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« on: July 19, 2017 10:32:15 AM »

I recently had the great fortune to partner with kittykill in the Feminism & Diversity Swap.  I knew that I wanted to create a piece that felt like donning armor when putting it on; something with weight to remind her of her own innate strength while fighting for equality.  The result is almost a gorget in size and area covered on the body.   



I made the chain from large individual gunmetal links and Swarovski crystal 'cosmic rings' in jet black.  Each individual element was chosen to reflect intersectional feminist principals, or to reference kittykill specifically.  I'll list a few of them...  The central eye pendant to help us stay woke, and keep an eye on The Man.  The pink crystal hearts represent one of her favorite songs, Rebel Heart by Madonna.  A large claw shaped stone to remind her that sometimes we need to use our teeth and claws to grab and hold onto our rights.  A Mexican coin to represent the 'Bad Hombres' among us, working as allies in our fight for gender equality.  A Queen Bee bottlecap as a reminder of 'who runs the world'.  A resin pendant that reads 'elusive', as reference to the fact that after decades of bold suffragettes and women's libber's alike fighting for equality among the sexes, that equality still eludes us in the pay gap, in stereotyped gender-based marketing campaigns, in how we treat the victims of sexual assault, in what toys are marketed to our children, and so many other issues.



There is an antique key gifted to me as an extra in a Craftster swap, to remind her of the strength found in friendships among women and the communities we create for ourselves.  A 'P', for kittykill's first initial; a wing to soar on; a playing die for luck in the game of life.  I'm really thrilled with how it turned out, and hopefully it will bring her as much joy as I had making it.

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017 10:35:08 AM »

Whoa.  Love the look.  Love the symbolism.  Rocks!
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017 12:47:17 PM »

That is some serious awesome right there. Rockin' rocks lady!
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017 01:15:03 PM »

It's so kittykill!  This rocks!
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017 01:19:25 PM »

Impressive array of shapes and symbols; that's one necklace that will attract many comments and questions from everyone who lays eyes upon it!
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017 02:22:39 PM »

I wore this out to dinner Saturday night. It is so epic. I've gotten so many compliments on it. Every time I put it on, I feel so powerful!
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017 03:40:08 PM »

What's funny is I've tried in the past to make things like this, but just for fun, and I've failed over and over with the style. Despite a dozen or so trials, I've only ever managed to make 2 necklaces in this style.  This one inspired specifically by you, and one inspired by my friend Amber.  Each one had to be tied to the person in order to come together. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017 03:47:59 PM »

AMAZING! Super Pam-y, too!

What's funny is I've tried in the past to make things like this, but just for fun, and I've failed over and over with the style. Despite a dozen or so trials, I've only ever managed to make 2 necklaces in this style.  This one inspired specifically by you, and one inspired by my friend Amber.  Each one had to be tied to the person in order to come together. 

I have difficulty creating w/o a recipient or designated theme, too. I need a "reason" for some reason. Sigh.
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017 06:37:16 PM »

such a cool piece of art. I love it!
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017 06:46:51 PM »

You rocked this one too! I adore it and everything it stands for.
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