The music industry has become a mainstream method of drawing in new inspiration for fashion jewelry. Many artists from the music industry have started their own designs and fashion labels, while many fashion designers have taken the essence of music artists and delivered these into jewelry pieces.
Music industry dropout Tim Foster wanted to make a special gift for his girlfriend, so he took a penny, a rock, a hammer, and made a simple but gorgeous pendant. That's how the Pennyroyal Silver company began, and it now sells a line of fashion jewelry pendants inspired by rock music titles. Foster calls these pendants Troubadour pendants, and his company has attracted a celebrity following with fans that include Jack Black, The Foo Fighters, The Black Eyed Peas and Sheryl Crow.
Even though Foster is no longer in the music business, a portion of the profits from every Troubadour pendant he sells benefits the charity MusiCares. This foundation was established in 1989 by an industry group, and it's primary purpose is to focus the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community. Programs include emergency financial assistance, addiction recovery, outreach and leadership activities and senior housing.