"Have Heart" bracelet by NTO Design

Jewelry designer Michelle Pizzurro crafted 600 bracelets and necklaces exclusively for Up on the Roof, the annual fundraiser for Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Left: "Tea for Time" bracelet by NTO Design

Pizzurro said her mother's battle with cancer inspired her to donate her time--and her sterling-silver creations--to the cause. "She loves charms, silver and the color pink."

Guests at Up on the Roof will receive a piece of Pizzurro's jewelry in their gift bag. The black-tie gala will be held Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom at the new Ohio Union, 1730 N. High St. For more info on the event, call 614-293-3744.

Right: Heart to Heart" necklace by NTO Design

Pizzurro owns NTO Design (based in Gahanna) and enjoys designing custom jewelry for themed events, weddings and parties. Her pink breast-cancer awareness pieces can be purchased through special order on her web site: www.NTODesign.com The jewelry, all handmade using sterling silver, ranges from $27 to $200.

--Dana Wilson