A textured and hand painted shield dangles, wrapped by layers of aged copper it demonstrates that every act of constriction does not alter the light of you that shines forward. At the point of the shield is one heck of a shiny Swarovski crystal, just to remind you. These earrings are completely reversible as well. On the back are layers of golden opal film, hand placed and then sealed with resin on a backdrop of pale violet. A mauve freshwater pearl sits just below a deep lavender Czech glass saucer and Swarovski crystal. The ear wires are hand forged from sterling silver, aged and then burnished back to reveal highlights. All metal is sealed with museum grade micro-crystalline wax.
I attended a shamanic journeying group and one of our members was journeying for another member, to bring back a message for her. In the journey, she brought back a shimmering fish from the depths of the sea. I made these earrings for her so that she would always know that even if the shield of her truth is grungy, it is beautiful to share that with the world. Regardless of the situation, she has a beautiful internal light, no matter how dark the waters are that surround her. The essence of this message resides in all of the Truth Shield earrings that I create.
HOW TO WEAR:
To reverse the earrings just slip them up and off over the ear wire backwards, turn them over in your hand and then slip them back onto the ear wire in the reverse direction. Now the ‘light’ reflecting side of the earring should be visible. The earring will not slip off over the front of the wire as I have torched a small ball onto the end of the ear wire to secure it.