13 September 2009

twist, turns, bumps and potholes...

life is filled with these... but for some, a life threatening illness exponentially increases the level of difficulty... 

september is ovarian cancer awareness month

october is breast cancer awareness month

we all know of women who have faced these diseases... their bodies may or may not have survived, but their powerful spirits never give up...

'in all things it is better to hope than to despair.'
- johann wolfgang von goethe
'twists and turns' were lovingly created to reflect the path of the disease and of life itself... love & hope are critical for anyone's survival, but definitely for these women - my wish is that they never find themselves short of either... sterling wire has been manipulated and antiqued... beautiful little lampwork beads created by jenn at blue seraphim... earring design loosely based upon the symbol for the feminine...
'things worth holding on to' were created in honor of breast cancer awareness... subtle faceted pink beads are a warm pink/brown... delicate ear wires created by rocki at rockissupplies ... the distressed and rustic look are meant to reflect the tenacity it takes to survive - emotionally, mentally & physically...
here's hoping the road can be smoothed for them in any way great or small... 

16 comments:

  1. what a lovely heartfelt gesture manifested into perfect artistry! love the earrings and the message behind them :)

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  2. A beautiful tribute to all of the survivors, those suffering and those we lost.
    I know many of each.

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  3. Very beautiful and very inspiring!

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  4. Wonderful idea and gorgeous results!!

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  5. Once again, I love that your pieces have strong foundations, and when someone wears it, they're not just wearing art, but supporting a beautiful cause/message/thought.

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  6. I really love the thought and care you have put into these earings. And the love and hope sentiment is so spot on!. Beautiful work!

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  7. thanks so very much for all of your kind comments... it is such a personal issue for so many of us ~ glad you connected with my desire to reflect the struggle in the rustic & strong elements, while (hopefully) maintaining the delicate and feminine aspects as well...

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  8. Such pretty earrings and a great message to go along with them.

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  9. Such a beautiful tribute. I think we all know someone who has had one of these cancers. I pray there is a cure soon.

    The earrings carry such a powerful message Marie!

    Hugs!

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  10. These are such unique earrings, M. J., and speak to a noble causes.

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  11. Your work is wonderful! I jumped over here from the Treasures Found blog. Congrats on winning the giveaway! I wanted to mention you are not alone in that "fear thing"! I've been studying for the last couple of years and it takes persistance to overcome... By the way, Your work is fabulous so I'm heading back to look at more! Take care! Lisa C.

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  12. Beautiful earrings! You are always thinking of others. You have a kind heart~

    Love your new stampings too! They look great!

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  13. so beautiful marie, and so well put. I love everything you create.

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  14. Marie these are beautiful, earthy earrings with a meaningful message!

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