Rest in Peace Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This planet lost a legend and it's easy to lose hope. The day after she passed... I wrote this:
Just trying to have a day...
a day to process.
Feeling pretty numb and worried
My mind can so easily wander
to the worst.
I've cultivated this jewelry path as my sanctuary.
A literal metal hinge to the present moment,
to strength, to community and unity.
A place I can go where I can feel strong,
where I can feel connected to an ancient process...
I create tiny armor to shield myself, to shield others,
to imagine us strong and mighty and united.
I think I tap into an ancient spirit that is rhythmically
drumming, pulsing, hammering away.
I find through it, the greatest of women,
the greatest of friends who also feel this pulse.
Today I'm thinking of all of you.
Today I've had 2 women write me to say they thought I should make a design to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg
I'm considering it...
What organization do you think the
proceeds should go to?
This also is what I do.
What I can do...
I can make tiny armor to raise money for the cause.
Hang in there ladies,
hang in there world.
I immediately created this design based on Ruth's famous Dissent Collar and had a stamp made. As soon as it arrived I sat down to make this out in Precious Metal Clay.
These are currently available for preorder in my shop. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the ACLU foundation in Ruth's honor. $4000 has already been donated, thanks to all who've preordered so far! Those who ordered before October 2nd, your orders will be ready by the end of the month. For those who ordered after that date, they will be ready by mid November. You will be notified when your order is ready and we can ship for free or you can pick up.
You can see some process videos here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFkcN5pB716/