well, not really. but for the love of life, yes.
these are two pieces that i just donated to the breast bridge network of Dallas, which is a non-profit that raises money for un-insured women with breast cancer. it helps women get the tests and treatment they need. my mother passed from breast cancer when i was 14, so this is a subject that is very near and dear to my heart. i was asked to donate two pieces for an upcoming silent auction, and i'm quite excited to see how much they fetch for the cause!
Sterling Silver, Pink Sapphire, and 24k Gold Keum-Boo
"Courage cannot survice without heart, likewise, one with heart can overcome anything. The english word for courage, is given to use from the latin origin of 'cour', or 'heart'.
This beautiful, and well worn heart, shall serve as a reminder, a gentle nudge toward the light, when one is overtaken by the darkness. Let this be a reminder that we carry our own destiny along with us, and those that remain courageous shall thrive!"
Sterling Silver, Pink Opal, Garnet
"As the pieces in the 'Ailette' Series began to take shape beneath my fingers, they reminded me of medieval armour...scarred and battered, yet radiating with a rough beauty. Imagine the countless stories of brutal war and victory they could impart!
Each piece in the seriec has evolved gradually into it's own unique protector, a shield, a comfort, a strength for the weary. Let this always be a reminder of the strong women we are, as we raise our shields high with pride and courage!"