Since I decided to relaunch my jewelry making business with new vigor, I have been intrigued with two ideas. The first – to make eco-friendly, recycled jewelry. Whether you believe in climate change or not, most people agree that everything we do impacts the environment. I feel that there are many small (and some big) things we can all do to help reduce this impact. I have been experimenting and researching various ways to explore this in my jewelry designs.Check out 'Recycled Jewelry: Idea Introduction."
The second idea came to me as I was thinking about the future of this proposed career of mine. I am minoring in Women's Studies - something I have been interested in (through perhaps not knowingly, or by that term) since my early middle school days and the more I learn, the more passion I gain for this important movement. I thought - I can make feminist jewelry. What the deuce does that mean? Well, to be honest, at first I didn't have a clue either. I have taken some time to explore and develop the thought: Feminist Jewelry is jewelry, which celebrates the power, beauty and equality of womankind.
I have lately had some ideas on how I might begin to enter the realm of feminist jewelry. I have been working with creating collage style scrabble tile pendants and charms. Well, I am thinking of creating themed sets, each dedicated to a historical feminist, or perhaps even a modern feminist. Each set will come with a card explaining the significance of the feminist.
To learn more about feminism, check out some of these links: