Silver pendant- Chain Length: 18" adjustable chain Bulb length approx 10mm.
Made out of recycled silver- ethical/sustainable jewellery item.
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My jewellery style has evolved over the last year into more of a conceptual jewellery designer. This pendant symbolises so much. This represents diversity and inclusion.
Last summer was the 'lighbulb' moment for me- a 'switch'.
Over the last year, I have been working on being comfortable in embracing 'my voice'. I have been doing lots of activism work in the jewellery industry supporting Black and first-generation jewellers with diversity and inclusion issues.
This is a gender-neutral pendant.
When designing this pendant I was thinking about hair discrimination and different hair textures.
-New report by Pantene reveals at least 93% of Black people with Afro hair in the UK have experienced microaggressions related to their hair
- Uninvited hair touching was reported as one of the most common types of microaggressions, experienced by nearly half (46%)
-52% of Black people with Afro hair state that discrimination against their hair has
negatively affected their self-esteem or mental health
-Only 7% of people without Afro Hair were able to identify common microaggressions
Cornrows or canerows are a traditional style of braids in which the hair is braided very close to the scalp, using an underhand, upward motion to make a continuous, raised row. I added three strands of cornrows around the lightbulb to highlight different hair textures and the awareness of hair discrimination. Also at the same time highlights unity - all cultures embrace braids! A braid is a complex structure or pattern formed by interlacing two or more strands of flexible material such as textile yarns, wire, or hair.
With this pendant-I am going to donate a portion of the proceeds of the sale to Domestic Violence charity Sistah Space https://www.sistahspace.org/
Sistah Space works with African heritage women & girls who've experienced domestic or sexual abuse or who have lost a loved one to domestic violence. The survivors are from many different sections of the African & Caribbean community, including the Rastafarian/ Grassroots community - who are often on the fringes of society. Rastafarian women are among those who have the highest rate of underreporting.
Made out of recycled silver or gold- ethical/sustainable jewellery item.
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