, Miss Kay (Missy’s mother-in-law), God revealed He had other plans for the business.
And what started as a dream, God has turned into an outreach for women in need in West Monroe, Louisiana.
“We wanted to give women in our community a new purpose,” Missy explains. “And these women come from all walks of life. The ones who just cannot find a job because they’ve been incarcerated. They could be coming out of homelessness. We also have some who were rescued out of the sex trafficking industry right here in our town.”
From there, Missy set up the Laminin House. A local organization called Project 41, which is devoted to fighting sex trafficking, connects Missy with women who are in need of a job. At the Laminin House, Missy shows the women how to make the necklaces, bracelets, etc. that make up her jewelry line.
“It’s a business, but it’s also a way to minister to women who need it,” Missy says of her jewelery line. “It’s been really neat to see some of the transformation of these women.”
The reason Missy chose the name Laminin for her jewelry line is just as inspiring. It’s based around the Bible verse from Colossians 1:17 — “He is in all things and in him all things hold together.”
Similar to this verse, laminin is a molecular protein in the human body that literally holds us together. And when you look at this protein under a microscope, it makes the shape a cross.
"That, to me, is more than a coincidence. God sent Jesus. That relationship with the holy spirit and how each one of them works within our bodies," says Missy. "When you become a Christian and you come out of that water, it says in Acts 2 that you receive the gift of the holy spirit ... it's more than just a conscience."
And it’s that connection that Missy seeks to represent by through the Laminin jewelry line and ministry!
Hear from some of the women Missy is helping in the video below:
What a beautiful example of how God can turn our gifts and dreams in to something so much bigger!
"Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father.” John 14:12
See how this former inmate is now helping others get a second chance!
h/t: Laminin Designs