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I know you have inside jokes with your friends, but do you have inside empowerment with your jewelry?!
These earrings are a symbol of strength powered by unique traits only you possess.
So whenever you wear them, you can be reminded of how strong you are and how your unique take on life gives you that strength. A secret to give you an extra boost through your day.
On the outside, friends (and strangers!) may comment how interesting and beautiful your jewelry is, but on the inside, you know the deeper meaning.
As part of the Strength Collection family, they contain the fortitude of boulders that power you through the day. But to truly be empowered, we need balance, right? So those hard chunks of silver stone are paired with delicate and unusual plants that grow on, under, and around rocks.
Because some of the juiciest and most interesting curiosities surround rocks, much like your inner wisdom that stems from difficult experiences.
How good is your memory? Mine? Terrible.
That’s why I like to keep physical objects around to remind me of the intentions where I want to focus my attention.
The big forest rock on my desk reminds me to stay grounded and the little silver rock I wear around my neck reminds me that I'm strong AND grounded, when I'm away from my desk.
Starting with wax carving and a patient hand.
Here's a video of the process from start to finish (or just keep scrolling down to see still images)...
I made these earrings by carving hard blue wax into different shapes.
The process is slow and a little tedious but perfect for my inner OCD.
I rough out the shapes with a hand saw, files, and sanding paper. Then I use dental tools I found at a flea market many years ago to carve the hard wax into solid looking rock and delicate flower shapes.
Once I've fine tuned the design and make sure the parts fit together properly, I bring them to my caster down the street to be transformed into sterling silver.
Final steps include soldering on the earring post and riveting the two parts together, along with the patina and polish for varying finishes.
And since I love to give options, I made both short and long variations.
Currently I've only made the short version with darkened sterling silver and 14k yellow gold because I love how striking the contrast of black and gold look together. I could be persuaded to make them in polished silver and gold though, just ask!
Add the necklace and it's even better.
If you like these, don't hesitate... I'm only making a small handful!
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